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Iam happy to welcome you back to Today’s Nest. First, let me say “thanks”. I know there are millions of sites to see and other internet distractions. The fact that you’ve chosen to spend some of your time in our little internet corner is heart-warming, and frankly, the reason we have continued to create content for over 11 years. Life has been tricky for a while now, but hopefully things are getting better for you… wherever you are. Here, in Paris, things are slowly returning to “normal”. Of course, there are still some restrictions, but we are free to move about and enjoy the simple pleasures. And, it’s just in time. Autumn in Paris is magical. The temperatures make it ideal for spending time outdoors walking around and seeing the leaves start to change. The evenings are cool enough to have a fire in the fireplace and cozy up with a good book OR binge-watch L’Agence on Netflix.

on the road again

Fortunately, the COVID conditions in France are such that I was able to start traveling again. Last month I took a road trip around parts of France to discover some places I had not yet seen. Top on the list were Lyon, Annecy, and Dijon.. with others along the way. Look for photos and guides to those places soon. For now, enjoy the other new travel articles for this month.
At the moment, I am planning an upcoming trip to Strasbourg (and maybe into Germany) to capture some Christmas content for you. Simultaneously, I am working on a much longer trip to Italy next spring. I am thrilled to be returning to Italy and I can’t wait to share it all with you.

the most wonderful time of the year?

Holiday content is already underway. In fact, we generally get started on holiday projects in the early summer to make sure we have enough. That makes it complicated sometimes when looking for materials and props. As I got rid of most of my prop library when I moved to France, I have had to start building it again. That resulted in getting started a little later than usual this year, but now it is full steam ahead.
Count on returning throughout the holiday season for recipes, DIY projects, and plenty of merriment. 


This month we are embracing autumn with some of my favorite dishes. Start with our Moroccan Chicken and Butternut Squash Tagine. It’s delicious, easy to make, and will add a little excitement to your weeknight meals. Then, be sure to check out Apple Crumble Soufflé. This is a delicious dessert with an apple purée surprise. Lastly, for fall brunch, nothing beats a warm quiche. Our classic Quiche Lorraine is all you need to start the day off right.
This month I will be staying mostly in Paris, enjoying the sights and sounds. You’ll find me most afternoons on the terrace of my favorite neighborhood café, working while I enjoy a coffee… or a beer, depending on my mood.
Until the next time, please enjoy your time traveling through the pages of Today’s Nest. If you have questions or comments or ideas for future content, please email me at
Nest Wishes,
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Sam Henderson
Editor-in-chief, Today’s Nest

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