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Oh, these girls. It’s just pure magic when they’re around.

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Kinfolk’s Parisian Picnic

This week was the Kinfolk Paris picnic organized miss Rubi from She Lets Her Hair Down and Tifamade.

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It was a very lovely and whimsical picnic right at the foot of that big radio tower that everyone knows so well.

The candles were lit and duralex cups held down our place holders, and the gray skies scared us ever so slightly at the beginning. The breeze of the Seine felt so refreshing after such heat here in the city of lights. The bouffe by Tifamade was absolutely delicious (I can’t wait to order more of her sandwiches sometime!).

All in all, it was a very magical evening and it was so wonderful to meet so many interesting people who dwell in this fab city.

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Ceci n’est pas de l’eau: un goût de cachaça

If you like caipirinhas, you’re in the right place.

Craving cachaça yet? Some Brazilian goodness? Want to know more? This past weekend Louis and I had some friends over for a cachaça tasting with the creator’s of Ceci n’est pas de l’eau. We tasted several different kinds of cachaça with different backgrounds and ages. We sipped à la brésilienne throughout the afternoon as Yann-Yves and Ana told us all about cachaça and what makes it such a unique and delicious spirit.  What do you like to pair with your cachaça? We went with toast appetizers topped with caviar and a thin spread of crème fraîche.

Thanks for the amazing tasting and look into this mysterious spirit, Ana and Yann-Yves!

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Check out their Facebook page right here …

…and contribute to the documentary right here.

For background deets on how these two doves decided to embark on this  cachaça-mentary, check out Ana‘s post right here.

Watch the trailer for Ceci n’est pas de l’eau right here.

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Ceci n’est pas de l’eau – A Documentary

Some friends of mine are mega creative and fanastic. And  thanks to them, soon you’ll be able to check out a documentary all about CACHACA.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT….

*Although it had been considered part of the “rum” family for the longest time (as they’re both made from sugarcane), only very recently has the American government recognized it as the Brazilian spirit, i.e. something in its own. This changes everything.

*Yes, that’s what you make the famous caipirinha with.

*In very general terms, one can distinguish cachaça between artisanal and industrial, aged or unaged. Accordingly, each category has always had a distinguished group of “appreciators”: while artisanal and aged cachaças appeal more to the upper classes due to their higher prices, industrial and clear cachaças would appeal more to poorer sections of Brazilian society. Nonetheless, the growing focus on the marketing of the spirit has been shifting the delimitation considerably. If it looks nice and the price is right, it must be nice – regardless of the variety. (op la!)

*The word originates from the Tamil word kachanasarayam, which means distilled moonshine.

(via Ana Clara Soares)

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Please support this first documentary of two amazing people. Even the smallest donation helps!

To donate all you have to do is click here and follow the directions to give a little somethin’ somethin’. It’s spring, throw in a little and smile… it’s going to something beautiful.

For more info on Ceci n’est pas de l’eau, check out their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Give a little love for the oh so recently declared BRAZILIAN SPIRIT… And PLEASE…share this with your friends!

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Al Qahira Montage

I made this video during my trip to Cairo in spring of 2010 with Caroline.

The song in the video is Love Like A Sunset Part 1 by Phoenix.

It’s a keeper. It was taken with a puney little camera… and now I wonder about the wonders I would have done with an SLR. Next time.


Get Up – Action for Australia – “It’s Time”

I am so obsessed with this video.

It is so well done. And not to mention it is a WONDERFUL campaign. Beautiful video. Beautiful message. Love is beautiful.

Cheers to all of the people I know who are in love, no matter what your sexual orientation is.

Share this with everyone you know.

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Big Hands – Luke Shepard for Nikon France

Cheers to all of those who love and use Nikon.

A video filmed by Luke Shepard.

Enjoy!

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