Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Monsieur President

Dear Daddy Sarkozy,

Quelqu'un m'a dit (no, not Carla, it was Facebook) that it's your birthday today. Happy 54th!

You've been Daddy of France for almost 2 years and you've been quite a busy bee. They say once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. That's so true in your case. You've been reforming left and right, spanking your Justice & Human Rights Ministers and sending them to the naughty corner on a daily basis, travelling all over the world managing crises, and romancing La Carla every night.
Hey Dad, when are you gonna slow down a bit? France needs you for another eight years!

I wonder what gifts you'll be getting for your big Cinq-Quatre?

-Carla singing "Happy Birthday Mr. President" to you in her birthday suit?
-A new (and better) pair of platform shoes so you don't have to stand on your tippy toes next to Carla? I hear Tom Cruise's shoemaker is looking to expand his business in Europe....

-A Swatch watch?
Big Fry picked out the Chrono Plastic for you. It would be a great PR move on your part to wear plastic on your wrist during the recession. Yet Daddy, somehow I think you'd probably prefer a Vacheron Constantin chronograph (at about 300 times the price of a Swatch) recession or not. Who cares about image?

Joyeux Anniversaire Daddy!
And don't forget, age is important only if you're cheese or wine.

Kisses on both cheeks,
La Mom

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Coco Chanel Said...

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

Thanks to my new blog amie Coterie
- she thinks I'm fabulous and has awarded La Mom with:

And I'm nominating the following French themed blogs for being fabulous too. Visit them for great French decorating/fashion/cooking/lifestyle tips or wine tasting info.

La Belette Rouge
Rendez Vous With Style
French Essence
Paris Atelier
Ô Chateau Stuff Parisians Like
My Inner French Girl
Hidden In France
Papilles & Pupilles
(authentic French recipes in French)
Just Another American In Paris
The Antiques Diva(not a 100% Frenchy themed blog, but she lived in Paris and knows her Parisian antiques so that's good enough)

This fabuleuse award comes with a few rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which you think are fabulous.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award

As Winston Churchill said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

So thanks to The Rambling Diva for awarding the La Mom blog The Lemonade Award for blogs that show great attitude/gratitude!

Here are some other great attitude/gratitude blogs:
Under The Influence - I love Kim's take no prisoners writing style and I've learned alot about the world of bare skin...oiled and be...massaged.
A Little Gratitude
Do Everything Blog
Mommy In Pink
- There is something about Kristi's blog that I find very touching. Perhaps it's her devotion to her baby and the way she expresses herself.
Cherry Soup
Place of Comfort
And finally, two très sassy blogs by two very scandalous women with whom I'd love to hang with for an evening of champagning & dancing at the best clubs in Paris:
The Scandalous Housewife
Suburbia Steph

Don't forget to:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award by linking their blog to this post.
2. Put the logo on your blog.
3. Nominate 10 blogs which show great attitude/gratitude.
4. Link your nominees to your post.
5. Comment them to tell them about the award they've won.

Honesty is the best policy right? Kim @ Under The Influence thinks so and has awarded La Mom with the Honest Scrap award. Merci!

For this award, I must list ten things about myself and then pass on the award to seven other bloggers. So here goes:

1. I'm not as bitchy as I can sound on my blog. Sometimes the keyboard has a life of its own.
2. I was pulled over by the police for speeding and I played stupid American. I pretended that I didn't speak French, had no idea what I did wrong, and just kept smiling at the gendarmes. It worked and I got off.
3. I would love to speak Italian, Spanish, and German.
4. I have a mad crush on Dr. Hot at the American Hospital in Paris. Have you noticed?
5. I hate to cook.
6. I love to clean, but I pay someone to do it for me anyway.
7. When visiting the US I'm always looking over my shoulder because I'm so freaked out I'll be a crime victim one day. My little Paris 75016 bubble feels so safe.
8. I love Daddy Sarkozy and think he'll go down as a great President of France.
9. I love following European Soccer and have a mad crush on Christophe Dugary and Bixente Lizarazu from France. David Beckham and his golden balls just don't do it for me.
10. I love Ladurée's pain au chocolat with almonds and pistachio.

Pass it on:
Sometimes Lucid Love Julia's funny stories and style.
Not Your Typical Mommy
There Must Be More To Life Than Dishes and Laundry
Feeding Kids Allergic To Food

Thanks for all of these awards. La Mom should be sent to the naughty corner for taking so long to acknowledge these and pass on the love. Another grand merci goes to Mommy In Pink for an award she gave me back in November.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Petit Bateau Rocks!

Sometimes La Mom tries to recapture a little of Life B.C. (Before Children). Back in my swingin’ célibataire days in Paris, L’Amie and I burned up the dance floors at Castel, Maxim’s, and Mandala Ray.

Nowadays the best I can do is to crank up my iPod, grab the French Fries and shake it like it’s 1999. Not as glam as Le Baron by a long shot, but hey, I’ll take what I can get.

So I thought it was pretty cool that Petit Bateau, one of my fave brands, has rocker moms at heart with their new ad campaign. It’s featuring MGMT, the Brooklyn-based electro-pop band that the Frenchies have gone wild for:

Translation: Andrew, 310 months, Lola, 42 months, Petit Bateau forever.

Rock on!

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