Make Your Life Better: Volume 4

It's time again. 

One more round of me pulling on my bossy pants
and telling you how to live your life.

{I do love this special time.}

After being in France for a few weeks,
I've got several opinions
that I absolutely can not let you ignore.

These are more than just suggestions...
these are lifestyle changes.

Let's start with the crepes, shall we?

I know, I know...
nutella & banana is the classic order,
but until you try this crêpe,
 I tell you friend, you have not lived.

They grill the almonds. 
They grill them.

It's just... 
Well, just promise me you'll try one.

Valentine's Day is approaching.
I know some people out there don't like it, 
but we are going to have to agree to disagree on this day.

I have big feelings about this holiday,
and being in Paris, may only deepen them.

This picturesque restaurant hidden in the 14th
 is what Parisian Valentine's dreams are made of.

Le Coup Chou is the dreamiest destination for dinner in Paris.

Each cozy room is oozing with fabulous understand beauty...
and please don't mention the boeuf bourguignon or creme brulee,
I might get emotional.

Dinners start at €26 for two courses/ €32 for three.
Reservations recommended.

Flowers are so expensive on Valentines Day,
but if you're going to spend the money
 (or have someone else spend it on you)...
why not invest in a gorgeous handmade arrangement by Diane James?

No more complaining about just throwing them out in a few days,
these beauties are there to stay!

you need to check out Dalani if you live in the UK.

It's our long-answered prayer to Gilt Home.
It's amazing, and I'm dying over today's sale on Liberty Stationery.


Ok, bossy pants off.
Pajamas on.

We are headed out of Aix-En-Provence tomorrow
and back to Paris to get settled...

That's when the real fun begins.

crepe image via, le coup chou image via