Not much time for anything lately. But today is officialy the first day of spring and I’m inspired and I’d love to share this beautiful film by Eames. Classic Eames toy film, with a beautiful Elmer Bernstein score. Pure poetry. Enjoy and happy spring to you all!
This video offers me the right amount of beauty and alienation.
video courtesy of www.grey-magazine.com
In this right moment it’s snowing (just in case you missed the weather report) and a dance scene who always made me dream reappears: Fran Jeffries dancing in the 1963 movie The Pink Panther.
Yes, I dreamed of performing her voluptuous mouvements, her déhanchement… Mesmerizing and very sixties!
Money are universally an important subject. Whether we are rich or poor or in in-between of those two category we are all concerned about how we spend our financial ressources. Starting with my very first salary, this has been and continues to be one of my very significant thoughts: how to spend wisely. It was difficult to be wise at 19 years (when I got my very first pay). I wanted everything: movies, restaurants, gifts for every member of my familly, beautiful clothes, exotic vacations and the list goes on and on. I don’t know if the books I’ve read on the subject helped me; they made me think, that’s certain. The experience taught me a lot. It’s a matter of equilibrium. That’s my goal every single day: equilibrium.
I love beautiful clothes but most of the time their cost is exaggerated. The often heard solution is buy less, buy better quality. So I had to choose. Sofie d’Hoore, one of my all time favourite. Discovered ten years ago at Le Bon Marché in Paris it was lasting love. Here are some of my favourite looks from this ss 2013 collection.
Elegant (and discreet), feminine, comfortable and easy to wear. Every time I open my closet and I see the few things I have from her I think: “It was money wisely spent”. I wear her clothes year after year. They are timless.
All pictures courtesy of www.sofiedhoore.be
It has been a very hard week for me. The only thing that relaxes me is cooking/baking. I think it has to do with the fact that I’m focused in one single thing and nothing else.
I don’t know who’s going to eat the twenty matcha tea and white chocolate muffin that I made an hour ago. One thing is certain: they are delicious (I can’t live without matcha tea anymore!) and sweetened my Sunday.
Monday blues. Monday grey. Monday escape. I’m making plans for this spring/summer: to learn to perform this ridiculously funny dance from the unforgetable movie The Hairdresser’s Husband (Le mari de la coiffeuse). I can easily imagine myself at Lido di Venezia on the Excelsior’s terrazzo performing this flexible dance and having my well deserved five minutes of fame:)). A wonderful Jean Rochefort and a voluptuous Anna Galiena are perfectly suitable for this Monday morning.
If I had to choose only two things to eat I’ll pick pasta and apples. I could live on this and I can never get enough. La tarte aux pommes it’s my favourite amongst all other (tarte tatin, apple pie…) for many reasons. Right now I love it because it reminds me of Paris. Every day, early in the morning while going to the university (and later at work) I’d passed close to the boulengerie Monge and the heady scent of bread and patisserie radically changed the perspective of the day. I used to have “une tartelette aux pommes” each morning and became a sort of a ritual. There’s nostalgie in the air…
I also love this tarte aux pommes for its simplicity. You can feel the natural taste of the apples (no sugar added) that melts in your mouth (the crust also contain very little sugar).
Well, this tarte aux pommes cheer up those grey January days.
No, this journal is not turning into a food blog. It naturally evolves and as anticipated short time ago it will include one of my other passion: the food. I love eating, I love cooking and I love sharing food with family and friends. I’m not a recipes creator but a pretty good performer and connoisseur of good recipes.
These books are currently my favorites. Some of them I have just received and are yet to be discovered. I love that feeling of impatience that comes over me before I discovered the recipes. I read a recipe several times and then I think about it for weeks. One day out of nowhere, without any explanation I decide to do it. I can sense that it will be a delicious year. And I guess I’m not too late to wish you an elegant and tasty 2013!
A bit of excitement to get started. I have quite a few movie dance scenes I keep in mind for tough moments (like this Monday morning in this case). A pair of young innocent lovers dancing on the beach, from Wes Anderson’s movie, Moonrise Kingdom.