Vive la France!

This Saturday, July 14th, the french celebrate ‘Bastille Day’. A national holiday that celebrates when the revolutionaries stormed the Bastille in their effort to form a new republic.

Since I love all things French… I thought I’d have a day filled with French things… so where else to start but at a French Resturaunt… Georges Brasseries, located on Piedmont Row Dr. in Charlotte, North Carolina…

The resturaunt was all decked out for Bastille day… as you’ll soon see…

After looking over the menu, I decided to have the Ratatouille Omlette with Goat Cheese, while my mum went for the crepe…

Next time I come here I’m going to have to sit outside… but not in this humidity… fall perhaps… although we’ve been known to have humidity in December!

Outdoor seating…

After one of the most delicious meals that I’ve ever had, it was time to go home and enjoy some films set in Paris…

First Camille (1936) starring Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor. (I first found about this film when I watched the classic of the later part of the 21st century… Annie… (it’s the film that Daddy Warbucks takes Annie to see)

Everytime I see this film I end up in tears… I just can’t help myself.

Next… The Phantom of the Opera… an iconic story associated with the world famous Paris Opera house… I’ve yet to watch this one on stage, but I have to say that Joel Schumacher did an amazing job with this film. From the cast (Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum) to the set and costumes…

Finally I end my evening with a sweet treat… (almond pillow cookies from Fresh Market)

And another movie set in Paris, the 2011 Woody Allen film, Midnight in Paris… A very intriguing, somewhat eccentric treasure, that is meant to be enjoyed…

Au revior!