On My Radar Screen - My Favorite Posts of the Week

Happy Friday everyone!! How was your week? Spring has finally "sprung" here in the northeast and it is absolutely gorgeous - daffodils, tulips and flowering trees galore!
I spent yesterday in New York on a blogging "field trip" - I gathered some fun info for future blogs, had an amazing lunch at Balthazar and partook in a little retail therapy (Paper Source, C Wonder and Warby Parker are hard to resist). 
And, I had the pleasure of meeting one of the sweetest women ever to discuss a fascinating travel concept that I predict will be taking New York and the world by storm (and which I will be sharing with you very soon!).
This has been a busy week with my fellow bloggers discussing travel plans...I guess it's that time of year!  Here is a round up of my favorite blog posts of the week:
Anita from Castles, Crowns and Cottages is sponsoring a France "link party" from May 17-24 to share anything and everything related to France. You can bet I signed on to that one immmediately...I can't wait!! Come wander along with us!
Jeanne of Collage of Life, writes about traveling solo. Have you ever traveled solo before?
Lauren from Aspiring Kennedy definitely wins the most adorable post of the week award...check out her precious little Viola all set to travel the world!
Un Femme D'Un Certain Age guest posted at Already Pretty about how she manages to pack for a two week trip in a small carry-on bag. Her ability to do this so effortlessly instantly makes her my hero! My goal is to do this for my upcoming trip to Italy, Greece and France. I have a lot to learn.
Linda from Calling it Home, guest posted over at Live, Laugh, Decorate about the hip and happening Viceroy Hotel in Miami, making us all wish we were sipping mojitos in South Beach.
Debra at 5th and State has just announced her upcoming group trip to France. It looks like a spectacular trip!
Sharon from My French Country Home kicked off her first Brocante Tour of the year. The first day sounded like my idea of a perfect day - I can't wait to follow along vicariously throughout the rest of the tour!
That's it for this week...I hope the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming wherever you may be wandering this weekend!