Pampered in Paris: A Guide to the Best Spas, Salons and Beauty Boutiques

Pampered in Paris: A Guide to the Best Spas, Salons and Beauty Boutiques

by Kim Horton Levesque
     
 

In Pampered in Paris, you’ll find profiles and photographs of more than fifty of the city’s premier spas, makeup and beauty salons, manicure and pedicure bars, perfume boutiques, and thermal baths and thalassotherapy treatment centers, arranged by arrondissement. The guide also offers complete descriptions and recommendations for each venue’

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In Pampered in Paris, you’ll find profiles and photographs of more than fifty of the city’s premier spas, makeup and beauty salons, manicure and pedicure bars, perfume boutiques, and thermal baths and thalassotherapy treatment centers, arranged by arrondissement. The guide also offers complete descriptions and recommendations for each venue’s treatments and products, and advises readers how to navigate the cultural nuances of spa etiquette. It provides a glossary of words and expressions to clarify differences in French spa and salon terminology. Pampered in Paris also takes readers to the French pharmacy to discover inexpensive products beloved by Parisians that keep them looking their best. Other sidebars include what to Expect at French Spas and Salons, Chromotherapy, Spa Cuisine, Beauty on the Fly, and Hydrotherapy. Two glossaries of useful terms (Skincare and Makeup, Spa and Institut) are included to help any visitor feel knowledgeable and comfortable.

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"In Paris, it's not just hotels touting treatments. There are spas and beauty salons crowding every street. If you would like to learn more about them, you need to consult Pampered In Paris: A Guide To The Best Spas, Salons And Beauty Boutiques. It provides an arrondissement-by-arrondissement guide to who offers what and where." —The Mail on Sunday (London)

"Author Kim Horton Levesque researched more than 50 establishments whose makeup, perfume and skin treatments are dear to the heart of fashionable Parisian women. Naturally, such experiences can be intimidating — think going to the fragrances counter at your local upscale department store and multiply by 100 — so Levesque offers advice on spa etiquette. She also provides a glossary of useful terms so travelers will know the French for shimmer or anti-aging facial." - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

"For a tantalizing overview of the Paris Spa experience, pick up a copy of Kim Horton Levesque's  Pampered in Paris: A Guide to the best Spas, Salons and Beauty Boutiques. Illustrated with attractive photographs by Kristyn Moore, this little volume showcases 70 of the best places to indulge." – France Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892145864
Publisher:
New York Review Books
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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