I just finished reading the book How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas
…and I think it’s safe to say this book will be staying on my bookshelf forever!
It was so uniquely written that I felt like I was reading someone’s journal. The tips and quirks of a Parisian woman were enlightening and delightful to learn about. One of my favorites was the clip about a Parisian being late to work!
I think it is the perfect guide to being Parisian because it covers so many topics and because it advocates the concept of loving yourself & your natural beauty.
While there are aspects of their lifestyle I would like to adopt, such as their fashion sense, it also left me happier about my own quirks and habits that I don’t want to change. Overall, gaining insight into the lifestyle of a Parisian was a pleasure! It reminded me how much there is to learn about the world and the people in it.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to inject their life with a little more Parisian flair!
If you have watched this show, you absolutely know what I’m talking about. After binge-watching Seasons 1-6 twice I could not believe I had gone so long without these characters in my life!
Whenever I am in a sour mood or want to take my mind off something (and I have 20 minutes), I turn to Parks and Rec. This show has humor, it comically reveals the truth about human behaviors, and its characters welcome you in with open arms.
I may be taking this show too seriously, but all I know is how much it helped me get through the last 4 months. It’s not the healthiest option as a form of distraction, but sometimes you can’t be picky. Overall, I just seriously recommend you watch it! Some may say to start at season 2 because season 1 isn’t that great (I have mixed feelings about this). But if you’re going to watch it, why not start with season 1??
Here is when you should watch the show:
When you’re in a bad mood because Andy’s ridiculous comments or Ron Swanson’s extreme beliefs will be so absurd that you can’t help but laugh & forget why you were ever upset.
When you have 20 free minutes because why not? If you want to exercise, do some squats, push ups, and lunges while you watch. It’s a great mood booster!
When the world seems too pessimistic because it helps put things into perspective. It honestly helped me to watch Leslie Knope kicking butt at her job and loving it. While it didn’t help solve my problems, it gave me a new angle to view a job situation.
When you want to crack up because it’s impossible not to laugh when Andy puts his mouth over an entire water fountain spout or goes to multiple doctors in a day & gets his “ankles microwaved”.
Also, a little tip – head to Youtube and search for “Parks and Rec bloopers” for some hilarious clips from each season! Now go watch and laugh your butt off!!