Friday, 5 December 2008

taschen's paris















About a week ago I received the best present yet, and it wasn't even Christmas-related. It was Taschen's Paris. What is it about Paris? It's like the city has managed to bottle all that is wonderful with the world and set it free somewhere between Ile St Louis and Ile de la Cite. Paris seems to be one of those cities that just brings all sorts of wonderful memories and thoughts to people. For me, I love that everyone there is so passionate about their life. From bakers to florists to policemen. They all seem to take pride in their work. So, yep, I am one of those who gets all misty eyed about the city of lights. And while Paris is my favourite city in the world. Taschen, well, that has to be my favourite publisher. This is, after all, the company that has just re-released the exquisite Peter Beard diaries. Anyway, back to Taschen's Paris. It is a collection of hotels, shops and restaurants all hand-picked by Angelika Taschen. Looking through the pages makes me happy. It reminds me of all the wonderful experiences I've had there... and has my fingers twitching to organise another trip back!


7 comments:

katiecrackernuts said...

Oh deary, please don't send me off looking for another book. My last post is about how I went off in search of The Divided Heart and ordered it and am now reading it. Man, you've done my head in - in a good way.

Natalie Walton said...

Remember, Katiecrackernuts - breathe. Also, I find going for a good, long walk in these situations helps, too. Good luck!

katiecrackernuts said...

Just spotted your comment on my blog. No, no, no, there's no need for guilt. It's a useless emotion, useless. It achieves nothing. Thank you for your thoughts, and yes, there's plenty of walking (and running) which is a little bit of thinking time. Oh dear, more thinking.

Leigh said...

I just returned from a magical trip to Paris. I will have to look this book up! It looks sooo wonderful! Thanks for the tip!

Natalie Walton said...

Leigh - I'm jealous. Paris is so wonderful. Did you go to Laduree or Mariage Freres? I love going to those tea houses.

Maria Helena said...

I can't find anywhere the illustrator's name for this book, can you tell me who is the illustrator??

Thank you !!

Maria Helena said...

Who is the illustrator ?
Sorry for the double comment, not sure the first one was sent , tks

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