“The New Paris” Instagram giveaway!

4 April 2017
Saint James The New Paris

Here’s a little treat to kick off publication month! To celebrate the release of “The New Paris” and the cultural links between France and the US, I’m partnering with an incredible group of brands for quite a killer giveaway. One lucky person will win an advance copy of my book, plus a Saint James Breton striped t-shirt and fishnet market bag, a notebook, pen and pochette set from Papier Tigre, a L’Artisan Parfumeur perfume set, and a $100 voucher for Buvette in NYC! It all happens on Instagram, beginning today through Friday April 7! The giveaway will end on April 7th at 4pm EST/10pm GMT. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on April 8th at 8:30am EST/2:30pm GMT. Please make sure your account is public during the giveaway, so we can verify your entry and get in touch if you win! The winner has 24 hours to claim the prize before a new winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to global participants, with the understanding that the restaurant voucher is valid only at Buvette’s NYC location. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. Disclaimer: Void where prohibited by law, no purchase necessary.…

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(NEWS!) The Paris Book

22 June 2015

I have been living in Paris for nine years, writing this site for six and contributing to newspapers and magazines for over three. At some point, the prospect of taking the knowledge I have built up over the years a step further certainly crossed my mind. But in what form? I knew I would only pursue a book project if an idea emerged organically and if it felt right. An idea that I would be excited to research and write. Well over year ago, after a marathon catch-up in Paris with my dear friend Nichole during which we discussed some of the changes in Paris I’ve observed over these last nine years, that idea crystallized. But I sat on it. I wasn’t ready. So I let it germinate for months. Until Rebecca Plotnick, a photographer who splits her time between Chicago and Paris, unwittingly presented me with a challenge. It was during our first in-person rendez-vous and we were getting to know one another. She asked if I had ever considered writing a book – a memoir, a guide, whatever – to which I politely replied “Yes but I don’t have an idea. It’s not the right time”. She smiled […]…

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