From the Bookshelf. “How to be Parisian wherever you are” by Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Anne Berest.

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How To Be Parisian

For a petite book like this, it made a spectacular career, to no surprise though, as it is witty, intelligent and wonderfully auto-ironic. Four friends combined together a generous dose of joie de vivre, romance, allure and French chic, mixed with photographs and voila! – commercial success followed almost overnight.

According to the book, to be Parisian means to be always late, never lacking in self confidence, constantly in love, difficult, beautifully imperfect and incredibly seductive. Perhaps without zip code in the City of Lights this ideal can be hard to maintain round the clock, but still can be mostly inspirational. After all, once in a while a hint of Parisian “state of mind” can only spice things up, n’est-ce pas?