We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Glamour.com has featured Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? in their holiday gift guide, 110 Perfect Holiday Gift Ideas Under $100! Congrats to author Diane Ratican, illustrator Nick Lu, and illustrator Eric Giriat, for this tremendous exposure and feature. We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our art-loving, travel-obsessed, wonderfully passionate readers. Your glowing recommendations are truly appreciated and we sincerely thank you from all of us here at the Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? team.
Please join us on
Saturday, December 16, 2017
12pm — 3pm
6333 W 3rd St #150
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? author Diane Ratican and illustrator Nick Lu
LA Book Signing and Print Signing
Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? illustrates the beauty of the City of Lights and the City of Stars. Diane Ratican, Los Angeles native, fell in love with Paris at 18 and has been connected to the city ever since. After years of visiting cafes, perusing boutiques, and embracing all that the city has to offer, she started her own fashion apparel business, importing and distributing designer French children’s clothing in her home city. Los Angeles has long been known for its incorporation of natural beauty, including year-round sunshine and easy access to the mountains, beach, and desert. Ratican began drawing comparisons between the natural beauty of Los Angeles and the striking cultural significance of Paris.
Buying a gift for your favorite book-lover can be a challenge. We are honored that Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? is one of seven books included on Sarah Meyer’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Bookworm! Sarah is the founder of Sarah In Style and is a training consultant by day, and a fashion and lifestyle blogger by night.
“This would make a great addition to any coffee table! It’s a whimsical comparison of landmark places and spaces in both Los Angeles and Paris. Whether your bookworm has been and wants to reminisce on a trip, is planning an upcoming trip, or just wants a fun read, this is a great pick.”
–Sarah Meyer, Founder of Sarah in Style
Thank you Sarah! We are so happy that you loved Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? and recommend to your readers. Be sure to visit to see the full list!
A big thank you to our friends at “Our City Tonight”, Jim Gordon and Leeta Liepins, for featuring Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? on not one, but two episodes! “Our City Tonight” covers everything that makes Vancouver a fascinating city. Gordon and Liepins take audiences through Vancouver’s latest in fashion, food, nightlife, entertainment, people, and places. Check out our segment below!
Travel by ENTREE editor Bill Tomicki has included Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? in their annual Very Special Gifts for Very Special People holiday gift guide! Travel by ENTREE is a luxury travel newsletter serving tens of thousands of readers every month: “Since 1981, ENTREE Travel Newsletter has been fearlessly covering the world, exposing shams and singing the praises of excellence before the mainstream critics do. If you love to travel and want an insider’s perspective on what’s hot and what’s not, where to go and where to avoid, what beds are are lumpy and what restaurants to steer clear of, check out www.entreenews.com for more details and subscription information.”
“Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? author Diane Ratican tells what she loves most about Los Angeles and Paris, the gems her fine research process uncovered. Painted in 272 colorful pages with illustrations by Eric Giriat (Paris) and Nick Lu (Los Angeles), these two most significant and immediately recognizable cultural milieus are compared and contrasted, with the similarities and very stark differences exposed. Ratican focuses on the small differences too, and how they can shape a culture and create an identity behind a city, just as much as the more obvious cultural quirks. A wonderful coffee table book brimming with joie de vivre and cool California glamour, perfect for a holiday gift for your jetsetter friends this year.”
–Bill Tomicki, Travel by ENTREE