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Book review: How to be Parisian? Wherever you are

Bonjour! How to be Parisian? Wherever you are
This English written BOOK has been on my wish list for ages. And in December I asked Maikel, who told me he bought this book, if I could borrow it. He brought it to me last time he was in Stockholm (remember he took the pictures of my backpack.How to be Parisian? Werever you are www.sofarsosabine.com Bobbi Brown Michael Kors Chanel Ikea

Maikel borrowed a book from me as well and so are we trying to keep each other smart haha! Reading books is healthy for the brain right? It’s always nice to read a book where others are so excited about.  The reason I was so interested, is because I love Paris so much! One of my favorite places in Stockholm was Maison Laduree. They closed it now, I almost cried when I found out. I hope they will reopen it somewhere in Stockholm.

Since I met my Parisian friend here in Stockholm, I started to love that city even more. She is a true Parisienne! Wherever she is. It’s always good to have international friends, it’s such a wealth to know people with different nationalities I believe. She came once to Amsterdam to visit us and our newborn when we lived there. A close friend I must say.How to be Parisian? Werever you are www.sofarsosabine.com Bobbi Brown Michael Kors Chanel Ikea

To quote the book itself:

At last, a fun and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne in the 21st Century.

The book is written by a group of friends, as well as talented iconoclasts; Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas. Isn’t that just great? I would love to write a book with some of my friends, that would be so cool. How to be Parisian? Werever you are www.sofarsosabine.com Bobbi Brown Michael Kors Chanel Ikea

So what do you learn about being a Parisian? Basically everything. In chapter one you learn How the Parisienne is seen by a Parisian man, that she is a mother with flaws, what it means to be “au naturel” and so on, you know, the basics.
What made me laugh:

She buys very expensive shoes, but never polishes them.

She’s aware that her flaws mess with her life. But changing is too much work. 

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There are recipes in it how to cook and to host parties like a Parisienne.

Chapter three tells you how to look like a Parisienne. What less is more means and how to take care of your skin. You’ll find some look-books. In the whole book you will find great pictures on almost every other page. I love that, that’s why it feels like reading a magazine, but still it’s a book. The texts are short and easy to read. You can read the book from beginning to the end but you don’t have to read everything in order to understand other parts of the book. So whatever YOU feel like reading, you can read. Read it at night, with a cup of Rituals tea like I did!

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Chapter four tells you all about love. The ideal man:

He’s not muscular. (You’d rather think of him reading a book than lifting weights).

He’s unshaven. (Just enough so that you never fully see the man behind the stubble.)

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The book tells you about love stories, why tears and jealousy doesn’t work with men and much more. There’s some pages about marriage, pregnancy, sex, being naked and everything that comes with love.How to be Parisian? Werever you are www.sofarsosabine.com Bobbi Brown Michael Kors Chanel Ikea

The 5th chapter tells you how to spend your spare time. Some more cooking recipes. Just all kinds of tips and advice actually. Some films and how to get away with cheating (don’t take this too serious girls).

The last chapter is all about French words and language. 15 French words you need to use in your vocabulary. At last, you’ll find an address book full of great hotspots in Paris. Just what we needed after learning how to be a Parisian; a trip to Paris. I hope my fiancé is reading this blogpost too. He promised me – and I am NOT joking – that if we would be one year together, he would take me to Paris. I think he has difficulties finding the right hotel for us. He’s been planning this for more than 3 years now ha ha. Maybe he should read this book.

What do you think about this book? Are you interested and would you find yourself being a Parisian (wherever you are)? Let me know if you like.

Order information:
ISBN 9780091958091
04 Sept 2014
SEK 181,81
Book Depository

 

Au revoir,

Sabine

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51 Comments

  • Reply
    Maikel
    19 February 2016 at 06:40

    Sabine, its so nice to read you loved the book! Its a wonderful, funny book full of tips and tricks which tought me to live life to the fullest, don’t take everything to seriously and love.

    The pictures look gorgeous! See you soon

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      sofarsosabine
      20 February 2016 at 10:31

      Thanks bae, it was a good advice to read this book. xxx

  • Reply
    Leny
    19 February 2016 at 08:16

    Leuk artikel over dat boek, zo maak je de mensen nieuwsgierig xxx

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      20 February 2016 at 10:31

      Ja het boek is echt superleuk!xxx

  • Reply
    Jeffrey
    19 February 2016 at 09:16

    Hey, leuk artikel en mooie foto’s!
    Parijs is een mooie stad om te bezoeken. :))
    Xx

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      20 February 2016 at 10:32

      Hey Jeff, ja ik zou daar best weer naar toe willen! xx

  • Reply
    Parisienne
    19 February 2016 at 10:54

    A Parisienne from Stockholm with love ?

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      sofarsosabine
      20 February 2016 at 10:32

      Love back at you <3

  • Reply
    ROBERT LEE
    19 February 2016 at 11:32

    That looks like a good book! And reading books is good. In fact, the most successful people in the world recommends that.

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      20 February 2016 at 10:33

      I don’t know if we will become successful after reading this book but we certainly understand,in a funny way, how it is to be Parisian.

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    Christa
    19 February 2016 at 11:49

    Leuk, klinkt echt als een boek voor jou! En fijn ook, zo’n boek wat je niet in een keer uit hóeft te lezen maar wat lekker korte hoofdstukken heeft zodat je tussendoor of voor het slapengaan gewoon elke keer een stukje kunt lezen. Dit vind ik een leuke nieuwe categorie voor blogposts! :)

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      20 February 2016 at 10:34

      Hai Christa,
      Ja ik ben niet bijzonder goed met boeken en vaak weet ik niet zo goed welk boek ik leuk vind. Deze sprong er uit! Maar als je tips hebt, kan ik ze altijd eens bekijken en lezen. xx

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    Joanna
    19 February 2016 at 14:09

    Very interesting! I remember seeing a movie about Parisian women recently, where they were explaining about the obsession with scarfs and how many different ways you can wear a scarf. Do the authors mention this in the book? I would love to read the love stories, French women seem so elegant and classy. :)

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      sofarsosabine
      20 February 2016 at 10:35

      Yes they seem like that! There’s not like a “wearing scarfs in different ways” in the book.

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    Mike Lair
    19 February 2016 at 16:39

    I love her take on men:
    “Chapter four tells you all about love. The ideal man: He’s not muscular. (You’d rather think of him reading a book than lifting weights). He’s unshaven. (Just enough so that you never fully see the man behind the stubble.)”

    Another great post, Sabine. Can’t wait to go to France and explore…

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      sofarsosabine
      20 February 2016 at 10:37

      Can’t wait to see your posts about France, are you going to Paris too?
      Yes this part of the ideal man suited me very well too. I hate those super muscular gym types haha

  • Reply
    Dionne
    20 February 2016 at 15:00

    Klinkt als een goed boek. Ik ben hier ook wel nieuwsgierig naar!

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      20 February 2016 at 19:58

      Ja is zeker leuk om een keer in te kijken in de winkel en te zien of het je bevalt! =)

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        Roselle Carlos-Toledo
        22 February 2016 at 03:25

        I also love reading books. I have more than a dozen still unread and then more unread digital copies.

        That book seems like a nice read. And I can relate to the not polishing the shoes. Ooppsss.. :)

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          sofarsosabine
          22 February 2016 at 11:32

          Hahahha, yes, it’s a bad habit lol. But do you have any tips for books for me?

  • Reply
    Raffa
    21 February 2016 at 13:13

    In 2016 alone I have read 12 books. I have to read this one, despite it’s not new I haven’t read it already. Thanks for your review. Great photos, as always.

    x

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      21 February 2016 at 22:44

      Thank you, which books could you recommend me? xx

  • Reply
    Alaine
    21 February 2016 at 21:18

    Looks like a very interesting book. I hope it’s available in our country too.

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      21 February 2016 at 22:43

      Which country is that? Have you checked the website I included, I think they send to a lot of countries =)

  • Reply
    Tina
    21 February 2016 at 21:25

    Wow. Interesting review. Looks like a fun read. I really like how you took your photos. Nicely done. :)

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      21 February 2016 at 22:42

      Thank you very much!

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    Dunja
    21 February 2016 at 21:35

    Thanks for sharing this! I usually don’t like books like this, but i’ve thought about buying this book for a while. I just don’t agree with the part about ideal man, ideal man is whatever kind of man you like :)

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      sofarsosabine
      21 February 2016 at 22:42

      Yes, the ideal man is different for everyone hahah. This is according to the Parisienne, haha. I think its a funny book!

  • Reply
    Charu
    22 February 2016 at 02:21

    Ok so I might just pick this book up for the au you describe it. And I love the highlights on the unshaven look

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      22 February 2016 at 11:33

      Yes, go for it. I love this unshaven look with men!

  • Reply
    Kevin - JustKVN
    22 February 2016 at 10:52

    I have to admit I still have to read it haha
    XX

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      22 February 2016 at 11:30

      hahaha, now you know where to start lol! xx

  • Reply
    charity
    22 February 2016 at 12:15

    That is an interesting book. Whenever I see or hear about the Parisians, it makes me think of the stereotypical less-cluttered, very focused lifestyle, the functional tiny homes that they seem to enjoy living in and the Rue Montorgueil!

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      sofarsosabine
      22 February 2016 at 12:40

      Yes, I can see what you mean! =) So true!

  • Reply
    Martine
    22 February 2016 at 15:54

    I am a Francophile so I love this book!!! I’ve been emulating my mom since I was a kid, regarding style, because hers is very Parisienne and effortlessly stylish, classi. Sigh! I wish I could travel to Paris once again.

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      sofarsosabine
      24 February 2016 at 15:06

      Oh great, your mom sounds like a very pretty woman!

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    Cynthia - Liefde voor mode
    22 February 2016 at 19:07

    Lijkt me echt een leuk boek! En het is natuurlijk alleen al een plaatje om naar te kijken 😉

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      24 February 2016 at 15:05

      Ja dat is het zeker!

  • Reply
    Orana
    24 February 2016 at 04:56

    I would love to read this book! I had never heard of it and it sounds really interesting. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      24 February 2016 at 15:05

      Yes, it’s really so much fun and great to own it, those pictures are absolutely fabulous in it.

  • Reply
    Airina Desuyo
    24 February 2016 at 06:35

    That looks like a good book! I also love how you did those layflat shots, so creative :)

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      sofarsosabine
      24 February 2016 at 15:04

      Thanks a lot! That’s where I am doing it for!

  • Reply
    Joy Priginal
    25 February 2016 at 03:05

    This sounds an interesting book! Your pictures are soo gorgeous!

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      25 February 2016 at 19:45

      Thank you very much =) Im happy you like it!

  • Reply
    Sam
    25 February 2016 at 06:58

    I’ve seen those books on the shelves and would love to read it!! Parisian lifestyle seems so far to me, being on the other side of the world

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      25 February 2016 at 19:44

      Yes, but this book makes it come close to you, wherever you are.

  • Reply
    Elle Strange
    28 February 2016 at 17:29

    She buys very expensive shoes, but never polishes them.

    She’s aware that her flaws mess with her life. But changing is too much work.

    Are my faves! I would put this in my BOOK WISHLIST hoping someone would give me this as a gift. Haha.

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      sofarsosabine
      28 February 2016 at 18:30

      Yes, good idea! It’s really so much fun this book!

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      7 March 2016 at 23:44

      Thanks a lot for that, hope to see you around a lot!

  • Reply
    Louisa
    28 June 2016 at 11:48

    This sounds like a great book to use for an ala Parisian party. Seems everything you would need to pull off being Parisian is in it!

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