best bedside travel: the sweet life in paris. david lebovitz's autobiography of his transition into the parisan life was just the perfect travel literature on this snowy brooklyn day. shar got her yoga and trader joe's run in before cozy up indoors to devour the pages of slp. (fitting that david mentioned both as his to do's on his trip back to sf). my pal jeanie, who is a sf bay areaian, recommended david's blog and from there i put slp on my book queue at the library.
wrapped in my a.p.c. shawl for additional frenchy immersion, i finished this book in a couple hours. shar hasn't completed such a feat in quite a few years. the book is a breezy, comical read, which i highly recommend to lovers of paris, chocolate, san francisco and general escapist non-fiction (think david sedaris meets anthony bourdain with a sprinkle of alice waters). from line cutting to dreaded last minute visitors, david seems to put his personal je ne sais quoi to each story.
i love how he rationalizes salted butter in baking because i have been scolded for such an act. thanks david for making me feel better about my baking choices and providing a lovely saturday afternoon.