Today’s Track – Don’t You Know, Kungs

I leave for Europe tomorrow; off to take in the Maison et Objet trade fair in Paris, and do a bit of shopping and exploring some other areas. So, I thought something French would be good to get me in the mood. And while this track doesn’t sound typically French per se, it is bonifiedly (which is technically not a real word) out of Aix-en-Provence. Don’t You Know by Kungs, 2016.

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French Pottery

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I was in London having lunch at La Fromagerie, when I became distracted from my delicious beet salad by rows and rows of shelves filled with the most remarkable pottery. Simple, but perfect. Turns out, it was an assortment of Les Guimards Stoneware that the owner had collected. Les Guimards is a family-owned workshop founded in 1976 in Burgundy, France that builds on the pottery tradition of the region with understated pieces for an elegant and cozy table. I fantasized about tossing out every plate and bowl in my kitchen and replacing them with these lovely treasures, but settled on three pieces to call my own.

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Today’s Track – Saint Claude, Christine and the Queens

Shazammed this just-released track in France earlier this year whilst enjoying an escargot sandwhich. Yup – tasty. Saint Claude by Christine and the Queens from the album Chaleur Humaine, 2016.

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Today’s Track – Je suis venu te dire que je m’en vais,

A little something today to get me in the mood for my plane ride to Paris this weekend! Je suis venu te dire que je m’en vais (“I came to tell you I’m leaving”) by Claude Monnet & Monica Nogueira from the album Hôtel Costes Volume 7, 2004.

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9/2015 Maison et Objet, et Paris – part 4

I know, I know; this is a lot of photos! Apparently, I’m not so great at editing down – I want to share everything!!! Although, these images only represent about 20% of the whole, if you can believe it…

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

Today’s Track – La Jeune Fille Aux Cheveux Blancs, Camilee

I’ve just returned from my Euro-adventure, and am trying my best to shake off the jet lag. But honestly, I’m still in a Parisian state of mind. La Jeune Fille Aux Cheveux Blancs by Camille from the album Le Fil, 2004.

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Today’s Track – Snowblind, Minus8

Despite the fact I’ve lived in Minnesota my entire life, the season’s first snowfall still comes as a surprise to me. Like, somehow, this year was going to be different. Well, as Monday’s weather will attest to, this isn’t going to be that year. So, I don my down jacket and snow boots (with sensibly rugged tread) and head off to work, listening to a bit of a chill in the air… Snowblind by Minus8 from the album Hotel Costés 6, 2003.

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Today’s Track – Ta Douleur, Camile

To celebrate Maison et Objet’s opening day tomorrow, I thought I’d share a new French favorite. I have our taxi driver in Paris to thank for introducing me to this lyrical piece last week, which I’ve had in constant rotation ever since! Ta Douleur by Camile from the album Le Fil, 2005.

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