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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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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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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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2019 Food and Wine Resolutions

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Don’t you love the beginning of the year and all the promise it holds? After weeks of celebrations, wine, and cheese (so much cheese), life slows down enough for quiet reflection and thoughts for what is ahead.

Similar to last year, I’m focusing my New Year’s resolutions on food and wine. Here’s what I’m looking forward to drinking and eating in 2019!

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French Connections

December 17, 2018

Happy holidays to you!

Most evenings we’ve been enjoying a glass of wine in front of the Christmas tree but this past weekend we got dolled up for the fanciest holiday party of the season. We drank champagne to our heart’s content, enjoyed the delicious food, and were wowed by the beautifully decorated tree. It was a grand ole time.

Hope you too had a great weekend and have more festive fun planned ahead. In the meantime, here are some links for you to enjoy.

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French Connections

November 5, 2018

Aren’t lazy Sundays the best? I spent yesterday cooking up a storm, organizing things around the house, and reading all our back issues of Bon Appétit.

It was a great way to reset after a long week of work and the wonderful intensity of the Fall 10×10 Style Challenge. Anyhow, enjoy these links on wining, dining, and styling!

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French Connections

October 1, 2018

Have you been to Seattle? I just went there for work trip and fell in love with the city.

The highlight of our trip was checking out the organic, otherworldly glass sculptures at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. Nothing like a trip to a museum to feel inspired and refreshed. Anyhow, enjoy these links…

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French Connections

August 20, 2018

There is a point in the summer when it’s way too hot to turn on the oven or cook anything at all. But thankfully temps are starting to cool down a little over here in Southern California and I’m happy to get back into the kitchen.

Quite fortuitously, my copy of the Cherry Bombe cookbook just showed up in the mail. There are so many dishes calling my name and I’ve bookmarked every other page. I’ll be cooking up a storm over here while you enjoy these links!

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French Connections

July 2, 2018

French Connections | Alyssa Pacaut

One by one we gather around the table to pay our respects to Anthony Bourdain. A writer, a traveler, a cook, and all-around bad ass, Bourdain had deep roots in France and knew the divine simplicity of French dishes like coq au vin. And so, it makes sense to dedicate this round of French Connections to the man himself.

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French Connections

May 7, 2018

French Connections | Alyssa Pacaut

Hey there! How’s your Monday going? Did it start with a big cup of coffee and the tastiest toast ever? I sure hope so. We’ve had a few chill weekends in a row, which is good because this next one is going to be busy. Friends are staying with us so lots of fun is in store. Then, we’re hosting the fam for a Mother’s Day Lunch. I’ll enjoy the calm before the storm as long as you enjoy the links below, deal?
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How to Survive Your First Yoga Class

April 16, 2018

How to Survive Your First Yoga Class | Alyssa Pacaut

One year ago today I took my first yoga class. Though I may have looked zen on the outside, I was a nervous wreck inside. Venturing into the unknown can be scary!

If you are thinking about starting yoga, then allow me to be the first to congratulate you. It is a fantastic practice for your mind, body, and soul. You may be nervous about your first class so here are a few tips.
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French Connections

March 28, 2018

French Connections | Alyssa Pacaut

There is no place like home, am I right? I just got back from a fun yet intense work trip that required 12 hours of travel time and, boy, was I happy to be home with my honey. We cooked a meal together, cuddled up to an episode of Jessica Jones, and then drifted off into the most blissful sleep. Hope all is well in your corner of the world and enjoy these links!
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French Connections

February 14, 2018

French Connections | Alyssa Pacaut

What’s happening? What’s going on? What’s new? This year got off to a slow start because I got the death flu and was down for the count, but now that I’m healthy again we’re back in action!

I’ve been shopping at the farmer’s market (as evidenced above), drinking lots of wine with Arnaud, and am going to a compost workshop this weekend. I’m also very close to starting the wine club I keep mentioning and am dying to invite people over for dinner. You know, typically Alyssa things!

Anywho, here are some French-inspired links. I’m particular to the three part video series about french food and wine but that’s probably no surprise. Happy clicking!
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2018 Food and Wine Resolutions

January 2, 2018

2018 Food and Wine Resolutions

Though I’m not usually a fan of resolutions, setting a few goals around food and wine is definitely something I can get behind. Here are some things I have in mind for the new year!
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French Connections

December 12, 2017

Connections #12 | Alyssa Pacaut

There is a used to be a running joke in our house about my Frenchness. Try a cheese and, boom, I’d be 62% French. Pick up a few French slang words, 71%. Striped shirt, 75%, and on and on. The jokes stopped at one point but my French obsession still continues albeit at a lower volume. Anyhow, here’s a bunch of links about things French people love like wining, dining, and looking chic as hell.
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Together

November 14, 2017

Together | Alyssa Pacaut

It’s been an intense year.

The headlines, the tweets, the hate. It all started to get to me about halfway through the summer.

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