It’s Friday, High Five!

cadena-asociados-bones-collector-hueso-restaurant-guadalajara-mexico-designboom-101How have I survived this week? I have made hundreds of cookies, muffins, and treats for every school, office and activity Christmas party imaginable. But ladies and gentleman it is Friday and amazingly I survived this crazy week. That is one big high-five right there!

Tomorrow morning we are planning our family Christmas celebration, Santa is coming early to our house, because our big present to ourselves is a five-day trip to Paris. It has been years since my last visit and the first for my kids and hubby so we are getting very excited.  Everyone has been working on their list of must see, do and EAT plus I’ve gotten advice from others on their favorites too. Anyone out there visited lately? Feel free to share your recommendations. I’d love to hear your Paris high-fives.

Another busy week next week but this time in a much nicer way. Hopefully I will have some amazing photos to share when I return. Until then, I hope you enjoy some of my other high fives for the week.

friday1. How beautiful is this concept restaurant, “Hueso,” in Mexico decorated with over 10,000 bones.

 2. This city guide Paris en Familie I purchased from Life and Lemons for our big trip. Can’t wait to put it to use!

3. Hipster portraits of world leaders by Illustrator Amit Shimoni, loving JFK’s new do!

4. The gorgeous wallpaper mural Valorie Hart used in her master bedroom makeover.

5.  These two Brooklyn artists are creating sets on the street using discarded furniture, just like my house!

For My Locals: Remember this is the last weekend for Christmas markets here in Germany (most will close on Christmas Eve.) Plus there will be an Antique market at the Ansbach Stadthalle on Sunday, maybe you have time for a few last-minute Christmas gifts for yourself.


  1. Maggie, I hope you and your family have a great and very happy christmas!

    As for Paris travel tips, I am a regular reader of Happy Interior Blog. Igor lives in Munich and Paris, and he has a lot of great tips for Paris – for eating and designy things to see! 😀
    I’ve just looked at his blog and he actually has a handy tag for all his Paris posts!

    Have lots of fun in Paris! (And take lots of pics so I can live vicariously through you!)

    • Great recommendation. I have read the Happy Interior blog before now I will have to go back over all the Paris posts. That also reminded me that Design Sponge does great city guides as well. I better get to work I only have 24 hours to review.
      Have you and yours have a very Merry Christmas too! Thanks Again.

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