Joie is part travel guide, part lifestyle guide, and completely beautiful. While there are no recipes, per se, there are food guides such as, “How to Spot a Bona Fide Baguette,” “Apéro Cheat Sheet,” ideas for french meals, and general tips for elevating your life and how to care for the items that make it special (linen, silver, etc), making your everyday special that the French somehow just know how to do. We also get a brief background and stories from Aki’s own life. And the photography is stunning! I love this book and imagine I will be flipping through it often. 5/5 Stars
I was given a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review; I have also purchased my own copy.