Dear Paris: The Paris Letters Collection (Hardcover)
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Be transported to the banks of the Seine, a corner boulangerie, or beneath the Eiffel Tower with these beautifully illustrated vignettes of life in the City of Light. What began as a way to fund travel became ten years of a letter subscription service delivering thousands of painted letters to subscribers who delight in fun mail!
Eat, Pray, Love meets Claude Monet in this epistolary ode to Paris. What started as a whim in a Latin Quarter café blossomed into Janice MacLeod’s yearslong endeavor to document and celebrate life in Paris, sending monthly snippets of her paintings and writings to the mailboxes of ardent followers around the world. Now, Dear Paris collects the entirety of the Paris Letters project: 140 illustrated messages discussing everything from macarons to Montmartre.
For readers familiar with the city, Dear Paris is a rendezvous with their own memories, like the first time they walked along the Champs-Élysées or the best pain au chocolat they’ve ever tasted. But it’s about more than just a Paris frozen in nostalgia; the book paints the city as it is today, through elections, protests, and the World Cup—and through the people who call it home. Wistful, charming, surprising, and unfailingly optimistic, Dear Paris is a vicarious visit to one of the most iconic and beloved places in the world.
About the Author
JANICE MacLEOD is best known as a Paris artist.
She is the New York Times bestselling author of Paris Letters, a book based on the creation of an illustrated letter-writing service of the same name. She is also the author of A Paris Year, a travel journal about Paris, which was named one of USA TODAY's top most beautiful books.
She is from Canada. She spent several years as an advertising copywriter in Toronto and Los Angeles.
Janice and her family live in Port Dover, Canada, and live in Paris part of the year. She considers any day creating art for her Etsy shop a day well spent.