Well bless my Cowboy. Slave to fashion that he is, he liked yesterday’s post on Parisian Chic and Ines de la Fressange and sent it to a few of his friends. One of them was the journalist Jesse Kornebluth, who is huge. Also gracious, as it turns out, nice enough to write and say he liked my review and I might like to read his.
I wrote back that I liked his more. So here, Jesse Kornbluth’s review of Parisian Chic. He knows all kinda stuff, including fascinating bits about the lovely Ines’s aristocratic heritage. I love all that.
Now do yourself a favor and sign up for Jesse’s blog, Head Butler.com. It is a revelation. Like reading Vanity Fair from cover to cover without actually having to. He also writes for Vanity Fair, btw. Minus the million-word celebrity profiles, Head Butler is a go-to source and highly discerning arbiter of popular culture, telling you which books, films, music and so forth are really worth it. We are all, as he says, drowning in media, and his blog is just the life raft I was looking for.
As happens, I am constantly discovering others’ blogs in the course of writing my own. (Grateful!) And as we were on the subject, there’s a very cool one called A Femme d’un Certain Age written by journalist Tish Jett, an American living in France, giving her perspective on the French perspective, if you follow me.
Another called The Simply Luxurious Life, written by a snappy Shannon Ables, had a swell post on Parisian Chic when it came out last April, and I’m very keen to read more about her take on things simply luxurious. What’s not to love about that?