Wednesday, December 15, 2010

V.I.P. Very Important Parisian Profile: William Réjault


William Réjault

What’s the latest barometer of Parisian cool?

Having your own Wikipedia entry.

La Mom is hoping some of blogger (and writer and journalist) pal William Réjault's cool will rub off on her.

Les Moms were très flattered when William invited us to blog about La Nouvelle Star on the French national newspaper Le Figaro’s website (La Nouvelle Star is the equivalent of American Idol or The X Factor).

So why is Will’s future so bright, you gotta wear shades?

He is professionally trained as a nurse and hit blogging gold when his hospital and nursing home stories enchanted French readers. He was asked to turn his blog into a book and his first one, La Chambre d’Albert Camus, was published in 2006.

Since then, he:
-Published three other books
-Blogs and writes for Le Figaro, France’s national newspaper
-Published the first French interactive novel for iPhone
-Interviewed the hottest French celebrities for the magazines Voici and Gala
-Blogs for French singing superstar Zazie on the making of her latest album
-Is the Digital Content Editorialist for Universal Music

Whew! I think that covers it.

So on y go! Let’s get to know William better:

Favorite American food? Cheeseburger, from Lincoln (NM)
Carla Bruni or Michelle Obama? Chantal Biya, the First Lady of Cameroon – total class.
Mariages Frères or Ladurée? Mariages Frères
Le Figaro or Le Monde? Le Parisien.
Left Bank or Right Bank? Biarritz, sorry…
Favorite blogs? I like David Abiker’s blog a lot – and La Mom, of course!
Hot factor: Dominique de Villepin or Nicolas Sarkozy? Oh please, get a room. Anderson Cooper is soooo hot! (La Mom can’t argue with the guy.)
Red or white? Red.
Macarons or cupcakes? Macarons.
Espresso or café crème? Nespresso noir.
Still or sparkling? Sparkling.
Amélie Poulain or Carrie Bradshaw? They’re both completely annoying. Courtney Cox in Cougar Town.
Paris or Provence? You’re two snobby American girls! The Basque country is the most beautiful region of France.
Métro, taxi, or Vélib? Taxi after 10 PM, but métro the rest of the time.
Le Baron or Le V.I.P.? My bed, two pillows, and earplugs at 10:45 PM.
Printemps or Galeries Lafayette? Printemps.
Le ski or St. Tropez? Tokyo or Zurich.
Book or Kindle? Book.
Café Costes or the bistro du coin? Costes : they’ve got the best free magazines
iPhone or iPad? Who said we have to choose?!?

Check out William’s world at: http://william.rejault.free.fr/modules/news/

Don’t miss William’s new book, Le chemin qui menait vers vous, coming out in February 2011. Achetez-le!
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