Sunday, June 7, 2009

French-American Playdate


You know you live in France when no playdate is complete without the three 3 L’s:

Louis (as in Vuitton)
La Perla (as in lingerie)
Lanvin (as in shoes)

The French Fries had a playdate today and it was centered around what any kid whose DNA is half French would care about: food and fashion, of course.

The Fries played dress up and went shopping for baguettes (French bread) at the boulangerie. They insisted on wearing La Mom’s Lanvin heels, my favorite Vuitton Nomade handbag which was used as the bread basket, and my La Perla panties. Small Fry imagined they were pretty necklaces and draped herself in at least 5 different ones.

Big Fry made me proud when his American DNA made a guest appearance as I overheard them playing:

Big Fry: Bonjour Monsieur, I’d like one traditional baguette and one normal baguette, s’il vous plait.

(I’ve been living in France for a very long time and I still don’t know the differences between baguettes.)

Small Fry: Oui, baguette please.

Big Fry: Let’s walk home this way Small Fry.

Small Fry: Oui, this way Big Fry.

Big Fry: Oh la la! Be careful where you step! You’re about to do a bétise (something stupid). La Mom will be very angry if you get dog crotte on her shoes!!

Clearly, my nagging about where to walk on Paris streets has paid off!

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The French are going crazy for La First Mom - Michelle Obama. Here she is visiting the Eiffel Tower Friday with les filles. She was spotted shopping today at one of my favorite children's boutiques - Bonpoint.












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13 comments:

Simply Mel said...

French fries and fashion - the perfect pairing!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Love the Louie as a bread basket. You are a VERY nice La Mom!!!!!

ModernMom said...

I am still jealous of your French playdates. They so sound so much more glam then our plain old Canadian ones:)

StyleSpy said...

I fully expect to see panties around the models' necks at the next round of Parisian fashion shows. Galliano will be all over this...

American in Norway said...

Super blog... I am lmao... so different over/up here.. there has to be a country which is a blending of what YOU have & what I have.... Off to snoop a bit...

(I am heading to Paris this summer..I have been several times but never brought the kiddos... might need to pick your brain...Please?)

Elisa said...

Gotta love dressing up in moms clothes... and accessories... and lingerie :-D

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Oooh...........little fry is developing French fashion taste really well, it was inevitable!
I think little fry should officially change her name to style-fry, she had graduated once she has worn Lanvin shoes. Delighful. Coming to Paris in Sept. for show, perhaps we can meet for coffee, if so bring your humour!

the paris apartment said...

What a life! Sounds like playdates are a good reason to rationalize shopping. I could use some la Perla necklaces myself!

La Maison Fou said...

I just found your blog, will go back and read some posts...
Leslie

Kristie said...

Terrific blog! I discovered it this week and have already read ever post! I really love your humor.
This post has me thinking, though. what DO kids eat in France? I just can't imagine a child eating a four course meal right along with mom and dad. Soup and salad are tricky at our house.
Keep posting, you really make me laugh!

Marla said...

love this... dog crotte on her shoes

a H.I.T. said...

What about Louboutin?

Clara said...

For this one I can help you, simple baguette is made quickly than traditionnal baguette, but it's more a way for the bread industry to make more money because of a design more "rustique", usually a brown bag around with a retro look, the name of the baguette tradition is usually a brand (fulte Ghana, la campaillette, retrodor...) so that the other suplliers are not allow to use it, it's just the mix of differents flours wich differs... sorry for my bad english but it's way too technical for me in english.

 

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