October 10, 2009

McLouvre?

Posted in Art, France, Paris, Pop culture, Travel tagged , , , , , , at 10:53 pm by Skybluepink

If you’ve been to France lately, especially Paris, this news is not all that shocking. Sad perhaps, but not shocking. It appears a McDonalds is opening in the “mini-mall” underneath the Louvre…not in the Louvre as many have reported. The “mall”  or Carrousel du Louvre  is home to a Starbucks, Virgin Megastore and a Sephora, to mention a few.

McDonalds became a second home of sorts for my boyfriend, who lived in Paris for two months earlier this year–it was one of the only places he could find a reliable wifi connection in the entire city! I’ve been lucky enough to visit Paris on several occasions, most recently in April of this year when I joined my afore mentioned paramour for an amazing adventure. I was surprised to learn just how imbedded McDonalds has become in Parisian life. They are everywhere and always packed–the French love their “McDo”!

It is truly magical when you journey under the pyramid to enter the Louvre, especially in the evening. It certainly can’t be enhanced with a drive-thru window or super-sizing the Mona Lisa.

An evening at the Louvre, April 2009

An evening at the Louvre, April 2009

January 11, 2009

Talk Talk, or simply listen

Posted in Art, bugs, England, love, music tagged , , , , , , , , at 2:21 am by Skybluepink

In a reflective mood tonight, or is it morning now? Anyway, here’s a favourite song from my childhood that’s currently on my ipod and on my mind. There’s a millipede in this video but he’s neither hot pink or bitchy.

Enjoy…

Life’s What You Make It

November 6, 2008

The First Family (elect) of Fashion

Posted in Fashion, Michelle Obama, politics tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 10:04 pm by Skybluepink

Tuesday was truly historic and the excitement can still be felt. Americans celebrated Obama’s victory late into the night, on streets across the country. Elated voters even crowded in front of the White House, an area which has seen a “ban” on gatherings and protests since 9-11. The ecstatic rabble cheered, sang, cried and generally let the current “resident” know that it was time to start packing!

I don’t think we need to worry too much about the Bush clan’s wardrobe as they bring out the luggage…nothing too memorable to wrinkle or rip as the front door slams behind them on the way out.

Now, the Obama’s, they are one fashionable family. I know, I know, there have been mixed reviews about the dress Michelle wore on Tuesday night but I think she looked fantastic. Not only did she wear something modern, bold and cutting edge, but she made it her own. Yes, the dress from Narciso Rodriguez (of Carolyn Bissette Kennedy wedding dress fame) is different from the runway version but that’s the whole point. Michelle Obama is not a 17 yr old Russian model (Irina Kulikova), she’s a 44 yr old woman with curves and she looked elegant and sophisticated.

 Narciso Rodriguez S/S 09Michelle Obama, Nov. 4, 2008

        

 

 

                                  

 

 

 

 

 

The new First Family looked fantastic, Malia in a Biscotti Girls red bubble dress, Sasha in a cute black outfit with an over-sized bow on the front and Mr. President Elect in the same style dark-navy suit, custom-made by Hart Schaffner Marx that he wore at the Democratic Convention, with a deep red, striped necktie.

Yes, there is a long list of expectations hanging on the shoulders of this family…but I’m looking forward to seeing what else will be hanging on their shoulders over the next 4-8 years.