Posts tagged Ceci n’est pas de l’eau

For this post of Wonderful Things, I wanted to share a video of one of my closest and dearest friends speaking in her native tongue: Portuguese.

…Because that alone is fantastic. When I first saw this, I thought to myself, SHIT, I want know that side of her. I want to understand her when she is in her element, letting the beauty of this romantic language just roll off her tongue. Since I’ve got two bestie Brazilians in my life, I did just order Portuguese for Dummies, but that is another story…

Something about listening to someone you’re close to express themselves in their maternal language is just exciting when it’s not the same as your own. I’m not sure really I can explain why it touched my heart so much. Obviously, I can’t really understand anything, but it just made me that much more excited. I’m anxious to practice with one of her other projects, Brasilité.

Language is a form of expression, a tool of communication but also a great part of our identities. It’s invigorating. Cheers to that.

Cachaça portraits: Ana Clara (English subtitles) from Ana Clara Soares on Vimeo.

Is this language not ridiculously beautiful?

Wondering what this video is about?

Ana Clara and her partner in crime, Yann-Yves have filmed and are now finishing up their first documentary called Ceci n’est pas l’eau.

You can read more about it on the blog here, and also on their Facebook page.

If you like caipirinhas, you’re in the right place.

Craving cachaça yet? Some Brazilian goodness? Want to know more? This past weekend Louis and I had some friends over for a cachaça tasting with the creator’s of Ceci n’est pas de l’eau. We tasted several different kinds of cachaça with different backgrounds and ages. We sipped à la brésilienne throughout the afternoon as Yann-Yves and Ana told us all about cachaça and what makes it such a unique and delicious spirit.  What do you like to pair with your cachaça? We went with toast appetizers topped with caviar and a thin spread of crème fraîche.

Thanks for the amazing tasting and look into this mysterious spirit, Ana and Yann-Yves!

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Check out their Facebook page right here …

…and contribute to the documentary right here.

For background deets on how these two doves decided to embark on this  cachaça-mentary, check out Ana‘s post right here.

Watch the trailer for Ceci n’est pas de l’eau right here.