About Everyday Paris by Brett T. T. Macfarlane:
Only recently has travel become a mainstream pursuit, and in response tourism has robustly industrialized, sterilizing the travel experience. Consequently, beyond seeing the important but obvious sights, already familiar thanks to a lifetime of popular culture, there is a deep desire to break through the bubble of passive spectator tourism and become active participants in the world’s great cities. Especially, in Paris, the most visited city on earth.
Everyday Paris is a cultural briefing for the curious contemporary traveler seeking to authentically experience uniquely local ways life. An insightful and entertaining companion that explores the mentalities, routines, traditions and codes of being Parisian to empower you to do Paris as Parisians do.
This briefing on Paris launches a global publishing platform in partnership with Amazon Kindle using the principles of a technology start-up amidst publishing's ever evolving landscape. With Everyday Paris an open call goes out for ten writers to produce an Everyday Cultural Briefing for the next ten cities.
When will it be released?
- October of 2013 - global English language release in exclusive partnership with Amazon Kindle
- Kick off events in Paris followed by London, Vancouver and Seattle
- Spring 2014 - print edition in partnership with photographer Alex Kryszkiewicz; collaborator with GQ, Bentley and Paul Smith amongst others.