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Go with Le Flo! German/French Romantic Comedy Premieres in L.A April 11,12 &13!

“Go with Le Flo” World Theatrical Premiere - German/French Romantic Comedy Premieres in Los Angeles – April 11, 12  & 13! Bright Blue Gorilla: Award-winning filmmakers and musicians, Robyn Rosenkrantz and Michael Glover, invite  you to “Go with Le Flo”, a romantic comedy in German and French, shot in Berlin. “Go with Le Flo” will have its … Continue reading


18th Annual COL.COA “Week of French Film Premieres” at the Directors’ Guild of America! April 21-28, 2014

In its 18th year, COL•COA – City of Lights and City of Angels – is the largest showcase dedicated to French cinema in the US!   COL.COA “A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood” showcase will take place at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood from April 21 to April 28, 2014. The event … Continue reading

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15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival – French Spotlight on April 29th!

15th ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL TO SHOWCASE AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF FRENCH CINEMA!  The 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 24th - May 1st, 2014 and will spotlight over 300 films from around the world. On Tuesday, April 29th 2014 the 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will present its French Spotlight, an evening celebration of … Continue reading


Nutella is the original!

Yes, Nutella has been around forever and is a staple food in every French household! We enjoy  Nutella smothered in our crepes, on our toasts, and even on bananas. We enjoy it like we enjoy peanut butter in the US .  Keyword, bien entendu, is  “moderation”. ( Ok, I admit, of course  I love to … Continue reading

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Betty Blue – 37.2 Le Matin

  Betty Blue  - 37.2 Le Matin  Epic!  Obsessive love story between Zorg, an aspiring novelist who gets by as a handyman at a  beach resort, and Betty, beautiful, wild & young  who turns his life upside down. Special Screening March 26-27, 2014 9:40 pm New Beverly Cinema 7165 West Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA … Continue reading

Just a Sigh

Here’s another lovely French film that will be screening in Los Angeles  from March 28th! JUST A SIGH is an imaginative and lushly filmed Parisian romance starring Gabriel Byrne and Emmanuelle Devos. It screened at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and will open Friday, March 28th at Laemmle’s Royal Theater and Town Center 5 LA, … Continue reading

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On My Way

A late-life crisis sends  Catherine Deneuve on her way on  the highway and into a series  of episodic adventures. “On My Way”  Elle s’en va  starring Catherine Deneuve opens March 21st at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles. Trailer :


For Paris-lovers: Romantic comedy LE WEEK-END British couple  goes to Paris for a nostalgic weekend  to relive their honeymoon spent  in the city if love 30 years ago. (inspired by Godard, and starring the wonderful Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, and Jeff Goldblum). Le Week-End premieres in LA at Landmark Theatres on March 14th, followed by … Continue reading


Ballet Gala Benefit Featuring Guest Artist: Marie-France Lévesque!

Ballet Gala Benefit Featuring Guest Artist: Marie-France Levesque! Canadian-born Marie-France Lévesque, founder and artistic director of The Los Angeles Dance Company, former ABT/American Ballet Theater dancer introduced by Mikhail Baryshnikov and dancer at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens will be performing as guest artist at the Ballet Gala Benefit produced by the Red Chair Children’s Production Company … Continue reading

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Newport Beach Film Festival – French Spotlight Facebook Ticket Giveaway!

Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight Facebook Ticket Giveaway! Contest begins March 14th – 21st Newport Beach Film Festival – French Spotlight on Facebook!  J’adore N.B.F.F! Bonne chance! French A L.A Carte for VIP Very Inspired People, Events & Places with a French Twist in Los Angeles & Environs is a proud sponsor of  NBFF - French Spotlight


Lavender: The Blue Gold of Provence in Peril

Lavender:  The Blue Gold of Provence in Peril L’Occitane en Provence founder and creative director Olivier Baussan considers lavender, one of the first flowers distilled by Occitane,  the soul of the region.  He started thevery successful company  l’Occitane  at the age 23, in 1976. With over 20,000 hectares of lavender in Provence, summer is lavender harvest … Continue reading

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HAPPY… We are from Paris!

Happy … is  spreading happiness and  joie de vivre around the globe! Every city has its own  Happy “cover’ video portraying regular happy people dancing   in the streets  inspired by Pharrell Williams’ video “Happy” directed by the French duo Pierre Dupaquier and  Clément Durou from  We are from L.A (WAFLA)  a group of young French creators, filmmakers, … Continue reading

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Cabrel… seul sur scène à L.A!

Cabrel…seul sur scène à LA! Francis Cabrel nous rend visite avec sa guitare et sera Seul sur scène à Los Angeles mais pas seul dans la salle! En effet les tickets pour ce concert intime prévu les  22 et 23 mars à Los Angeles au Théatre Raymond Kabbaz  sont déjà “complets” ou “SOLD OUT!” Francis  Cabrel … Continue reading

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French-American Love Affair…L’art de vivre! n’est-ce-pas?

French -American love affair…L’art de vivre! n’est-ce-pas? You can’t bottle it and you can’t buy it! I loved this commercial which to me just reinforces that the French really know  how to live and have mastered the  art of living! As a French-American woman I embrace both cultures and enjoy the best of both worlds both … Continue reading


2 French Guys Get Lucky at the Grammys!

Daft Punk  French pop duo members Guy-Manuel and Thomas Bangalter, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, and Pharrell Williams accept  the  GRAMMY for Album Of The Year for Random Access Memories at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26 in Los Angeles.  The album received three honors:  album of the year, best dance/electronica album engineered album, and record of the … Continue reading


Starbucks has a French twist: La Boulange!

Starbucks has a French twist: La Boulange! Starbucks gave in to croissants and pains au chocolat and other goodies!  “Bring a taste of French countryside in to your neighborhood ” is Pascal Rigo’s new slogan  the founder of La Boulange. He arrived on the West Coast  in the early  1990s and  opened his first boulangerie in San … Continue reading

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Votre vie est-elle vibrante? Faites le TEST WAKE-UP!

Un test  amusant très révélateur!  Je viens de le faire …. Vous avez déjà sans doute entendu parler du séminaire WAKE-UP! proposé  par Christine Lewicki la coach, conférencière française en Californie et auteure du Bestseller “J’arrête de râler!” – Cette retraite aura lieu pour la première fois à Ojai en Californie du 28 au 30 janvier 2015 … Continue reading

Le séminaire WAKE-UP en Californie à Ojai du 28-30 janvier 2014!

Après « J’arrête de râler », WAKE-UP! un séminaire de 3 jours pour arrêter de vivre sa vie à moitié endormi avec Christine Lewicki!

Après « J’arrête de râler »,  WAKE-UP!  un séminaire de 3 jours pour arrêter de vivre sa vie à moitié endormi avec Christine Lewicki! Christine Lewicki, auteure du bestseller * J’arrête de râler”, organise un séminaire de 3 jours “ WAKE-UP”  à  la suite du grand succès de la 1ère édition en France en 2013, WAKE-UP … Continue reading

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My photo of Michèle La Porta’s delicious”Starlette Cake” published in Beverly Hills Courier! Have you tasted it yet? This Parisian cheesecake is guilt-free pleasure! No fat, No gluten, No eggs & No sugar! Scroll down to related articles to find out more!       Related articles This is what Sweet Dreams are Made of … Continue reading

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Top French Bakeries in L.A

TOP 10 FRENCH BAKERIES IN LOS ANGELES! French Bakeries or les bonnes Patisseries et Boulangeries are spread-out throughout Los Angeles and vicinity and these are my top favorites French Bakeries ( in ABC order…) based on my personal experience and genuine simple goodness & authenticity! My favorite French Bakeries in Los Angeles and environs: Amandine Cafe … Continue reading


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