Saturday Morning Manna
Good morning or afternoon, depending on where/when you are reading this. This past week flew by for me. I returned from a quick trip to Texas for my grandmother’s funeral. It was a mixed bag of emotions for me. We had a big family slumber party at her house. Nigerians love to eat, dance, and talk, so we did a lot of that! It was sad but really nice to be with my family and spend time with friends. Even in death, my grandmother did what she was best at: giving love and bringing everyone together.
Once I got back to Paris, I tried to catch up with work and Fall travel plans. Elaine Rudnicki is so right about “giving yourself a carrot” to beat la rentrée blues. Having Fall travel plans to look forward to changes everything! I have a lot to look forward to!
And in personal news my book, Where’s Karl, is officially a New York Times best seller! I am still in utter shock!! This is really a dream come true! I bet our illustrator Michelle Baron is floating on cloud nine thinking about her art work spreading around the world!
Have a lovely Saturday. Here are a few links and ideas for the weekend.
Did you catch our beautiful MANNA Mamma profile of Zeva Bellel this week! Seriously excited to think what I might say after 16 years in Paris.
Becoming pregnant can be a challenge for many. Hayley wrote a beautiful article this week about acupuncture and the ancient art of improving fertility.
Shopping for booties this weekend.
I have walked down at least 5 of the Paris streets on this list.
Good to know something positive comes out of worrying.
This is some parenting advice I can get behind.
I was literally thinking this about French guys last week.
My Instagram account has pics from a few of these.
Another great article about raising healthy eaters. (I need one about getting kids to just freaking eat!)
According to this study young people today are becoming less and less resilient? I have always been a rubber band, and hope my daughter will be the same minus the hardships that made me that way.
Paris artists will be opening the doors of their ateliers.
Check out the fireworks at Sacre Coeur this Saturday night from 9:45.
Picasso Mania began this week at the Grand Palais.
Learn to dance with the whole family in Montmartre. Or just watch.
Image by Thomas Buchwalder/CactusFilms