There is nothing I love more than reruns of Julia Child, cooking and making a big ol’ hot mess. She is hysterical but also talented, and admirable. I have read just about every book by, and about her. Teaching my kiddos about Julia (we live an hour from her last home in Cambridge!) is still a little abstract for them. My oldest has seen Julie&Julia, and so that helps paint a picture on how influential she was. However, it’s hard to find a really great kids book about her. Until now…


When I found this book Bon Appétit by Jessie Hartland, I was psyched. This book is filled with beautifully drawn images, telling the story of Julia’s life. This is perfect for my oldest because he is into comics (i.e. Big Nate) and the book consists mostly of “comic like” illustrations. My little one loves it because there are little things that she knows on the pages and can point to, like “pomme”! I love how the book offers some simple French words for things kids will already know like “bread, table, apple” etc. I highly recommend checking Bon Appétit out.

Here are some amazing Julia books for Adults:

1. My FAVORITE book is My Life in France.

2. Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom is a fun books of Julia anecdotes.

3. Dearie, is a lovely book about Julia’s life from Califronia, France, and finally in Cambridge.

We also have the book Julia, Child which is a fictional story that sprinkles in some fun Julia facts!



Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! I am celebrating 11 years with my hubby tonight, crazy how time flies when your having fun! Here are my favorite links from around the internet this week…

Guest blogging over on Mini Style about warmer weather and floral crowns.

Love this article in the NY Times by favorite author Pamela Druckerman.

Love this local blogger from Boston!

Amazing podcast Zen Parenting, I’ve been listing every morning for a few weeks. Thanks to my sister and brother-in-law for the rec!

Guest blogging over on The Boston Day Book about winter on Cape Cod.

This new tutorial by my fave beauty blogger Angela Lanter.

Photography by Lisa Elizabeth Images


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Weekend Link Love


I am currently contributing to The Boston Day Book, my favorite local lifestyle site! If you are looking for something to do on Cape Cod this winter, read all about my FAVORITE’S here!

Photo by Rebecca Hansen from First Mate Photo

Wesleigh is wearing Miou hat, Gap Kids tights (similar here) and Ralph Lauren shoes. I am wearing Ralph Lauren boots and Dior Coat similar here and here and here.