Calmada Resort: A World Apart…

CALMADA BOUTIQUE HOTEL is a Luxury Resort with just 6 rooms and Suites, located in Pioneertown, just few miles away from Joshua Tree National Park, 40 minutes north of Palm Springs. It has a private restaurant with a French Chef, a pool, jacuzzi and a helipad (a flight from Los angeles is just 45 minutes!). Prices start at $249/night + taxes.

Reservation: 1-760-228-3141 –


Posted in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Celebrate the French ‘Art de Vivre’ at The Castaway – Nov. 21

On Friday, November 21st, Angelenos will experience the French ‘Art de Vivre’ at “Flavors of France, Beaujolais Passions and Beyond!”Throughout the night, they will toast the 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau vintage, sample delicious French products and fine cuisine, and enjoy a medley of live performers who will take them on a journey to the country of world elegance, glamor, and refinement.

This event is an offspring of the traditional Beaujolais Passions event with a wider approach. It is a unique and enjoyable way for Francophone and Francophile attendees to network with influencing decision-makers while wandering through a  ‘Market Place’ featuring tastings of French culinary delicacies, exhibitors, a great DJ, and a host of surprises. Patrons come to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of France right in their own backyard. They thrive on French ‘joie de vivre,‘ enjoy live entertainment “à la mode de Paris”, dance, or just sit back and relax while sipping an ‘apéritif à la Française’ provided by Lillet – a house that dates back to 1872 — a French Kronenbourg 1664 beer, or a glass of ‘just landed’ Beaujolais Nouveau.

With a harvest looking fruitful in terms of volume and superb in terms of quality, the November 21st event promises to be more enchanting than ever and captivate consumers with French Magic!



Posted in Upcoming Events | Comments Off


Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age drama, Boyhood, picked up the Norwegian Film Critics Award at the closing of the 42nd Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund.

Other winners include Chef, The Hundred-Foot Journey and Stations of the Cross with a special mention for ’71.

Posted in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Endemol Studios

“La Source” to be adapted for US television by Endemol Studios following sale of format by Newen Distribution.

Posted in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Paris: The Fifties-thru November 2, 2014

In February 1947, Christian Dior’s first collection revolutionizes the codes of fashion and femininity. This exhibition returns to the great moments of the fashion industry during this decade which was the haute couture’s golden age.

10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie 75116 Paris
Tuesday-Sunday 10AM-6PM, Thursadys until 9PM
Metro: Iéna, Alma-Marceau

Posted in Upcoming Events | Comments Off


A new French-American Chamber of Commerce was just launched in Los Angeles (“FACC-Los Angeles”) under the impetus of the Honorable Axel Cruau, Consul General of France in Los Angeles, with the exclusive patronage of His Excellency François Delattre, Ambassador of France in the United States, and with the support of the French-American Chamber of Commerce’s National Board. The event marks an important milestone for the Southern California’s business community, and the cusp of a new era for French-American relations in Los Angeles.

The FACC-Los Angeles was founded in order to promote the development of business and trade for its members in the greater Los Angeles Area. It will also serve as a forum for French and American business leaders to meet, discuss and share opinions on specific topics that will help stimulating growth in the Los Angeles basin and between France and the United States. The ambition of this new Chamber of Commerce is to be a one-stop shop for business creation for entrepreneurs coming from out of state or France, as well as a place of exchange. It is led by a group of young, motivated and dynamic entrepreneurs and professionals who share the same vision for creating an effective bilingual and bicultural business powerhouse in the greater Los Angeles area.

The FACC-Los Angeles was launched during an elegant reception at the French Consul General’s residence, which gathered 300 selected guests, including Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Los Angeles City and County Officials. That evening, Ralph LEVY, Technicolor’s Director Strategic Planning and Business Development, and FACC-Los Angeles’ President introduced its Board Members: Gilles AMSALLEM, co-founder and COO, French Tuesdays; 
Pascale FORTUNAT, Founder, Passions Productions; 
Philippe GUILLAUD, Co-Founder – Executive Vice President, NagraID Security; Florian HEBRAS, VP & CFO, MorphoTrak; 
Flore KANMACHER, Attorney, Perkins Coie LLP; 
Romain LEFRANC, VP, Diamond Capital Advisors; 
Jack OIKNINE, VP, S.P. Rados; 
Thierry OLLIVIER, President & Founder, BrandStorm Inc.;
Jeannine SEFTON, President, Altour Travel Master;
Ariel WEINDLING, Attorney, and Partner Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.

In his inaugural speech, Ralph Levy declared: “The French-American Chamber of Commerce can be summarized in 2 words: Opportunity and Status
! ‘Opportunity’ to create some business, make it grow, and support it through premium corporate services, and ‘Status’ because this Chamber belongs to you, its members. Each new member needs to be coopted by an existing member. It adds value to our network. This is a Chamber where members matter, where members’ voices can be heard and taken into account, a French-American Chamber of Commerce 2.0!”

The FACC-Los Angeles is part of a nationwide network representing more than 20 entities and some 4,000 members. This network is constantly growing, providing valuable business opportunities for its members. A diverse array of industries is represented in the FACC membership, including tech, entertainment, legal, accounting, banking, finance, luxury, consumer goods, digital services, biotech, manufacturing, business consulting, and more. FACC–Los Angeles member companies also greatly vary in terms of size – from large publicly traded corporations to small entrepreneurial firms looking to establish themselves or grow in Los Angeles area or its surrounding region.

The FACC-Los Angeles offers five levels of membership and an exclusive Founding Member status. This status benefits from the highest level of service provided by the FACC.

LinkUP events: Since the FACC-Los Angeles strives to provide its members with immediate access and connections, the first of its ‘LinkUP’ monthly networking events has already been scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Sofitel Hotel’s Riviera 31. Panels and conferences are also to be announced shortly.

Together, let’s add dynamism to the French-American business community in Los Angeles,’ concluded Ralph Levy, encouraging the launch event attendees to join the ranks of the new Chamber of Commerce.

More: The FACC Los Angeles is located at 12424 Wilshire Blvd. 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Anyone with questions regarding FACC-Los Angeles’ organization, leadership or membership structure, can visit its website: or contact (657) 206-7891

Posted in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Will Wanda Buy Its Way Into Hollywood?

Inviting celebrities to a party in Qingdao was easy. Time will tell if Wang Jianlin will be a bridge into China or if he has his eye on Hollywood only.

Full article by  (Variety – Asia Bureau Chief)



Posted in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Pix in the Box at Bastille Day!

Pix in the Box – Check out Bastille Day from one of our vendors booth! We all had so much fun with Ivonne!

Posted in Upcoming Events | Comments Off


On Sunday July 14, 2013 from noon to dusk, Angelenos celebrated the true spirit of Bastille Day  all over Los Angeles!!!  Bastille Day is France’s annual tribute to  the storming of the Bastille prison on  July 14, 1789 that helped spark the French Revolution.

Check out some highlights of the day in pictures courtesy & copyright French A L.A Carte – Guylaine Simone Gamble

Posted in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

French Designer TITELLE @ the Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival

TITELLE Couture French Designer Titelle is creating live on stage the Blue White & Red dress a French ‘Marianne’ would wear nowadays… La Marianne des Temps Modernes!

Posted in Upcoming Events | Comments Off