Links: Best Finds of February

March 01, 2012

Every month, I post a list of some of my favorite or just the most eye-catching articles, recipes, blogs and other links I have come across in the past month.  Some relate to Paris and European travels and some have nothing at all to do with the themes of Paris Weekender.  Enjoy!  See January’s favorite links post for more fun snippets.  And be sure to also visit my page entitled Some Favorite Links for my all-time favorite sites I go back to over and over.


Find out what’s in store for Place de la République. The travaux may be causing a mess for traffic now, but hopefully it will be worth it in the end!

For those new to Paris or looking to visit for the first time, here’s a good briefing on the different arrondissements (neighborhoods).

France & French

69 Fun Facts about France… or maybe just 62. Could someone please verify #18? I don’t think it’s right.

Need to brush up on your French? Check out the 1,000 most common French words.


When adorable baby animals meet incredible photography

General Travel

The truth about travel writing?

Food & Wine

All I have to say is YUMMY! These little desserts might have to be on the menu for my next dinner party.

Ever thought to make your own pita bread?

Shopping & Design

Not sure what to wear on your next visit to Paris?

Some tempting Parisian finds on Etsy, “the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace”.


A funny pictoral insight into the mind of a beginner blogger

Famous world ideologies, as explained by references to cows

A Wikipedia list of common misconceptions… but are any of these actually misconceptions?

What’s your favorite find of the month?


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