“The New Paris” Book: Video Teaser

18 April 2017
The New Paris book teaser

Here we go! My little baby is making its way into the world today and I’m over the moon! I can’t wait to know what you think. One of the thrilling outcomes of having a book released all over the world at the same time is learning where it is being sold. So far, I’ve received messages and photos from booksellers and boutiques in Australia that have been displaying the book and I’ve spotted it in Paris at Colette, Shakespeare & Co, Artazart, WHSmith, and Sézane. It’s wild to think of my work reaching people from around the world and hopefully leading to a deeper appreciation for or better understanding of the French capital today. So what is “The New Paris”, you ask? It’s a bit of the video below (if reading in your email inbox, click HERE to watch the video!). Order your copy of “The New Paris” now! Click here for a list of online distributors or visit a bookseller nearest you. Once you’ve read it, please consider leaving a review on Amazon or GoodReads!  Video by Haleigh Walsworth…

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5 Things I Learned in Paris

14 April 2017
Paris Montmartre

It was a pure delight to get work with the photographer Charissa Fay on this book and most importantly, she confirmed who my target audience would be — people like her! I thought it would be fun to get her thoughts on the experience on the shoot and what she learned about Paris through “The New Paris” lens.   Before Lindsey reached out to me with this exciting project, I had been to Paris five or six times, beginning with a French language exchange when I was fifteen.  There’s something heady about the overall atmosphere and the alluring, chic style of the city that always draws me back, so I was thrilled to spend two and a half weeks shooting the book in Fall 2015 and Summer 2016.  For a few wonderful weeks, I lived like a local in Paris!  And so what did I learn about this favorite city of mine? 1// As Lindsey writes, the 9th, 10th, and 11th arrondissements are the heart of the “new”, contemporary Paris.  In my previous visits, I had started naturally gravitating to younger, more local places in these neighborhoods, but I had no idea of the depth and true nature of the burgeoning, creative […]…

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‘The New Paris’ Book Tour: Event Dates

10 April 2017
The New Paris Book tour

April 18 – release date for “The New Paris” – will be here before I know it which not only means there’s a limited amount of time left to take advantage of the pre-order gift offer (click here for more on that!) but I’ll soon be flying to ‘Merica on a little tour! Here’s where can you find me talking about my new baby (gestation time: 2 years!) in April and May. I really hope to see you there! April 21, LOS ANGELES  Soho House, West Hollywood  12pm (members) Discussion  April 22, SAN FRANCISCO  Book Passage inside the Ferry Building  1pm Reading & Signing  April 23, CHICAGO  Read It & Eat  3-4:30pm Purchase tickets April 27, PHILADELPHIA Barnes & Noble, Rittenhouse Square  7pm Reading & Signing April 28, PHILADELPHIA Menagerie Coffee 11am-3pm Signing & Guest Roasting Belleville Brûlerie May 4, NYC  Jamini Pop-Up boutique 171 Elizabeth Street (SOHO) Meet & Greet + Signing May 4, NYC  Rizzoli Bookstore 6pm Q&A & Signing, moderated by Jeff Gordinier, Food & Drinks Editor at Esquire Magazine May 10, PARIS  The American Library in Paris 7:30PM Talk moderated by author and New Yorker writer Lauren Collins + Signing May 13, PARIS Fou de Pâtisserie […]…

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“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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A night in Champagne at Les Crayères

18 February 2017
Les Crayeres Reims

Working through the winter holiday came with one benefit: rest and relaxation once the rest of the world had returned to work in January! While it wasn’t a long break, my husband and I boarded the high-speed train to Reims in mid-January for a bubbly-infused change of scenery. If I’m being honest, it wasn’t a true holiday either. I was on assignment for Relais & Châteaux’s magazine Instants, for which I previously documented a visit to Crillon le Brave in 2015, testing Les Crayères for the first time. A historic property situated across the street from Maison Pommery, the classically designed hotel is most known for its double Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant led by Meilleur Ouvrier de France chef Philippe Mille which I was eager to try ever since my first visit to the region last summer. The experience was royal, from the palatial room dressed up in country chic furnishings to the English bar kitted out in English plaid. We napped, we read, we wandered the property’s expansive green grounds and ate as much as we could in such a short period of time. While my lifestyle hews more closely with the bistronomy style of cooking — which is to […]…

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