Good morning! I am sure that after the crazy weather this week all of us could use a few days of rest, relaxation and a minute to regroup. I know that I will be doing just that as we are in for another weekend of snow and cold.
To say that I LOVE Paris would be an understatement and this week several of my favorite posts were about Paris or France.
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Many people go to Paris to shop, visit museums or to sample the wine but would you believe another reason is for beer? The Hip Paris Blog has written a post this week featuring the places to go to sample the best craft beers in Paris. If you are a micro brew fan this is a great article to file away for your next trip to Paris.
Over Twenty years ago Claudia Strasser wrote the book The Paris Apartment which I read cover to cover and imagined myself living in each romantic space, then awaking each morning to go out for my croissant and chocolate chaud before I was off to work and then back to my perfect little pied a terre. Luckily Claudia writes a daily blog and published Paris Flea Market Style last year where I can get my fix of all things Parisian. This week she posted the first chapter in what I hope turns into a novel about Madame de Florian's Abandoned Apartment.
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Not far from Paris is the beautiful Normandy and this week Stacey of Quintessence posted about the stunning Chateau de Champ de Bataille, lovingly restored and filled with a lifetime of collections by Jacques Garcias.
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Valentines Day will be here before you know it and if you would like to bake your Valentine an easy little treat than visit Everyday Occasions where Jenny shares some great tips for making cinnamon rolls, love bird sugar cookies and floral arrangements.
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Or if chocolates are more your style Better Homes and Gardens magazine has several great recipes to whip up before the holiday.
Love knows no bounds not even impending death. A Virginia dad spends what could be his last days making sure that his precious daughter knows how special she is; writing her 800 Notes one for everyday of school until she graduates high school. Get out your tissue for this story.
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Will you be watching the Super Bowl? If you need some ideas for tasty snacks and chocolaty treats click HERE for my post yesterday featuring 15 snack ideas. The skillet nachos are excellent, I made them for dinner last night because I couldn't wait to try the recipe.
I hope that you have a great weekend. Stay safe and enjoy!