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.

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Whenever I get a small hope it could be getting warmer out, I can’t to see what the shops are promoting for spring beauty products. A new bronzer, and mascara can do wonders for your mood (am I right?!). This winter I have stocked up on some favorites, but also tried some new products that I think you will love. So here is the spring beauty edit-see slides above!

Where to Buy

Bath & Body: Earth Tu Face: Body Butter, Kora Organics: Enriched Body Lotion, and Malin + Goetz: Peppermint Body Scrub

Skin Care for Eyes: Kiehl’s Since 1851: Creamy Eye Treatment, Klorane: Soothing and Relaxing Eye Patches, and Tat Harper: Restorative Eye Creme

Lip Treatment: Le Metier De Beaute: Creme Fresh Tint, Yves Saint Laurent: Volupte Tint-in-Oil, and Yves Saint Laurent: Rouge Pur Couture Vernis

Bronzer: Urban Decay: Naked Flushed, Too Faced: Milk Chocolate Matte Bronzer, and Make Up For Ever: Mat Bronzer

Mascara: Laura Mercier: Faux Lash Mascara, Make Up for Ever: Extravagant Mascara, and Anastasia Beverly Hills: Brow Wiz

 Photo by Studio Castillero for The Fox and the Sparrow