Monday, April 9, 2012
Review: Rather Paris by Jon Hart and Cooking Update
Speaking of a French dessert, I had to share Rather Paris, which is a travel book that is part of a variety of travel/food books by Jon Hart centered on Paris. This little guide jumped out at me on my last trip to the library, as it's such a short and unique little guidebook. Having been published back in December of 2011, this particular book is really up to date on amazing stores, restaurants, cafes, and so much more in the various neighborhoods of Paris.
If I were heading back to Paris this summer (I wish), I would definitely take this little booklet in my bag. It's half the size and about a quarter of the weight of most travel/guide books. In fact, this doesn't even feel like a "travel" book, but is more of an amazing insider look at a handful of great places throughout Paris. If you were looking for a place to pick up paint, baby clothes, or even handbags, Rather Paris features a short blurb, address, and picture for your convenience.
On a quick side note, I would NOT say this is a book that you would rely on for all information on Paris. This is a mere supplement to the million of other books out there. On a scale of what's new and fresh, I simply thought this was a nice and fun new option.
*FTC Disclosure: This review was based on a library copy of the book.