Make do with what you’ve got
 
 
 
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21st May 2020 / Letter #239
The weeks come one after the other and are not quite alike ... While away from the city, I discover new and simple little things: a film, a grandmother's recipe, a cooking tool ... I sincerely hope that my letter finds you well and that slowly but surely you get your freedom back almost as before.
 
 
save the planet
Here is the ideal instrument for lazy ones like me: the Moulinex electric mandolin! It cuts everything into strips, cubes, sticks without any effort and at the speed of sound. For French fries, for example, it’s like heaven. Well, some of you probably already know it, but for me it was a revelation! Right now I just want to cut into slices the one who meticulously cleaned it with an iron sponge and completely ruined it!
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A genius!
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All possible cut
 
 
save the planet
In my nothing-is-wasted series, I heard that the starch in the rice water coats the hair and makes it grow faster .. After the shampoo, you rinse the hair normally, then you pour the water rice and let it stand for 20 to 60 minutes. Hey kids, who wants to eat rice for lunch ?!
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Unsuspected talent
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Magic potion …
 
 
Voyage Color�
The cinemas are still closed, but in our misfortune, we can enjoy the release directly on VOD of Pinocchio directed by Mattéo Garrone, the director of Gomorra and Dogman, among others. The film was due to be released all over Europe on March 18, but after a sterile and expensive advertising campaign, distributors were unfortunately unable to release it on the big screens. I rediscovered the tale of Carlo Collodi in a very faithful adaptation to the original work that gives birth to the little wooden puppet thanks to new modern technology. The fairy, very nicely interpreted through the ages by Alida Baldari Calabria and Marine Vacth, the snail, the tuna or even the fox and the cat ... Roberto Benigni who embodies Geppetto is unrecognizable with simplicity and particularly moving as a miraculous father. After the Neapolitan cities, Mattéo Garrone offers a romantic and striking picture of nature, with many references to the Lombardy from “l’Arbre aux sabots”. And we understand that this very nature allows Geppetto to enjoy the blessing of fatherhood.
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Storia di un burattino
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Admirable Geppetto
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Go to school, Pinocchio!
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The fairy as a child
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The adult fairy
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The beauty of the images
 
 
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During confinement, I needed to repaint a few things at home. The hardware store around the corner was closed, of course. I still had a few pots of white paint left. But, most of all, I needed gray paint. So I found pigments on the site of the “Moulin à couleurs” which happens to be the last factory of natural earths colors in France. They have an incredible choice of pigments and they tell us where each of them comes from and what it is used for. So I found gray pigments made from Ardennes slates and black mineral pigments that were delivered to me at full speed. I made my little mixing and I must confess that I had a good time! In the end, it was more fun than queueing up at the retail-what’s-its-name.
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Pompadour gray
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Mineral black
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It’s delivered like this
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Before...
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After!
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Welcome home!
 
 
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Since May 11, my store on rue de Grenelle has reopened its doors and I am overjoyed! I tell you about it because it is possible, due to current events, to make an appointment online to enjoy a private shopping session and quietly discover the collection in the shop closed to the public and reserved only for a few customers. A small privilege that I thought important to tell you, especially since I ‘ve heard that Mother's Day is coming soon …
La Vieille Charit�
It's open!
Perspectives
A lot of space!
L�H�tel de Ville
Gift ideas!
Bas-relief
Quiet corner
 
 
emanations
On the other hand, if you do not really feel like going on a spree, which I can also understand very well, on Mother's Day you may also offer a gift card for a subscription to the Letter of Ines’ Box ... Yes I admit that I am being in a self-promoting mood, but it is also to keep you from launching into a collection of fanciful noodles, if you know what I mean ...
outillé
Suggestion
 
 
emanations
The Merci endowment funds that I mentioned earlier carry on supporting caregivers but also precarious families whose situation has worsened in recent months. In collaboration with other associations and with the help of volunteers and a few restaurants, they deliver meals daily. If you want to support this great initiative, you can easily make a donation on their website. Thank you so much for them and see you next Thursday!
 
 
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