I’m taking a moment aside from my regularly scheduled blog to bring you this special Vive la France post.
We’ll always — always always always — have Paris.
I know that all of our hearts are in Paris this week…and my heart is with my special Paris friend, Carol Gillott of Paris Breakfasts. For those of you who might not know her story, Carol is an American illustrator who used to travel to Paris half a dozen times a year until 2013, when she decided to live her life to the fullest and picked up lock, stock, and paintbrushes and moved there.
Talk about living creatively without fear: Carol lives the artful life — art, food, fashion, travel, books…de luxe in thought, word, and deed.
Wherever she goes…
… and she chronicles it all on her blog…
…but especially in her monthly letters:
I have been subscribing to Carol’s monthly sketch letters for over a year and I have saved every morsel from her monthly packets: the perfume samples, patisserie notes, grand chef calling cards, cafe mementos — all the ephemera extraordinaire that she tucked into each envelope. It’s a gift parcel from the world capital of elegant living every single month.
I feel duty-bound to share with you all these delights. Whether it’s for you (because you deserve it!) or for those dearest Francophile friends into whose life you want to bring some authentic Paris joy — I can’t recommend any other gift more highly.
You can subscribe to monthly Sketch Letters,
or monthly Map Letters,
or BOTH by visiting Carol’s Easy Shop here.
Vive la Vie Parisienne!
And please stay tuned to this blog — my regularly scheduled post is just behind this one!