A warm welcome to the Blog Tour for Vivienne in Paris by Maria Castellucci Moore + illustrated by Emanuela Mannello! So happy I can be part of this tour and share all sorts of fun information, including a fantastic guest post, with you all!
So for today’s post, as you could have read, I got a really fun guest post! I had two topics for the author to pick from and she combined both of them in a really fun post that I just adored reading! Yummy foods, and a dash of romance even! Plus, I got a fun giveaway (you can win a copy of the book or a Kindle (2022)) and of course book/author information~
Let’s get started~
I have to mention this: This post is sponsored by Maria Castellucci Moore.
My favorite French foods would have to be the divine fresh French bread with butter and ham-the traditional French baguette ham sandwich is my favorite “street food’ in Paris! You also cannot miss the delectable escargot, I know it sounds frightening, but eating French snails is actually a delicacy; drenched in butter and garlic, they are amazing, trust me!
Macaroons are one of my favorite desserts and no one does it better than the French themselves! Try the Lavender ones! Delish! Don’t miss the two cutest neighborhoods in Paris-Saint Germain de Pres charming and teeming with great shopping, hole in the wall bars, cafes and its walkability is wonderful and Montmontre- an authentic village in the heart of Paris. Winding cobblestone streets with darling cafes, restaurants and the not to be missed is the Sacré-Coeur, the Catholic basilica that sits on the highest hill in Paris. The Luxembourg Gardens are my absolute favorite place to wander aimlessly throughout this stunning park in the middle of Paris observing the manicured gardens, mansions and families playing petanque enjoying the sunshine. This is where my husband proposed to me, so perhaps I may be biased!?
Around every corner, Paris delights all your senses. It’s a stunning city to create wonder and feel alive!
Ages 4+ | 38 Pages
Publisher: Mascot Kids | ISBN-13: 9781637551431
Publisher’s Book Summary: Vivienne in Paris follows a young Parisian girl on a journey through Paris to find what makes her tick. Join Vivienne as she discovers the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of the city that make her feel alive. What better place to explore, observe, and delight in her senses than Paris?
This book tells a story of mindfulness and insight into how the surrounding world can really move you. It unites curiosity, wonder, and marvel to enlighten, surprise, and tickle your deepest spirit. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that bring you the greatest joy.
Owner Entrepreneur, first-generation American, writer, and mother to four children. Maria Castellucci Moore strives to bring passion and enthusiasm to all her endeavors. A lover of all things European, María has found great passion through her travels to Paris, Italy, Spain, and South America. Her affection for winemaking, foreign languages, the arts, ballroom dancing, and traveling has given María a unique and grateful perspective on life. Her love for her family and helping others through charitable giving has enabled María to thoughtfully curate purposeful life adventures.
María Castellucci Moore earned her bachelor of arts degree in finance from Dominican University on a tennis scholarship, and later pursued studying at New York University and the London School of Economics with a focus on global affairs. In 2016, with her siblings, Maria founded Castellucci Napa Family, a luxury wine and real estate brand. María runs her wine label and a family real estate development company in the greater Bay Area. She is a board member of the San Francisco Opera Guild and is enthusiastic about building opportunity and community through the arts.
María resides in Saint Helena, California, with her husband and four young children. She enjoys writing; traveling; attending the opera, ballet, and symphony; flower arranging; winemaking; ballroom dancing; and playing tennis and the piano.