ThxThxThx on Hip Paris

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.

ThxThxThx on Hip Paris

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…

ThxThxThx on Hip Paris

Leah is showering her gratitude for all things French on her site,, 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!

ThxThxThx on Hip Paris


Leah’s book is now available here and here. Thank you, Leah, for reminding us why Paris is so very special.

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Written by Maggie Battista for the Hip Paris Blog. All notes were written by and appear courtesy of Leah DieterichFor our amazing rentals in Paris, Provence & Tuscany check out our website Haven in.


Maggie Battista

Passionate about fine dining and old-fashioned hospitality, Maggie is focused on finding hidden, authentic food gems and is absolutely in love with the creamy, salty butter sold all over Paris. She also runs an online magazine and market called Eat Boutique, where she discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. Maggie’s based in Boston, with frequent trips to Paris, Brooklyn, Maine, and northern California.


  1. For some reason this reminds me of a popular ad campaign I’ve seen while staying in Philadelphia. Here’s a link to a whole bunch of photos:

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