Song of the Day: Friendly Fires “Paris”

Happy Friday everyone! The weekends are always so bitter sweet for me. Another week has flown by in my life in a flash, reaffirming the fact that our time is fleeting and we should live every moment to the fullest! But then I tell my self…..it’s Friday! A time to relax, sip a glass of wine and enjoy the company of my hubby. Tonight we’re headed to a “Contemporary Mexican Food” restaurant, Komali, to quench our craving for a little Tex-Mex after our 10 day cleanse. Yes, I owe you guys a post and I’ll deliver on that tomorrow…I promise!!! 😉

I’m in an adventurous mood today. Ready to hop on the next plane to Paris to eat and drink under the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately Dallas and it’s 104 degrees will have to do so instead I’ll settle for a little musical homage to the city of love. So check out today’s Song of the Day, “Paris” by the Friendly Fires.

What’s everyone up to this weekend?

**Side Note: I’ll be opening for Monica at the House of Blues Dallas, September 29th! Tickets went on sale today. If you’re in the area head over to Live Nation and pick up your ticket. I would love to see everyone there!

Happy Listening!

Paris:

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Song of the Day: Josephine Baker “La Conga Blicoti”

It’s getting hot in Texas, and not 85 degrees hot, 100+ hot where your clothes stick to you when you’re trying to pump your gas. This is also the time of year when I start dreaming of other places to live. California. New York. Alaska (okay maybe not that far). So in my day-dreaming today I was thinking of a place cool (temperature), alive, full of art, culture, and food that falls into your mouth like tiny pieces of heaven.

I keep all of my favorite cities around the world on my weather app so I can dream about sipping wine at a patio cafe in 70 degrees in Beaune, crossing the ferry from Sausalito to San Francisco in 57 degrees, and taking in the sites while drinking cappuccino under the 60 degree Parisian stars. So in my perpetual state of sweating I will be thinking of all my favorite places and what it would be like to live there, especially my favorite city in the world, Paris.

So here’s my Friday evening nod to París (in a French accident). Tonight I’ll be reminiscing about savoring perfectly poured Vin while watching the lights of the Eiffel Tower glimmer of the Seine.

Josephine Baker – La Conga Blicoti

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Foodie in France – Day 1: Paris

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Our trip has finally begun! For the last three years Matt and I have been planning a dream trip to Europe. Unfortunately we only have two weeks so we decided to limit our travel time and stay in one country. We’ve both spent some significant time in Italy in the past so France it is!! What more could a foodie ask for then a country known for its decadent wine and impeccable cuisine. Let the drinking and feasting begin!

The itinerary:
• Paris
• Beaune – Burgundy Wine Country
• Lyon
• Nice

Our adventure started with an overnight flight direct to Paris. I have to give a shout-out to American Airlines. I haven’t been very pleased lately with the level of service on flights these days and the evening started with our flight being delayed almost two hours. Not only was the food good on the flight, but due to the inconvenience drinks were free the entire flight!! A few glasses of wine and some surprisingly delicious food later…it was time for a movie and an attempt at some sleep.

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“De cuisiner ou de ne pas cuire?”

Paris“To Cook or Not to Cook?” That is the question resting heavy on my mind these days. For those of you who know me two questions might come up when I talk about my love for the kitchen; “LOL Sarah? Cooking?” or “Wait…I knew you cooked, but culinary school?” The latter would be more of a question from the friends of mine acquired within the last 5 years or so. It’s amazing how you can simply fall in love with something so deeply and quickly.  My love for food has always been there, but my passion to prepare it has slowly been evolving over the last few years, and I’m enjoying every moment of it.

I always dreamed of being able to use my talents to make a living. I love to sing more than anything in the world, and cooking is quickly rising in the ranks. I was always a bit hesitant to go to school for music. I didn’t have a passion to teach and I always felt that if singing was my calling, I would do it with or without a degree. I seem to view cooking in a completely opposite way. The culinary world is so vast and the skills to be learned can be difficult and complex…something I feel going to school for would be a great benefit. So the question..to cook or not to cook…for a living? Continue reading

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