New York City: Vintage French Carnival, ‘Fête Paradiso’

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was so blessed to be able to pay a visit to Governors Island. Fête Paradiso, a vintage French carnival, has been running on the island since the end of July, and it will go until the last weekend of September. We had a nice time. The island is stunningly quiet comparedContinue reading “New York City: Vintage French Carnival, ‘Fête Paradiso’”

Favorite French Women

By: Gabriela Yareliz Growing up a Francophile made me pay attention to the culture, food, music but also the women who were iconic. My favorite French women: 1] Marion Cotillard-because she is pure brilliance, passion and achievement (and her hair is always amazing). 2] Juliette Binoche-because she is a powerful and real performer. She canContinue reading “Favorite French Women”

Week’s Picks: Dec. 10,2012

1] My little angelic creature, Milica, performs 2] 3]All that glitters-Tout ce qui brille 5] The Devil Wears Prada 6] 7] 8] Heard it on Kidd Kraddick yesterday, live–and loved it. 9] This Pinterest is lovely. 10] KHALED; YES

Leila Bekhti

By: Gabriela Yareliz I spotted her in Paris, Je t’aime… She was Zarka, my favorite character in the whole film, and she did my favorite scene at le quais du seine. I even used her photo in a linguistics project I did for one of the graduate linguistics courses. She is amazing, and I really identify with herContinue reading “Leila Bekhti”

Funny bits

By: Gabriela Yareliz The cast of Nous York, and their adventures around NYC. I loved these bits. Phone: One dog is not enough: The countdown-yelling at the jaywalker: French with an American accent, the mistakes in the language: Learning to be gangsta: (love Nabil’s face)

This Week’s Picks: Nov. 26, 2012

By: Gabriela Yareliz 1] Dec. 1 THIS SABBATH (SATURDAY): DAY OF FASTING AND PRAYER Adventist leaders call for December 1 day of prayer for two church members imprisoned in Togo “Join the Seventh-day Adventist world church in a day of prayer and fasting for two Adventists imprisoned in Togo. Pastor Antonio Monteiro and church memberContinue reading “This Week’s Picks: Nov. 26, 2012”


By: Gabriela Yareliz I saw this at the I like, I wish, I heart  blog, and I smiled. Don’t we all feel like this at some point or another? It is spring break for me, and I’ve been alternating between doing assignments and watching foreign films. I’ve discovered Bollywood films make me happy while French filmsContinue reading “Possibilities”