30. oktober 2014

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are

Jeg sad forleden og skrev et indlæg til Cover.dk om den nye bog How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are. Bogen er skrevet af den franske kvinde Caroline de Maigret og hendes tre veninder og indeholder alle "do's and dont's" og generel etikette, hvis man vil gerne være en ægte Parisienne - og hvem vil ikke det? :)
Nedenfor er et udsnit af bogen. Jeg var utrolig godt underholdt, mens jeg læste. Den må vist hellere komme på ønskesedlen til jul :)

Torsdagsunderholdningen er serveret:

1. “Always be fuckable: when standing in line at the bakery on a Sunday morning, buying champagne in the middle of the night, or even picking up the kids from school. You never know.”

2. “Be aware of your qualities and your faults. Cultivate them in private, 
but don’t obsess.”

3. “Au naturel is the fruit of hard labor, meticulously passed down from generation to generation.”

4. “Like Coco Chanel, do your utmost to avoid dinners with more than six guests around the table. In Paris, an evening often starts with a bottle of champagne, served with ice. If possible, get the conversation flowing with a controversial political statement [...] While your guests are savoring your chicken, redirect the conversation to a Parisian’s second favorite dinner topic: sex.”

5. “Even if the Parisian can come across as a little nonchalant, she nevertheless respects the universal principles of femininity: well-cared-for hands and feet.”

6. “Parisian women never try to appear to be something other than what they are. In truth, more than wanting to look young—which is but a fleeting illusion—they want above all to become the best possible version of themselves, outside and in, at any age.”

7. “The secret to making a man know you need him: Of course you can open a bottle of wine by yourself. But let him do it. That’s equality, too.”

8. “Don’t use abbreviations when texting. (And emoticons should be only for your girlfriends.)”

9. “Take time to take time, because nobody else will do it for you.”

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