Paris by Design is here!

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PARIS BY DESIGN: AN INSPIRED GUIDE TO THE CITY’S CREATIVE SIDE

Paris by Design is here! It’s my book about the creative side of Paris and can I say that I love how it turned out? If you like design or France or both, then I think you will, too. ;) (Find out more about it and links to buy here.)

There are over 450 recommended places to eat, shop, sleep, visit and a slew of interviews and articles about inspiring people and places in the City of Light. I started working on it 3 years ago when I couldn’t find the book I was looking for about Paris because it didn’t exist! Even with all the books that existed about that famous city, there wasn’t one that showed the artistic, design-y side of the city, the classics as well as the hip new spots, and acted as both a city guide and a coffee-table type inspirational book. If you know me, then you know that I’m kinda obsessed with Paris. And with design. I wanted that book…

So I decided to make it.

MERCI BEAUCOUP!

But I got help. SO much amazing help! First of all, Chaunté Vaughn (photographer), Linnea Paulsson-Neppelberg (designer), and Abrams NYC (publisher) helped make Paris by Design turn out just as beautiful, playful, and sophisticated as I had envisioned. Kate Woodrow at Present Perfect Society as my agent, Laura Dozier as my editor at Abrams, Kari Jorgensen as first round copy editor, and Rebekah Peppler as food and drink editor also did amazing work and made a huge impact on Paris by Design. Then there were the dozens of other contributors, interviewees, supporters, and friends who have all helped make this happen. And Kirk Jorgensen, my super supportive husband, who watched our 2 small kids day after day while Chaunté and I hit the streets of Paris to find, interview, and photograph people and places for the book.

I couldn’t have done it without any of them. It takes a village. It really does. A huge MERCI to you all!

And a huge MERCI to everyone who has bought the book and/or shared it with friends! I appreciate every single one of you SO much.

KEEP SCROLLING FOR ALL THE PRETTY PARIS PICS

Take a look at the gorgeous photos below that Chaunté took while we were back in Paris recently to shoot the book trailer.

AND PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW :)

If you haven’t already, please go leave a review on Amazon (and/or Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, etc.) My brother works for Amazon (not in books, he can’t pull any favors for me, haha) and he told me that reviews really do make a BIG difference. Thank you in advance!

Author Eva Jorgensen (that’s me!)

Author Eva Jorgensen (that’s me!)

Photographer Chaunté Vaughn

Photographer Chaunté Vaughn

La Tour Eiffel

La Tour Eiffel

A stack of books in Frank Barron’s home (including Paris by Design!)

A stack of books in Frank Barron’s home (including Paris by Design!)

Frank Barron (aka Cakeboy Paris), who appears in the book.

Frank Barron (aka Cakeboy Paris), who appears in the book.

Papier Tigre boutique in the Upper Marais

Papier Tigre boutique in the Upper Marais

Maxime Brenon, cofounder of Papier Tigre, who appears in the book.

Maxime Brenon, cofounder of Papier Tigre, who appears in the book.

Along the banks of the Seine.

Along the banks of the Seine.

Looking through the pages of Paris by Design.

Looking through the pages of Paris by Design.

Louise Jourdan-Gassin, founder of Série Limitée Louise, who is featured in the book.

Louise Jourdan-Gassin, founder of Série Limitée Louise, who is featured in the book.

A stack of books at the home of Louise Jourdan-Gassin.

A stack of books at the home of Louise Jourdan-Gassin.

View of Sacré Coeur, from the top of the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.

View of Sacré Coeur, from the top of the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.

Marin Montagut, who appears in the book, outside the Fontaine de Belleville.

Marin Montagut, who appears in the book, outside the Fontaine de Belleville.

Jasmine Tartine in the 8th arrondissement, Paris by Design in hand.

Jasmine Tartine in the 8th arrondissement, Paris by Design in hand.

The Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe

Paris by Design: An Inspired Guide to the City’s Creative Side. Pictured in the home of Béatrice de Crécy, the creative director of Bonne Maison, who was interviewed for the book.

Paris by Design: An Inspired Guide to the City’s Creative Side. Pictured in the home of Béatrice de Crécy, the creative director of Bonne Maison, who was interviewed for the book.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY

Of all the places you could be on the internet, I am so glad that you stopped by my little corner.

And if it sounded like Paris by Design is right up your alley, don’t forget to grab a copy and/or leave a review! Thanks again! x E