Reading Pretty: Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (And Dark Chocolate)

I always have a Paris book in my reading rotation. But before I headed to Paris in May, I wanted to read Amy Thomas’ ode to my beloved city. Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (And Dark Chocolate) is a sweet junkie’s tome on life and sweets in one of the greatest food cities of the world. It also gives you a glimpse in to the expat life of a hard working, smart, and sweet obsessed writer.

Amy was asked to transfer her job at a copy writer for Louis Vuitton and she jumped at the chance. Her memoir reflects the highs and lows of living in a foreign country, missing your friends, but also finding yourself.

Before I left, I made a list of a few sweet spots that Amy recommended. One is seeking out the croissant. Sure, they are croissants on every corner, but some better than others. After reading about the same croissant shop from Travel and Leisure I knew I had to go.

So, I dragged my friend Carol and we headed to Pâtisserie Boulangerie Blé Sucré. Light, buttery, flaky, with a hint of salad and a café was just what we needed. I bookmarked numerous sweet spots from Amy’s book and plan to recreate a sweet tour on my return in October.

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