Hello friend! Today I want to show you how and what I’m packing for walking around Paris, our porch set with voluptuous peonies, tips for hanging a gallery wall and more. Annie and Cindy are also sharing their fab finds with us!
I am writing this from the Air France airport lounge in JFK headed to Paris. Howard and I will meet the kids there and we will be staying in an apartment in the 7th arrondissement. YAY! Follow me on Instagram for more.
Also, I hope you caught our guest room post…progress on our new home!
1. Simple Weeknight Table Setting
How about these peonies from Publix? They didn’t last long but had a spectacular finish.
2. Gallery Wall Tips
This method works for me since I like symmetry. This is our upstairs hallway and I used vintage prints collected from the various places we have lived and visited.
3. Antique Mirror with Modern Sconces
I haven’t shown on the blog the finished look with my mother’s antique mirror and the Circa Lighting modern iron sconces in the stairwell. Makes me happy to see the mirror that was in our home growing up here.
4. How To Pack Your Suitcase To Maximize Space
Howard bought me these pink packing cubes from Amazon and I really like them.
This time, to save space, I rolled all my clothing (as my friend Joy does). It does save space!
5. Packing For Walking Around Paris
If you are new here…we lived in Paris for a couple of years a long time ago and have gone back for a visit almost every year. Comfortable shoes are key as even taking the Metro you put in A LOT of steps!
You can see in the above photo that I packed this cute checked linen sheath dress (on sale) for our trip (comes in tall, regular and petite — I bought the 8P–it’s long enough but a 6 regular would have been good too), along with my white denim jacket and comfortable Madewell sidewalk sneakers (25% off now). That Dior lipstick is one of my favorites…and is in my purse now.
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Let’s see what Annie and Cindy’s Five Faves are this week: