French Connections

November 30, 2019

How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was great! We enjoyed a couple glasses of wine with the fam and then had a fancy meal at home with a close friend.

Other than that, the biggest news at Maison Pacaut is that we finally invested in a Frame TV. It looks so pretty and is perfect for watching all the Netflix Christmas movies. Here are some links!

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How to Pack for Iceland

November 18, 2019

Are you ready for the great outdoors? Iceland is a small island with beautiful landscapes to explore and breathtaking views everywhere you look.

Temps throughout the year range between the 30s to 50s but can sometimes get up to 70°F in the summer. Add in the possibility of rain any time of the year and you basically have to be ready for everything.

With unpredictable weather that can change at the drop of a pin, the key to your Icelandic packing game is some performance gear and layers. Lots and lots of layers.

Here’s a list that will allow you to pack light but still stay warm and dry no matter the temperature.

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Honest Review: The Everywhere Bag by Away

November 11, 2019

When it comes to anything made by Away, there certainly is a lot of hype. The brand is known for creating aesthetically pleasing suitcases and travel bags that are on the expensive side.

Earlier this year, I purchased The Everywhere Bag by Away. It’s gone on a quite a few trips so far including a camping trip, weekend getaway, a long two-week vacation, and quick work trip.

Today I’m sharing my honest opinion about this bag and will reveal if it’s truly worth the investment.

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2019 Fall 10×10 Capsule Wardrobe and Outfits

October 14, 2019

The other week I went joined in on another 10×10 style challenge where you make 10 outfits from 10 pieces.

Aptly named the #fauxfall10x10, this challenge celebrated the fact that fall weather can vary greatly depending on where you live. Most participants counted tops and bottoms in their count but let shoes, outerwear, and accessories flow in freely.

Here are my ten pieces and ten outfits!

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French Connections

October 8, 2019

Last weekend I went to San Francisco and the highlight of the trip was a hike along the coast. Yes, we explored all the cutest shops and ate some pretty tasty food. But nothing compares to the fresh ocean air in your lungs and the sound of waves crashing against the shore! Hope you have some adventures lined up this weekend and here’s some links to enjoy in the meantime.

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How to Pack for Paris in the Summer

September 23, 2019

Oh Paris! It’s the City of Lights and the capital of chicness, which can make packing a bit more intimidating than the usual summer vacation.

Here’s a packing list that will keep you cool (both in temperature and stylishness) while exploring one of the most beautiful cities on earth.

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Guide to Paris, France

September 3, 2019

There is something about Paris. This capital city has everything a bon vivant would ever want from the most alluring architecture to the very best in style, art, and cuisine.

It’s a given that you’ll fall for the city’s most iconic destinations and will get seduced by the Seine. But don’t be surprised if you’re equally charmed by the quaint neighborhoods and nonchalant nature of the chic Parisians.

With so much to love, it’s no wonder that the City of Lights is everyone’s dream destination. Join the ranks of thousands of lovers and make your way to one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

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2019 Summer 10×10 Capsule Wardrobe and Outfits

July 23, 2019

Summer is in full swing and it’s time for another 10×10 capsule wardrobe.

As a refresher, the 10×10 is when you make 10 outfits from 10 pieces. The count includes tops, bottoms, and shoes but everything else can flow in and out freely.

I can’t wait to share this chic summer style with you!

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French Connections

July 16, 2019

Happy summer!

We’ve been making the most of it at the petite maison with lots of entertaining in the backyard. Our garden is providing lots of homegrown tomatoes perfect for caprese salad and tart plums just asking to be made into a galette. Makes it easy to be the hostess with the mostest, just add rosé right?

Anyways, here’s a bunch of links I’ve loved lately. Many of which are French-themed since we’re currently planning a trip to France!

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French Connections

March 18, 2019

Spring is almost here! I’m feeling renewed and refreshed after doing some early spring cleaning at the maison, watching a few episodes of Queer Eye, and spending Sunday at the beach. Here are some links about fashion, wine, and food!

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12 Favorite Books I’ve Read in the Past 2 Years

March 6, 2019

Any book lover knows the true joy of losing yourself in a good book and enjoying every page until the very (bittersweet) end.

Here are twelve of my absolute favorites that I enjoyed wholeheartedly while reading sometime during the past two years. I hope you’ll love them as much as I did!

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