Champagne Day!


Champagne Day ! Friday, October 23 worldwide ! This is the sixth annual #ChampagneDay celebration. Time of year to raise a flute to the quintessential wine of celebration, good cheer and toasts everywhere: Champagne. And remember, there are great sparkling wines from around the world, but Champagne only comes from Champagne, France Send a free Champagne Day e-card to your friends and family! Simply select a Champagne Day e-card design, type in an email address or connect to your social media, and send a colorful greeting to encourage everyone to celebrate Champagne Day, October 23, and raise a flute to … Continue reading Champagne Day!

France to force big supermarkets to give away unsold food to charity


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Supermarkets will have to take measures to prevent food waste and will be forced to donate unsold but edible food to charity or for use as animal feed Source: http://www.theguardian.com See on Scoop.it – Social Media Marketing 4 VIP Continue reading France to force big supermarkets to give away unsold food to charity

Je suis Charlie #soutienpourcharliehebdo Los Angeles


La France et le monde en deuil “Faites couler l’encre… pas le sang!!!” Charlie Hebdo “I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees.” – Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier (1967 – 2015), publisher, Charlie Hebdo.   Rassemblement  de soutien à Los Angeles  – France USA Media “A tous les Français et francophiles de Los Angeles, journalistes ou autres, rendez-vous ce soir pour un rassemblement après l’attentat d’aujourd’hui pour défendre la liberté de la presse et rendre hommage aux morts et blessés.” France USA Media Ce soir, mercredi 7 janvier 2015  à 6pm au “Figaro Café”, 1802 North Vermont Avenue, Los … Continue reading Je suis Charlie #soutienpourcharliehebdo Los Angeles

Bon Beaujolais Nouveau les amis!


Bon Beaujolais Nouveau les amis! It’s that time of year again! The 3rd Thursday of November  at exactly 12:01 AM marks the launch of the new harvested wine the French call “Beaujolais Nouveau”  just in time to enjoy  and celebrate with the  Thanksgiving meal! In the US , the most popular Beaujolais Nouveau is George Duboeuf! It is a young wine bottled just 6-8 weeks after harvest and to be enjoyed immediately and a bit chilled.  It is made from the Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc grape  known as Gamay from the Beaujolais AOC  region. Beaujolais Nouveau is so popular , it even … Continue reading Bon Beaujolais Nouveau les amis!

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 Francisco in 1999 on  Pine Street. This is where Starbucks CEO , Howard Schultz and his team met to sign the million dollar sweet deal  bringing a French Twist to Starbucks all over the United States! A perfect  combination, if you ask me! Website: http://www.starbucks.com/promo/laboulange Starbucks Locator: http://www.starbucks.com/store-locator/search Continue reading Starbucks has a French twist: La Boulange!

Al Jarreau Joins Forces with Freddie Ravel with a Special in Person Performance for World Premiere of “On Pointe at 50 and Beyond!”


Al Jarreau Joins Forces with Freddie Ravel with a special in person performance for World Premiere of “On Pointe at 50 and Beyond!” ! The Los Angeles Dance Company featuring Marie -France Lévesque former American Ballet Theater dancer  presents a world Premiere event “On Pointe at 50 and Beyond!’  on Saturday November 2, 2013 at The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza – Scherr Forum Theater.  With a cast of distinguished Guests Artists including  Grammy-nominated and world-renowned Latin piano virtuoso  Freddie Ravel , Opera singer and “Ms. Senior California & America 2012”  Elisabeth Howard, and  Master of Ceremony Bob Pritchard , … Continue reading Al Jarreau Joins Forces with Freddie Ravel with a Special in Person Performance for World Premiere of “On Pointe at 50 and Beyond!”

Boule et Bill – Billy & Buddy Opens in Los Angeles November 8th!


Boule et Bill opens Friday, November 8th in New York and Los Angeles!  French family comedy Boule et Bill  (U.S. title: Billy & Buddy)  based on Jean Roba’s beloved comic strip released in France in February 2013. The film opens in Los Angeles on Friday, November 8th.  (in French with English subtitles).  It is a rare family treat!  Filmmakers Alexandre Charlot and Franck Magnier mined Roba’s best-selling comic strip, as well as their own personal memories of childhood in 1970’s France, to create a sincere, imaginative comedy entire  family can enjoy!  Billy & Buddy recounts the misadventures of 8-year-old Billy (Boule) and his cocker … Continue reading Boule et Bill – Billy & Buddy Opens in Los Angeles November 8th!

Notre Belle Marianne 2013!


Marianne is a national emblem of France and an allegory of Liberty and Reason as well as  one of the most prominent beloved symbols of the French Republic.. Marianne holds a place of honour  in France in town halls and law courts and symbolises the “Triumph of the Republic”.  Her  bronze sculpture overlooks the Place de la Nation in Paris  and her profile stands out on the official seal of the country, engraved on French Euro coins and appears on French postage stamps; it was also featured on the former franc currency. Marianne represents the state and values of France and is much different from the other  French cultural symbol, the Coq Gaulois (Gallic rooster) representing France as a nation and its history, land, culture, … Continue reading Notre Belle Marianne 2013!

Ooh La La! French Women’s Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day by Jamie Cat Callan


Ahhh! The elusive French “je ne sais quoi”  of French women! In her new book Ooh La La! French Women’s Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day, Jamie Cat Callan taps into the secrets of French women in an enchanting and delightful way. American born Jamie  Cat Callan is the author of the wildly popular books Bonjour Happiness and French Women Don’t Sleep Alone. She is also the creator of  The Writers Toolbox  and her writing has appeared in the New York Times “Modern Love” column, Best American Erotica, and The Missouri Review, among many other publications. Jamie lives in Cape Cod with her … Continue reading Ooh La La! French Women’s Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day by Jamie Cat Callan

Rencontre avec Chantal Rialland


Chantal Rialland est Psychologue diplômée en Sciences Humaines Cliniques, Université Paris VII – La Sorbonne. Psychothérapeute française renommée, elle est l’auteure de nombreux ouvrages dont le bestseller  “Cette famille qui vit en nous” plus de 140 000 exemplaires vendus à ce jour, “Vivre Mieux grâce à la psychogénéalogie” qui sort en poche chez Marabout sous le titre “Faire de sa psychogénéalogie une chance”, “La vie notre meilleure amie”, “Mon Big Bang intérieur- Vous avez l’immense pouvoir de changer votre vie” et “1 Big Bang par jour”! Chantal Rialland partage son temps entre consultations, coaching, rédaction de livres, conférences et activité d’artiste plasticienne. Chantal Rialland a été … Continue reading Rencontre avec Chantal Rialland

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills … Made in France!


The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills … Made in France or  “Les Vraies Housewives” make their television debut  on the French NT1 channel Monday March 18th at 9:45 PM! A take off from the highly successful BRAVO reality TV hit: “The Real Housewives” this time we meet 5 “Real Housewives… from France living the life in Beverly Hills where reality brilliantly surpasses fiction! For this remake, NT1 chose women with very colorful personalities & lavish lifestyles who perfectly embody this world of glitter, sequins, botox, shopping sprees  and cheap shots where keeping up appearance is the key word. The Real … Continue reading The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills … Made in France!

Lola Ohlala et son Cabaret Versatile


Dans la série: ces Frenchies à L.A… Lola Ohlala  est danseuse , chorégraphe et productrice de  formation en danse classique et moderne dès le jeune âge de 4 ans, Lola Ohlala, née Axelle Marcuéÿz nom qu’elle n’utilise en tant que productrice, s’est lancée dans le monde du  théâtre aux côtés d’artistes talentueux tel que Jean-Claude Cotillard (père de la célèbre Marion), Amédée Bricolo ou Nicole Mérouse au Conservatoire National d’Art Dramatique d’Orléans et a ensuite joué avec plusieurs compagnies de théâtre. La passion pour le Cabaret est né  tout naturellement de ce mélange de danse et de théâtre avec une touche du glamour … Continue reading Lola Ohlala et son Cabaret Versatile