Carine Roitfeld arriving at Burberry in September I don't usually blog about news items, but I do think this is an interesting new development in the fashion world, so here goes! This morning, Carine Roitfeld (56) officially announced her resignation from French Vogue after 10 years in charge...

You can now buy her beautiful and sturdy table placemats online! I think I'll get a set of the Tapet Kotori placemats ($56 for four). I've been obsessed with her birdies and flowers since day one so the idea of owning a piece of her work is rather appealing, non? I wish I could buy all...

In case you're not aware of its significance, the French celebrate La Fête du Muguet, the first day of May, by giving loved ones a bouquet of muguet (lily of the valley) flowers for good luck. It's the best month of the year in my opinion. Maybe it's because May is my birth month, so I am...

Thursday Thanks to my elegant French friend Anne I discovered PiP Studio, a company from Amsterdam that makes insanely gorgeous porcelain cups, plates and bowls, among many other adorable things for the home and kitchen. This highly creative brand isn't easily available in France nor the...

The New York premiere of 'Delicacy' closed the 17th Annual Rendez-Vous With French Cinema last night with Audrey Tautou in attendance. The face of Chanel No. 5 looked every bit the French movie star wearing a Chanel Spring 2012 dress. Her white knit dress was accessorized with black pumps...

Lucky for us, she's now based in New York and I'm relieved to see that she has an online store on Etsy. She also makes custom hats for weddings and other special occasions. Each hat is carefully draped and sewn by hand - Dolic doesn't use any glue or machines. I am swooning over the Morning...

The French text on it means, "above the clouds." Isn't that très doux et romantique ? Merci Delphine! I'm eternally grateful to have loving friends like you. Image credit: Delphine Doreau/del4yo, copyright 2011

The SF Film Society is presenting their 15th annual New Italian Cinema this Sunday, and it's packed with great screenings. The eight-day series will pay tribute to acclaimed director Daniele Luchetti, as well as offer new works from up-and-coming filmmakers. "Our Life," with Elio Germano....

Presented by the San Francisco Film Society, the sixth annual French Cinema Now will take place November 7-10 at Landmark's Clay Theatre. New works from notable filmmakers Claire Denis, Nicolas Philibert and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi will be celebrated, as well as those from emerging talents...

." "Louise Wimmer" is an alarming look at how the global financial crisis is affecting the average French citizen. After her marriage ended, Louise is forced to sleep and live in her car while trudging through low-paying cleaning jobs. She hides her situation from her family and continues to...

 

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