The interesting thing about spending some time with French family in the United States lies upon discussing their vision about the country and the American Way of Life. Actually, my uncle works for a French company and his wife is taking an MBA in Georges W University, in Washington. Also, two of their three children are going to American’s school. They have decided to embrace American culture. From the very first day, they had their feet on the ground.
They liked the way that American people pay attention and are thoughtful as well as their ‘day after day dynamism’. They also enjoy the same kind of ‘ size the day’ philosophy. Worth nothing is the main differences between the French and the US education. In the US, education goes along ‘good job’, state of mind whereas the French system is more geared to ‘ it is not good enough’ or ‘you can do better’. And this has an important consequence on the self esteem. Also, France is a country with long history. French people is used to think on a long term basis whereas US people are more dirty to have shorthorn solutions. But, that being said American people don’t enjoy that much spending time with family and friends without timing constraint. They are very pragmatic.
My two little cousins go to American school and know the ability to switch from one culture to the other. They try to get the best of each. I am sure that it will be a strength to cross culture and understanding both culture is a strength interns of awareness and mutual mind openness.
Here is a picture of my little cousin Lisa, 9 years old. She wears a beret and holding a bread baguette in her hands. A very cute and interesting contrast to the typical French girl who lives in the United States.
Summer is over, we are either back to school or to work, which could have sounded boring IF i hadn’t made this little selection of the fall 2013 must-have for you guys!
1. Drizzy Mood
I couldn’t make this post without mentioning how exiting i am for the releaseof Drake’s new album “Nothing was the same”, not that is has to do with the fact i saw him 3 days ago leaving Lavo’s restaurant (OMG OMG). The album is expected for September 24th but trust me for the braves one, you can already find most of the songs online..
View album here
2. Fancy phone
Of course the iPhone 5c is one of the MUST of the fall. Part of the Apple team or not, fingerprint fan or not, you have to admit how beautiful are the six new colors, especially this electric yellow. Designed cases are also available. For the impatient (and/or lazy people), you can already pre-order online.
3. Have a drink or three
So I just discovered this bar called “Off the Wagon” a week ago in the West Village and I hardly recommend it. The cold is back in the city, you’ll definitely need one of the “buy one get one free” shot or cocktail of this place. The plus: there are Beer pong tables !
4. Sexy makeup
How could i not talk about the new Mac cosmetics collaboration with the beautiful Rihanna: “Riri hearts Mac”. 31 stock keeping units will be available online when you can already buy the Riri lipstick! Go girlllls!
For small flower shops Valentines day would be a great time for them to make a lot of money. However this is not the case for small flower shops that have to use FTD, 1-800-Flowers and Teleflora. These companies is what market these small flower shops and gives them flower orders unfortunately this company is not only taking these company money they are also leaving them in debt. If your shop can’t handle the orders and you have to reject an order there are fees that range from $10 -$100.
For some of you who bought your significant others roses, but were too lazy to walk to your local flower shop, please note that they would have received more flowers from your local flower shop than from you ordering it online.
Website make it look like you will receive a lot of lowers when in reality that isn’t the case, and your also paying about $70 for a $26 bouquet. You are paying more than you have to, and getting a lot less then what your suppose to.
Not only are these companies scamming these local flower shops, but they are also scamming you. So reach out to your local flower shop, keep the money in the neighborhood who knows, maybe it would come back to it.
Since February 7, passersby can see the ”clean tags” placed around Paris in over 31 metro stations with phrases like ”Beautiful meetings that start on the subway, it happens all the time …. in movies ” or “ Metro, work, sleep. Solo? . “Metro, boulot , dodo.Solo ? In french.
Meetic has prepared a total of 194 clean tags. The street marketing campaign forMeetic should last about two weeks. In addition, thereof, Meetic has developed a poster campaign with colors that will catch the eye of passersby.
They are exhibited in major cities of France. Meetic has even provided the posterswith personalized messages reserved for specific subway lines with the slogan”You might meet the woman of your life on the line 9. If it takes the line 9.”Or” You might meet the man of your life in the metro. If , he takes the subway.”.
Through the posters and street marketing campaign, Meetic will encourage singlesto take charge of their love lives and encourage them to meet people online,because according to the commercials true love does not happen by accident .
Little information, these two campaign were conducted by the agency DDB and FHCOM.