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How to be Parisian | Book Review 

Growing up I was an avid reader, romance/crime/biographies you name it I read it. I then went through a couple of years of just nothing, nothing seemed to be inspiring me to read again until I received this book as a Christmas gift. Not only did the cover intrigue me (yes I do judge a book by its cover) so did the fact that it wasn’t your every day novel. It was a collaboration of thoughts, feelings and advice by four best friends. So Christmas Day I opened the first page.. 


As I said this book was a combination of words by four best girlfriends; Anne Berest – Journalist, Audrey Diwan – Screenwriter, Caroline de Maigret – Model and Music Label Founder and Sophie Mas – Film Producer. They have come together to produce a charming and uniquely entertaining easy read. 


The book focuses on everything from style and fashion to parenting. From sex and men to culture. From fitness and food to attitude. It had me laughing out loud, to quite emotional to actually making me consider changing aspects of my life for the better. I found it a truly inspiration and funny read that looks great on your coffee table!



One of this things I really loved and appreciated throughout the book was the photography. It was simply stunning and really spoke to me, I found myself gazing at them for ages. It covered many areas of photography I love, from high fashion to casual everyday, the great outdoors and those perfect Pinterest inspired interiors. 


I wanted to keep this review short and sweet and hopefully leaving you wanting to read it. Who doesn’t want to follow modern Parisienne women into the 21st century. 

This is officially my favourite read of 2016 and as I’m sure you can tell it is a well loved and well read book. With nods to feminism, nakedness and general life who doesn’t want to give it a go. 


I’ll leave you with some of my favourite quotes I came across.. 

“Find ‘you’re’ perfume before you turn thirty. Wear it for the next thirty years. ”

“Take a deep breath and keep it simple. ”

“Be aware of your qualities and your faults. Cultivate them in private but don’t obsess. ”

Katie x 

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