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La pâte à crêpe

French saying : « À la Chandeleur, l’hiver se meurt ou prend vigueur (On Candlemas Day, winter either dies or becomes stronger)


Citinerary: A Not Very French Bastille Day

Unlike previous years, this summer I am staying in Minneapolis and the city is just a delight in this season. Minneapolis residents seem to spend every moment possible outside in the summer and there are celebrations and block parties just about every weekend – all of which make the city an extremely vibrant place to be in. And with my friend, Carole, visiting from Paris and my parents coming in August – it’s a little bit of France coming to me instead. Staying here meant that, for the first time, I would be able to check out the Minneapolis Bastille Day celebrations. As you can imagine, Bastille Day is a big deal in Paris, with dances (bals de pompiers) starting on July 13 in the various fire stations of the city, followed by the grandiose fireworks on the night of the 14th. Being in Minneapolis, the Barbette Bastille Day Block Party in the Uptown neighbourhood is the place to be, so Carole and I decided to go and check it out. The flyer looked rather …

Ciné Club: Le Samouraï (1967)

This week, Spring Finn & Co. blog begins a new category… in line with our deep passion for film and to be continued every Friday… Ciné Club!   First up… Le Samouraï directed by Jean-Pierre Melville “In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays a contract killer with samurai instincts. A razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology—maverick director Jean-Pierre Melville’s masterpiece Le Samouraï defines cool.” –Criterion Collection