Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Searching for Sugar Man

Many Thanks to Meeting The French and Ohlala Maman I went to see the film, Seaching For Sugar Man yesterday
This is such a dont-miss I can't tell you - the story, the back story, the MUSIC, the Man (Rodriguez). A heartbreaker yet it put me on such a high, I floated out of the theater...
And went searching for color on the streets of Paris
Not much color on Parisian streets...
But plenty in the shop windows..
But plenty more in the shops like Antoine et Lilli..
Sweet dreams of a pink summer...
Francois Pralus is thinking Summer all year round - the most colorful chocolatier on the planet.
Perfect to put in your Summer picnic basket no?
Pink roses like Rosé wine spell out Spring/Summer in a big way.
Throw some petals on the ground to feel Summery
Or get a gateau full of red berries et voila!
This weekend if you're in Paris come to the 7th annual festival of le Perigord a Montmartre to feast on regional wines, foie gras, + canard whatever...
If you're not in Paris just get out the frais, asperges and an umbrella (since rain is always likely).
And be sure to listen to the sound track from Sugar Man!


  1. I just went to market and bought in season asparagus:) Have a little post prepared..
    Carol I love movies that leave me feeling that way:)

    One thing that amazes who buys all those prettily colored clothes if no one in Paris wears them?
    Do they wear them "en cachette"?
    One of my daughters has those green pants..
    I look forward to your posts so different..interesting..

    Going to listen to the sound track..
    have a great day!

  2. Love the song..will check out Itunes for more..I am shy to say I had never heard of many greats have come to light for me through you.:)

  3. Ah. You walked past a favorite Parisian store of mine: Antoine et Lili. Funny: I was browsing their site just yesterday afternoon "scoping out" the summer collection. I never leave Paris without picking up a little something at their Canal St Martin boutique (my brother works right next door...) I can't wait! :-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

    1. I've always wanted to go inside but too chicken..
      Maybe when yr here V. I'll get up the courage.

  4. I saw a piece on Sugarman and it was amazing he was so popular, but not in the States. He sure is now though. Guess his playdates are full finally.

  5. Rodriguez just played in NYC sold out too
    But you can't buy his music on iTunes?!
    Go figure?

  6. Red berry gateaux for me!
    Buster sends love.

  7. 60 Minutes did a piece on him last year (or more). I think you can see it on their site. It is amazing in this day and time this could happen without anyone being aware. Americans do not seem to pay attention to what is going on in other countries. Except me - I want to know what is going on in France, :)

    1. Thanks I found it
      He is such n honest guy
      Very admirable

  8. Anonymous3:29 PM

    Glad you mentioned Sugarman (Rodriques) in your blog today. I just saw him "live in concert" this past Saturday (here in Atlanta). There were lots of So. Africans in the audience. The place was packed. He is on a world tour, so maybe you can catch him in Paris. He is very humble, now 70, and very sweet. The way he sang "Just One of Those Things" by Cole Porter was terrific.

  9. Anonymous4:41 PM

    I've been reading your blog for about two years now and it is absolutely clear that you have exquisite taste in just about everything......movies, food, art.......and you get to spend so much of your time in Paris. And to top it off, you are able to write an interesting photo article almost every day. WOW!
    An avid fan,

  10. Anonymous4:44 PM

    Your web-site is a gift every day, as I go to
    it every morning at the office, before I start my work day.
    Enjoy today in Paris!

  11. You sure found color!

  12. Even the roses look good enough to eat! How about some French bread?

  13. Carol, after enjoying those glorious pictures, it would be impossible to be in anything except a wonderful mood!

  14. Oh yes, "Sugar Man" was shown in movie theaters around here, too!

    Sunny greetings from "no need for an umbrella" Vienna!

  15. Sugarman yes, yes, yes on my list, thank you for the rec. So glad you posted those blue, blue platforms and so want. Had white asperges twice on Monday...true that it's only in season for three weeks?

  16. Franschhoek Fab10:32 AM

    I grew up in South Africa during the 1980's listening to Rodriguez.I went to watch the movie with my son who is a 'born free'ie not under the regime and for the first time he began to understand my fear of the BLUE SAFARI SUIT(the security police's uniform at the time)Rodriguez was the sound of student resistance.I love his music and what he stands for.Hopefully now the world will come to appreciate his music which can be bought online from any of the South African music sites.

    1. Thanks so much for your comment
      It underlines the message in the movie and the songs
      Which have finally caught fire in the US!

  17. Anonymous2:42 PM

    I saw Sugar Man I couple of months ago I tell everyone about him, what a story and haunting music.

    1. I feel like I was asleep and just woke up Ann
      Mad about Cold Fact and Reality

  18. LOVE that movie and that man. Glad you saw it. What a neat's color everywhere here in our garden right now--roses galore. Enjoy all your shop windows, Carol!

  19. Anonymous11:35 PM

    I read your blog today and noticed that you went to see “Searching for Sugar Man”. This guy has been a huge hit in South Africa since the ‘70s (as you would have seen in the movie) and I’ve been to two of his concerts although he comes here often.
    I was quite surprised when I originally found out that he was virtually unknown outside of SA. The movie was also a big hit at the Oscars or some other award ceremony (I don’t bother to keep up with Hollywood) and was much discussed here as many people have been to a concert, or at least know about him.
    Alan (from Johannesburg, SA)

  20. I love the colours of Paris- gorgeous post Carol.


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