Author(s): Janice MacLeod
Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern-day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman's French sojourn in the world's most beautiful city. Beginning on her first day in Paris, Janice MacLeod, the author of the best-selling book, Paris Letters, began a journal recording in illustrations and words, nearly every sight, smell, taste, and thought she experienced in the City of Light. The end result is more than a diary: it's a detailed and colorful love letter to one of the most romantic and historically rich cities on earth. Combining personal observations and anecdotes with stories and facts about famous figures in Parisian history, this visual tale of discovery, through the eyes of an artist, is sure to delight, inspire, and charm.
fter 110 years of writing junk mail in advertising, Canadian Janice Macleod devised an exit strategy to finance her own sabbatical. She then skipped town and travelled with nothing more than her suitcase and a small set of watercolours. Along the way, she painted letters about her travels and mailed them to friends. Enamoured with this unique medium, she opened an online shop and ended up sending monthly letters to hundreds of subscribers who were hungry for fun mail. While in Paris, she met the lovely Christophe, who built her a closet so I would finally unpack my suitcase. She's been an embarrassment to the French language ever since. They got hitched and hit the road. Now they're hanging their hats in the Rocky Mountains. Janice wrote the New York Times bestselling book Paris Letters (Sourcebooks, 2014), and co-wrote two other books. Janice has been featured in magazines such as Elle, National Geographic, Canadian Living, Canadian Family, Cosmopolitan, Chatelaine, Glamour, Flare, Psychologies, Huffington Post, The New York Times, Psychologies, Renegade Collective, Business Insider, and and and... the list continues.