Like a foulard worn just-so around the neck of a Parisienne in jeans and a t-shirt, thank you notes can add a touch of class to otherwise banal encounters. In fact, gratitude is experiencing a serious comeback, thanks in no small part to Leah Dieterich, an advertising creative director and writer who just last month released her book, thxthxthx: Thank Goodness for Everything, based on her popular blog of the same name.
Leah is visiting Paris at this very moment, falling in love with all the little things that make this city so perfect. And, lucky us, she’s agreed to write a note exclusively for the Hip Paris blog. This note in particular made me personally smile, as it’s sometimes a bit of a struggle to keep Parisians engaged with my very poor French…
Leah is showering her gratitude for all things French on her site, thxthxthx.com, while she’s in Paris. We’re grateful for these little notes that, even on the grayest or rainiest or hottest of Paris days, remind us of how lucky we are. Because it could be worse; we could be in love with some other city. Quelle horreur!
- David Lebovitz shares his gratitude and heat wave issues in an old letter to Madame France
- Kari Geltemeyer muses on being a tourist in Paris
- Tory’s write-up of fab shop-for-a-cause store Merci in Paris
Written by Maggie Battista for the Hip Paris Blog. All notes were written by and appear courtesy of Leah Dieterich. For our amazing rentals in Paris, Provence & Tuscany check out our website Haven in.