Paris: Through a Fashion Eye is the ultimate travel guide for those who love fashion, art, have exquisite taste… and really want to get to know the French capital!

ParisForget the boring, standard travel guides that are meant to lead you from one tourist hotspot to the next, and instead, usually end up tattered at the bottom of your luggage. This charmingly beautiful guide book is unlike any other you’ve ever seen. Not only will it take you to some of the top highlights of Paris, but it will delight you with an explosion of visual beauty on every page! Whether or not you’re traveling to the city, it’s a book that fascinates and inspires.

Brilliantly illustrated and written by Megan Hess (official illustrator for Bloomingdale’s, known for her work with top fashion names including Chanel, Dior and Cartier, and mastermind behind the cover artwork for Candace Bushnell’s books), this gorgeous, little volume is divided into four chapters (Do/Play, Shop, Sleep and Eat/Drink). Featured are well-known city gems (among them the Grand Palais, Moulin Rouge, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre), but also interesting places outside of Paris such as the Champagne wine region in the north-east, which is home to more than 15,000 wine growers, and Musée Christian Dior in Granville, Normandy.

Perhaps the most enchanting chapter in the book (and one that will certainly have you daydreaming of giving your credit card an extravagant workout!) is ‘Shop’. Filled with history and fun tidbits, it will introduce you to some of the world’s most iconic fashion labels (among them, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Lanvin, Christian Louboutin, Guerlain and one of my favorites — Repetto!). Foodies will also love the ‘Eat’ chapter which mentions top Paris gourmet addresses such as Brasserie Lipp, Café de Flore and fromagerie Laurent Dubois. With its gilt-edged pages and artistic elegance, Paris: Through a Fashion Eye is the perfect Christmas gift for the fashion-loving Francophile!


Paris: Through a Fashion Eye by Megan Hess (Hardie Grant, £12.99) Illustrations © Megan Hess