Writer and Rhodia fan, Margaret Mendel, recently visited Paris and chronicled her visit in her blog. Her entry “Rhodia, Paris and Me” appeared on June 11 and can be read in its entirety here.
Margaret originally hoped to see the place where Rhodia is made but that was not possible to arrange. However, as a consolation prize, I sent her a Rhodia pad for her trip, and asked if she could please take a photo of it at some point in her trip.
She did! And her photos of Paris, people and environs are exceptional. Her photo-journal captured the city the way Marcel Proust captured a madeleine.
“Even though the trip to Paris is over, the enjoyment is not finished yet, as I untangle my photographs and the notes that I have made in my Rhodia. There are no chocolate or coffee stains on the cover of this notebook, nor is there an greasy smears of the delicious French butter, there are, never the less, tons of memories jotted down on those Rhodia notebook pages.”