Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Le 14 Juillet

Two years ago today I was sitting under the Eiffel Tower enjoying a baguette/cheese/saucisson picnic while waiting for the sky to light up with Bastille Day fireworks.  This year I'm in NYC, and since I was in LA during last weekend's local French fête, I'll probably just celebrate by opening a nice bottle of French wine and sharing it with my roommates while we escape the opressive heat in front of our window unit air conditioner.  Sure, it's not like being in Paris, but hey, there's wine.  I can live with that. 

Are you doing something super chouette to celebrate Bastille Day?  Last week I asked Parisian Spring readers to enter the first Parisian Spring Bastille Day Contest by sharing their July 14th plans.  Responses ranged from making macarons to reminicing about fabulous Parisian vacations gone by.  But there can only be one winner, and after completing my ultra scientific selection process (ok, I randomly drew a name out of a hat), the winner is...

Blue Penguin

Félicitations!  I'll be sending you a copy of David Lebovitz's "The Sweet Life in Paris" as well as a mousepad featuring a French WWI propaganda poster (but first you have to send your mailing address to me at

Thanks to everyone who participated.  Happy Bastille Day! 


Zhu said...

That was a really cool contest idea! I have never celebrated Bastille Day in Paris myself, you are more French than I am!

Karen said...

Fun contest, great idea Tanya! Even though I didn't win, it gave me a reason to make macaroons - which weren't half bad. :)

Tanya said...

@Karen, I'm so impressed you actually made macarons. They seem so indimidating and complex, I've never even tried.