Tuesday, April 27, 2010

French Fraise-A-Day, Lesson 4

"French Fraise-A-Day"

Today, we are going to do something a little different for our French lesson!  I found this video on YouTube of an adorable little girl telling a made up story in French.  There is a translation of what she is saying so some of it is very easy to follow.  This is a good chance to learn some names of animals!

Can anyone tell me if her name is "Capucine" or if that means something in French?  It sounds so cute, like a little Cappuccino!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Audrey 2.0

Absolutely adoring Audrey!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sweetheart, you're flying away

{photo: Casey Southall}

Amanda doesn't know I'm posting the beautiful picture of her and our friend Aubrey. Maybe she can figure out how to make those balloons fly towards Los Angeles...

This photo reminds me of those dreams you have, especially when you are little, and you're flying. Then when you wake up you try to actually fly by jumping off of your mother's bed...(I know I'm not the only one!)

Amanda's skirt and top are from Forever21. I think they ought to hire Casey for their next campaign! Tights: Urban Outfitters. Shoes: Aldo. Hair: Her ancestors.

Aubrey is wearing a dress which was an awesome thrift store find. Her hat is from the Icing! Get it, girl!

Te quiero,

French Fraise-a-Day, Lesson 3

"French Fraise-a-Day"

"Il n'est rien de réel que le rêve et l'amour."

“Nothing is real but dreams and love”

(Eel ne riah de reh-el keh luh rev eh lamoor)

from Le Coeur innombrable, IV, Chanson du temps opportun by Anna de Noailles.

Friday, April 2, 2010

French Fraise-a-Day, Lesson 2

"French Fraise-a-Day"

“French Fraise-a-Day” #2 “Laissez-moi tranquille.” — “Leave me alone.” (lay-say mwah trahng-keel) Bisou, Daniela

""Laissez-moi tranquille.” — “Leave me alone.”
(lay-say mwah trahng-keel)



Thursday, April 1, 2010

French Fraise-a-Day

"French Fraise-a-Day"

French Fraise

I am on a mission to re-learn French! I used to speak when I went to a French Elementary school and completely lost it through the years. Well, I am now determined to learn it again so when I go to back to France I can tell off that cab driver who took me around the same block twice just so that I'd have to pay him more! I'm no idiot, mister!

So, I am going to post a phrase or quote a day so that anyone who wants to, can learn a little bit along with me :)

Let's start with something easy to begin with:

"Je voudrais une fraise, s'il vous plait." -- "I would like a strawberry, please"

(Zhuh voodreh oo(n) frez, seel voo pleh)

Hehe I wanted to pick something that had the word "fraise" (strawberry) in it!



Stealing Beauty

I just saw these images on one of my favorite blogs, Dress Design Decor, and I had to make a post with them. The second and third images are of the French countryside but they instantly reminded me of one of my favorite movies (visually), Stealing Beauty directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. I highly recommend it for anyone who is a dreamer and loves the idea of taking off and traveling in search of themselves.

Images from Stealing Beauty

Wouldn't it be amazing to rent out a villa in Tuscany and spend your summer swimming, lounging around in the sun, writing, painting and having amazing dinners?

Waiting for the summer sun,

P.S. Blogger made posting and adding photos so much easier!! THANK YOU!