Friday, June 14, 2013
It is Official....I am a Francophile!
Paris, My Sweet is the story of a young New Yorker who gets the chance to move to Paris to work as a copy writer at Luis Vuitton! ( I could not believe it when she wrote that employees got NO discount on Luis purses!!) Ms Thomas writes from her heart as she describes learning to live as the Parisians do...taking life slower and enjoying the beauty of everyday life. She also shares her frustration as she tries to break the culture barrier in France. But this memoir is really about the food of Paris...mainly sweets and a lot of chocolate. This book was just made for me, Paris, purses and sweets!! If you are a Francophile and a Foodie, you must read this little tome and just drool over her descriptions of the patisseries and all their wares! My friend, Susan, has traveled to Europe several times recently and I must say that the chocolate she brings home is so delish!! There is just no comparison to it here in America.
So if there is no vacay on your horizon this summer, relax with this book in your favorite chair. Eat a sweet while you read and sip on some coffee or tea...you will think you are on the streets of Paris!!