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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pondering Paris

I'm very pleased (and a little proud) to announce that Pan Macmillan/Plum has just released my new book, Paris: A Guide to the City's Creative Heart. I don't want to bore you with a million details, other than to say than the Plum girls have done a beautiful job on design and production and I'm very touched with the outcome. This illustrated design guide for creative professionals was intended to be a visually rich sourcebook of the city's best (and often secret) quartiers, bookstores, boutiques, bistros, paperies, galleries, hotels, design museums, parks and other splendid places. It's a fresh look at Paris through design-tinted glasses. There are lots of lovely ephemera, mementoes, notes and photos to inspired readers, which gives it both a joyous sense of place and a real feeling of intimacy. In essence, it's a tactile package of pleasurable Parisian layers.

It's in bookstores now, just in time for Chrissy shopping, but rather than focus too much on the content here, I'll simply post a few of my favourite Parisian scenes from the book.

Enjoy, and if you'd like to recommend any of your own great destinations, just let me know!

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