Wednesday, 18 March 2015

How to be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style and Bad Habits

I saw a newspaper article about this book and thought it would probably be just a bit of fluff – but I got it from the library and its charms stole up on me.

The authors are 4 Parisian women and they have put together a charming book that captures the spirit of the Parisienne.

One small warning – it does display typical French earthiness on the subject of sex – nothing gross but you do pick up real cultural differences here.

To give you a flavour here is part of a section called Aphorisms.

"To be read out loud ever night before going to bed.  Even when inebriated:

Don't be afraid of aging.  As the saying goes, don't be afraid of anything but fear itself. * Find 'your' perfume before you turn thirty.  Wear it for the next thirty years. * No one should ever see your gums when you talk or laugh.  * If you own only one sweater, make sure it's cashmere. * Wear a black bra under your white blouse, like two notes on a sheet of music."

You won't agree with it all but you will get an idea of what makes a French woman living in Paris tick.


  1. 'Sounds like a fun book! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. Sounds fun.

    Thanks for sharing and for this meme. Love it.



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