Zoe de las Cases: Paris and London

zoé de las cases: london and paris travel guides | simple pretty

I STILL miss travel. I particularly miss London and Paris, and have spent far too much time during this year-of-going-nowhere mooning over shops in those two cities on Instagram. Which is why I was thrilled to discover these two new travel guides from Paris illustrator Zoé de las Cases. (Instagram: @zoedelascases) Each is part coloring book and part travel book, and they perfectly serve either function. Care to spend a day — because you have nothing but time — getting creative and coloring in a page? Get out your pencils and have at it. Would you prefer to spend these slow pandemic months making exhaustive lists of all the places you’re going to visit just as soon as travel is allowed? (Hello, people like me.) These books will more than satisfy that need. I found quite a few new places to discover, and was happy when personal favorites made the books.

The books are harder to find in the US (Hachette really should think about wider distribution) but they are available — shipped internationally — via Amazon. (I bought mine through Amazon.co.uk earlier this summer, and that’s still an option.)

paris travel guide by zoé de las cases | simple pretty

paris excerpt

london travel guide by zoé de las cases | simple pretty

london excerpt

For a deeper, French language dive, Hachette.fr has a video and an article celebrating the launch of these charming books on their website.

book covers via amazon.com (layout by jane potrykus); excerpt photos by jane potrykus