How to be Parisian ✨ wherever you are. 

| sophie mas | audrey diwan |caroline de maigret | anne berest |

I am one of those girls who daydreams of all things Parisian and would love nothing more than to spend every waking day in Paris. I love the architecture, the culture and of course the style, so this book was always going to hold a special place on my bookshelf.

The first time I attempted to buy it I came out of York Waterstones with Sali Hughes’ Pretty Honest, not that I was in any way disappointed but it was clearly not the french hardback I went in for. It was not until I was in Manchester a couple of weeks later that I actually stumbled upon (ok hunted down) this little beauty.

Since being a child I have loved nothing more than sitting with brand new book, particularly on a rainy day and as a “grown up” I still have that love. Only now when I am found with a book, if I’m not in the bath or in bed I’ll be sat with a large americano or almond latte (if I’m lucky enough to be perched in Cafe Rouge).

IMG_5505There is just something so endearing and relaxing about being lost in a new book -better still when you’re lost in the French capital. When I started How to be Parisian I literally found that I was a third of the way through before I knew it. It’s such an easy, chilled read filled with style, love, friendship and attitude. I sat with a smug grin on my face all of the way through. It’s sarcastic, witty, arty and intelligent – right up my street!

For those wanting a tour guide of Paris, this is not it. You are not on a sight seeing expedition through the city centre. For those of you wanting a light read filled with Parisian humour, this is it. It’s not the most amazing book you have ever read in your life, but it will definitely ease the pain of a miserable Sunday and put a smile on your face.

Jessica KG x

P.S. this book is 100% written for women, by women.

Have you read it yet?

12 Comments

  1. 14th June 2015 / 7:32 pm

    I’ve been interested in this book for a while but am a bit fuzzy on what it’s actually about! It sounds like a nice, chilled out read though 🙂

    • 14th June 2015 / 7:51 pm

      It’s just about general Parisian style & attitude… So from how they approach a first date, make up, dinner with friends, key pieces to invest in, recipes to keep up your sleeve…. It’s almost written in the style of a magazine –
      So bits of all sorts & very laid back! If you do pick it up let me know what you think. Jessica KG xx

  2. 14th June 2015 / 7:32 pm

    I’ve been interested in this book for a while but am a bit fuzzy on what it’s actually about! It sounds like a nice, chilled out read though 🙂

    • 14th June 2015 / 7:51 pm

      It’s just about general Parisian style & attitude… So from how they approach a first date, make up, dinner with friends, key pieces to invest in, recipes to keep up your sleeve…. It’s almost written in the style of a magazine –
      So bits of all sorts & very laid back! If you do pick it up let me know what you think. Jessica KG xx

  3. 15th June 2015 / 1:35 am

    I’ve been to Paris before and lately I have been craving seeing it again. I may end up picking this up just to ease my sorrows a bit haha. Great post!

  4. 15th June 2015 / 1:35 am

    I’ve been to Paris before and lately I have been craving seeing it again. I may end up picking this up just to ease my sorrows a bit haha. Great post!

  5. 20th June 2015 / 7:18 pm

    Oh this sounds like an interesting read. I hope it’s still interesting for someone who’s never been to Paris? It is, however, on my list of places to visit!

    • 20th June 2015 / 7:59 pm

      It definitely is! You just need a good sense of humour for this book… Jessica KG xxx

  6. 20th June 2015 / 7:18 pm

    Oh this sounds like an interesting read. I hope it’s still interesting for someone who’s never been to Paris? It is, however, on my list of places to visit!

    • 20th June 2015 / 7:59 pm

      It definitely is! You just need a good sense of humour for this book… Jessica KG xxx

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