The New Paris Dispatch is the home for Paris news and inspiration, exclusive recommendations, conversations with thoughtful and creative minds shaping the city, as well as event and book updates. It’s also, admittedly, a window into the world of its creator, Lindsey Tramuta—a Paris resident since 2006; a journalist and author for the last decade; and a cat-obsessed bibliophile.
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I’m Lindsey Tramuta, a journalist, author, and podcaster based in Paris since 2006. Since I began writing professionally more than ten years ago, I have been committed to documenting the people and ideas that are shaping not only Paris and the rest of France, but the world.
Whether it’s through highlighting the societal and cultural shifts that inspired a culinary movement in Paris or the technologies propelling sustainable business practices everywhere from San Francisco to Sweden, my goal is for readers to better understand the evolving world and learn about the people and ideas driving the change.
One way I do that is through journalism: I contribute reporting to global publications such as The New York Times, Vice, Fortune, Afar, Condé Nast Traveler, Eater, Vogue, Travel & Leisure, Bloomberg, and many others. Another is through books: my first book, The New Paris: the People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement, was released Abrams on April 18, 2017 and looked at the evolving capital. It was not only an Amazon bestseller, it was named one of the top 10 travel books of 2017 by Smithsonian Magazine.
My second book, The New Parisienne: the Women & Ideas Shaping Paris, was released by Abrams on July 7, 2020 and lifts the veil on the mythologized Parisienne.
The other way I do this, specifically about life in France, is through The New Paris Podcast, currently in its 7th season, and this very newsletter. In a country like France, where tradition reigns supreme, even a suggestion of change or newness has often been met with skepticism. I like to think of the podcast and this newsletter as companions to my book The New Paris, picking up where it left off.
I hope you’ll stay with me as I chronicle the changing city!
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GET THE BOOKS THAT STARTED IT ALL
THE NEW PARIS, ABRAMS (2017)
The city long-adored for its medieval beauty, old-timey brasseries, and corner cafés has even more to offer today. In the last decade, a flood of new ideas and creative locals has infused a once-static, traditional city with a new open-minded sensibility and energy. I lend detailed insight into the rapidly evolving worlds of food, wine, pastry, coffee, beer, fashion, and design in the delightful city of Paris. The book puts the spotlight on the new trends and people that are making France’s capital a more whimsical, creative, vibrant, and curious place to explore than its classical reputation might suggest. It includes hundreds of striking photographs by Charissa Fay that capture this fresh, animated spirit.
THE NEW PARISIENNE, ABRAMS (2020)
The New Parisienne: The Women & Ideas Shaping Paris challenges the oversimplified archetype of the Parisienne and recasts the women of Paris as they truly are, in all their complexity. Featuring more than 40 activists, creators, educators, visionaries, and disruptors—such as Leïla Slimani, Lauren Bastide, and Mayor Anne Hidalgo—the book reveals Paris as a blossoming cultural center of feminine power. The NYT Bestselling author Priya Parker called it “an extraordinary creative act and a radical project. You think you’re getting a travel guide but you’re also getting a journey, an education, and a conversation.”
BONUS: THE DIGITAL DINING GUIDE!
As a companion to The New Paris, I created a digital dining guide, regularly updated and available for purchase. Click. here to order.