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Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links

ON SATURDAY NIGHT, we went to the one pub in town that was open, our first time out in over 15 weeks of lockdown. There was a roaring fire, friendly people, even a happy black lab. It wasn’t exactly the same as always, of course, with hand sanitiser stations and social distancing, but everyone was nevertheless in good spirits, happy to finally see other people around, even if from a safe distance.

News 07.06.20 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

In the spring, as the virus swept across the world and billions of people were compelled to stay at home, the popularity of one social media app rose more sharply than any other. By late March, usage of WhatsApp around the world had grown by 40%. In Spain, where the lockdown was particularly strict, it rose by 76%.

Mini Trend: Loewe’s Leather-Trimmed Woven Raffia Tote

THIS WEEK’S Mini Trends is filled with summery, beachy vibes, even if the rest of the summer will be spent somewhat in lockdown. If you’ve been scrolling through Instagram, you’ll most likely have noticed that all the fashionistas have been traipsing about with a chic wicker market bag …

Style Inspiration: Chic Classic Cars

Somehow lately, the conversations have often shifted towards cars. It is true that here in Paris the traffic has increased since the Coronavirus Crisis, as instead of taking public transportation more Parisians have taken their weekend cars out during the week as well …

Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links

IT HAS BECOME one of these typical British summers, with the weather suddenly turning chilly and rainy and even blustery and stormy at times. We had about three glorious days of summertime last week and made the most of it by spending as much time outside as possible, knowing that it couldn’t last.

News 06.29.20 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

In June 1940, as the Nazis marched into Paris, the French interior and furniture designer Jean-Michel Frank procured a visa in Bordeaux and sailed to Lisbon with his boyfriend. Within days France had surrendered to the Germans, the prelude to some 76,000 French Jews being rounded up and sent to death camps. It was, you might say, a fate that Frank narrowly escaped—except by then he was already dead by his own hand. In March 1941, physically ill and mentally frail, narcotics no longer providing adequate solace and the world burning around him, he decided he’d had enough. “I ask all my friends who have been so good to me to forgive me,” he wrote in his suicide note before taking a fatal overdose of barbiturates in a New York apartment.

 
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