Happy Bastille Day! To celebrate the revolution, today we become Clever French Girls for 24 hours. Live as the French do....... So what, exactly, should one do, you ask? Suggestions follow...
Start the day leisurely; there's no need to rush. Have good strong coffee along with a flaky croissant, or perhaps some crepes, non? Read the papers. Take your dog with you everywhere--even into restaurants. Wear something impossibly chic and black.
Drive le Automobile as if you are insane. Rev your engine, ignore road signs, speed limits and pedestrians. Employ the horn frequently. Work up a few hand gestures to have at the ready. Remember, today you are French! You own the road.
Aah, and then there is la vin. Wine with lunch? Oui! More wine during the afternoon? Oui, oui, s'il vous plait. Let's add a baguette and some great fromage into the mix as well--quite French to do so.......
If you should feel the sudden urge for a cigarette: indulge. Do some shopping in a boutique...Perhaps aquire a new hat....Catch a French Foreign film (Although, if you're French, it isn't foreign, now is it? Well...so just go see a movie, but make it a drama; no action films.)
Purchase armloads of fresh flowers. Listen to some jazz...Head out to dinner around 9:30 at the absolute earliest with only your most interesting and clever friends. Enjoy steak au poivre, and those cute little pommes frites, tres delicieux!
Savor a wee bit more le vin, and call it a perfect French day. Au revoir......Viva La Bastille!