Last week, I was thrilled and honoured to receive an advance review copy of Georgianna Lane's stunning new book, Paris in Bloom. I urge you to pre-order now! For Francophiles, it is a book to treasure that will make your spirits soar... From beginning to end Paris in Bloom is a glorious affair. Thick with promise, the pages turn effortlessly like petals in the wind, uplifting and exhilarating, and oh so pretty, bringing gasps of joy! In our chaotic world, it offers us all a heartening remedy by celebrating the beauty and fragility of life through flowers, against the beguiling backdrop ...
My first glimpse of A Family in Paris in Korean. Out now!
Back in April, I spent a night at L'Hôtel Banke, a flamboyant boutique hotel in the Opéra quarter of Paris that occupies the former headquarters of the CCF bank. Photographer Vincent Bourdon joined me for a few hours of shooting and exploring in order to create a story, and, finally I am able to share this unique place with you... The doorman takes my luggage and ushers me in with a smile. Swathes of crumpled red taffeta are draped dramatically above, lit by a spectacular contemporary chandelier. Rushing to arrive, and with my mind elsewhere, I am suddenly brought into the moment ...
Wonderful news! Penguin Books Australia is planning a paperback edition of A Family in Paris, perfect to tuck in your suitcase and take with you on your travels. I'll post more information closer to the February 2015 publication date, including where to pre-order. If you would like to purchase a copy of the original hardback, please note that there is limited quantity remaining, so drop into your local bookshop soon. Alternatively, head to www.amazon.com, www.fishpond.com.au or www.booktopia.com.au. Included this week in Ten Best Memoirs for Summer Reading by Kay Sanger.
Pick up a copy of the Weekend Australian today to read about my Morning Market Cooking Class at a super little cooking school for English speakers on the butte of Montmartre. To read more about Cook'n with Class go to www.cooknwithclass.com Cook'n with Class; a boutique cooking school nestled in the backstreets of Montmartre. Photo: Vincent Bourdon Scallops in orange butter sauce with candied citrus zest and white asparagus. Photo: Vincent Bourdon A warm chocolate fondant with a molten stream of striped chocolate lava. Photo: Vincent Bourdon
'We love hearing our guests tell us about their favourite part of staying in a vacation rental in Paris. Jane Paech, author of Delicious Days in Paris, shares just what creates that magical experience of living like a Parisian for her.' Living the Dream. Photo Vincent Bourdon To read my guest blog for Paris Perfect on my stay in their beautiful rental apartments in the heart of Paris, and the pleasures of apartment living, click here.
It's just after eleven on a Sunday morning and a long line of clued-up locals curls from the door of la boulangerie. The smell of fresh bread teases on the footpath. Our tour guide Phyllis joins the queue and soon emerges with a traditional baguette, known as une tradi. She explains that there has been a renaissance in authentic, hand-shaped baguettes in France over the past few years and that une tradi can only be made from four ingredients: flour, salt, yeast and water. It takes longer to make a traditional baguette so it will cost you slightly more, but you are guaranteed the real thing.Phyllis cuts the ...
Click here to read Jane Paech's Sweet Spots in Paris, written for the AAP wires. Photo courtesy of Un Dimanche à Paris
Dreaming of Paris this morning? Spring flowers on the footpath, Rue du BacThis week I share five delicious ideas for a perfect day in Paris with Lantern Books.To read the full post, head to their blog here.
Last month I spent a pleasant Sunday cycling through Paris with Fat Tire Bike Tours, a friendly company that offers leisurely bicycle expeditions in cities throughout Europe. A picnic stop on the Monet's Garden TourTo find out more about my day, read my guest post written for the Fat Tire blog here.