Monday, July 13, 2009

bonne journée de bastille...!

Tomorrow is Bastille Day, Fête Nationale in France, and Francophiles everywhere, like myself are celebrating the day from the bottom of our hearts with a happines that perhaps only a crazy Francophile can know.
One way that I am celebrating is by cooking the recipe, "Foie de Veau à la Moutarde” from Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
(I promise to report on that recipe a few days.)

Have a wonderful sun filled day and please go and do something French...

Munch a baguette with luscious rich French butter and crunchy sea salt from the coast of Normandie,

Sniff and sip a gorgeous French wine that you have been saving,

Pretend you are in your favorite café with your favorite waiter telling you the spicy news of the quartier...
(Salut, cher Patrick at Café La Corona...!)

Dab your favorite French perfume on your wrists and neck (and spray it all around your home if you wish),

Tie on your favorite Hermès or Chanel scarf , if only over your black tee and jeans with your Repetto ballerine flats,

Wear your black silk with white piping Chanel pajamas adorned well-worn pearls to bed and dream of Paris,

Watch the Tour de France and cheer your favorite team,

Speak French all day without exception,

Call or email all your friends in France,

Slowly relish a wonderful French cheese or aged saussion,

Cook a new and unusual French recipe, if just for yourself,

Repair to your atelier (studio) and brood, then create something scathingly original,

Savor a decadent and rich dessert (like the Tarte poire créme anglais below)
without regret (if just for today),

Watch your favorite French films all evening
(it will be Amélie, Edith Piaf and Coco Chanel for me),

Sing La Marseillaise

or your favorite French songs loudly and with gusto and not caring who hears you...

And above all…
Be happy in the day…! ! !

Bonne Journée de Bastille...!
Happy Bastille day…!


What ways will you be celebrating Bastille Day…?


chez aurora said...

Bon Matin chêre Thérèse-Marie ! et Joyeux Bastille à toi!

I love, love, love all of your suggestions to celebrate the day... I wish I could do all of them. And from my heart to yours, there would be no place I'd rather be doing them than in la belle France :)

Moi, aujourd'hui je me promets d'étudier le verb avoir :) Ce matin, je regardait la Tour Eiffel , (comme tous les matins :)et maintenant, j'écoute France Culture, sur le web.

I hope you have a wonderful day, celebrating your wonderful cultural heritage. Thank you so much for sharing so much of it with us!

PS...j'adore you bannner photo ... so colorful, and it would be a wonderful place to shrink down to size and wander through it's lush foliage ... :)

Bisoux mon amie et Bonne Fête !!!


Bramley said...

Merveilleux! Love your post, Thérèse-Marie - you have inspired me to NOT work today - and just be French...
: )

Happy Bastille!

In your honour, I am reading "My Life in France" - I love Julia, and what better day to start this lovely book!

Bisoux cher ami...xo

PS - I so hope that I get some of my French correct... : )

Bramley said...
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Bramley said...

For you, Thérèse (from my blog)...

S... ; )

Peter said...

Foie de veau à la moutarde!! I would be happy to taste it! :-)

Dedene said...

Je te souhaite une très bonne fête aussi. Mon mari et moi sommes nés le 12 et le 14. Donc on fête nos anniversaires le 13. Nous avons eu 10 personnes à la maison et tout le monde a regardé le feu d'artifice de notre jardin.
Bisous, D.

sue said...

Oh, Terrie, I missed coming to wish you a Happy Bastille day! Sorry!!! I've been busy and haven't had lots of time to visit, but this all looks beautiful! Hope you did celebrate!!

feasting-on-pixels (terrie) said...

Merci mille fois to all my dear friends that love France and love to celebrate Fête Nationale as much as I do...
I appreciate your coments and visits very much.