Paul Veroheven has been one of my favourite directors for a long time. Full disclosure : I have a bit of an obsession with Basic Instinct and when I was 18 I stole a dvd of The Fourth Man (ok... I actually rented it and never returned it). From the moment I first saw the trailer for Elle, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, I was extremely excited for it. Although this film will definitely not be everyone's cup of team (my date hated it!), I love that it is way outside the box... and so blatantly inappropriate. I would love to make dark smouldering films the way Veroheven makes them, and in his late 70's. not less Cool dude much? Life goals I tell you.
Spending a few days beach side was high on my wish list for 2017. Between separating from my husband, moving back to Montreal and starting a new position in a new studio, I wasn't sure I could make it happen. But when you wish upon a star, the universe has a way of making wishes come true. I was more than excited to spend a long week-end in Cape Cod, where I had never traveled before and I fell in love hard. We rented a little beach side studio in North Truro and explored Provincetown, Herring Cove and Race Point Beach with much delight. I ate some of the best food I have ever eaten and if you visit P-town, I definitely recommend trying Bubala's by the Bay (the tuna tataki and lobster ravioli where out of this world) and having breakfast at Yolqueria. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to discover this beautiful part of Massachusetts, with it's renowned sand dunes that looked right out of a Star Wars film. And grateful for this little blog, where I get to share and slowly build back. Virginie XO
Fall has been a season of growth for me and as the leaves changed colours many changes came into my life as well. This week I am saying goodbye to Québec city and a chapter of life as I move back to my hometown of Montreal. Although I will be back from time to time as we will still own our little home in the mountain nearby, saying goodbye is very sentimental. Our time in Québec was a lovely journey, filled with amazing people and wonderful occurrences and there is no doubt I will miss it.
Fall is also the most magical season here in Quebec and after dazzling us with it's colourful foliage it let us know that winter is most definitely coming. Time for a new adventure! Virginie XO
I saw Don't Breathe last night in the theater and OH WOW: YOU WANT TO SEE THIS ONE! I dare not tell you much by fear of spoiling any of the great story points (Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues wrote the heck out of that script!!) but please trust me when I say: it's an absolute must see. Such a thrilling ride, with an all around awesome cast, beautiful photography and David Fincher-esque all around gloss. I'm in love. And THE perfect film for Halloween week-end too! Virginie XO