I adore Paris Breakfast, a blog dedicated to Carol Gillott's love of painting and lovely Parisien things, which find themselves infused in her delightful watercolors. For her take on the famous French influence Coco Chanel, check out her post The Gospel According to Coco Chanel.
My love onces tried to woe me with those double "C" Chanel earrings... you know the ones I am talking about, no? Yet, those shiny little pieces did not impress so I had him return them... They just weren't me, and at $495 a pair, why not just buy me a flight somewhere?
Still, despite turning my nose up towards those earrings, I still have an interest in Coco Chanel (and my love!)... Her impact on fashion is broad and longstanding; she's an icon, after all. So the movie, Coco Before Chanel, definitely has caught my eye. Especially since it features Audrey Tautou as Coco. I haven't yet seen it, but am looking forward to it... it the meantime I found this article from the UK to be a nice interlude.
Have you seen the movie? Do you own any Chanel pieces? (As for me... I was so close to with those earrings... but as of yet, still do not).
This is a great "silent" movie - with very little words, this is a masterpiece of non-verbal communication, modern interior design, and comedy. I found it at my library, knowing nothing of it, and come away intrigued and enchanted.
I recently made a trip to the library to stock up on movies. It's always an adventure to see what DVDs are scattered on the shelf. Sometimes I come away with empty hands, but other days I find an interesting array of films.
My surprise-find this time was The Valet, a cute movie based in France. The storyline is sad in that it is based around a scandalous divorce, but the presentation of the subject is lighthearted and sweet in that the tale focuses on a unique relationship that develops between a young, slightly nerdy valet and a famous supermodel. The overall essence of the movie is hopeful and sweet despite the dark situation of relationship troubles that create the background to the focal aspects of this story.
Image credit: Jules @ The Francophile Files, Paris Las Vegas
Paris, France is the real deal, but when money is tight and the Las Vegas Strip is in sight, why not enjoy a little pseudo-Parisien pleasure at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino? It can be a sexy place for those of us not making a trans-Atlantic flight any time soon.
Quite a nice surprise. I had one with strawberries, kiwis, and mangos, oh my!
Location: 7 E Valley Blvd., Alhambra, CA 91801
After a few days of dining on delicious dim sum and Schezuan cuisine, a little crepe love was just what I needed. These creations aren't comparable to one's I've sampled in Paris, but for a little shop in an Asian part of LA, I can't complain.
Lovely Laguiole knives! They really are l'art et la table. I found these colourful beauties at Tuesday Mornings for $19.99. They remind me of the restaurant La Coupole in the Monteparnasse area of Paris. Great memories, great knives. I can't wait to go on a picnic.
I discovered this delightful Houstonian bakery on a recent site-seeing roadtrip to Galveston, Texas. A yummy selection of sandwiches and sweets are candy for the eyes and nourishment for the stomach and the soul. Bon appetit!