My friend Barbara came to Paris thirty years ago… Passionate about French Art de Vivre, the City of Light continues to fascinate her and gives her each single days energy and renew for her job. In fact, Through her company Sensi, Barbara offers managers of multinational companies the opportunity to try their hand at an artistic experience to develop their personal creativity in order to enhance their business performances. She is a true Parisian, she loves Paris and its magic roofs, the changing colors, the textures and the creative harmony of the city. I asked her to describe her “love affair” with Parisian roof…

roff-p3“I love Paris at all seasons! But mostly Paris roofs in the autumn. I like to look out of the window from my fifth floor bedroom, There is a very nice perpective of cascading roofs opening up in front of my eyes. It reminds me of the feeling you get as a kid discovering the Christmas crêche, you are amazed and enchanted from your sight. When the weather is nice, Lucky me that I can sit on my balcony, in the sun and simply contemplate parisians roofs and chimneys.617025be9980d7d08aafc6198b22e0f0

The morning sunlight reflects on the tin roofs as a smooth caress, I can see some smoke coming out of a chimney, I imagine a nice couple, playing with each others hands, sipping some bordeaux wine while listening to Gainsbourg, ‘la javanaise’...I can see a window slightly open with some shirts hanging outside, giving some colors to the city and movement as Calders’ there is cat´s silhouette  inside the other window moving its tail in a nonchalant´s way, just as a Parisian Babe. How funny to see a small wild plant coming out from another chimney, must have been some seed that found a cosy nest to give birth, lucky plant, can even see a better view than me from up there! What a Sky today, clear with just few clouds designing some calligraphic mysterious messages to me: ‘Goodmorning Paris! How beautiful you are this mornîng”. ‘

Barbara Albasio  -

© Picture Barbara Albasio “dressy roof”


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Catherine - Lifestyle

Bonjour, my name is Catherine. I live in the heart of Paris. I’ve always loved to travel and, over the years, I developed it into a real art: the right addresses, the suitcase, how to manage fatigue with my Parisian look! From Cannes to Antigua, from the red carpet to Pilates, I have to live up to the reputation. I have small apartments in Paris that I rent out. I love to personally welcome my guests and give them some recommendations about life in Paris “living like a true Parisian and not like a simple tourist in an elegant private suit in the heart of the city”.

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Edizione Italiana

Edita da RIZZOLI, Sophie la Parigina è una guida di stile moderna su PARIGI. Illustrata dai disegni di Alessandra Ceriani, completata da un elenco degli indirizzi preferiti dalla parigina e arricchita di ricette gastronomiche.


English Edition

Published by RIZZOLI New York, Sophie the Parisian'sis a modern life style guide about PARIS. Illustrated with color drawings, complemented by a list of Parisians' favorite locations and enriched with gastronomic recipes.

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