Posts by: Mimi

Belle de Jour

A list of different and interesting Movies

Check out this hand picked list of different and interesting movies that are sure to pique your fancy.   The Best Offer [usr 4.1]   A delightful dip into the life of a renowned art dealer complete with twist à la Unusual Suspect. Plus, and this is a very big plus, it stars Geoffrey Rush. Speaking of whom, I just watched The Book Thief, a very nice little Happy-go-lucky fim; I mean as Happy-go-lucky as a movie can be that's…

weekend in paris

A Weekend in Paris

A Weekend in Paris The best cafés, restaurants, and teashops in Paris and much more You're planning a trip to Paris, and you want to know which places to see and where to eat, but you also want to have the most authentic experiencce possible? Well look no further. I've lived in Paris for four years, and after a little sejourn (séjour) in Marseille, I'm back in the city of lights to give you a personal tour of some of…

French Oldies Playlist

French Songs for a Sunday Afternoon

French Songs for a Sunday Afternoon Top 15 French Oldies In france the oldies aren't reserved for 2am right before everyone leaves the bar, these beautiful french songs, are still played daily on the radio and still tug on the heart strings of the french youth. This attests to the immortality of true art. These songs are the link to the past, a culture and an outlook that the french still cling to with affinity and endearment. I'm going to…

Interview Mouna Gerchi aka Anoum

Interview Mouna Gerchi aka Anoum Mouna Gerchi, alias Anoum, expose pour la première fois à Marseille, dans la galerie Sebastopol le 15 Mars prochain. La photographe Franco-tunisienne, livre sa vision du corps féminin autour d’une thématique commune, partagée avec six autres artistes. Quelle est la genèse de votre collaboration? On ne se connaissait pas du tout, c’était plus un concours de circonstances…une amie m’avait parlé de cette galerie et du projet qu’ils avaient de mettre en avant des jeunes photographes,…

rosé wine in Marsille

Where to Eat in Marseille

Where to Eat in Marseille A guide in english of the best places to wine and dine in Marseille.   Welcome to Marseille! Want to know where to Eat in Marseille? Look no further, Mimi (me) has created the perfect list for you. France is a very multi-cultural country, and Marseille is no exception. The Mediterranean culture is an added plus, and don't forget the Mediterranean landscape. One of my favorite things to do here in Marseille, is to go…

Who is Boney M?

  So I was watching stand-up comedy the other night on Netflix, as I love to do, and since I've almost gone through all of the new arrivals in the genre, I thought why not watch a french comedian tonight. I mean might as well take advantage of being bilingual right? (By the way, Ali Wong's Baby Cobra is pee your pants hilarious, so definitely check that out.) So I decided to check out Gaspard Proust's Tapine - which directly…

The Joli Rouge

The name Joli Rouge which translates to Pretty Red is the french equivalent of the Jolly Roger. The Joli Rouge is a real treasure trove, where one can find 20th century objects, for home decoration; items which are carefully selected by the store owner Amèlie who runs this flea market shop with her cousin Joaquim. The Joli Rouge is the perfect place to come and find everyday objects, that will please any taste. This antique shop has a very special…

Interview: Fred Le Chevalier

Fred le Chevalier brings his wheatpaste poster art to Marseille. A well known street artist from Paris, who took to the streets in 2001, he has now come to Marseille for the first time and has brought his beautiful art with him to decorate in his way the already vibrant and chock full of graffiti walls in Marseille. Fred's "dessins' are being displayed and are for sale until the end of March at the Joli Rouge a real treasure trove…

Poulette Bijoux at Igloo

Igloo is a concept store in Aix-en-Provence that sells lovely accessories and indoor furniture with a Scandinavian influence. The store's minimalistic style and cool color palette will make you want to redecorate your entire house and fill it with all of their products. Amongst the dangling light fixtures, copper plated angular serving trays and myriad patterned storage boxes of all shapes and sizes, you'll find an exclusive selection of minimalistic, feminine jewlery by Poulette Bijoux. Julie who studied Visual Communications…

A Weekend in Nice

The "Côte D'Azur" the Azure Coast, better known as The French Riviera and her biggest city: Nice. It's been said, but I have to say it again; Nice is Nice! Nice started showing up on the foreign radar in the second half of the 18th century when the British Royalty and Aristocrats came flocking to this Mediterranean seaside jewel of a city. This gave way to the coining of the city's main seaside boardwalk, as the Walkway of the English (Promenade…