On replay everyday... We love this track, with the windows down & the wind in our hair. What an excellent album!
French cinema really does have some great gems, especially in the form of actor Gerard Lanvin. One of my favorite French actors, he shines again in Amitiés Sincères. I love this film, it's right up there with Les Petits Mouchoirs and Le Prénom, both my favorite french films.
I realise that French films in general may lack a 'climax' or action or even romance often found in Hollywood movies but the acting is serious and so natural... They sound just like people I know! The actors here really carried the film through. On top of that, a good part of the film was filmed in L'Île du Ré, a beautiful island off the western coast of France. I have been dreaming to go there ever since I watched this film.
We also caught the avant-première of Jeune et Jolie last month which takes us through teenage prostitution with the beautiful Marine Vacth.. A must-see when it opens later this month.. Marine Vacth is so sensual inside.
And for reading... the latest issue of Kinfolk as well as old favorites and new discoveries.
And the perfect food to accompany it all: Fresh strawberries & cream from the market.
And the scorching weather has made it almost compulsory to eat cold food everyday. When I can't be bothered to cook, I boil soba noodles and add easy condiments.
One of our top favorite restaurants in Paris, this is also where my husband and I had our first date 4 years ago. For him, it was une valeur sûre, an address where he felt the most comfortable with friends.
Nestled in the open terraces of the Palais de Tokyo museum, the café and restaurant are well-placed with a great view of the Eiffel without the price tag and frills of other restaurants boasting a similar view.
It is especially popular in summer, when Parisians flock here for dinner and drinks. The clientèle consists mainly of executives & young couples.
One thing I love about this restaurant is the red plastic chairs! How cool are they? You immediately feel right at home because the vibe is laidback and relaxed.
To start, mojitos for us!
We normally take the melon and goat cheese salad but I wanted to try the mozzarella with marinated zucchini.
Fried fish with rice and Thai sauce!
And to end it off, always the cheesecake. Tokyo Eat has a in-house chef-patissier, whose only job is to make desserts. This is quite rare in Paris so their desserts are a must-try!
And to accompany the delicious food, a glittering tower & an in-house DJ.
These days we have been busy with clearing & moving stuff, meeting interior designers & the whole house is a mess. But I did find some time to bake my very first cake, a matcha yoghurt cake. It turned out moist & delicious!
The recipe was randomly googled and it was a good one: