Brassaï Photography Exhibition at SFMOMA

Gyula Halász (1899-1984) was an Hungarian-French artist born in Brassó, Hungary (now Romania). He gave himself the name Brassaï because it means “from Brassó." What I found fascinating about his black & white photography, recently featured at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, was how Brassaï captured many not-so-pretty parts of Paris in the … Continue reading Brassaï Photography Exhibition at SFMOMA

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Spanked

Fenty Beauty is a new cosmetics brand created by the talented, beautiful, and top-selling music artist, Rihanna! The first product I wanted to try was the Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick. Each 1.7 g/ 0.06 oz octagon-shaped tube of lipstick sells for $18 at Sephora or online. Since it's shiny, you can use the cap as … Continue reading Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Spanked

Taking a Load Off at Laundré in San Francisco

When I spotted Laundré in the Mission District in San Francisco, I was intrigued by the accent aigu (é) in its name. A closer look at the large blue building located on the corner of 20th and Mission Streets revealed that Laundré is a portmanteau, or a made-up word using the combination of the words, … Continue reading Taking a Load Off at Laundré in San Francisco

Louise Bourgeois Spiders Exhibition at SFMOMA

Did you know that arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders, is one of the most common phobias? Because I suffer from it, I admire those who aren't afraid of spiders. For example: People who eat them, like Angelina Jolie did while she was visiting Cambodia, where fried spiders are a delicacy Singer Billie Eilish, who … Continue reading Louise Bourgeois Spiders Exhibition at SFMOMA

Wednesday Postcard: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from a local used-book shop. Someone sent "Doty" this postcard from the World Fair, or International and Universal Exposition, that was held in Montréal, Québec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt! For more information: Expo 67 - the World … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Montréal, Québec, Canada

January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States

The only reason I know January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States is because my Starbucks mobile app told me! I couldn't find the origins of this "national day" to celebrate the flaky, buttery French pastry, but as a fan of all things French, I'm glad someone made it up. After all, … Continue reading January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States

2 (Mostly) Free French Events You Can’t Miss This Winter

Do you enjoy French films? Panel discussion on current events? Exchanging ideas? Cultural performances? If so, check out these two (mostly) free events happening in January and February online or in a city near you! My French Film Festival.com My French Film Festival.com is the "world's first online French film festival." With a favorite mobile … Continue reading 2 (Mostly) Free French Events You Can’t Miss This Winter