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Happy Weekend!

Change is hard and scary sometimes but it is usually worth it. I was just mentioning to Paul how happy I was that we decided to move to Paris. We’ve met so many interesting people with good hearts. There really is no substitution for the awesome things that come by putting yourself out of your comfort zone. I’m feeling really really lucky this week. Lots of fun things going on this weekend here: a picnic in the garden of the Louvre with church, a jaunt up to Versailles to check out this amazing event (Paul says I’m not allowed to buy any carousels–he knows me too well), and a couple small dinner parties. Anything fun going on in your neck of the woods? Happy Weekend!

I also write for Here are my posts this week!

The best costumes for babies. (Seriously, the sushi one by my friend Brooke is genius.)

Have you seen the Stella McCartney for Kids line? It is ah-mazing.

This jewelry is my favorite.

A new Home Goods site from the folks at Fawn & Forest

The most beautiful crib and baby swing. Ever.

This is my favorite kids line and their new stuff is perfect.

  1. ashley

    September 23, 2011

    I would love to be in Paris this weekend, but alas…..hanging out in rainy Charlotte, NC.

  2. Nicole A

    September 23, 2011

    Oh, you’re so right change being scary and hard but most of all just totally worth it! Thanks for reminding me of that today. And I can’t wait to see what goodies you get at the auction!

  3. Heather

    September 23, 2011

    Whoa!! That auction sounds incredible! Can’t wait to see what you find! 🙂

  4. Melissa

    September 23, 2011

    You learn so much when you travel, you learn even more when you move to another country.

  5. Abigail

    September 23, 2011

    My husband just forwarded your blog to me…and I love it. Best of luck out in Paris, I love it there! A bientot!

  6. Alexia

    September 23, 2011

    There’s a great Fête de la Danse au Grand Palais held by Blanca Li this week-end! I wish i could be there but I had to postpone my coming to Paris to next week…

  7. Jess

    September 23, 2011

    Gorgeous picture! Has me excited for the weekend!

  8. erica

    September 23, 2011

    Flora and Henri’s ribbed lap-neck tees are the best fitting for my skinny boy with the big head. i definitely recommending sizing up like crazy. My 31 month old is currently wearing size 4 even though he’s still in 18-24 month Boden tees. They are so worth the price, and you can usually get them for 10-15% off with their coupon codes.

  9. Mariela

    September 23, 2011

    Amazing picture!, have a great weekend, and continue enjoying Paris.

  10. Go Haus Go

    September 23, 2011

    Looking forward to seeing how the auction went. It’s been fun and inspiring to follow along on your journey – so glad you moved there. Although, we do miss you in the States!

  11. Liz

    September 23, 2011

    Hi Jordan,
    This isn’t really a comment on your post –although your “Happy Weekend” on Friday always reminds me to start transitioning to a weekend state of mind!

    This is a random question, but I’ve looked and looked on your blog and can’t find this. Maybe 9 months ago you did a cross link or photo shoot or posting with a friend of yours who does styling for clothing retailers. She was doing LLBean’s Signature line and there we’re pictures of her wearing some of the clothes in anticipation of a trip.

    You linked to her blog where she had entries about how she styles her own clothes, including notably, how she made a big floppy lapel flower out of a scarf.

    Does any of this sound familiar? I’m 99% sure I saw the link on your blog, I can’t remember the woman’s name and I really wanted to start following her.

    If you can’t remember, don’t worry about it – at least my search through your blog brought back happy ideas, including your 2010 year in review post!

    Thanks for the fun!


  12. Cecilia

    September 23, 2011

    I just haved a crush on this phrase

    There really is no substitution for the awesome things that come by putting yourself out of your comfort zone

    It is what I needed to end the week, Thanks!!!

  13. Sarah @

    September 23, 2011

    I applaud you guys for stepping out of your comfort zones. Us bloggers are loving it too! Thanks for all the links. That baby parrot costume is too much!

    – Sarah

  14. kelly : pinetothepacific

    September 23, 2011

    ooh i hope you post a ton of photos from the fairground auction – sounds amazing!

  15. Kacie

    September 23, 2011

    I’m in the midst of some major changes and I’m trying to let go gracefully. Thanks for this little reminder that good things come from change.


  16. Denise

    September 23, 2011

  17. Anna of [green gable]

    September 23, 2011

    I just discovered your blog and am a new follower! How wonderful to live in Paris for a year–I’m jealous! I love your style and posts–that crib is gorgeous!

  18. Janssen

    September 23, 2011

    You are such an inspiration to me to just DO what you love. And not let other things get in the way of it. I feel like so many people would have made excuses for why not to move to Paris.

  19. Trish

    September 23, 2011

    Oh but what if I went halvsies with you on the carousel? Because I’ve suddenly and inexplicably decided I’m in the market for one 😉


    September 23, 2011

    I have never been to France, and can’t imagine moving there! It would be fabulous! I am very jealous of your weekend plans. I live in Chicago and mine are to help a friend apt search and watch the Bears game, does not exactly line up!

  21. jordan

    September 23, 2011

    @Liz you are thinking of the lovely Miss Maggie Mason at

  22. Liz @ Bella Vita

    September 23, 2011

    I will be working on applications for writing programs in the UK and watching the Oregon Ducks game. Slightly less glamorous than Paris. Sigh.

    I’m quitting my career, moving to London and becoming a writer. Follow my journey here:

  23. Liz

    September 23, 2011

    Thank you!! Everyone: go see Maggie’s blog!!

  24. Devon

    September 24, 2011

    Just this week we accepted a job in Germany…after many tears and indecision about uprooting our little family and leaving for 3 years, we’re now so excited!! I feel we would have regretted it forever had we not taken the leap. Moving this March…now to figure out how to do the rest (rent the house, move our pets, visas, etc., etc.).

    Thanks for sharing your adventures Jordan!

  25. Morgan

    September 24, 2011

    oh my goodness. I am so jealous. Just seeing the display at Versailles would be utterly amazing, but imagine the lucky people who get to own some of those pieces. I need to go to Paris asap.

  26. Danielle

    September 24, 2011

    Lovely post and lovely picture. It’s so nice that you’re having such a fantastic time in Paris – Life is for living and you’re certainly doing that, so well done you! 🙂

    I’ve been having a wonderful weekend so far. My sister has visited London for her birthday so we went to the new Coach store and purchased beautiful things and then generally ran around eating at Fortnum’s and then drank a bucket-load of champagne – my brain is going to punish me for that tomorrow, but at the moment I’m wearing the ‘blanket of booze’ and feel invincible! Hahaha


  27. Sarah

    September 24, 2011

    I have *just* discovered your blog and the first thing I see is that you have moved to live in Paris for a year – this is a dream of mine! So, you have me!

    I’m currently reading Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard, who was a New Yorker that met and married a French man – I’m loving it. So, completely excited that I can now live vicariously through you too!

  28. KateB

    September 25, 2011

    Jordan, that it so timely and on the money that it’s going up on the kitchen blackboard. We’re getting ready to make a move ourselves, and I’ve been thinking about how to bolster the kids’ spirits. You just contributed a piece to that puzzle. Thank you for leading by example!

  29. teresa

    September 25, 2011

    Nothing need as fun as what you are doing- Love your picture….but then any I don’t think you can take a bad picture where you live =)

  30. Hilary

    September 25, 2011

    That’s exactly how I feel, two years after moving to San Francisco. So, so worth it.

    It’s foggy and cold here this weekend, so we’re baking pumpkin cookies and watching movies and walking the dog in the rain!

    XO – Hilary

  31. Alison

    September 25, 2011

    I leave to live in Rome for the remainder of the year a week from today. This post just tipped the scales in favor of excited vs. nervous! PS – that baby sushi costume is the cutest thing I’ve EVER seen!!

  32. Janie Carpenter

    September 25, 2011

    I have always wanted to visit Paris n the fall, next on my to do list…lol
    Best of Luck with every thing you do…

  33. palash

    September 26, 2011

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  34. houseofvioletta

    September 26, 2011

    what a dream to live in Paris. It’s one of my favorite, cities in the world. Winter time is particularly spectacular and romantic. I wouldn’t trade the world for my European living experience, it truly is magical.

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