In Parisian Charm School Jamie Cat Callan provides an orientation to the uninitiated to the to élan of Paris. Her lessons on fashion, color, use of voice, flirtation and such explain why the French have such elegance and poise. In addition, she gives the names of tour guides and teachers with businesses that give unique experiences to English speakers.
The book is a fun, breezy read, that gives a romantic look at all things French. It’s far from a complete or sociological look at the City of Lights. I thoroughly enjoyed Callan’s writing, but realize that like any country France has its pros and cons and that a lot of the tours or experiences would be pricey. So remove your rose-colored glasses before you sell your house and move to Paris in search of amour.
Cee has an interesting Blogging Challenge she’s named Share Your World. To participate, you look at her questions for the week posted on her blog and answer them on your blog. I’m going to give this a try.
What do you consider is the most perfect food for you? (It can be your favorite food to something extremely healthy.)
My perfect food would be chocolate, dark chocolate. It’s not the healthiest, but it does contain magnesium. I do wish it were healthier. I am mindful of not partaking too much, but I love the full taste you get in each bite of dark chocolate.
Are you focused on today or tomorrow?
I have to say tomorrow as I’m job hunting and doing a lot of planning. I do spend a lot of time wondering if I’m doing as much today to move forward and I guess I make myself tense and stressed when something derails my plan for the day.
If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?
I don’t know their names. I suppose I’d interview my the great-great-great grandmother on my father’s side to find out what life was like in Ireland in the 19th century.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
I appreciated the Open House Chicago event that allowed me to explore buildings in the city that are often closed to the public. A lot of planning and work had to have gone into making this free event succeed. I wish I had gotten to go today as well as tomorrow.