New Newsletter – Sign Up!

I’ve decided to revamp my newsletter by signing up with a new service, ramping up the content, and making it a regular monthly feature. In the newsletter, you’ll find photos, stories, Paris travel tips, recipes, and other information that will only be in the newsletter. I’m working on getting the hang of the software, but I’m looking forward to sharing information there that doesn’t make it on to the blog. Of course, the newsletter is free and you will not be bombarded with any other kinds of messages—you will just receive the newsletter in your inbox when it’s sent out, that’s all. You can sign up using the form here:

Your e-mail address is never shared and the sign-up for the newsletter uses a double opt-in system, so that you will receive a confirmation message than you’ll need to reply to in order to be added to the list*. (To ensure you get it, you may want to add to your ‘safe’ list in your e-mail program, so it doesn’t go into your spam folder.)

Please note that if you’re already on the newsletter list from the previous newsletter, your delivery address has been moved so there is no need to re-subscribe and you will not get a confirmation message if you do.

At the end of each newsletter is a link to follow in case you want to unsubscribe. I’ll miss you. But we’ll always have Paris.

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  • Caroline
    January 7, 2012 6:25pm

    Hi David – love reading your blog and books.

    If you don’t mind me asking, what is the advantage for you to send this as a newsletter and not post it on the blog (or a subsection of the site)? Newsletters sure seem a little outdated to me.

  • January 7, 2012 6:35pm
    David Lebovitz

    I wasn’t so convinced to being writing a more regular newsletter, because I used to put everything on the blog. But in the newsletter, I can post really short things like lists and links to interesting things, whereas nowadays with microblogging (ie: Twitter, Facebook) I put brief items there.

    Plus I’ve had a number of people write to me inquiring about missing my newsletter, since before it was very irregular (like four times a year) -and they thought either they were missing getting some, or liked the fact that I would remind them to check out the site from time to time.

    Lastly, as I mentioned in the recent newsletter, I can post very quick write-ups of restaurants and other tips. If I put them on the blog, that information may be outdated when people come back and find it. So the newsletter is a place to be even more informal.

  • Barry
    January 7, 2012 7:55pm

    Good idea, it may seem a bit out-dated these days but I love the convenience of newsletters and it’s sad to notice their decline. So thanks very much from me.

  • Barry
    January 7, 2012 7:57pm

    PS. I you’re ever in Figeac, I owe you a dinner, it’s your fault (and Richard Olney’s) that I got so heavily into cooking in the first place. So thanks for that too. (And sorry for the double post)

  • January 7, 2012 9:50pm

    signed up of course! I’m looking forward to read it as soon as possible

  • January 7, 2012 10:53pm

    Hi David,
    For some reason I didn’t get the confirmation in my gmail account, but I was able to sign up with a hosted email address.

  • January 8, 2012 2:47am

    Was glad to see the newsletter in my inbox. I had forgotten that I’d even signed up! Looking forward to more soon!

    P.S. I noticed the font change. ;)

  • January 8, 2012 10:25am
    David Lebovitz

    Can anyone let me know here if they signed up but never got a confirmation e-mail? A few people noted that happened and my newsletter company would like to know if that’s happening to others.

    If you leave a comment here, with your e-mail address in the field for that (which is not public), and you don’t mind if I forward it to them to check it out, that would be great.

    (I don’t forward people’s e-mail addresses to others normally, but they asked me for any that aren’t getting confirmation messages back to find if there are certain attributes to those e-mail addresses that don’t allow them to come through.)

    Thanks! – David

  • BarbaraG
    January 8, 2012 4:08pm

    I enjoy receiving your newsletters. Off topic (please excuse) the mobile
    format does not allow to switch to full website. Today was the first time
    It happened. Great blog.

  • Annick
    January 8, 2012 4:21pm


    Je n’ai pas reçu de confirmation après avoir envoyé mon adresse de courriel…J’aimerais bien être inscrite:)


    Annick de la S.

  • January 8, 2012 4:32pm
    David Lebovitz

    Hi Barbra: I switched to a cleaner format for the mobile version of the site, so instead of having to download the entire site on your mobile, it lists the entries individually and folks can click on each one to read it. We’re still tweaking it, so appreciate your feedback.

    Annick: Il y avait un problème et je manuellement confirmer les personnes qu’ont enscrire avant que nous allons reglé le problème. Ce n’est pas quelque chose que je vais faire comme une règle, parce que je veux que les gens d’opt-in sur leurs propres à la recevoir. Mais je l’ai fait cette fois-ci en raison de la – j’ai vérifié et vous avez été ajouté.

    (There was a problem and I manually confirmed the persons who subscribed before we fixed the problem. It’s not something I’m going to do in the future because I want people to opt-in on their own to receive it. But I did it this one time because of the glitch – I checked and you have been added.)

  • Pascale
    January 8, 2012 6:44pm

    does this mean the blog goes away? I love your blog…..

    • January 8, 2012 9:38pm
      David Lebovitz

      Hi Pascale: The newsletter is not replacing the blog, it’s just an adjunct, that will arrive in your Inbox if you opt to get it.

  • January 9, 2012 1:46am

    Just to let you know I had no difficulty signing up for your newsletter. Looking forward to it too, I may add.

  • January 9, 2012 10:17am

    What took me so long to do this?!
    Everything worked just fine here, looking forward to it :-)

  • Rosa
    January 9, 2012 2:37pm

    Looking forward to reading your newsletter but I haven’t received the confirmation yet.
    I’ve tried it a few times since I got your email but it doesn’t work.
    What can I do?


    I just checked and it says that you signed up in March of 2011 and you should have received that January newsletter that went out last week. As mentioned, if you are already a subscriber, you won’t get a confirmation message since you’re already subscribed. If you didn’t get the last one, you may want to sign up with a different e-mail address. But the one you gave is already subscribed. -dl

  • Vikki
    January 9, 2012 4:50pm

    I signed up for your newsletter a few weeks ago, everything worked fine and I’m receiving it ok. I’m wondering about the mobile format though. I really like the new format but cannot seem to read the comments now on my iphone. Am I doing something wrong or is that the way it is supposed to be? Thanks so much for a great blog — so much fun and informative. I am planning a trip to Paris and Barcelona this year and your newsletter and blog will be a great help.

    Hi Vikki: Yes, a new easy-to-read mobile format was installed and they are tweaking it for me. You should be able to read the comments on it in a day or so, when that feature is enabled. Glad you like the blog! – dl

  • chizuko takenaka
    January 12, 2012 7:42pm

    hi david,
    i was fianlly able to sign up to your newsletter and had received a confirmation but now have a difficulty of activating it. what now. there seem to be a long road to get to your newsletter.

    If you were previously signed up for the newsletter, you will only get a confirmation message that you are subscribed. I checked and did not see your e-mail address in the list (the one you used here) so you may need to sign up using another e-mail address, or try again. – dl

  • chizuko takenaka
    January 15, 2012 2:43pm

    dear david,

    i’m signed up for your email updates. that’s how i got your news letter sign up notification. thank you for your suggestion. i will try that.