good reads: the new paris.
by victoria comment

11/20/17

coffee shop exterior in paris. / sfgirlbybay

as i head off to paris this week all by myself, i find myself much relieved to have discovered The New Paris by lindsey tramuta. it’s not that i’m not excited to be heading to paris, it’s just that i find it slightly intimidating. i don’t speak much french (but i’m learning) so that’s a big part of my irrational fear. but this book is making me feel much more like i could fit in — it’s The New Paris after all and lindsey shares all these wonderful new shops, cafes, bars and even brew pubs run by entrepreneurial souls that i feel like i can relate to much more readily than perhaps the old guard. What is The New Paris at a glance? It’s at once a movement and a spirit. You might also call it the rise in the city’s creative class or a focus on making the everyday experience better for Parisians across all areas of life — dining, drinking, shopping and craftsmanship, daily life. Lindsey is a blogger, food & travel writer based in Paris by way of Philadelphia, and as full-time francophile is the ideal person to author The New Paris. the beautiful photographs by Charissa Fay perfectly pair with lindsey’s enticing introductions to these creative new spots — so much so that i’m wondering how i’m going to fit as many as i can into two short days in paris before i head off to lyon. anyway, i seem to be on a roll when it comes to reading and posts about great books of late, but i for one never tire of great reading material, so i don’t intend to stop anytime soon. long live print, and vive la france!

good reads: the new paris. / sfgirlbybay

teal train in paris. / sfgirlbybay

coffee shop in paris. / sfgirlbybay

juice bar in paris. / sfgirlbybay

clown bar exterior in paris. / sfgirlbybay

yard black and white exterior in paris. / sfgirlbybay

modern home decor store in paris. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern bathroom in paris. / sfgirlbybay

modern decor store in paris. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Charissa Fay From The New Paris by Lindsey Tramuta, published by ABRAMS c 2017.

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10 responses to “good reads: the new paris.”

  1. O don’t worry, just put on good shoes and sunglasses, stuff a couple of metro tickets in your bag and a map and just start walking.
    Everything will fall into place. Surprise yourself. There is so much to see you cannot go wrong.
    Be sure to watch Amelie before you leave.

  2. You will have a fabulous time. If you find you have a couple of spare days, or you can squeeze it in, do head west, over to the Charente Maritime, would so love to meet you and welcome you to this part of France, you would be most welcome to stay, if you can make it, please do send me an email and we can chat. Susan

  3. You’ll LOVE it! I spent a week in Paris last April solo and really wish I had this book but you will not find a shortage of pretty places and fun things to do… my favorite indulgence? Getting my hair done for no reason other than I was in Paris! Enjoy, excited to follow your journey on IG

  4. Have a wonderful time! I was in Paris a couple of weeks ago, and I’m still jealous! I also speak very little French – the main tip I’ve had is to always always always say ‘Bonjour’ when you go in somewhere. Whereas in Britain, it seems perfectly polite for shopkeeper and customer to ignore each other until it’s necessary to do otherwise (I think it’s something about not wanting to bother each other), in France this is seen as rude.

    As I was only in Paris for three days, I had to let go of the idea that I would do lots and lots and lots – I always find that difficult when I’m travelling. I visited lots of new-to-me places – I wonder how many of them are in ‘The New Paris’? Lots of them did seem quite hipster (for want of a better word): the decor could have been Paris or East London or Brooklyn, all Edison lightbulbs, Scand modern and ‘carefully curated’ vintage pieces. But I think that there’s always been a strong theme in French craft and food – particularly food! – about small local producers and high quality, and that’s not particularly new.

    I look forwards to seeing what you got up to! I hope the shop La Tresorie is on your list – they have lovely homewares. I could have spent so much in there, I was only saved by having to fit things in my suitase to bring back on the Eurostar!

  5. Oooh this is wonderful – I need to get hold of a copy! I’ve been going over to Paris quite a bit for work lately and it’s been so nice to get to know the city properly, but need to explore so much more!
    I’ve been loving all your Paris instagrams!

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