From the Author, Carole Sabas:
Many times, I have been asked where to eat vegetables in Paris. Who is the best massage therapist to soothe jet lag? Where to get a serious blow-dry on short notice, a quick eyebrow shaping . . .? I have too often failed to provide my sophisticated visiting friends with the right info. I have been living in NYC for five years now. For a long time, I wasn’t aware of how different the routines and habits were between Paris and Manhattan. I could tell you where to buy cigarettes at 3:00 am in Paris. But kale and scrambled tofu for breakfast? A myofascial release specialist? Hmm. Honestly, no idea. So I’ve decided to tackle that issue and give my sophisticated New York, Milan or São Paolo friends the best tips and favorite haunts from my people in Paris. A quick caveat: This guide does not pretend to be authoritative. Sometimes the crowd in a restaurant will look more appealing than your food. And you may wonder why the taste-makers still come here season after season. Ask them, and they’ll shrug: “The owner is crazy.”Fashion people are creatures of habit. Not surprising, as their work is to program obsolescence. And they travel so much . . . the world, their playground. When it’s time to relax, they look for their nests, wherever the photo shoot is taking place. Like a family, they also share the same strict code for a “stylish experience”: fun characters, unpretentious luxe, impeccable professionalism, outsized punch, authenticity. By following them, expect to be surprised, bewitched, puzzled, maybe disappointed at times, but always dazzled. That’s what fashion is all about!Have fun, C. S.