23 4 / 2014

An intriguing look at what I would consider a relatively minor phenomenon in Paris. I totally agree with this sentence though: “For a modern nation entrenched in tradition, it’s pretty amazing to see the French open up to the avant-garde (if you can even call it that) of another place.” In fact I believe I wrote something similar back in November.

22 4 / 2014

Mom and Dad’s Easter selfie. Aren’t they the cutest? Mom arrives on Saturday for two weeks with Dad joining her for the last one. Can’t wait!

Mom and Dad’s Easter selfie. Aren’t they the cutest? Mom arrives on Saturday for two weeks with Dad joining her for the last one. Can’t wait!

(Source: uneamericaine)

21 4 / 2014

huffingtonpost:

The biggest travel bummer just might be this.  See more monuments under construction here.

(Source: Getty Images)

I hate it when this happens!

20 4 / 2014

Easter afternoon walk in the sort-of neighborhood.

Easter afternoon walk in the sort-of neighborhood.

20 4 / 2014

huffingtonpost:

Don’t look now kid.  See more creepy Easter bunnies here.

(Source: Imgur)

Happy Easter / Joyeuses Pâques to those that celebrate!

19 4 / 2014

Truth. DD and I were both passed out on the couch by 10:30 last night. He had a long, tough week at work but I don’t know what my excuse was (except that I’m 33).

Truth. DD and I were both passed out on the couch by 10:30 last night. He had a long, tough week at work but I don’t know what my excuse was (except that I’m 33).

(Source: clarajudgypants, via cantstopspring)

18 4 / 2014

Place de la Bastille.

Place de la Bastille.

17 4 / 2014

Hi there.

Hi there.

17 4 / 2014

Although the author originally referred to a French bakery as a pâtisserie (DD caught this right away and apparently he wasn’t the only one since they’ve already corrected it), she does set straight some common misconceptions about living in France.

16 4 / 2014


Hervé Chigioni and his graphic designer Gilles Frappier have based the poster design for the 67th Festival de Cannes on a photogram taken from Federico Fellini’s 8½, which was presented in the Official Selection in 1963.
In Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini, we celebrate a cinema that is free and open to the world, acknowledging once again the artistic importance of Italian and European cinema through one of its most stellar figures. “The way he looks at us above his black glasses draws us right in to a promise of global cinematographic happiness,” explains the poster’s designer. “The happiness of experiencing the Festival de Cannes together.”In his films, Marcello Mastroianni continued to encapsulate everything that was most innovative, nonconformist and poetic about cinema. On seeing the poster for the first time, Chiara Mastroianni, the actor’s daughter, said simply: “I am very proud and touched that Cannes has chosen to pay tribute to my father with this poster. I find it very beautiful and modern, with a sweet irony and a classy sense of detachment. It’s really him through and through!” — Cannes 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Hervé Chigioni and his graphic designer Gilles Frappier have based the poster design for the 67th Festival de Cannes on a photogram taken from Federico Fellini’s 8½, which was presented in the Official Selection in 1963.

In Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini, we celebrate a cinema that is free and open to the world, acknowledging once again the artistic importance of Italian and European cinema through one of its most stellar figures. 

“The way he looks at us above his black glasses draws us right in to a promise of global cinematographic happiness,” explains the poster’s designer. “The happiness of experiencing the Festival de Cannes together.”

In his films, Marcello Mastroianni continued to encapsulate everything that was most innovative, nonconformist and poetic about cinema. On seeing the poster for the first time, Chiara Mastroianni, the actor’s daughter, said simply: “I am very proud and touched that Cannes has chosen to pay tribute to my father with this poster. I find it very beautiful and modern, with a sweet irony and a classy sense of detachment. It’s really him through and through!” — Cannes 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

(Source: frenchcinema)