All tagged paris

How to Spend 24 Hours in Paris

It was a present for our one year anniversary, the most romantic gift I’d ever been given. A weekend in Pareeee. Did I remember any of my junior high school French? More importantly, what would I wear??? He told me about a week in advance, and when I asked why he didn’t just tell me en route to the airport, he said “because your Mom warned me.” I laughed.

Parisian Dinner Party Decor (Amazon Prime It!)

By the time I decided to throw a French dinner party for Mother's Day, I had about 5 days to prepare everything. I didn't want to spend an exorbitant amount of money, and I was tight on time to run around. Enter: Amazon Prime. I ordered a few items that really added a Parisian pizazz to my party, simply, affordably and efficiently. 

Parisian Dinner Party: Chicken a la Moutarde

I chose chicken with mustard sauce for my Parisian dinner because I love the complexity of the thick mustard sauce, and the subtle tartness that crème fraîche provides. When planning parties, I limit the time-consuming dishes to one or two, max. I want the evening to feel special, but I don't want to be so exhausted by the time people come over that I'm ready for bed. And while this chicken require a few extra steps, you will be repaid handsomely for your efforts.

Parisian Dinner Party: Charcuterie, Cheese & Vegan "Boards"

When thinking about the guests at my party, I recognized that it was a diverse bunch. My brother's friend Jakob was coming, who is a vegan. My mom is a cheese-lover, and my father adores salami. So I figured this was the perfect chance to create a trio of "boards" if you will. I love setting these up on my living room coffee table so that as guests come in, they can nibble. It also buys you (the host) some time to put together finishing touches.