Last week in Kiev there was a press lunch with the writer Irina Filipova and representatives of publishing houses dedicated to “Paris in a gift-wrapping” new book.
Irina Filipova graduated from Kiev Shevchenko University; she is Doctor of Philology and a member of Ukrainian and French Departments of Harvard Business Club.
She has been involved in distribution of French selective perfumery and cosmetics for more than 15 years. Currently Irina Filipova is business development director of a large audit and consulting company. Being the wife of Ukrainian diplomat she lived for many years in France. She is much involved in the history and culture of this country.
“Paris in a gift-wrapping” book “opens the door" into the history of France, couture fashion, gastronomic traditions and rules of etiquette, cozy cafes and haute cuisine; it introduces French stars; nearby castles and not well known unique museums are mixed in this book like many pieces of one puzzle.
This is an easy-reading and entertaining guide book based on historical sources and personal experience which gives about a hundred “must go” addresses of Paris. It offers a "gift" version of the city, a dream and an opportunity to know “different Paris” that you haven’t seen yet.