(Or more precisely… a book).
Yup – here it is: the D Day. “Dessine-moi un Parisien” is coming out today. My little book.
Your little book.
Because it all started here guys. Right here, with you. If it wasn’t for you coming to spend a few minutes here to read my articles, this book would never have existed. So truly, on this special day for me, let me, from the bottom of my heart, thank each and every one of you. From those of you who comment and follow every article, to the more occasional visitor – each one of you made this book a reality. And thus turned me into a happier version of myself.
Saying that “Dessine-moi un Parisien” is your book sounds cheesy as hell, but I so very much mean it. I would never have continued to write without your support and enthusiasm. Plus, truth be told, Nicolas, my business partner here at O Chateau, would never have let me. I would also like to publicly thank him for letting me work on the blog and on the book. All this time I didn’t spend working for O Chateau directly meant and still means more work for him. So big up to Nico. He’s quite the business partner – and a real friend. This book is also very much his – no matter what the name on the cover is.
Now, I know that I haven’t posted here as frequently as I used to. The past few weeks have probably been the busiest of my life. On top of running O Chateau, wrapping up the manuscript of the English book, preparing the book launch of “Dessine-moi un Parisien”, we are also working on our new place. O Chateau is to move in a few weeks. New place will feature three tasting rooms and a wine bar. We’re talking over 350 wines in the wine list and over 32 wines and Champagnes to taste by the glass everyday. So since we’re creating the place from scratch, let me tell you: we’re busy – excited and happy as well. Should you want to be notified of the grand opening, just hit the “like” facebook thingy on the right part of this page and we’ll keep you posted.
Back to the book. There should be a few book signings in Paris and maybe en province in the next few weeks. I’ll keep you posted on that: it’ll be a real pleasure to meet some of you in person. In the meantime, the book should be available in a number of bookshops in France (if not, you can always order it). Good old Amazon is also a pretty easy way to get it.
First reviews are really good. So i’ll just keep my fingers crossed – hoping that “Dessine-moi un Parisien” might make for a good read, and maybe also a good gift for the holiday season.
As per the blog, it’s not dead of course, I’ll keep posting fresh and new articles that will not appear neither in the French nor in the English book. Might try to post an article in French see how that goes (make some of you anglos out there work a bit on their French for once…).
Today is a happy day.
And I owe this to you.
So merci – truly.