This new release from Vendome Scriptura would make an ideal gift for the Francophile or travel buff in your life. Full of beautiful photographs, it's also a perfect amount of an overview for those who want to hit the highlights without being bogged down by informational minutiae. Even for someone like myself who has been to Paris multiple times, there is so much to see, do and sample that it's easy to feel a bit overwhelmed when attempting to pare down your priorities to a somewhat manageable agenda.
From the finest dining establishments to unassuming yet exceptional bistros and sidewalk cafes, we are all well aware that Paris ranks as one of the world's greatest foodie destinations. Who better to be making the recommendations than the folks at Laduree, the very symbol of French sophistication and lifestyle?
This great little volume is divided into 4 sections encompassing "Cuisine", "Fashion and Beauty", "Interior Design" and "Culture". The more than 200 color photos will do plenty to whet your appetite for a journey to Paris, whether for the very first time or as a seasoned visitor.
Shopping is definitely one of the best parts of being in Paris and the art of merchandising is taken to a whole new level there. Even the simplest of neighborhood markets have such a gift for display and presentation that all of their offerings, down to the most commonplace commodities, are made to look irresistible.
Paris always delivers a level of magic hard to find in life. A trip there is just one of those things in life that proves to actually be better than you had imagined. For me, it IS all it's cracked up to be. In fact, I am long overdue for a visit and Paris by Laduree isn't helping to lessen my cravings. I will just read up, take notes and plan for the next opportunity I have to visit this exceptional city!