A Garden Party in Palais Royal

This past weekend I checked into Grand hotel du Palais Royal which is just next to Palais Royal, one of my favorite spots in Paris. The weather was picture perfect in the mid 80's and sunny. While I am known to be a workaholic, I took a little time to enjoy myself. I grabbed a chilled bottle of Perrier-Jouet and a few champagne glasses and my friend Katie Donnelly and I headed to the garden. I had a few macarons left over from Pierre Hermé which were from their new Spring Collection. I couldn't think of a better way to toast to Spring in Paris than with champagne and macarons in Palais Royal. 

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Links I Love Week 12

This weekend, I booked a little staycation in the city of Chicago. This is my first solo staycation and I have to say, "Why didn't I do this sooner?" I cashed in on a hotel stay that was owed to me for over a year but I never found the right time to take it. In fear that it might expire, I decided to take it this weekend. I added on a photoshoot in the afternoon and then the rest of the evening was mine. It is beyond cold in Chicago, by that I mean it feels like 28 degrees. Staying in a warm comfortable bed with a book and a cup of tea is the perfect fix. I just got this one in the mail and I am loving it. If all goes well, I will still be sleeping when you read this in the morning. Comment below and tell me which article you loved or what you want to see more in the future. 

Thank you for reading! 

Style Notes: How to Dress Like A French Girl via Anthropologie Blog

My favorite waterproof boot now comes in a slip on sneaker. These are so comfortable and perfect for walking in the rain in Paris. I can't tell you how many shoes I have ruined by being caught in unexpected downpours. Plus they are under $100. I might need them in both black and grey.

If you got the newsletter on Monday you may have noticed I put the wrong link (sorry!)

If you got the newsletter on Monday you may have noticed I put the wrong link (sorry!)


Have you checked out my Paris Print Shop yet? There is a once a year sale happening the weekend of April 1, if you want to get on the list you can sign up here.  I only put my work on Sale twice a year so you don't want to miss this one ;) 

Image via Jessie Kanelos Weiner 

Image via Jessie Kanelos Weiner 

What to Do with All Those Pick Your Brain Requests (I Love this one!)

Cheap Wine in Paris. This may help convince you to book a trip. 

My Birthday countdown is on, how cute is this card from Paperless Post? You can send this to me and I will have a guaranteed smile. 

23 Advantages to Being an American in France

Grasse is on my Radar as I want to explore more of France, I love this article about exploring Making Scents of It All in France's Perfume Country

The new Spring Collection from Sézane is out and I am loving it. Now all we need is warmer weather. 


This post does include affiliate links which helps contribute to my coffee and croissant research. Merci!