I love traveling. The internet is great for scouting out places, but I always struggle with putting together an itinerary that’s concise, pragmatic and interesting enough to inspire meandering and really getting a sense of a city. But after living in Paris for almost 10 years, I’ve found a way to break down the city into one perfect little book...
I’m thrilled to share with you my forthcoming book Paris in Stride: An Insider’s Walking Guide, to be published by Rizzoli New York on March 27th, 2018. I teamed up with Franco-American culture writer Sarah Moroz (Vogue, I-D, Another, The New York Times) and we walked every inch of Paris from twisty cobblestoned streets to wide boulevards, canals, and parks, and organized seven irresistible walking tours with over 150 vibrant watercolor illustrations—from maps and markets, wine bars, shops, cheeses, and oh-so-French signage to our favorite architecture, patisserie, and packaging. We make no claim that Paris in Stride is comprehensive—rather it is the personal take of two engaged, creative, spirited people with great taste packaged into a beautiful, cherishable object—exactly who you would want to show you around!
This is where you come in, dear reader. I’m writing to request that you preorder a copy today. I know you’re thinking, “I thought Amazon was the devil? Why should I bother preordering when I can buy it at my local independent bookstore?” First of all, I send you a hug of gratitude for fighting the good fight against Jeff Bezos. But these days, even before a book comes out, Amazon preorders estimate the overall success of a book, how often it will pop up in searches and ultimately how many copies will be sold. So it’s a small way to support an up-and-coming artist and author.
So if you already dream of visiting Paris or if you’re already dying to go back, I hope you can take a quick second to preorder a copy today and take a moment to leave an Amazon review on March 27th. In any case thank you kindly for your love and encouragement throughout the many years I have called this fabulous city my home. And I can’t wait till Paris in Stride officially introduces you to my Paris.
Preorder HERE. And I’ll be sure to update you soon about my US book tour and the behind the scenes of the making of Paris in Stride.
Ever wondered what it looks like when a coloring book author colors in her own book? As my weekends and all my free time can attest, it looks a little something like this. Flaunting my book around town, my friends and family have experienced a bit of premature performance anxiety seeing my edition limitée copy of Edible Paradise: A Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables (Rizzoli’s Universe Imprint) But fret not! This like a serving suggestion for when you receive your copy.
When I was in the process of dreaming up the book, I didn’t think of it solely as a black and white artifact. Working so passionately with color in the rest of my work, I definitely thought of the color breakdown by seasons, the potential for good shading and all the little details (hello ladybugs!) to bring the still lives to life. So coloring in 3 limited edition copies brings the project full circle for me. But more about that very soon!
I have been camping out in my work cave as of late. But I have a good reason. I am thrilled to announce my forthcoming book Edible Paradise from Rizzoli New York‘s Universe imprint! It’s a fully ripened coloring book of seasonal fruits and vegetables ready to be attacked with sharpened colored pencils. Edible Paradise will delight any curious foodie, green-thumbed enthusiast, broccoli-phobic child or anyone in need of unplugging and reconnecting with the edible plant world.
Nevertheless, mark your calendar for the release, February 9th, 2016. Although it is always best to purchase Edible Paradise from a local bookstore, preorder a copy here on Amazon today.
In the meantime, savor all the summer fruit and veg you can eat!
Eat so much foie gras this Christmas, you sprouted a beak and a few extra tail feathers? Get the Vitamix humming and beat the bloated January blues with Rizzoli’s Juice. Blend. Taste. by Cindy Palusamy, founder of The Juicery. A tantalizing source of over 150 recipes for colorful juices, smoothies, soups and infusions by health aficionados and nutritionists from around the world. It is also illustrated with 75+ of my watercolors. Here is a taste!