There's only so much you can fit into 8 or so suitcases when you're moving across an ocean. A lot of space in my family's luggage was taken up by clothes for all four seasons, toys that my kids couldn't live without (which turned out to be a lot), and lots of kitchen paraphernalia, because I couldn't live without them. In the end, there was very little space, or rather weight, left for beauty supplies to come back with me. Luckily, I ended up squeezing in some things that I couldn't bear to part with, and lucky for you, I was able to find most of them available in the States!
Friday, September 18, 2020
Have you been feeling an itch to travel lately? While it may be some time before you can fly to Paris and then hop on a train to the south of France, thankfully, there are plenty of great French-themed movies that will take you there for a few hours. Add a charcuterie board, cozy up your home for fall, and voila!
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Has 4 or 5 o'clock ever rolled around you find you've found yourself wondering, "What should I make for dinner tonight"? Me too, me too. Meal planning can be a pain, so I thought I would share a few of my go-to dinners with you. I made all of these recipes while living in Paris and would cycle through many of them throughout the long fall and winter season. Each of them is a nice, warming meal, but more importantly, an easy meal.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
As the weather starts to cool, I find myself longing to walk through Luxembourg gardens to watch the leaves and the beautiful flower beds change with the season. While scrolling through instagram brings me joy at seeing my friends go on with their lives in Paris, I also experience a little pang of missing. Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons and I want it to be filled with joy, so this year, I'm bringing in some French inspiration. Here I've collected 10 things to help your home feel more French, too.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
I know this is not really a post you would expect to see from me after months and months of posting about nothing, but this has been buried for over a year and I felt like I needed to finally push the "post" button on it. So so much has happened-- we moved from Paris to...well, nowhere really, and during the covid crisis, no less. It's been a wild ride.
Monday, March 30, 2020
Our friends have a fireplace and occasionally have what they call "camp night", or "let's have s'mores" night. Luckily, we're here for a month, so we got to participate with them. The most brilliant thing that they did was use petit ecolier cookies. They're a plain cookie with a slab of dark or milk chocolate on them, so it eliminates the need to cut a piece of chocolate and try to keep it on a graham cracker.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
It's been a while since I've made one of these, but now that we're going to be in quarantine for a whole month, it may be time to dust off this French yogurt cake. I found this recipe soon after moving to Paris and slightly adjusted it. You can see the first tutorial video I did on it here. It's great to make with your little ones, and what's great about it is that you really don't have to be super exact. You can use a 4oz yogurt tub as the measuring cup for all of the ingredients, so even a toddler can easily participate.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
A few weeks ago my husband and I made plans to spend the weekend with another family in Normandy. It just so happened that our plans fell on the weekend that France went on lockdown. Right now we're on day 11 and we're so thankful that we're here in Normandy instead of Paris. I love Paris, but two little kids + a baby + no wifi + tiny apartment = disaster. Here, the kids have a huge yard to run around in and friends to play with. We also have a home school schedule, and I think it helps having all of them doing work because it gives it more of a "this is school time" vibe.