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.
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.
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.
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.