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Rich Man's Brioche - Week #6

When I first looked at the table of contents for recipes inside the BBA before deciding to do the baking challenge, I had warning bells immediately go off inside my head. 746 more words

Bread Baker's Apprentice

The Grand Trianon

The Versailles garden took 40 years to complete. It was designed by Andre Le Notre. The garden covers 800 hectares of land. There are 200,000 trees and 210,000 flowers planted annually, as well as 50 fountains. 969 more words

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Friday Finds 9

How to Ruin a Queen: Marie Antoinette and the Diamond Necklace Affair, by Jonathan Beckman – This is a detailed historical account of the scandal over a diamond necklace that may have been one of the causes that led to the French Revolution. 233 more words

Literature

Thoughts on Trailer for The Beguiled

Sofia Coppola has always seemed terribly detatched, seemed like someone who likes to investigate cultures but never really explore it beyond aestetics. Whether it’s two Americans lost in Japan or people living in pre-revolutionary France but they still have contemporary vernacular and they dance around to the Sex Pistols. 111 more words

Drama

Château de Versailles

It was a chilly Wednesday morning when my mother and I boarded the train to Versailles. I was torn between visiting Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny and the Palace of Versailles but I did not want to miss the chance of not seeing the palace since it was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a glimpse into the world of French history, royalty and power. 1,526 more words

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Queen of Hearts

So I always thought I was the Queen of Halloween.  I’ve always loved dressing up in costumes, decorating my home and hosting terrible parties (my bad Halloween parties – yes, parties, plural – are legendary in their awkwardness, although I can’t say I loved them.   480 more words

Bod, Bath & Beyond

Marie Antoinette's Modern Nostalgia

Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette (2006) is undoubtedly the most unique and modern depiction of the last French queen’s life.

Coppola’s style is easily recognizable: long shots, few dialogues, and an overall sense of longing (take Virgin Suicides or Somewhere for example). 622 more words

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