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This is my sad attempt at being festive for the 14th of July, coming to you live...from Long Island. Total sad face. Perhaps I could have zipped back to Paris for the weekend, but since I fly stand-by where a seat isn't always guaranteed, and my consulate appointment is on Monday, heading to Europe for just 48 hours would be cutting it a bit close. Even for me. 

So no festivities this year.

Having experienced several Bastille Day celebrations, luckily I know what it's all about, and the actual real disappointment is missing a wedding in Brittany that Séb and I were invited to. He, of course is still going and is doing a midnight dj set at the reception. A homemade flyer of him calling himself DJ David Ghetto, with his face Photoshopped to the body of Will.I.Am in a black pleather jumpsuit has been floating around Facebook this past week. My very own Mix Master Mike's set is a little bit electro, a little bit rock, and a little bit coquine. One of his tracks is my jam; Gaga's "Telephone".

Fun Fact: When I get drunk, I reenact the video. Beyoncé parts included. ("You've been a very bad girl, a very, very, bad, bad girl, Gaga." I can't help myself!)

Even though I couldn't be at the wedding, Séb is heading to Brittany with our card which has a little boosta from the both of us, as well as a special picture that explains exactly who is stopping me from leaving the States. 

We didn't want to bore the soon-to-be newlyweds with my visa woes, so we figured this would be a much more entertaining story...


It's because of these little guys that I am unable to return to France this week!

Here's to Rose and François' lovely wedding, and for those of you who are in France, enjoy the 14th, the fireworks, and please have a drink or two for me! Bisous!

What was happening a year ago today? 

16 comments:

  1. I think that your acting out Telephone at the wedding reception would have been a very special gift, Ella! Here is Arles, we will be laying low after two weeks of hosting and with a pup that is petrified of fireworks. So while we happen to have the most killer fireworks for such a small town (Group F that does the Olympics is based here) we never get to see them! I promise to at least hold up my own on the drinks part of the deal...
    Bon weekend and seriously "merde!" for Monday...

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    1. It certainly would have been entertaining! I can't resist it! I love that video. It's so next-level ridiculous.

      You've had a busy past few weeks, so I hope you enjoyed your quiet night in and your cocktails! Isn't that what summer is all about anyway? Just laying low? Sounds perfect. : )

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  2. A photo of Ella! Looking good! I love your creative little projects. Just don't let those naughty ducks trap you there permanently!

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    1. Thanks! This was a fun "shoot" until I uploaded all of the photos. How to feel like shit in under 10 seconds? Look at the reject photos from your bikini photo shoot. It's amazing how easy it is to take an unflattering photo.

      So you have to know that posting this photo was inspired by you!!! No, it's not sultry vixen in the kitchen but it's sassy in its own way. I have to practice making my Gwan face. How do you do it?!?!!?

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    2. We'll have a pose-off one day! I'm sure you could teach me a thing or three about bikini posing (step one: lay off the wine and chocolate and go to the gym more, in my case).

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    3. Something tells me you'd win. I can't pull off stoic and sultry. Goofy and quirky is more my thing!

      Gym shmym. I strategically put the Long Island type over my thigh. That was no accident. : )

      I've tried to give up wine but days into my suffering I ask myself: "wait, why am I doing this again?" Life is too short!

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  3. Happy Bastille Day to you Ms Ella! Crossing my fingers that pretty soon you'll have that hot little visa in your hands!

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    1. Thanks Sam!!

      I just got back from the consulate. Tout va bien! : )

      Now I can enjoy the rest of my down time in New York before the dreaded rentrée back to Paris....

      Hope you had a nice 14th!

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  4. I LOVE your pool look! Beachy retro chic, bitches!

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    1. Thanks!!!! Retro chic brought to you by Target! On the best for Miss Coquine, eh?

      Today is quite the scorcher, isn't it? Love it.

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  5. Missing a wedding in Beautiful Brittany just for a trip back to Long Island?

    Priorities/Wrong are words that come to mind?


    All the best

    Keith

    P.S. Re that "When I get drunk, I reenact the video" thing - are there videos of you re-enacting that video thing; and, if there are, where are they?

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    1. Ah Keith!!! Ca fait trop longtemps! Wow! How are you??? It is so good to hear from you. :)

      Yes, I agree, missing the wedding in Brittany to stay put in Buttafucco land should be a crime, but I had to make a big girl decision and honor my appointment this morning at the French consulate. I wouldn't have been able to do both. I'll make over to your neck of the woods once of these days. I'm dying to see it!

      Luckily there are NO videos of me thinking I'm Lady Gaga. My performances are strictly and everyone has to be at least three cocktails in. : )

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  6. Good luck on Monday! The ummmmm people at the French consulate can be something else. I thought they properly legalized and apostilled and everything else they were supposed to do with all my paperwork but when I got to Paris it was all wrong. Beyond frustrating but whatever c'est la vie.

    I commend your rational thinking re: not heading to Brittany for the wedding. If I was in that situation I'm sure I would be that girl running from JFK to the consulate trying to make it to my appointment! ha!

    Again, good luck and it's only a matter of time until you're back in Parisssssssssss with your handy dandy visa.

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    1. Yes, as you could imagine I got the most friendly person in New York state this morning. He was such a delight. More on that later....

      Like I was telling Keith (above), I had to be an adult and as much as I wanted to attend the wedding, I have responsibilities to tend to in New York. I feel good about not going. I would have been in such disarray yesterday, instead of leisurely going over my documents with a glass of wine. :)

      Thank you for the good luck! It certainly came in handy today! : ) !

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  7. Happy belated Bastille Day, Ella! I hope that those ducks finally released you from the pool. For some reason, the theme song from "Jaws" got stuck in my head when I looked at the photo!

    I really tried to have a drink for you as the fireworks were exploding around the Eiffel Tower but one of the policeman confiscated our bottle of wine and threw it the garbage! For some reason, he wouldn't believe me when I told him that I absolutely had to drink a toast to a blogger friend who was being held hostage by ducks in a pool on Long Island.

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  8. Thanks Mary Kay!

    Hahaha. Jaws! I so need a scary duck, one with fangs to add to the bunch to shake things up the mini pool! Mwuahahaha.

    That is so weird that the police didn't believe that you HAD to have your wine due to my entrapment by rubber ducks. That would make a pretty funny sentence in French. he he.

    But really, I can't believe that happened!!! He just threw out the wine?! I thought it was okay to have wine over at Champs de Mars. I guess they were cracking down for the holiday, but still...a holiday sans vin!? Ils sont fous!

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