Mood Indigo–Director Michel Gondry Adds a French Film to Duke Ellington’s Classic

Not having read the Boris Vian novel, I can’t tell you how true this film is to it, but taken on its own terms, it’s funny, mind-bending and touching. (Source: filmmusicreporter.com) Nominated for three Cesars, the first part of “L’Ecume des Jours,” or “Froth on the Daydream” is an ecstatic and surreal depiction of the…

Oysters Don’t Need Pearls—Cape Cod Jewels

Can two New Yorkers find happiness eating in Cape Cod restaurants? yes, especially if they love oysters. We were mainly there for the whales, but we managed to fit in several (many?) oyster meals. (Source: tripadvisor.com) I have come to love these strange bi-valves and went in search of places that had low-cost specials or…

Humpbacks and Finbacks –An Amazing Trip to the Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary off of Cape Cod

This was indeed the trip of a lifetime. We have been on whale watches before but because the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts Bay offers especially good eating (much like Cape Cod itself), the whales hang out there in great numbers. Yes, I wish I had taken these photos but people on our…

At Last–Mille Feuille, a New French Bakery Opens on the Upper West Side

You of course know that Mille Feuille is French for what we call the Napoleon–a many layered confection of puff pastry and creme patissiere with just a tad of powdered sugar or icing on the top–that many of us are addicted to. (www.facebook.com) Ever since the late lamented Dumas Patisserie on Madison Avenue closed (come…