a good book has no ending –RD Cumming

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bonne journée tout le monde~ i want to start the day by sharing a delicious book that was sent to me for review by Harper Collins. it’s a gorgeous tome and the perfect excuse to host a giveaway!

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i was sent two copies of ‘The Paris Style Guide‘ by Elodie Rambaud, an interior decorator and stylist who has put together a book of parisian destinations of all kinds including, green and flower markets. antiques shops and repair, craft and art supplies and couture ateliers.

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she goes on to tell us the address, phone numbers and website as well as the metro. i like that she’s included festivals and fairs, and matches each of the recommendations with a map at the back to cross reference in a couple of different ways.

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the book is nice and thick, not something you’d neccessarily toss in your bag for the day but it’s a great resource and like me, you can always take pics of the pages…which i had to stop doing too many before reposting every pretty page if it!

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some of the resources are really unusual like where to get film for your polaroid, Chanel embroideries and random curiousities that sometimes only locals really see.

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elodie lives in paris and works as a prop stylist. she says she works with objects to tell stories and focuses on lifestyle, food and decorating.

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suffice it to say she has a deep inside scoop.

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in the 10 chapters she does surprise us here and there with unusual shopping stuff but also includes what to do in a weekend, dealing with wifi and communication, getting around and some hotel recommendations.

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note that this book was published this year so it may change pretty quickly.  but then again so much in paris has stood the test of time. hopefully it will be very slow in changing and these merchants will see a boost due to the book and be there for years to come as so many of them have. she features some shopkeepers with 100+ years in business.

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anyway if you’d like a copy submit your name in the comments and we’ll draw a winner over the weekend. till then, have a great day!

May 28, 2015. Books, Decorating, Design, flea markets, France, Giveaway, Paris.

81 Comments

  1. Cindy White replied:

    I would love one of these (for when I have my apartment in Paris you know…)

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  2. Violet Hoarder replied:

    Do please include me in your generous give-a-way. Thank you. Gayle Thorsen.

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  3. blair replied:

    I would love a copy of this book! It looks wonderful!

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  4. Lisa Harris Palazzolo replied:

    Paris. Bucket list. I would love to have that treasure of a book!

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  5. Mary Lee Jones replied:

    Yes please, I would love to have a copy!
    😃💞

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  6. Maryann replied:

    Please include me in your book “giveaway.” I love your book, The Paris Flea Market. Also, check out the blog “Have Some Decorum” it will make you feel great about turning fifty and be thankful for everyday you have of good health.

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  7. Lissy replied:

    The book looks yummy and your description truly conveys that. Please count me in on the giveaway!

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  8. DeeDi Bella replied:

    PARIS HERE I COME, IF ONLY I HAD A GOOD BOOK. WOULD LOVE THE CHANCE TO WIN IT. THANK YOU

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  9. susiegoodluxe replied:

    Essential reading for any stylish fashionista visiting Paris!

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  10. Deborah McReynolds replied:

    Oh how exciting. I would love to receive a copy of the book. Thank you for the chance to win it.

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  11. Nancy Flemming replied:

    I would love to win the book…am going to Paris in September….the book would be a lovely treat!
    Vty,
    Nancy

    Nancy Flemming
    Exec. Dir.
    Sequoia Humane Society

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  12. Heather L. Zele replied:

    Heather L. Zele – looks like a gorgeous book!

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  13. Ingrid Turner replied:

    What a beautiful book!

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  14. Laura Young replied:

    I would love to have a copy of this book! It looks like it
    has a lot of yummy information which I know will be
    helpful on my trip to Paris is year!

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  15. Jan Atkinson replied:

    We love France particularly Paris but then who wouldn’t? We’ve talked about retireing there however, our French is not the best. Would love to win the book maybe it will push us over the edge to moving there for sure!!!

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  16. Valery Schweitzer replied:

    Would love to win this beautiful Book! Please add me in! Xo

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  17. Janet replied:

    Looks like a great book for Paris. I’m a big fan of all things Paris!

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  18. Gae Nunes replied:

    What a wonderful resource all contained within a beautifully crafted book. Thank you for sharing this……..and here is hoping for a win!

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  19. Aggie replied:

    Gorgeous book!

    Aggie Dalton

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  20. Jillian replied:

    What a totally yummy book…this would be a great company on my trip to Paris shortly…yeeees pleeeeese.

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  21. mamamuseme replied:

    Bonjour! I would like to read this book.

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  22. isabel Peralta replied:

    Thank you for sharing this book.
    Love the photography. Can’t wait to Read about all the addresses and inspiration.
    Cheers
    Isabel

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  23. Ann Rose replied:

    O this book looks amazing!!!so wish I was visiting this be beautiful city!!

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  24. kat replied:

    Lovely book, one that you hold all day and drool over the pics! Thanks for sharing, I have a “book disease” and cannot stop reading dreaming looking holding and owning lol! Have a wonderful weekend! Kat =^.^=

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  25. mamadeyoung2012 replied:

    Joanne Mantha

    Thank you for such an informative description and you blog!

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  26. Teresea replied:

    Would love a copy. Looks like a great resource!

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  27. Carol Saddoris replied:

    We are planning our first trip to Paris and this would be a wonderful source to take with us!!

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  28. Leslie R. replied:

    I’m travelling to Paris in September to see my daughter. Would love to use this as a reference. Thanks!

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  29. iolacontessa replied:

    Crossing toes and fingers while wearing my TIARA!

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  30. Lisa J Thompson replied:

    I would love a copy of the book!!
    Lisa Jean

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  31. Ruth Sklar replied:

    I would love the book as I go to Paris every year for a month!

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  32. Candi Duncan replied:

    I love reading and planning for my return to Paris.

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  33. Karin Pendleton replied:

    Would love this book!

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  34. torie replied:

    Yes please I would love this book.

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  35. Kathryn replied:

    What a beautiful and valuable resource for all Parisian accouterments. We try to get there every few years and would absolutely love experiencing delights from this book on our next trip. Please include us in your drawing.

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  36. Audrey Anderson replied:

    This is such a beautiful book and looks like it has a treasure trove of unknown gems to visit on my next trip to Paris.

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  37. Penny Bruce replied:

    Wow! We are visiting France for the first time in September. The book would be a fabulous resource! Thanks for the kind offer!

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  38. Lori Forwe replied:

    The book looks wonderful! Hope I win :)
    Thanks,
    Lori Forwe

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  39. Jeanne replied:

    What a wonderful resource. Checks all my Paris likes in one book. Thank you for a great giveaway.

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  40. Emma Mitchell replied:

    Oh my this looks great! I am going to Paris for almost 2 weeks this September and it will be my first time there. I would love to be a winner and get my hands on this book for a guide!

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  41. Natalie Novick replied:

    oh lovely! That book looks like it can take you on an instant vacation to Paris!

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  42. Julie replied:

    Book looks gorgeous! Would love one ! Thank you <3

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  43. Kate replied:

    Thank you for this opportunity. X

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  44. Faith boggio replied:

    I would love this book. Thank you!

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  45. PEGGY BRASWELL replied:

    looks great + good luck everyone xx peggybraswelldesign.com

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  46. Lisa Hynes replied:

    I’d love to win this book! Merci

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  47. Rosemary replied:

    Throw my name dans le chapeau!

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  48. Karena Albert replied:

    How wonderful Claudia, of course I would be thrilled to have this book!!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  49. Linda Demotte replied:

    Oh la la! Pick me please. We will go to Paris next year after saving forever. We are in our early 70’s and it has been a lifetime tram. Thank you for introducing this fabulous book which we will definitely buy if we are not fortunate to win.

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  50. Sara replied:

    Bonjour Claudia!! What a lovely book for my Paris book collection! It all started with your book ” The Paris Apartment”!! xoxo

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  51. Rogerlyn Olson replied:

    I just found your blog and am enjoying it so much. I love all things French! The book looks so interesting. I am excited to take a look at your books as well.

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  52. betweenmeandthee replied:

    Looks like a wonderful book….altho the BEST is Paris Apartment. Love those photos. Would love to have a chance to win this new tome. Thanks for your generosity. Marla

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  53. Bonnie Schulte replied:

    I believe I could sit down with this type of book and get lost in time. Sounds so very intriguing. I loved the Paris Apartment, and even downloaded pictures of the rooms, from the internet, to place inside the book. Thanks for a chance to receive another wonderful book.I know I will never travel to Paris, but this book could take me there many times again and again.

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  54. Sabrina Brown replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    What a fabulous book! I’d love to be included in the giveaway please.
    I bet a lot of the information will be relevant for years to come, and if it isn’t it becomes a nice piece of history to have on your bookshelves….who knows? Maybe this is the last time there will be a place to develop film from one’s camera.

    Sabrina

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  55. Tupppi replied:

    A book of dreams! Beautiful.

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  56. Holly replied:

    Right up my alley! This is going on my list of books to buy for sure! ~Holly

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  57. Danielle replied:

    I would love to add this book to my Library and as a reference for my next trip to Paris.

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  58. Cris replied:

    Looks like just the thing to keep the dream of visiting Paris alive, especially through the craziness of daily living. Thank you for the book review and possible giveaway!

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  59. Susan Musgrave replied:

    Would love to have a copy of this lovely book…I sell travel & Paris is always so popular!

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  60. Nikon replied:

    Hello Claudia,
    Please enter me in the drawing, OK?
    Paul E. Stolle
    nikon101@aol.com

    Thanks!

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  61. Mia Kupsch replied:

    Mia

    Such a beautiful idea, I love it!
    Many wonderful wishes for you.

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  62. Jan Swart replied:

    Would LOVE to have a copy of this book for my extreme love of reading about Paris and the wonderful things in the city!

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  63. Elle Lewis replied:

    Thank you for your detailed Review and the Inspiring Photos of selections from the new book published by Harper Collins: ‘The Paris Style Guide‘ by Elodie Rambaud. I would love to receive a copy as a GO TO source for the UNUSUAL while living/shopping Paris! Bravo!

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  64. Teddee Grace replied:

    This looks like such a dreamy book! Count me in…and thanks!

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  65. K L Garr replied:

    What a great resource! And beautiful presentation!

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  66. woaname replied:

    This may be the only way I will ever see Paris.

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  67. amy c replied:

    I love love love PARIS and can never have too many books about this magical place. Please add me to your drawing :)

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  68. meterrilee replied:

    Ahhhhhhh…. What a perfect excuse for a trip to Paris! Not that anyone needs an excuse. I’m saving up for my next trip… hopefully within two years. :-p I would love to have this book to guide my exploration. Thank you for the chance!

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  69. Jill replied:

    Thanks for offering this book. I would love to be included in the drawing. I just found your website – what fun! I’ll be headed to France in the fall and this book would be so helpful!

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  70. Janet Perry replied:

    I would thoroughly love a copy of this book!

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  71. Julie Connolly replied:

    This book would be a great addition to my collection.

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  72. Ms.Em replied:

    such a lovely book <3 , it would be nice to have a copy, our fingers crossed.

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  73. amber wachtl replied:

    Wow, I am so inspired. I know for sure my one day in Paris was not enough…must return asap!!

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  74. Dianna Ivanov replied:

    Absolutely I would love a copy Thank You, Thank You! I am so very happy to see your site still here and as wonderful as always! You’ve inspired me in ways big and small. Thank you in advance!

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  75. Kathe Nobles replied:

    I grew up in Issy-Les-Moulinex just outside of Paris and later lived in Vaux-Sur-Mer. I miss France so much. Truly enjoy your site.

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  76. studioplush11 replied:

    Please Please Please!!! I am a graphic designer/art director and LOVEEEE your blog! I look for your post everyday in my mail. THANK YOU “Merci Beacoup” for your work, creating, sharing, giving to us all to live the life in grande PARIS! I appreciate all your hard work and a gift of love!
    THank you again for your glorious blog!
    Heather E. Baker

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  77. Judi replied:

    I need this book right now! I’m in Paris and would love to find some of these treasures! Thanks!
    Judi

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  78. Grace replied:

    Looks wonderful. Information not easily found elsewhere and that I now know I wish to have.

    Hope it becomes mine!

    Grace

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  79. Susan Gerdy replied:

    Wow, I am probably too late to the party but I would love this book.

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  80. Style Domination replied:

    Fantastic!! What a great book! NEED!

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  81. Bridgette Duvall replied:

    This would certainly add to my fantasies of buying a place in Paris, :).
    Bridgette Duvall

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