Paris: Made By Hand: an interview…
Posted in paris: made by hand August 11th, 2009 by piablog

this is one of my favourite photos from the book. It’s from a gorgeous boutique in the 17th arr called french touche – you can view and purchase some of their collection online, click here to view more like this piece above.


There is a wonderful travel website called Wandering Educators. I hear they are the largest source of travel guide reviews on the internet and recently, they interviewed me. Yesterday, the article went live. Jessie the editor, asked me lots of great questions like “how did you find the treasures you share in the book?”, and “How has your life influenced your book?”, as well as, “What was the inspiration for Paris: Made by Hand?”.

I really love it when people ask me questions that I know the answers to.

Please click here to read the full article. Thank you Wandering Educators!


On a side note, I’m actually feeling a little sea sick for once while on le petit bateau – there is some construction work going on opposite on the canal and it is making my little home rock like it’s never rocked before. Right now I am holding my head and stomach, and trying to take deep breaths to quel my nausea. Why, oh why, are there these types of distractions when I am on a killer deadline?! Deep breaths.

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  1. Paris Parfait says

    Nice interview. This week I’m taking a visiting Canadian friend to a couple of the fun places featured in your book. Hope that rocking and rolling of the canal waters settles down and you feel better! xo

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  2. Bells says

    Hi Pia, great interview and good luck with that deadline!
    I thought of you petit Bateau while reading this week’s Sunday Times – there is a rather nice one featured

    (sorry about the long link) It’s a bit less boaty than yours though…

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  3. vanessa joie says

    Lovely interview. I hope you are feeling better again soon. xo

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  4. jessiev says

    hi pia – thanks so much! we were SO HAPPY to interview you. as you know, i LOVE LOVE LOVE Your book. 🙂 can’t wait for the next one! ok, breathe.

    sorry abt the boat-rocking. time for a small vacation?

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  5. Liberty Post Editor says

    Pia, The Star of the Canadian Gift Show. Details on Liberty Post. xo

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  6. pia says

    You rock LPE!!!!! Thank you so so much.

    Jessiev – you are welcome. The pleasure was ALL mine. Yes, a vacation would be bloody beautiful right now, but it will have to wait some months yet.

    vanessa joie – I am feeling much better, thank you.

    Bells – how awesome. That houseboat looks incredible and I now have houseboat envy. She is a writer too! Thanks heaps for this link.

    Paris Parfait – all settled now, thanks. Enjoy your wanderings in Paris, let me know how it goes. I hope your picks will be open!


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  7. Di Overton says

    At last someone else who gets sea sick on a boat that’s moored. I thought I was the only one. A passing vessel causes a wake and I am ill and all people do is laugh.
    Tara (Paris Parfait) told me about you and your blog so here I am and it was well worth the trip.
    A friend brought your book to my house last week and I devoured it, a copy is on it’s way to me from Amazon as I type this.

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  8. Andi says

    Hope you’re feeling better now! I adore the love bird photo, so cute!!! Congrats on the interview. Checking it out now. 🙂

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  9. Debbie says

    Where can I buy your book?

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