The books that I have been loving lately.

From how to be more Parisian, to meeting the French career women inspiring us all to love stories by Will Darbyshire. These are the books that have got me through lockdown.

In Paris by Jeanne Damas & Lauren Bastide

As everyone who reads knows how much Jeanne Damas inspires me. So when I received the In Paris book for my birthday last year from my boyfriend I was in my element!

In Paris showcases their love for the city of Paris. The book dispelled the stereotype that there is only one type of Parisian.

In Paris takes us into the worlds of many Parisian women’s lives. The book has 20 women discussing their favourite areas of Paris and their careers in the city of love. They’re careers include Singers, Booksellers, Writers, Antique Dealers and even a teenage student.

Jeanne and Lauren visit the women in their homes in Paris and they live in quaint studios, spacious apartments and even houseboats. The women age from 14 to 70.

I have read In Paris 3 times now and each time it gets better. Each of the women’s stories inspire me in many different ways and I can’t wait to read it again.

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are by Caroline De Maigret, Anne Berest, Sophie Mas & Audrey Diwan

Recently I received this book as a birthday gift this year and I haven’t been able to put it down.

I have read this book twice now and I’ve had it less than one month! The book is a chic self help book on how to become more Parisian as it is that is a desire for many women.

The book showcases beauty and life tips from Caroline, Audrey, Anne and Sophie which I have definitely started doing and I can already see the difference in my skin and hair as the tips are about embracing natural beauty rituals.

How to be Parisian wherever you are shows features on everything you need to know about everything Parisian including many classic French recipes, how to host a dinner party, how to show off your natural beauty in the best way, how to deal with men (the french way) and how to always look alluring but melancholy.

So if you are looking for a Parisian self help guide on how to be more like the inspirational women who wrote this book then I suggest you ditch the hairdryer and embrace the air dry.

I highly recommend this book for so many reasons. If you like an untraditional self help guide I think you would like this.

This Modern Love by Will Darbyshire

I bought This Modern Love a few years ago now and to be honest after I read it about 3 times over when I bought it I hadn’t picked it up again for a few years ( due to me buying many more books!) Recently I picked it up again and fell in love with it all over again.

The book contains three sections of letters, the start shows the start of relationships, dates etc, the middle shows the actual relationships and how they are progressing and the end shows the relationships that have unfortunately came to an end.

As someone who loves hearing other people’s love stories this book was right up my street and I think anyone and everyone should read it. It is eye opening reading people’s stories that they sent in to the Author Will Darbyshire.

I also mentioned this book as a category coming to galerie de aims is ‘Love Stories’ which will be coming very soon…

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