One of Louis’s closest friends, Edouard Giraudo, had the projection of his first short film, Sauliac, a few weekends ago at the iconic Max Linder theatre in Paris’s 2nd arrondissement. Sauliac is a fictional film inspired by the story of Georges Demeny, Sauliac tells the story of a man who created a prototype of what would be today considered the first camera, 2 years before the Lumière brothers’ first film that baffled the public’s eye.
As the birth of cinema was initially the concept of visually telling a story, this short film exposes not only a myth of an inventor of the tool that was later called a “camera”, but of an unknown and mysterious concept of bringing an image to life, capturing movement and moments, and how it was considerably disturbing at first.
Edouard is a blossoming director, and I am anxious to see where Sauliac takes him. Discover the Facebook page here.
Happy Wednesday! Just waned to share some snapshots of a trip to the Loire Valley a few years ago when my mom was in town. I have been wanting to go back for quite some time now. Perhaps when winter is over.
Going to the countryside to visit the in-laws is one of my favorite things in the world.
When the weather is nice, like in these pictures from a trip in late August, we eat outside and enjoy the nature, feasting on goodies from the perfection of a garden that is out back. Although we just got back from a cozy autumn weekend here- and the berries, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, etc. are no longer in season- I was daydreaming of the heated summer days and rays at this beautiful home before accepting the change of the seasons. Sidenote, this is also the garden where my father-in-law is growing yummy kale thanks to the seeds that I ordered from The Kale Project.
This particular weekend at the countryside we had some visitors, so it was the perfect opportunity to introduce them to the wonders of kale with a delicious kale salad garnished with mint, lemon and spices. King of salads, as a set designer by trade and passion, Louis’s father’s salads are also a work of art with the most delicious mixture of flavors and colors.
When I say salad, I’d like to point out that I mean any kind of salad. Not even a joke. There truly is a perfected method to the mixtures that this family makes. My favorite have an impeccable homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing with a smidgen of mustard, heaps of spices and new flavors that I discover with every salad. The core ingredients often vary, from what’s in the house or in the garden (like possibly every shade of tomato from yellow to black). The add-ons can be just about anything from nuts to cheese to berries, even a few edible flowers- like nasturtiums- for a peppered flavor.
The art of the salads in the family was passed on to my partner, who wooed me and warned me from the very beginning that I’d fall in love with him when I tried one of his salads that he learned to make from his father. It wasn’t the only reason for which I fell, but boy are they delectable.
An ode to a summer meal of salads. Cheers, folks.