If you still haven’t gotten your hands on this book, now is the perfect time to cozy up with a good read! Because we all love Paris and the melody of the French language, perhaps at some point in our lives we wanted to be French, or just because life as a Parisian is plus belle, the book written by the four girlfriends Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas is a must have. How to be a Parisian Wherever You Are gives a glimpse into the lives of typical Parisians, beauty tips, tips about the do’s and don’ts in fashion, and French recipes. And above all, it is hilarious!
One of my favourite quotes from the book:
“Take the time to talk to the elderly lady next door, to read a book, to walk to work instead of riding the subway when it’s a beautiful day. Take the time to escape for a weekend with friends. Take the time to listen and to get to know yourself. Take the time to change, to grow, to rest. Take the time to say yes, take the time to say no. Take the time to be quiet. Take the time to look after your body, to eat well. Take the time to ask yourself who you are and what you want.”
When choosing to dream big and work hard towards our goals, lets try not to let our hectic lives ruin it all. Make time for the important things in life. I choose to take the time and live purposefully, which is why this passage very much appealed to me.