Jessie Kanelos Weiner - "Paris in Stride" - Rebecca Plotnick

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Jessie Kanelos Weiner

"Paris in Stride is as stylish as it is indispensible–like your fantasy BFF crossed with Google Maps.” -- Lauren Collins, author of When in French: Love in a Second Language and staff writer at The New Yorker

Jessie Kanelos Weiner discusses her book, Paris in Stride: An Insider's Walking Guide. She will be joined in conversation by Rebecca Plotnick.

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About the book: A local’s treasure map to the sites where Parisians know to go to be oh-so-Parisian.
Finally, the “must-do, must-visit, must-see” travel list given to you by the Parisian friend you’ve been longing to have. Charmingly illustrated throughout, this practical guide will transport readers to the delightful sites and discoveries of Paris. Vibrant watercolors illustrate destinations including architectural marvels, gardens, historical highlights, cultural hubs, markets, food and wine favorites, and lots of little “je ne sais quoi’s” that make Paris so magical. Cultural musings, accessible histories, anecdotes, and informative details accompany the illustrations throughout, making this volume truly as practical as it is beautiful.
The book features seven specially curated daylong walking tours. Winsome watercolor maps of the “promenades” with colorful icons of suggested sites guide readers through the romantic, winding Parisian streets, passing cafés, historical sights, small galleries, outdoor markets, and the kind of authentic and timeless places that one hopes to find when imagining the city. The careful artistry, insider’s musings, and approachable readability—both visually and texturally—in this book will delight and inspire tourists and armchair travelers alike.
About the author: Jessie Kanelos Weiner is an American illustrator, author, and food stylist based in Paris. She creates breathtaking images for for international clients including Nespresso, Conde Nast, Free People, Pinterest, Abrams, Instagram France, Penguin Press, Harper Collins, Rizzoli and Hachette among many others. Her watercolor illustrations has appeared in publications like Vogue, Tmag, Resist!, Gather Journal, Cherry Bombe, Le Nouvel Observateur and M Le Magazine du Monde. Jessie writes a popular blog about her life in vivid watercolor called Her book Edible Paradise: A Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables (Universe) intricately explores the edible plant kingdom. She has also published a handful of cookbooks with Editions Marabout, an imprint of Hachette Livre. She is a professor at the Paris College of Art.
About the interlocutor: Rebecca Plotnick is a Paris Photographer and Blogger of Every Day Parisian. You can find her photography at Pottery Barn, West Elm, and Papyrus as well as her own website. Rebecca is a Chicago local but still considers Paris “home.” When Rebecca isn’t traveling to Paris, you can find her at a coffee shop with friends or at her local dance studio.
Event Location: 
57th Street Books
5701 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637