Last Updated on 2nd May 2017 by Sophie Nadeau
If you’ve ever been to Paris, you’ll know that there really is a certain ‘je ne sais quoi‘ surrounding Parisian women. Not just anyone can be Parisian! Well, that is, until you read the book ‘How to be Parisian wherever you are‘. The book promises to dole out helpful tips and tricks by the dozen and teaches you how to get a little bit of Parisian magic in your life.
HTBPWYA is a scrapbook of sorts; a collection of quotes, engaging imagery, short stories, inspiring lists and a handful of memoirs form the 250+ page book. There also happens to be a handy Paris index at the end containing all sorts of useful restaurant numbers and unusual things to see & do in the city of lights.
It’s the sort of book that can be picked up and put down on a whim. From love advice to nailing the perfect go-to wardrobe essential, it’s the sort of book that’s perfect for a coffee table (and even better enjoyed while munching on a macaron or two)!
How To Be Parisian: Wherever You Are is for you if:
You enjoy reading a sarcastic tone.
You’re looking for a little bit of light reading.
like love Paris
You’re looking for some Paris tips and hints before your trip!
I must admit that when I read other reviews online about the book, I was pretty surprised, to say the least! People took to the book like marmite; that is to say0 they either loved it or they hated it (and there didn’t seem to be any in-between). However, I personally highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a little bit of Parisian inspiration in their lives! It’s fun, lighthearted and will provide hours of entertainment each time you go back to it.
Highlights from the book:
“Have a Saturday night on a Wednesday” (p. 184)
The Parisian way of life is relaxed and a Parisienne will enjoy a glass of wine on a weekday if she so desires. (Just don’t go overboard!)
“Matching your handbag to your outfit” (p.40)
Dressing à la Parisienne means being effortlessly chic. Over-doing it by fussing over the tiny details is most definitely not cool!
“Don’t follow trends. (Trends follow you)” p. 73
Be yourself unashamedly!