Currently March 2023
Currently | 03.29.23
I know that the weather has become hyper-regional and I feel for all my friends in California, personally, I feel like a ping pong ball. One day I am wearing 3 layers of clothing and the next I am practically in shorts. It has been back and forth, back and forth and I will definitely regret saying this, but I wish it would just get hot already!
We went camping the first weekend of March and it was great to be outside, even if it was cold. I love camping at the beach in the off-season! We even spotted a bear that was already out and about at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and we hope to see mama and cubs in the next few weeks.
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We have also had our eyes glued to the French news watching all the happenings in Paris. We thank ourselves daily for changing our minds about our trip we had booked for March, which is now set for September because everything is literally on fire!
Besides the large-scale demonstrations that have seen more than a million people hit the street, all public transportation has been affected, and even if you thought you might get around it by renting a car, the refineries are blocked, so there is no gas and you aren't going to get far. (We experienced since during our trip last October and it is not fun. Good thing we had plenty of cider and Calvados to make us forget!)
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Now, onto March and what's been happening in the Misadventures world.
Watching | 1923
1893 was so impressive, the narration really got to me, it was beautiful. I waited impatiently for the entire first season of 1923 to be out before sitting down to watch it. We finished it last weekend and it has been haunting me ever since. I find my mind wandering back to replay scenes and think about what's next for some of the storylines. I am hooked.
Picard, yes! After pestering Mr. Misadventures for long enough, I finally got him to watch Picard. We started watching season 1 in 2020, but only made it through the first 3 episodes before the hubby tapped out. But I convinced him to give it another try and we are almost done with season 2.
A Man Named Otto which I loved, it was such a great story! The French series Mongeville and The Traveler on MHz and Women at War on Netflix (love Audrey Fleurot!).
Can't Wait to Watch:
- John Wick 4 – lots of it was filmed in Paris!
- A film from Omay Sy Tirailleurs (read about it in English here).
Reading | Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop
This is such a cute read. I will finish it this weekend and I enjoyed the escape. In Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop, Vanessa is clairvoyant but it isn't exactly something she appreciates. She ends up leaving the San Francisco Bay Area to follow her aunt to Paris to work on controlling her visions and it is all meet-cute from there.
The latest JD Robb detective Eve Dallas book, Desperation in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel. This series never disappoints. 50+ books in and JD Robb still manages to write about intriguing crimes. I can't wait for either Dallas or Peabody to eventually become pregnant while fighting crime!
- Cara Black's latest! Night Flight to Paris
- Mastering the Art of French Murder (out in April)
- Meet Me at the Lake (out in May)
Best Bite | Keto Bagels
Mr. Misadventures and I are back to our low-carb lifestyle so that means being on the lookout for new products – the industry has exploded and there are so many more choices than when we first went low-carb in 2017. One of the things I get a craving for from time to time is a bagel. I tried bagels a few years ago but they weren't great.
This month we tried ThinSlim Foods keto bagels and they are a very good alternative to the real thing. I slap on some cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers, and a good dousing of Trader Joe's Everything Bagel seasoning et voilà!
Also tried out SOLA's non-GMO, keto-certified golden wheat bread and it is perfect for sandwiches. Mr. Misadventures does make his own low-carb bread, but this one is super handy (and lower-carb) in an emergency. Still absolutely loving Two Good yogurt which I throw in some Whole Foods 365 sugar-free dark chocolate baking chips and wow, what a treat!
Working On | Le Shop
I had so many problems with my previous e-commerce vendor (9 times out of 10 they would not send the download URLs for my Paris Planner!) so I moved everything onto the Misadventures with Andi site and built a “real” store. There are FREE items and paid items and I will be continuing to add planners and guides, and more!
Feeling | Grateful
I have had so many wonderful readers reach out as of late to ask questions about Paris and I am so grateful to be able to share advice based on my experiences with traveling to and staying in Paris more than 50 times. I am blessed that people send me emails and ask questions!
Thank you for that and keep them coming!
Photo of the Month | Jambu Spring
For the 11th season in a row, I am again partnering with Jambu to showcase their Spring 2023 styles, this time with a particular focus on their eco-friendly, sustainable footwear. I have an entire eco-friendly products guide that I am publishing the first week of April to celebrate Earth Day, but this photo is a sneak peek!
Published or Updated this month
- Frenchie Finds Spring 2023
- The Rooster on French Jerseys
- Things to do in Sao Miguel in the Off-Season
- The Best Macarons in Paris
- Phrygian Cap: The Paris Olympics Mascot
- A Paris Picnic: 9 of the Best Picnic Places in Paris
- What to Wear in Paris in Spring: Tips for Packing for Paris in the Spring (+ Packing List!)
- 7 Things to Bring on a Trip to Phoenix
- Paris in May: 2023
- Paris for the First Time
- Paris Travel Guide (2023): What to Expect
- French Culture – French Dog Names
- Hot Air Balloon Festival: Where to Find Them Around the World
- 5 Things Eat Pray Love Taught Me About Life
That’s my month, what’s CURRENTLY going on with you?
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I absolutely loved reading about everything you did this month. This is a fun way to keep track and reflect on all you’ve accomplished. I have to try those Keto bagels asap!
Sounds like you had a good month. Those bagels sound amazing.
Haven’t camped for a while and you guys did fun stuff! I suddenly miss it! Envious!
My kids are ecstatic about John Wick 4! My youngest daughter wants to hurry up and watch both the 2nd & 3rd before she watches it.
The weather in TX can’t make up its mind either. My son was on spring break a few weeks ago and it was chilly outside so we didn’t get to go do much. I’d rather the weather stay in the 80s, not too hot nor too cold.
So excited about Spring and I am with you as far as the weather is concerned. I feel like a pink pong ball too…. it is cold one day and today it’s gonna hit 72…. I will take the nicer days though…no complaining here! Thanks for the fun post!
Your monthly recap was such a delightful read! I couldn’t help but smile at all the wonderful things you accomplished. And those Keto bagels you mentioned sound positively scrumptious – I’m definitely going to have to try making them myself!
How cool that you saw a bear! Very nice! I have never seen one before.
The tea shop book sounds lovely. It is nice to find something light and entertaining.
Camping sure sounds like fun when the weather gets warmer !
Wow! Sounds like you had a awesome and exciting month! I would also love to go on camping with my family
I am so agree that the weather changed a lot. And especially in spring we pass from hot weather to snow next day!
Oh, I love these kinds of posts. So fun to see what you’ve been up to.
What a great read. I am glad to know about it. Thanks for the share!
I love reading posts like this and it sounds like you had a great month in March! 🙂