Hello! On the theme of France (I just returned and am fighting massive jetlag), I thought I would make this weekend update slightly Parisian themed. Have a wonderful one!
1. Over last weekend, I had some time to wander around the city and happened to walk by a Longchamp shop. I took a look around and it reminded me of how much I enjoy this brand – great quality, classic products, and versatile and sturdy accessories that last. There was even a woman and her daughter in the shop when I was there, taking in a simple nylon bag for repair.
A new favorite from Longchamp that I am a huge fan of is the Le Pliage Cuir line – leather versions of the classic favorites, with easy to use shoulder straps. So chic and nice pricing (around $500 usually) for a high quality leather bag. This season, I liked (and saw in store) a bright vermillion shade, as well as a beautiful light taupe, lovely for spring.
2. While searching for restaurant reservations to make in London, I came across this neat little interview via Business Insider with a so-called “Michelin Expert” who gives his opinions on Michelin restaurants from around the world. I thought it very interesting actually, and found myself agreeing with some of his statements (sorry Hong Kong!) and wanting to try some German Michelin cuisine. For all the “foodies” out there.
3. Who doesn’t worship Ines de la Fressange? I still recommend her wonderful book – Parisian Chic – to many, and she’s one of the few people who I would probably stop, gawk at, and follow down the street if I saw her. Scary I know.
Here is one of my favorite little features on her, via The New York Times, which gives some insight into her very self deprecating, yet utterly confident and charming personality. Enjoy!
4. This week I don’t have a book recommendation, or even a full length movie/TV show. Instead, I have a funny YouTube clip to share and only ask for less than 5 minutes of your valuable time – How to Become Parisian in One Hour. If you’ve ever received less than…stellar…service in a Parisian shop (or anywhere), this will have you laughing!