Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet; Happy Bastille Day

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Celebrating Bastille Day in style. Photo credit: Kent Johnson

The French calls its National Day La Fête Nationale, whereas the rest of the world, especially the English speaking world calls it Bastille Day.
Today is the 14th of July, and while we say ‘Happy Bastille Day!’ or ‘Joyeux 14 juillet!’, I want to celebrate the French National Day by dedicating this post to France and the French.

And what if anything do I have to do with France besides my recent visit? Well, let me reveal some facts of ‘France and I’ sort; or perhaps I should call it ‘Vivienne’s obsession with France’?!

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Shimmering Eiffel Tower and magic French bubbles; what a perfect way to celebrate Bastille Day! Photo credit: Kent Johnson

The France and I facts:

1) I have visited France eight times. But, only on the last trip did I venture out into the French country itself.., seven times out of the eight times I only stayed in Paris.

2) My last time as a student was in Paris. I went to the language school France Langue to learn French in 2002.

3) Three French films are in my top ten favourite-movies-of-all-time list.

4) Throughout my 20s, I was totally crazy about the French fashion brand Plein Sud.

5) I have stayed in a 13th century French castle Château de Bagnols and it was a mind blowing experience!

6) Besides Château de Bagnols, my all time favourite French castle is the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

7) My favourite bridge in this world is Pont Alexandre III.

8) According to several clairvoyants, I was a Parisian in one of my recent previous lives!

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‘Vive la France!’ Cheers~ Photo credit: Kent Johnson

Well, if a previous life in Paris sounds too vague and far away for you, I promise that these images of moi in Paris Hotel Les Jardins d’Eiffel are current, vivid and fresh! Wouldn’t it be a fantastic place to celebrate the French National Day with a glass of those magic bubbles, ‘Vive la France!’ Cheers~

Photography / Kent Johnson
Styling / Vivienne She

Outfit Of The Night

Roberto Cavalli sunglasses
Joyce earrings
Pinko dress
Omega watch
Masterpiece Opals & Gems rings
Masterpiece Opals & Gems pearl strands
Sonia Rykiel handbag

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Vivienne is a traveller, author; story teller and sometimes a muse. She seeks a balance between travelling in comfort and style with value; perhaps being the daughter of a hotelier helps there. Through White Caviar Life, you will share in her travel experiences, stories and tips that she hopes to help enhance your own travel.


    • Thank you for asking Olivia. Here are my top three French films which are also in my top ten favourite movies list:
      1. The Lovers (Les Amants)/1958 Director: Louis Malle
      2. Betty Blue (37.2°C le martin)/1986 Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
      3. Belle de Jour (Belle de Jour)/1967 Director: Luis Buñuel

      Cheers~ X


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