Afterwards, if it's warm, I'll make my way through Hemingway and Fitzgerald's old neighbourhood near the St. Suplice to the Jardin de Luxembourg and its parterres of pistachio green chairs for a stroll among the statues. Or join other flavour-obsessed habitues at the atmospheric organic market on leafy Boulevard Raspail, where string bags are filled with dewy pears, tiny limes, bundles of fresh basil and thyme, heirloom tomatoes, sleek leeks and elegant asparagus stalks so chic they could be Kate Moss of the potager model agency.
After an ill-fated affair with the Queen Mother's equerry, a young London-based Australian journalist, Janelle McCulloch, runs away to Paris to restore her pride. The city leaves an indelible print and she returns many years later to live there for a year. La Vie Parisienne: Looking for Love - and the Perfect Lingerie
captures Janelle's experiences that year, immersed in life in Paris. An acute observer of Parisienne style in action, Janelle set off to re-invent herself and in the process, discovered she was very comfortable in her own skin. Janelle's account is warm, honest, funny and at times, poignant and tender.
About the Author
Janelle McCulloch has been a journalist for more than 12 years, both in Australia and Europe, and has worked as a travel writer, a fashion and beauty editor, an interiors editor, a magazine editor and a columnist. Now specialising in design, architecture, travel and style, she has contributed to many well-known publications in Australia and overseas, including Vogue Living, Elle, Home Beautiful and Sunday Life. She divides her time between Melbourne, Europe and any island she can manage to reach in between. This is her third book.