1.15.2015

AH, PARIS...





PARIS, TOUJOURS PARIS
Even in Tangier Morocco, Paris is never very far away…


au revoir.




12.31.2014

BONNE ANNÉE





WHY THIS IS THE PERFECT NEW YEAR'S SHOT
To me, it says

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

Smile a lot?
Try baby shampoo?
Remember to layer your cloths?
Always think sensible shoes?

Yes, all that, and
it SCREAMS

it's 2015

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR
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*       BONNE ANNÉE       *

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12.26.2014

THE BEST COOKIES IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!






LES MEILLEURS GATEAUX DE LA PLANÈTE


The BRIZELÉS are made entirely artisanally in Lebanon. (Soon they will also be produced in Dubai. Yes, Dubai.) 
They are beautiful, light and airy,  and so addictive!
Paper thin wafers with a melt in your mouth sweetness! The ones we were given are "Walnuts and Cinnamon". There are however 6 other kinds including cumin, olive and thyme.
They are the brain child of a man passionate about cooking, who started making these in his kitchen in Beirut, Lebanon a few years ago and is now selling them everywhere over there but also on line! (His charming son Omar kindly and very generously brings them back to Paris during his frequent trips to Beirut for his extremely grateful friends.)
You should not hesitate to order some for one single second

That's Papa Kamel Cabbabé, there, on the box.

Editor's note: I was not compensated for this post in any way…well, if you don't count the boxes of Brizelés which have delighted us so, I could not resist raving to you about them.




au revoir.




12.24.2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS





BONNES FÊTES




au revoir.




12.17.2014

THE LITTLE THROWS THAT KEEP ON GOING







LES PLAIDS QUI NE BAISSENT PAS LES BRAS

This is two of abanjà's best selling items. 

Simple. Graphic. Beautifully crafted.
Entirely hand made.

Available at Nickey-Kehoe in Los Angeles or online here.

Not to toot our own horn, or anything…




au revoir.





12.14.2014

A TRANSATLANTIC SHIP IN PARIS




UN TRANSATLANTIQUE EN PLEIN PARIS 

Some friends and I have an" abonnement" - season tickets- to modern ballet at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. 
I find most of it great. Some of it is not quite my cup of tea. 
What I do find fabulous however, is the building itself with tall, tall ceilings, art deco style everywhere, and that lovely feeling of being in one of those magnificent transatlantic ships of the 40's.
There is huge difference of course:
THE EIFFEL TOWER, staring at you through every window. 
My idea of Pure Heaven!

au revoir.







11.26.2014

TOMORROW IS THANKSGIVING; DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR TURKEY IS?





DEMAIN C'EST THANKSGIVING: SAVEZ-VOUS OU EST VOTRE DINDE?



You know what to cook and how to cook it, you know who is coming, you know  the big white tablecloth will fit and the good silver is as shiny as a new dime, you know you have enough chairs, what with the bench being dragged from the TV room for little Charlie, you know you can count on good old Aunt Mary for her casserole and Uncle Tom for the Bloody Mary's.

You know who and what you are thankful for.

But do you know where HE is? 

Tomorrow will be too late…

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY AMERICAN FRIENDS!

au revoir.