The Paris Resources

As the number of people I know going to Paris these days continues to rise – meaning people keep making me insanely jealous when they ask me for recommendations and I’m not there (yet) – I thought to ease my pain, I’d create another post of my top 3 resources for planning your trip to Paris. As always, I’m happy to answer any questions about your visit to Paris, but here are some great places to consult as you plan a trip to the city of light.

  1. Paris: Made By Hand, a beautiful new book written and photographed by Pia Jane Bijkerk celebrating the small shops and handmade side of Paris. Click here for a fantastic interview with Pia about the book. Pia also keeps a beautiful blog which balances her love for Sydney (where she’s from), Paris (where she loves), and Amsterdam (where she lives – on a houseboat!).
  2. Budget Travel‘s Affordable Paris series by Meg Zimbeck. Sometimes I get cocky and feel like I know everything there is to know about Paris, but these posts have opened my eyes to whole new sides to Paris. I’m especially excited to take in my first Paris chanson performance during my visit in May.
  3. Paris Design Guide – for years I’ve been wanting to compile my complete guide to Paris, and this winter I finally had an opportunity to do so for design*sponge. It’s full of so many of my favorite spots, and the comments section has some great recommendations from readers.

P.S. I finally updated my post with Paris lodging ideas. Check it out here.


  • Wonderful! I’m planning for our trip in a couple years. I am at a lost on where to start till I stumble upon your blog. Thanks. :)

    -Amy @ The Q Family

  • What’s not to love about Paris? I try to go every few years or so. My last time was 2004, but…I was just in Paris last week–after 5 long years!!! Love it, love it, love it!! Paris will always be my “love at first sight” city. I’m now travelling through Marrakech, yet Paris is still in my mind. Can’t stop blogging about this place…

  • Even if I am a real parisian (I was born there and lived there until I was 31 – Now I live in East Africa), I have to get this beautiful book. I am ordering it so it will be waiting for me when I arrive in Paris at the end of the month for my holidays….

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