This week was a tough transition back after taking time off of work. I found out my French teacher Caroline accepted a job in France and will be leaving on Tuesday. I have some French homework to finish up before our last lesson tomorrow. Not only has she been a great teacher, she has become a friend and I will miss her! I was thrown a few other unexpected curve balls this I made it through with the help of friends and laughter. We had our first snow of the year in Chicago which brought about 5 inches this Saturday, it was a fun way to spend the weekend. How was everyone’s week?
9 French-Inspired Resolutions to Adopt this Year I love all of these!
Jamie Beck of Ann Street Studio had her baby and the post literally had me in tears. What a beautiful story and I couldn’t be happier for this internet stranger. Her work as a photographer is incredible. I have been following her story for a while now and just love how she looks at the world.
Wellness Trends for 2019. I am so happy to see oatmilk is on the list. I love putting it in my coffee every morning.
The Louvre is now FREE every Saturday night in 2019 from 6:00-9:45pm. I once did a scavenger hunt on Halloween at night and the Louvre was empty. It was such a unique way to experience the museum. Map out what you will visit during your free hours. I don’t know how busy this time period will be now that it is free.
How you can experience Paris in the 1920’s today. This has some great places to explore for your next trip.
Grace and Frankie is back on Netflix. I found out that you can watch it in French with French subtitles. Caroline and I were looking for something for me to watch in French and I am so happy this is an option and I stumbled upon it by mistake. I can’t wait to watch and practice my French at the same time.
I am putting this on my Valentine Wish List. Rose scented limited edition candles from Diptyque. I may end up gifting these to myself. I love burning candles while I work at home in the Winter.
I listened to this podcast while working this week and I loved the message. Even if you aren’t a fan of Jennifer Lopez, this is a great message on pivoting and not giving up.
Why the US passport is getting weaker.
There are 625 members and counting in the Every Day Parisian Facebook Community Group. That is 625 potential NEW friends! A lot of people have asked me how I met my community of friends in Paris and it was from social media. I want to give you the opportunity to meet a Francophile friend in your own city or Paris. Make sure to sign up for this closed group and introduce yourself!
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Paris Perfect Rentals Place Dauphine. I have a few more apartments on my wish list to stay in during 2019. They have some amazing Eiffel Tower views on the Left Bank.
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