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Practising Parisienne: Lifestyle Secrets from the City of Lights

Marissa Cox

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Everything you need to know about how and why to adopt a more Parisian lifestyle, from the British-born, Paris-dwelling blogger known as Rue Rodier

'Even if you don't find yourself booking a one-way Eurostar ticket to the capital like Marissa, this book might just be the key to finally nailing that elusive Parisian je ne sais quoi.'

Penny Goldstone, Fashion Editor, Marie Claire

'A delightful, down-to-earth guide . . . complete with insider fashion tips, beauty tricks and dating advice from Marissa's own personal experience, plus interviews with many modern iterations of the ever-elusive Parisienne herself.'

Monica de La Villardiere, journalist and co-founder of the Fashion No Filter podcast

To be Parisian is to have a certain attitude and outlook on life.

In Practicing Parisienne, British journalist and blogger Marissa Cox decodes this seemingly nebulous je ne sais quoi, explaining what she has learned since moving to France eight years ago, and how and why the reader can and should adopt a more Parisian lifestyle. She reveals how she learnt to live her best life in this iconic city, what it means to be Parisian and in turn inspire you to make positive changes in your own lives, however big or small.

Covering everything from style, fashion, beauty and wellbeing to chic interiors and food and wine, as well as advice about dating and friendship, each section also contains interviews with well-known Parisians and Francophiles who inspire us to live better.

Because, as we know, Paris is ALWAYS a good idea.

'Practising Parisienne is a celebration of the City of Lights and an ode to the pleasures in life. Marissa Cox effortlessly mixes practical tips, personal stories and inspiring conversations in this charming guide to living well the Parisian way.'

Miranda York, author of At the Table and The Food Almanac

'With appreciation, honesty, a deep understanding and access to leading figures, Practising Parisienne reads like a who's who and what's what when it comes to everything Parisian.'

Hannah Almassi, Editor in Chief, Who What Wear UK

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Marissa Cox

Marissa Cox is a Paris-based journalist, writer, photographer and founder of lifestyle blog Rue Rodier. She moved to Paris eight years ago, initially for a relationship, but now calls the city of light home.

Marissa is a regular contributor for Who What Wear UK, where she writes about Parisian style and skincare. She has written for Marie Claire UK, Cereal, Domino magazine and Apartment Therapy. She has been mentioned in Elle Decor US, Time Out, Le Figaro, EasyJet Traveller, Glamour UK and Conde Nast Traveler. Her collaborations include Omega, Galeries Lafayette, Maison Chaumet, Sisley, Gant, Marks & Spencer, GAP, Georgio Armani Beauty, Sezane and KitchenAid.

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Instagram: @ruerodier

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