Friday, October 28, 2016

Inspired by Paris by Jordan Phillips

Inspired by Paris:
Why Borrowing from the French Is Better Than Being French
by Jordan Phillips

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @jphillipsNY

Just released: June 2016
Publisher: Lure of Luxe LLC
Genre: France, Travel
Paperback: 256 pages
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
I love French men and French culture and French wine and French architecture and French food, along with a lot of other French things. Show me a wedge of oozy cheese or a slightly dilapidated Mansrd roof, and I still swoon, no matter how many I see.

Part travel narrative and part lifestyle guide, Inspired by Paris: Why Borrowing from the French Is Better Than Being French is a must-read for anyone who’s ever dreamed about traveling to or living in France.

Author Jordan Phillips is a bona fide Francophile. Just show her a wedge of oozy French cheese or a slightly dilapidated Mansard roof, and she’ll swoon every time. Before moving to New York, Phillips lived in Paris, and she still travels to her apartment there frequently. But through these experiences, she learned that—as in so many things in life—fantasy is often better than reality.

Filled with historical tidbits, motivational nuggets, and honest insight, chapters such as “La Vie Est Belle,” “The Paris Syndrome,” and “Jacques-in-the-Box” reveal the truth of what it’s really like to live in the most beautiful city in the world.

Whether you’re headed to Paris next week or never make it there at all, this chatty and information-packed book will introduce you to the real City of Light—beyond the fantasy of the Instagram version.


=====> Loved the girly french illustrations scattered throughout this book.

My two-bits:

Filled with nitty gritty things to know about Paris and its people, this is one of those books for keeps (for future reference).

I liked learning about how to get around in the city and how to just enjoy the moments there.

This book contains some history, shared recipes and lists of fashion, food, films and fun facts to be in a Paris mind-set and mode.


* review copy courtesy of book tour sponsored by Kate Tilton's Book Bloggers

* included in October Paris virtual book event (schedule)


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