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What do you do when your great life-plan works out, and you're still unhappy?
Successful, but on the verge of burnout, Janice MacLeod saved enough money to buy herself two years of freedom in Europe. Days into her stop in Paris, she met Christophe, and her fate was sealed. Forced to find a way to fund her expat future, Janice created a painted letter subscription service, sending out thousands of letters to people who are hungry to receive something beautiful.
Paris Letters is the inspiring story of a woman who dared to discover a life she could love.
There are many guide books to Paris, but the gorgeously illustrated A PARIS YEAR is a guide book not just for those walking the streets of the City of Light but for the armchair traveller, the dreamer, the person who has been to Paris and wants to reminisce.
When Janice MacLeod arrived in Paris, she brought her talents for writing, illustration and photography with her. She also met Christophe, who became her reason to stay in Paris.
In A PARIS YEAR, Janice charts the moods, changes and charms of Paris through her words, paintings and photos. The book is set over the course of a calendar year and it covers food, buildings, historical figures, places of interest and local characters. There is Hemingway, Robespierre, the author's local boulangerie, flea markets, what Paris is like when the locals come home after la rentrée, and a handy cheat sheet to help you distinguish Napoleon B from Napoleon III; there is macaron day and Le Bon Marché. In short: all the details of Paris that make the city unique and captivating.
Eat, Pray, Love meets Claude Monet in this epistolary ode to Paris. What started as a whim in a Latin Quarter café blossomed into Janice MacLeod’s yearslong endeavor to document and celebrate life in Paris, sending monthly snippets of her paintings and writings to the mailboxes of ardent followers around the world. Now, Dear Paris collects the entirety of the Paris Letters project: 140 illustrated messages discussing everything from macarons to Montmartre.
For readers familiar with the city, Dear Paris is a rendezvous with their own memories, like the first time they walked along the Champs-Élysées or the best pain au chocolat they’ve ever tasted. But it’s about more than just a Paris frozen in nostalgia; the book paints the city as it is today, through elections, protests, and the World Cup—and through the people who call it home. Wistful, charming, surprising, and unfailingly optimistic, Dear Paris is a vicarious visit to one of the most iconic and beloved places in the world.
The Dating Repair Kit is for women who think that all they need to have a good love life is a good boyfriend. Or that they'll be different when they meet the right guy. Or all the guys they meet are dorks who don't live up to first expectations. But really what everybody needs to do to have a great love life is simple--love their own life first.
The Dating Repair Kit:
Deals with how you can set the scene for a great love life by keeping the focus on yourself.Shows you the spiritual aspects of life such as letting things happen that are beyond your control and knowing good will come from a full and focused life.Offers advice from women who already have a successful love life and shares comforting, realistic ways to find your own happiness.
Kamins and Macleod lace wisdom, personal experience, sex tips, fun pampering projects, and recipes in a concise and compact book that readers will want to refer to again and again.