How would you like to spend the summer exploring Paris, with nothing but a sketchbook in hand? While we sadly can't help make that dream a reality, consider Jason Brooks' Paris Sketchbook (published by Laurence King Publishing) a first-rate backup plan.
An award-winning fashion illustrator, Brooks developed a fascination with The City of Light while on various fashion assignments. While on these trips, he managed to find time to stroll the avenues, eat at patisseries, and visit the museums--always with his sketchbook in tow. Compiling all of these sketches together, Brooks' stunning new book guides the reader through all Paris has to offer--from Laduree macaroons to a Givenchy couture fashion show to Degas' sculptures.
Sure, it's not the same as actually being in Paris--but if read with an espresso and a chocolate croissant, this book will get you a bit closer than watching Amelie on Netflix.