How the City of Light gave her lessons in life: an Australian beauty journalist shares her obsession with Paris – the city that has been her guide through a lifelong journey of self-discovery.
Katrina Lawrence first fell in love with Paris at the age of five, and since then her roads have continually led her back to this most beautiful of cities.
Taking us on a journey around Paris’s most spectacular sights, hidden secrets and most beguiling nooks and crannies, Katrina tells us the story of why this city has been her constant inspiration through all stages of life. Musing on everything Parisian, from femininity to feminism, politics to perfume, and of course, those stylish Parisiennes who captivate us, from Brigitte Bardot and Madame de Pompadour to Simone de Beauvoir and Catherine de Medici, Katrina shares the essential life lessons that Paris has taught her.
Written with warmth, gaiety, elegance and insight, Paris Dreaming is the ultimate chic, personal and charming memoir – not just for women who love Paris, but for anyone in search of that elusive good life.
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‘A delightful memoir and ode to the City of Light, Paris Dreaming celebrates French joie de vivre and the irresistible beauty of Paris in all its glorious guises. As Katrina learns to savour every second and rejoice in life’s simple pleasures, we are treated to stylish, satisfying slices of my favourite city, topped with tales as rich and fabulous as a classic Parisian pastry.’ Jane Paech, A Family in Paris
‘A beautiful ode to a beautiful city. Katrina’s love for and incredible knowledge about the City of Light oozes from every sentence. Perfect for Paris virgins and veterans alike. (I challenge even the staunchest Paris-o-phile not to learn something from every chapter!)’ Yasmin Boland, Moonology
‘La vie est faite de petits bonheurs’. I’m just learning what one of Katrina Lawrence’s favourite French phrases is and I love it too. ‘Life is made of small joys; enjoy the little things’. Well, this book is where I’ll start, to sit and share her love of this magical city. I’m taking notes. I’m dreaming. Her dream has inspired a whole new reality for this romantic.’ Catriona Rowntree, television presenter.