Tout Sweet: Hanging up my High Heels for a New Life in France
2009, A paperback copy in fine, unmarked condition that presents as brand new.
In her mid-thirties Karen has it all: a career as a fashion editor, a handsome boyfriend, a fab flat in west London and an array of gorgeous shoes. But when her 'plus one' leaves, she wonders if there is more to life than high fashion. So, she hangs up her Manolos and waves goodbye to her city lifestyle, deciding to go it alone in a run-down house in rural Poitou-Charentes, western France. Once there, she encounters a host of new friends and unsuitable suitors, soon learning that true happiness can be found in the simplest of things - a bike ride through the countryside on a summer evening, or six glasses of Pinot in a neighbour's garden. If you've ever dreamed of chucking away your BlackBerry and downshifting, "Tout Sweet" is perfect summer reading.
Based - Poitou-Charentes, France Blog - www.toutsweet.net - Mimi Pompom Karen Wheeler is a former fashion editor of the Mail on Sunday and three time winner of the prestigious Jasmine Literary Award. She writes for the Financial Times How to Spend It magazine as well as for the Daily Mail, ES magazine, You magazine and The Sunday Times Style supplement.