After a semester of lectures and tutorials, I learnt the important of reading and how it will influences your way of thinking and writing. So as a firm of believer that books do light up anyone’s soul, I advocate that a deeniseglitz’s reader should also be armed with a book in one hand and a pen in another. Not forgetting, a cup of capuccino or hot chocolate, within your reach, on the coffee table.
To entice you further with the notion of reading with style, I am going to recommend you this guidebook which you have engross and with eyes glued to writings and illustrations of this book I found at the travel section in the library. The title is probably pretty explicit enough to indicate that this book would probably attract feminine francophiles but before you close this window/tab thinking “this isn’t my sort of book”, please allow me to explain why every women should read it even if you’re not packing your bags very soon for Paris.
1. This is the best book to flaunt on trains, buses and planes or at the beach.
It took me about an hour to read,ponder and absorb the essence of this book. This reader-friendly book is written in a matter-of-fact manner which any reader could catch along even if you were distracted by a most stunning guy on earth seated right across you. It’s time to flaunt how well-read you are even though you’re slinging the most girly-looking hot pink bag over your shoulders.
2. Some pages in this book will lift you off your feet and smile unconsciously
How true when the author says, ” We all have friends who is overbooked, obsessed, never stressed or never there? ” The illustrations by Kanako are pretty entertaining too.
3. The best kept secrets are meant to be kept a secret.
Do you know that you could send an email to yourself in 10 year’s time? Do you know that there’s a phonebooth in the streets of Paris that would ring occassionally, waiting for someone to pick up?
Oops. I’ve just disclosed the secret.
I was inspired to write this post after reading this book titled, ” My Little Paris: The best kept Parisian secrets” which introduces fun places to visit in Paris and interesting activities to be engaged in while you’re travelling in Paris. I love the beautiful illustrations in this book which is drawn by Kanako and the humorous,quirky style of writing that made me smile as I flipped through the pages of this book. It’s a one-of-a-kind guide book and I’m so excited to share with you some of the places,cafes and shops recommended in this book. Here are my favourites mentioned in the book which I would love to check out if I could get hold of a ticket to Paris.
1. Choose 7 people to be in your dream team to dine in a one-table restaurant
La Tête dans les Olives is an intimate Sicilian restaurant found in the heart of Paris. Its an Italian restaurant which holds private dinners. According to the book, it says that you could only book one table for 5 people. But my last visit to the website, the number of diners has been changed to 8 per table. I wouldn’t know who to invite for dinner though. That also probably means I might have to drag 7 people along with me to tour Paris.
Le Téléphone est une œuvre d’art contemporain imaginée en 2006 par l’artiste française Sophie Calle.
Les Pâtes Vivantes is a Chinese noodle restaurant that serves fresh noodle. There isn’t a shortage in supply of Chinese noodles in Singapore but it might just felt different eating noodles with chopsticks in Paris on Montmartre. It’s just… très different.
Metro Saint Sébastien Froissard