Monthly Archives: March 2012



Crazy Horse and RED? Christian Loboutin!

Twenty years after launching his famous red-soles shoes, this amazing French designer has created four original “tableaux” that run from March 5 at the Crazy Horse, Avenue George V in Paris, for the new review “Feu” (Fire). The essence of Loboutin  incorrigible enthusiasm is his ability to create desire:

“I started staying out late at a very early age. At the Palace, but I also spent a lot of time at the theatre and music hall, because no one asked for a ticket after the interval. I saw lots of music hall. When you like a show and see it several times, it becomes more interesting. In terms of dancing, I started at the Folies Bergere, but now I go to the Crazy to be surrounded by dancers, who are refreshing down-to-earth in this very demanding world. So you could say that 30 years on, I’m creating what I saw at the Folies Bergere, but wasn’t able to do then. I’m loving it. At the Crazy Horse, they have a unique eye for detail.”

“After 20 years, I still feel like I’m starting a new adventure. My enthusiasm is intact. I’m more curious than ambitious, more happy than curious, and very enthusiastic…of course!”


A city of single men…Prague!



Finally, some good news for our single girlfriends: a trip to Prague!

Yes, the city’s 2011 population census has revealed data that might be interesting for women looking for their other half: for the first time in history, the Czech capital is home to more single men than married ones. According to this information, this is because fewer people are marrying or they are marrying later or…they just want to live on their own…plus, of course, the rising number of divorces in the city.

So, let’s not wait: Prague is truly an amazing city…let’s go!

Shakespeare And Company


If you are in Paris, you need to stop at Shakespeare And Company, this jewel-bookstore set in the heart of Paris. Since 1951, this place has kept its utopian ideals in a changing world, inviting writers and encouraging new ones.

Shakespeare And Company, at 37 rue de la Bucherie in Paris, was opened in August 1951 (two years before a sister bookshop City Lights was opened in San Francisco by Lawrence Ferlinghetti) by George Whitman with an inheritance from his aunt. From the very first night he allowed travelers, young writers, poets and artists to lodge in exchange for a hand in cleaning the shop, building shelves and selling books. They were also encouraged to read a book a day during their stay and were asked for two hours work as contribution to the running of the shop.  On Sunday mornings he traditionally cooked his guests a pancake breakfast, brewing up a thin ersatz “syrup” out of some burnt sugar and water…this bookstore has so many stories to share with all of us, avid readers…

A very special place, to not miss…bises!

“GAME CHANGE” …pictures from the premiere in NY…and comments in Italian…



Una parrucca, delle lenti a contatto marroni e una tipica  montatura per gli occhiali e’ tutto cio’ di cui ha avuto bisogno Julianne Moore per interpretare Sarah Palin.  E’ diventata cosi’ l’incomparabile, amata/odiata, contestatissima Palin nel film della HBO “Game Change” (prima TV in USA il 10 marzo).

Il film, diretto da Jay Roach (“Austin Powers”), e’ tratto dall’omonimo  libro di due giornalisti  sulla campagna presidenziale di John McCain del 2008 (quando vinse Obama) e la nomina a sorpresa della governatrice dell’Alaska Palin, allora semi-sconosciuta sul panorama nazionale, come sua vice-presidente. Lo sceneggiatore Danny Strong si e’ avvalso anche del libro autobiografico della stessa Palin, pubblicato lo scorso anno, e di interviste da lui condotte con oltre 25 persone  coinvolte nella campagna presidenziale di McCain.

Ne abbiamo parlato con la Moore a New York, dove vive col marito, il regista Bart Freundlich, e i loro due figli, dopo la prima del film, prodotto per la HBO da Tom Hanks e la sua compagnia Playtone.