Is it me or do the flowers seem more magnificent than ever this spring? Maybe it’s because we have fewer distractions, or because they’re the only real nature we can enjoy at the moment. Or perhaps we’re just hyper-sensitive to the passage of time and the fleeting nature of simple pleasures. Here’s hoping you all have time to stop and smell the flowers this weekend.
Free French Baking Demos
Renowned French bread and pastry chef Eric Kayser has a series of YouTube videos for his Maison Kayser Academy to teach you how to make his signature sweets (with English captions). Check out how easy he makes it look to make this strawberry tart!
Artists in Lockdown
For a lovely transition to the weekend, check out the paintings and sketches of Franco-American artist in Paris, Marcus McAlliste. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Marcus bounced all over the world until settling happily into Paris over two decades ago. His work is usually shown at galleries throughout the city, but like most artists the latest exposition had to be cancelled because of the outbreak. Discover the artworks he’s been making during confinement (and his adorable spaz of a dog, Grom) on his FB page or Instagram.
Office Supplies Shopping via La Poste
I know quite a few people like me are still working full time from home during the lockdown or have kids who need to do their homework. Once you start running out of paper, printer ink, pens, envelopes, batteries – maybe even scrapbooking supplies? – you can shop for all kinds of office supplies and stationery on La Poste’s website. All of the supplier companies are based in France, so you don’t need to worry about delivery. And don’t forget most of the postal services are available on their website: printing stamps, sending registered letters, et cetera, making it easier than ever to stay at home.
Enjoy your weekend, stay sane, stay healthy! – Heather