A French Perspective in New York...
Join me as I search New York for everything that reminds me of Paris but of course is still New York. Follow me as I figure out what it means to be Paris in New York.
About Gay Marshall Singer, actress, Playbill Top 10 Diva and unabashed Francophile, Gay Marshall, reprises her enchanting Piaf concert at the Metropolitan Room. The show, PIAF: Queen of Heart, is based on Marshall’s 2008 recording, Gay Marshall Sings Piaf, La Vie l’Amour.
Marshall, a Piaf historian, presents a unique view of her subject at odds with the popular perception of Piaf as an overwhelmingly tragic figure; Marshall portrays the joy and mischief of her subject as well. Marshall translated many of the show’s songs herself, and she has woven the repertoire in a way that makes it as accessible and meaningful for non-French speakers as others.
Guy Sorman, leading French intellectual, author, and economist, will present his new book, Economics Does Not Lie: A Defense of the Free Market in a Time of Crisis.
Peter Coy, Economics editor and senior Writer for Business Week will join Sorman for a thought-provoking and compelling dialogue about the model of the free market economic system.
Guy Sorman is the author of 20 books on contemporary affairs, covering the five continents. He is a regular columnist for Le Figaro, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications around the world. He taught Economics at the Paris Institute of Political Sciences from 1970 to 2000, and at many other Universities over the Globe. In 1985, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford, Hoover Institution.
He has also held several public offices, including advisor to the Prime Minister of France (1995-1997) and deputy mayor of Boulogne, near Paris.
She will be dancing, exhibiting paintings, releasing a book and more. Many events will offer the american public an unique opportunity to discover a new facet of this multi-talented artist.
If you are nostalgic of Paris, don't miss the opening of the last movie from Cedric Klaplisch, "Paris", a kaleidoscopic letter to the City of Lights and its inhabitants, on Friday at the IFC Center.
From 09/10 to 10/09, 58 of her ink-wash portraits of herself and her co-stars of various films and poems will be on display at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy at 972 5th Avenue. Admission Free. From 1pm to 6pm.
Beginning of September, she also presented her book "Portraits. In-Eyes" at Barnes and Noble
From September 15 to September 26, she will be performing with Akram Khan a contemporary piece for two "In-l & Jubilations" at the BAM. Artist talk tonight.
Just as I finished my post about Provence, I received an email from Stephanie Laurent annoucing her new restaurant Le Magnifique in the Upper East Side. Stephanie grew up on the French Riviera and she is offering here the traditional French cuisine of her childhood : sauteed fresh baby artichokes, branzino in a salt crust...and good thing Payard is closed, here you can get a lovely Parisian breakfast without the attitude : Fresh baked croissant, pain au chocolat, Oeuf a la coque,...while reading the local or international Press.
Stephanie kept the same famous bossa nova brunch that she used to have at Buzina Pop (same location). And every Thursday from 8pm to 12am, Le Magnifique welcomes the Ladies Delight Evening, Belle de Nuit, with Dj Super Jamie and the 2nd drink offered.
Send me your comments if you tested the restaurant.
Back with the smell of the fresh thyme picked along the hilly road,
with the images of those beautiful lavender and sunflower fields,
and the taste of the olived and herbed dishes...
We were staying near Gordes in the Luberon, where the vine grows next to the olive tree and the cherry tree. If ever you would like to rent a villa in that region, contact Paris in New York and we will help you find a jewel. There are some amazing villas with pool ! Sites to visit : Gordes, Abbaye de Senanque, Roussillon and, of course, Bonnieux and Menerbes.