Bright Lights Paris, is written by Angie Niles, who is a fashion publicist and brand consultant. May I also add that she is a friend of Blake Lively, one of my beauty and fashion icons. According to the cover, this book is supposed to help you “shop, dine, and live…Parisian style.” Did it? Yes and no.
The majority of the book is a guide to the local hot spots of the different arrondissements of Paris, showing you how all of the different girls from each of the 12 arrondissements live their day-to-day life, including where they shop, dine and where they go to get away from the hustle and bustle of Paris. So, in that aspect, it does not teach you how to live like a Parisian, but is a list of recommendations on where to go if you ever find yourself in Paris.
But, there are some bits scattered throughout the book that tell you how you can bring some Parisian style into your everyday life and how to get a taste of Paris from home. These included different skin care products Parisian women use, recipes from Parisian chefs, and how you can decorate your home…Parisian style, of course. It was these parts of the book I enjoyed the much, as I have the realistic mindset of knowing that I will probably not be able to go to Paris for quite some time in my life. Perhaps when I’m out of college will I ever go to the city of lights.
Also, the different graphics on each of the chapter pages are super cute and please my aesthetic…I know, I can go home now.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. Being a gal who obsesses over Paris (despite me never being there), this book was right up my alley. Needless to say, I loved this book and I would recommend it to any girl that is as obsessed with the idea of living the Parisian life. As the Parisians like to say, c’est sympa.