Read & Watch

Read & Watch: 

The Unicorn Frappuccino: "We as a society need to choose a narrative: are we living in a Lisa Frank catalog or a Walking Dead/House of Cards crossover?" This article in Elle made me laugh. 

Lego announced a huge change to the future of their toys. 

Sweden opened its first mall for repaired and recycled goods.

It's time to normalize infertility

Three cleaning tips for toys to prevent mold. 

Troop 6000, the first Girl Scout Troop solely for homeless girls in New York City.


Frenchie to Go

One of our favorite lunch spots in Paris is Frenchie to Go. The cafe is located off of Rue Montorgueil, a beautiful pedestrian-only street in the 2nd arrondissement that is lined with shops, restaurants, and bakeries. We have stopped by the cafe during our last two visits to Paris and plan on returning next time we are there as well! After lunch we always treat ourselves to dessert at Stohrer, the oldest bakery in Paris. Their pastries are so delicious! I highly recommend their eclairs.

Do you have any favorite restaurants in Paris that you would recommend?


Read & Watch

Read & Watch: 

Nick Cave's installation at MASS MoCA is breathtaking.

Jacob is one lucky kid; his mom makes the most incredible movie-inspired food art.

The 11 best Ani DiFranco songs, according to Paste Magazine.

The fool-proof formula for packing a carry-on.

The CEO of Gap took advice from a five year old.

How to become a dance mom. If anyone needs a veteran to talk to, my mom is a pro.


Paris is always a good idea.

Last summer my mom and I booked our third trip to Paris. We planned to travel there at the peak of spring (April 10-15, 2017) and hoped to see trees blossoming throughout the city as we explored. But, soon after confirming our hotel reservations and tentative flights my sisters and I all got pregnant and plans were put on hold. I knew that being in Paris at 33 weeks would be extremely challenging- the walking, lack of public restrooms, and inability to consume mass amounts of rosé and cheese would be too much to handle! My sister-in-law was also due the week of our vacation, and my parents wanted to be home in Minnesota when she went into labor. 

My mom ended up traveling to New York City when I was 33 weeks and we were able to check off a lot of items on my baby to-do list. We also had dinner at our favorite Parisian steakhouse and treated ourselves to a box of eclairs in honor of our vacation that could have been. 

I never shared photos from our trip to Paris in July 2015, so this week I am going to reminisce about our adventures in my favorite city in the world. We are excited to plan another vacation there with my baby girl in the near future! 


Flashback Friday: In Honor of the Bride

There are so many photos I take that don't end up making it onto my blog, most often due to lack of time to create the posts! I thought I would start a Flashback Friday series to periodically highlight some of my favorite photos that were never shared. First up... an amazing evening last April in Williamsburg to celebrating our bride-to-be, Liz! We were unable to make it to her summer wedding in Italy, so we planned a get together stateside before her nuptials to celebrate. 
We started the festivities with manicures at Primp and Polish on Bedford Avenue, followed by ice cream from Van Leeuwen. Allidah created Liz's paper flower crown, which was proudly worn all evening. It was absolutely beautiful!
After walking off our ice cream we dined at Reynard at the Wythe Hotel. We snuck upstairs after we ordered to take in the sunset over the East River from the rooftop bar. Our dinner was perfection, due to the delicious food and amazing friends to enjoy it with! 
Stay tuned for more Flashback Friday posts over the coming months!
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