Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas !! ☃

❇ Merry Christmas everyone ❇
What a wonderful time of the year! 

✶Let me tell a little story about the famous Christmas Day:

✶It is a christian holiday that celebrates Jesus's birth on the 25th of December. But nowadays it is not just a religious holiday, it is also a worldwide holiday.

✶Before Jesus era, winter was a period of feasts, most of the nations had something to honor at that moment of the year.

✶At first, when Christianity appeared, the birth of Jesus was not celebrated because the date was not mention in the Bible. Only Easter was an official holiday. In the 4th century, Church decided that Jesus's birth would be a religious holiday, and it's the Pope Julius I who chose the 25th of December. 

✶The tradition of celebrating Christmas spread very quickly in all Europe. At first, the celebration of Christmas was very different than how we do now. Believers went to church and then celebrated by drinking and dressing up kind of in a actual Mardi-Gras way, and rich people shared with the less fortunate.

✶When Olivier Cromwell took over England in 1645, he cancelled Christmas. So, when the pilgrims immigrated to America, Christmas was not a holiday, it was even considered outlawed to show signs of a Christmas spirit in Boston from 1659 to 1681. 

✶New traditions like decorating trees or giving gifts only started in the 19th century.

✶Did you know that today's Santa Claus was inspired by Saint Nicolas who gave gifts to good children on 6th of December. He was originally given the name of "Father Christmas" then changed to "Santa Claus" based on the Dutch "Sinter Klass" which is the pronunciation of Saint Nicolas.

✶Now you know the basis of the Christmas holidays, so I wish you all a great time with your family and friends! 
Merry Christmas again!!


Monday, November 28, 2011

New-York, My Love ♥

It is not possible for me to have a blog without posting an article about New-York!
In my opinion (and I think many of you will agree), NY is the best city in the entire world. No place can be compared to it.
It really earned its name "The City that never sleeps".
I love the energy there!

Central Park

Times Square


Flag (Ellis Island)

Statue of Liberty

I ♥ NY / I ♥ NY / I ♥ NY / I ♥ NY / I ♥ NY / I ♥ NY / I ♥ NY / I ♥ NY

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Do you want a Coke ?

In June 2011 I went to the Coca-Cola exhibition to celebrate its 125th anniversary! Here some pics !!

The bottle they created especially for the 125 years.

Explosion of Coca-Cola!!

I love this painting!

Some bottles from limited editions

The Coca-Cola Kitchen!! ^^
So 50's !

Coca-Cola latest limited edition bottle: with Karl Lagerfeld

Of Course I couldn't leave without buying some bottles!!
(From Left to Right: The special bottle "125 years", Silver Daft Punk, Golden Daft Punk, and one of Karl Lagerfeld's bottle!)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ireland ♣

IRELAND ♧ What a nice country! I spent a week-end there during the last vacations to see my sister.

What is true about Ireland:

➪ Irish People are very welcoming! ☺
➪ It's rainy ☂ ...
➪ ... So it's green.
➪ You have to have a least one beer a day ✓

I visited a small village (very small) called CONG (CONGA in gaelic) on the West side. I admit there is not much to do, but there is a beautiful castle which used to be owned by the famous Guiness family ✌ (pictures ☟).
❖ I think, what I liked the most, was spending time in the pub. The ambiance is so exciting! Even though it's a very small village, the pub (where I was) was always full!

If you haven't been to Ireland, you should plan a trip NOW!! ✈

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Dracula: l'Amour plus fort que la Mort

Yesterday I went to see this musical! And it was A-MA-ZING! Really! The choregraphies were awesome, the decors were splendid, the singers were great! Well, everything was so nice! The choregraph is Kamel Ouali, I really like the musical he did and this one is one of his best!

For those of you who are into dancing, this musical is made just for you! :)

And here is one song from the musical that I really like!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Paris with Love...

Pictures I've taken during a walk in Paris. ⎝Place de la Concorde.⎠

I think that «Place de la Concorde» is one of the most beautiful spot in Paris.

"An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris."
Friedrich Nietzsche

"April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees."
E.Y. Harburg

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Always in our hearts.. ♥

09/11/01 - 09/11/11 
Ten years have past.. 
I wanted to do an article in honor of all the victims who died that day. 
All my thoughts and prayers go to those who lost someone during 9/11
About 3000 lives were taken that day, and nothing can replace that. 
To all the innocents souls who joined heaven way to early.
To all the 343 firemen who gave their life trying to save others.
To all the heroes who, without ever thinking about their safety, ran threw the dust, the fire and the remains to help.
To all the families and friends of the victims who have to live with that everyday.
To all the survivors.

God Bless you.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
 "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. "
But let's never forget...