“Link yourself with those who think and ink like you.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson. Here’s what caught my eye this month…
La joie de vivre:
Wine and Macaron Parings - Pourquoi pas?! I enjoyed Champagne macarons to celebrate Le Jour du Macaron - March 20th - does that count?
The Founding Mothers of Champagne - Clicquot, Pommery, Bollinger, the story of the Champagne empire and the “Merry Widows” who ruled it.
A Dead Poets Society Reading List - Whitman, Thoreau, Tennyson, Shakespeare — Seize the Book!
Five Ways Photography Can Change Your Life - This is 100% true for me.
Best French Versions of Disney Songs - I went to Disney World in January and Paris in February, so this month, I’m combining the two experiences. For the record, I would add these songs and these to the list.
Paris and Beyond (I may have just returned, but I’m already planning for November!):
The Ultimate Paris Bucket List - I’ve done 8/12. Still to do: cooking class, jazz club, private tour of the Louvre, and a night at the opera. Time to go back!
The Disappearing Chimney Sweeps of Paris - I’ve often wondered how many of those iconic Paris chimney pots are still functional.
Explore France’s Loire Valley in the Footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci - Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise, Blois — I love the châteaux of the Loire.
Why is the Paris Métro so Good? It’s easy and efficient and most stations are pretty clean. I’ll always choose the Métro over the bus or a taxi, but, if you’re able, walking is still the best way to get around Paris.
Get Out of Town! There are so many great day trips that you can take just outside of Paris.
And a bit closer to home: Tall Ships are Returning to Wisconsin this Summer - and some are sailing through Sturgeon Bay.
Paris Fashion Week Recap:
Watch Karl Lagerfeld’s Final Chanel Fashion Show - Before showing the Fall/Winter 2019 collection in the Grand Palais last month, the world said goodbye to Karl with a one minute silence. What’s next for Chanel under new leadership?
French Films All Fashion Lovers Should See - I’ve only seen 1, 2, and 9. I hope to watch a few more during Spring Break.
All of Paris Fashion Week on 4 Minutes - I saw tents, models, and photoshoots during PFW in February, but here’s what I’ve been missing.