Joie: A Parisian's Guide to Celebrating the Good Life


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$37.50  $34.88
Clarkson Potter Publishers
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8.29 X 10.24 X 0.96 inches | 2.63 pounds

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About the Author

Ajiri Aki is the co-author of Where's Karl? and has worked as a stylist and on fashion exhibitions for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of the City of New York. After moving to Paris, Ajiri started her successful design business, Madame de la Maison, a rental company and online boutique. She still lives in Paris, now with her husband and two children.


"In Joie, the secrets to that enviable way of being--la belle vie Parisienne--are decoded in a language that we can all understand, with practical tips and philosophical musings that only locals are privy to. More than being a terrific guide to the city, it's a thoroughly comprehensive guide to better living."--Chioma Nnadi, editor of Vogue online

"When seeking inspiration for how to live life beautifully, you have to look to someone whose aesthetic and very way of life not only inspires joy but is effortlessly beautiful and a thing of substance. Ajiri Aki is that person, and her book Joie is not only inspiring but a practical insight into French life as seen through her magnificently stylish eyes. A must-read for its visual impact as well as for Ajiri's engaging storytelling."--Paula Sutton, author of Hill House Living

"Ajiri Aki's Joie is not only a visual and inspirational masterpiece, but a well-rounded window into the French way of life. Aki highlights the lessons that each reader can apply to their own lives with engaging storytelling, personal anecdotes, and practical advice. La belle vie, indeed!"--Lindsey Tramuta, journalist and author of The New Paris and The New Parisienne

"A true insider's guide to Paris. Ajiri Aki generously spills the secrets of everything from cheese etiquette to how to host an apéro. I loved seeing Paris--and Parisians--through her eyes."--Pamela Druckerman, author of Bringing Up Bébé and There Are No Grown-ups

"Ajiri understands the nuances of a fabulous French life and the meaning of seizing beauty and joy with an equal amount of zeal."--Jessie Kanelos Weiner, illustrator and co-author of Paris in Stride

"So many people are searching for joy and are unsure of where to find it, but Ajiri brings us front and center to the simplicity of joy in all the things and people around us. Ajiri reminds us we don't have to wait for 'the right time' to explore the things we love, and this book is an invitation to luxuriate in the beauty of life. Everyone needs this book."--Yasmine Cheyenne, author of The Sugar Jar