What I Watched…

Heartbreaker/ L’arnacoeur (Original Title) Year: 2010 Pascal Chaumeil, Director Cast: Romain Duris (Alex) Vanessa Paradis (Juliette) Julie Ferrier (Mélanie) François Damiens (Marc) Andrew Lincoln (Jonathan)     Alex is a breakup hitman. He doesn’t physically harm people.  He harms relationships. Along with his plucky sister, […]

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Gin & Tonic Songs

The textbook rotten day.  The kind of day that can only correct itself with a tumbler of Tanqueray and tonic.  Gridlocked traffic. A hole in the favorite sweater.  A forgotten lunch.   Enough paper cuts to keep me from touching lemons for a week.  The clock […]

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Fête de la Musique

Everything looks swirly.  We had a few extra glasses of wine with dinner, but not enough to impair good judgement or draw undesirable attention to ourselves.  The indulgence is just enough to trigger my dopey wine smile. I feel it stretching my face.  Normally, this […]

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A Day at… La Fromagerie

Coucou! La Fromagerie, or the cheese shop, is one of the many unique delights that makes France so charming.  Admittedly, buying cheese in France can be daunting.  They are experts. There’s a formula to purchasing and serving cheese, and it seems like a fine art […]

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ALP Radio

Bon Vendredi!  We are ready to party this weekend, right?! I am so pleased to announce that À La Prochaine now has its own station over at Spotify.  Sing along with Francoise Hardy, Camille, Louane, and many more of our favorites. If you have a […]

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Little Red

On a good day, my handbag is a disaster.  Crinkled receipts.  Stray coins.  A journal. Broken pens. I often flirt with the idea of downsizing or abandoning the handbag concept all together.   Yet, I am somehow married to the conventional idea of carrying one everywhere.  […]

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Jolie Tea Company

Jess Days. Catchy, right? I try to schedule one monthly for a healthier life balance between work, miscellaneous obligations, and personal fulfillment. The day finds me wandering solo, blending into in the background of anywhere mood permits. Retreat, fade, and reflect. Sometimes this will include […]

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The Routine

Perfect. Those spreadsheets are finally done. What next? Lunch. Reports. I have a meeting this afternoon. I need more Post-Its. What time is it? 11:21am. Eleven. Twenty. One. GAH! How could forget to call her? How did I miss the past two hours? I hope […]

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Dining Room in the Country

I love art. Paintings. Drawing. Sculpture. Design. As a former art history major, there is little that bores me in the realm of visual culture. Considering this, as well as being a Massachusetts native, I am reluctant, and well… embarrassed… to admit that only two […]

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Escargots À La Bourguignonne

À La Prochaine has been thinking about escargot quite a bit lately. I recently posted about my first time trying the dish, and the confidence it gave me to experiment with wonderful new food that might be otherwise outside of my existing comfortable gastronomy. A […]

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