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The Man's Guide to Love

There's nothing better that a man that makes you laugh!
Multiply that by 60 and you can just imagine what a day I had thanks to new website : The Man's Guide to Love.

The website features each day a short video of men from all over the country who were asked:
“If you had one piece of advice that you’d give another man about love, what would it be?

The answers are are hilarious as they are frightening.

Allow Edward, 29, to share with you how he sells all the Ladies the dream by telling them what they want to hear. When asked if they are norepercussions to his method, he genuinely answers that by the time thegirl finds out about the real him, he already out with another one.

and

William, 42, that suggests to men to forget that little bone in the back of their neck so they can bop his head up and down indicating thathe is in agreement with a Yes Dear. He says that sometimes he evenagrees before his wife even says something, just so he can get to seethe light of another day.

or

Jay, 65, who's advice is to stay the course as long as possible because the longer you stay the better it becomes to the point where athis age he is living in ectasy... I am still LOL thinking of his wife'sattitude as she is sitting next to him and clearly wondering who thehell he's talking about!

Thank you Ed, Bill and Jay for such a lovely afternoon. I mean if you pair this website with a copy of Undateable, there is chance of women giving up on the idea of any partnership with a man for... ever.

Hopefully, She is French will continue to devote time and dedication to exploring the Art of Seduction and show you that not all men areequal!

A few of our favorites:
Francesco Alberoni's Falling in Love Center,
The Way to the Superior Man by David Deida
Pablo Neruda's poems,
Daniel Packard's Live Group Sex Therapy,

and much more!

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Kings of Pastry

On April 8, Durham, North Carolina and the Full Frame Documentary Festival hosted the North American premier of the film Kings of Pastry. It is a jewel of a film. It follows the M.O.F. competition for pastry chefs in Lyon and features Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer as he competes for the sacred bleu, blanc et rouge collar. I write monthly for my local paper, The Durham Herald-Sun, and wrote about the movie for my April column. This movie is a must-see for lovers of anything and everything French! I hope it will be released in theaters soon. D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus did a fabulous job filming it!

The film's website: http://phfilms.com/

The link to my article about it--

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/7144742/article--Kings-of-Pastry--no-cream-puff-of-a-film?instance=main_article

Bon appétit!!
Teresa, the Sabbatical Chef
http://thesabbaticalchef.blogspot.com
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Afternoon Delight

I had a lovely talk on a sun-drenched bench in Central Park with a dear friend this afternoon. Our discussion eventually came to thejourney it takes to find one's own voice and nurture it despite theobstacles - more often inner than outer !

So I smiled when I saw that the poem Maria Shriver chose to read for the Women's conference in celebration of Poetry Month: The Journey by Mary Oliver. The author received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984 and still today in her 80's, continues to write.

This beautiful poem could have not more appropriately described our delightful afternoon conversation.
Ce poeme est pour toi, ma cherie!

One of my favorite ones is Indian Summer by Dorothy Parker.... What's yours?


The video is on http://www.sheisfrench.com/afternoon-delight/art/


The Journey by Mary Oliver.

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice--
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do--
determined to save
the only life you could save.

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A wonderful new friendship

I met Olivier Allemand through his "I love Provence" group as soon as I joined New York in French. I couldn't resist that group because I spent 6 months in Provence in 2008. Olivier's posts about Provence took me right back there! Olivier put his son's English teacher in touch with me and we became penpals, but better yet, our students are now penpals and correspond regularly. Last month, in March, while in France with my 8th grade students, we visited our new penpals' school. We spent two hours with them. They even recited the Pledge of Allegiance for us! Olivier and his wife came to Arles to meet me. We spent time together at the outdoor market and then they took me and my co-chaperone out for a lovely lunch. And all because of New York in French! I have a wonderful new friend and look forward to the possibility of beginning an exchange program with my new friends in Provence! Merci beaucoup, New York in French! Here's a toast to new friends and to those yet to be discovered!
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First published in 1940 and now back in print with a new preface by Christine Schwartz Hartley and foreword by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, this charming little French-American cookbook, a collection of recipes by noteworthy writers, Hollywood and Broadway celebrities, renowned socialites, royalty—and even a couturier and restaurateur or two—is available again.

This edition is an exact facsimile of the original, down to the red and white cloth gingham case, but with a new preface about the book’s history, and Carter’s essay. There’s also a select bibliography of contributors—from Katharine Hepburn and Christian Dior to Eleanor Roosevelt and Charlie Chaplin—created especially for today’s reader. An affordable, adorable package, Spécialités de la Maison is a great gift for cooks of all levels, francophiles, and pop-culture mavens alike. An instant collectible!
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Source: Mon Chemin Medical

Dimanche 21 March 2010, 13:58




Chère Cange,


Tu as fini par t’enraciner dans mon âme de manière inarrachable. Tu as cultivé mon être, mon
identité, mon haïtienneté.


Dans l’oasis de ton sein, tu m’as permis de servir les victimes d’un cauchemar et de remplacer ainsi le désespoir par de l’espoir.


D’un coté, tu m’as montré combien l’être humain est capable d’aimer ; de l’autre, tu m’as
appris que l’esprit humain contient une réserve inépuisable de courage.


Bien que je ne sois pas moins troublé à propos de notre avenir que je ne l’aie été lors de mon
arrivée, je te laisserai avec davantage de confiance.


Confiance en notre potentiel.


Confiance en l’espérance que nous réaliserons les rêves de nos aïeux.



Cange – tu t’es transformée en troisième point de référence

Car quoique Grand-Goâve et Port-au-Prince eurent mis au monde les gens

Qui me donnèrent le jour et qui enrichirent mon enfance,
Cange, communemontagneuse, tu as favorisé les circonstances

Pour qu’un autrefoyer s’ajoute aux lieus où j’éprouve une jouissance,

Et que jeconnaisse mieux ma terre en faisant ta connaissance,

Et que je sache combien le face-à-face entre L’Afrique et La France
Fertilisa la terre d’une île qui porta, par conséquence
Des fruits de diverses saveurs, textures et circonférences,
Et que j’en profite afin que je comprenne la vraie essence

De la culture qui s’inscrit au noyau de tout ce que je pense,
Et de l’histoire qui coule dans mes vaisseaux depuis ma naissance.

Je ne m’attends pas à ce que tu reçoives assez de récompenses
Bien que tu le mérites pour m’avoir offert cette chance
Mais je souhaite que tu te souviennes à jamais de la plaisance
De laquelle tu as fait s'emplir à une pauvre âme en souffrance,

En lui permettant de s’immerger dans une œuvre de bienfaisance

Ce pour quoi tu auras pour toujours sa profonde reconnaissance.
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Make Music New York

Le Fête de la Musique à New York!!


Le 21 juin prochain, la fête de la musique aura aussi lieu à New York sous la forme du festival Make Music New York.


Nous recherchons dores et déjà bars, cafés, restaurants, magasins, galeries, jardins ou toute sorte de lieu souhaitant participer à la fête, et accueillir un concert devant chez eux.

Make Music s'occupe des demandes d'autorisation auprès de la ville, vous n'avez qu'à choisir des musiciens sur le site de Make Music !


Aussi, tous les musiciens sont invités à participer.


Pour les deux, vous n'avez qu'à vous enregistrer ici:

http://www3.timeoutny.com/newyork/makemusicny/users/register/


N'hésitez pas à faire passer le mot autour de vous.

+ d'infos: 646 464 5406


Cécile.


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