a little taste of france.

Happy Monday! I hope you all had fabulous weekends, wherever you spent them! I'm still bursting with excitement about the Lilly Pulitzer giveaway {and all the fun Lilly-filled Friday's Fancies!}. You still have plenty of time to enter the giveaway and create an outfit, so don't fret!

Crazily enough, this was the last weekend I'll be in RI for six weeks. {cv} and I definitely made the most of it! Friday night, we took it easy after a hectic week and cooked some basics at home. On Saturday morning, we woke up early and braved the cold to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity--this was our first time and I can't wait to go back! Later that night, we enjoyed a French-filled affair--as captured in the Instagram photos. I'm linking up with Ashley from a {little}d dash of ash with these beauties :)


After our French honeymoon, we have always enjoyed meals reminiscent of those we had in Paris. Though we've made it to quite a few of the French spots in Providence, {cv} and I had yet to make it to Pot au Feu, a favorite of the infamous Julia Child. Pot au Feu did not disappoint. This cozy tavern of sorts made us feel like we'd suddenly been transported overseas. Warm and crusty French bread tied me over until my delectable dish of steak frites. Our lovely trip to France via Pot au Feu was the perfect prelude to the other stop in our French-filled affair. 

After dinner, we walked over to the Providence Performing Arts Center to see my all-time favorite musical, Les Misérables. I first saw Les Mis in London when I was 8--and have been in love ever since. I even performed as Cosette when our high school produced it in 2003! Needless to say, this production was quite the treat. They had done quite a bit to bring this production to "life." All in all, it was a great night!

{cv} and I did quite a bit yesterday to get ready for another crazy week, but the highlight of the day {besides the extra hour of sleep!} was the Cincinnati chili I made for dinner! I'm already missing the weekend, but I'll survive. I love weekends which make you feel like you were transported away from home, without the cost of actually going somewhere!


I hope your week gets off to a great start! One thing getting me through this week is my trip to NYC this weekend :) I'm already counting down the hours! See you back here tomorrow...I really need your input on something big!


17 comments:

  1. i loooove les mis! was it magical? mmm and steak frites! fabuloussss! :) xoxo

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  2. ah, looks so fun! i've never seen les misereables...but j'adore tous les choses francais!

    ps. i'm starting an instagram linkup on my page, check it out if you get a second--could always use some more french-themed photos//would love to find you on follow gram :)

    xx
    alyssa
    http://wereaucourant.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks like such an amazing weekend! And I love love LOVE that you're Cincinnati chili :) So good!
    Do your groceries sell Skyline? If not I can totally send you some!!
    Xoxo.

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  4. That's assuming you were a skyline fan hahah!

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  5. so jealous that you got to see Les Mis! it came to Birmingham earlier this year, and I had no one to see it with, which is of course quite sad.

    it's great that you enjoyed working with Habitat for Humanity! I've volunteered with them a couple times in the past, and I think they're such a fun organization. there's something about helping to build a home that makes you feel accomplished.

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  6. Totally LOVED that production! One of my favorites that I have ever, ever seen of Les Mis! So glad you enjoyed it :)

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  7. Sounds like a fun weekend :)

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist
    www.gamedaystylist.com

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  8. sounds just lovely chickadee! the perfect frenchie weekend ;) xo

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  9. I just saw les Miserables here in the states! It was wonderful! Oh the talent the performers had I can't even think of just one word to discribe how unbelieveable they were. It is now my all time favorite as well!

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  10. Can I just say I am so glad I just found your blog?! SO freakin cute.. and I'm in a long distance relationship (2 years now- boyfriend's in the military), and I appreciate finding other people who don't think it's that insane of a concept. I mean, not fun 100% of the time, but doable. And I live in DC, so I feel your Gtown love. ;)
    -Joelle @ On A Pink Typewriter (onapinktypewriter.com)

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  11. You absolutely do not need a passport to get a little culture shock in your life!! Good for you for exploring! :)

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  12. Fun! What a great time! I need to do more exploring in LA. There's so much to experience!

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  13. 6 weekend away from home? Busy girl! But this weekend sounds like the perfect way to celebrate Providence before you jet off!

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  14. Oh, how fun! I've always wanted to see Les Miserables.

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  15. love these! thanks for linking up! see you on Sunday!

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  16. Oh, I am so missing France now. We have a couple great spots here in Boston too- clearly time for me to make a reservation. Looking forward to the event you are throwing together brilliantly. Can't wait to catch up.

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