Wednesday Whimsy #7

Wednesday Whimsy #7

Bonjour Mercredi! I have been extra obsessed with French things lately so I have a full post of things to share.


The new book by Antoine Laurain, The Portrait, came out last Tuesday. It’s the most recent published in English but was actually his first book in France. It is a very short book at 128 pages but I feel like it is just the right length for the story. I’m publishing the review tomorrow so check back if you’re interested.


Virginie from French Truly is our awesome French-woman-turned-Seattle-local. She does French classes, has great short (usually 2-3 minutes) videos on French language, a lot of other things, and hosts a monthly “French Truly Salon” at SIFF in Lower Queen Anne. She gives a presentation based on the movie of the night, there’s a break with French pastries and wine, and then you watch a movie. Here’s the info for the upcoming season (starting next week!). I’m always looking for someone to join me…

Lindsey Tramuta has an article on Conde Nast Traveler about what to buy in Paris right now.

There’s a great interview with Clotilde Dusoulier on Hardly Snarky.

Making notes for my next trip to Paris on how to do it like Hemingway.

In honor of booking my plane tickets to NYC, here are 45 things French people think when visiting New York for the first time and how to do NYC like a French girl.

A fun read noting when different people knew they had become Parisian.

Anyone who has been reading the Wednesday Whimsy posts knows I’m a big Rachel Khoo fan. She worked with a developer renovating a large retail/restaurant/hotel space and she helped create a Parisian-style cafe called Cafe Sou. Now I really want to go back to London!


Recently on Instagram I have come across several popular blogs with a surprising twist: lots of French things! I’ve been having fun scouring A Cup of Jo, Gal Meets Glam, and Rach Martino for their Frenchy posts. I usually search for “French,” “France,” “Paris,” or “Parisian” when looking for books, posts, or general news articles.