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Lifestyle applied to globalization. Our prefered spots and addresses, everywhere.

PARIS ROCK EN SEINE FESTIVAL FIRST NAMES

I can’t believe my Gmail saw that one as a spam. Anyway, Rock en Seine festival just released the first 17 bands to be confirmed for its 2010 edition.

And it’s HUGE, MONSTRUOUS, H U M O N G O U S


MASSIVE ATTACK, ARCADE FIRE, BLINK 182, CYPRESS HILL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, PAOLO NUTINI, THE KOOKS, BEIRUT, 2 MANY DJ’S, FOALS, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, WAVE MACHINES, FAT FREDDY’S DROP, KELE, CHEW LIPS…


And more to come!!


Rock en Seine Festival, August 27th, 28th and 29th, Parc National de St Cloud, Paris, France

3 days passes are already available for €99, one-day tickets release on april 7th

http://www.rockenseine.com/en/pages/tickets.php?rubrique=47

Pierre K. 
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Japadog.

There have been line-ups for numerous places and events in Vancouver over the last little while. With the Olympics in town there have been line-ups for everything from the skytrain, to the art gallery, to houses (more like bars) that various countries have set up, and to get into free concerts over the last few weeks for example. This will tie into Japadog in a bit.

Anyways, a japadog is pretty self explanatory. It’s a japanese hot dog. And it is pretty much the best thing ever! So basically it’s your regular hot dog topped with wasabi mayo, terimayo, teriyaki sauce, edamame, or seaweed, for example. Who would have thought a hot dog, with teriyaki sauce, mayo, grilled onion, and seawood could be so amazing?! Check out their menu below…and me with my japadog last week 🙂

This is a popular hot dog stand in downtown Vancouver (they recently opened another hot dog stand down the street and they’re opening their own little shop soon!) and usually there is a line or a 15 minute wait, but with the Olympics in town, the line has been insane! I was there on Tuesday morning and I’m pretty sure there were like 30 people in line behind me by the time I got to the front of the line (which also took me quite awhile to get to the front of). But anyways. Japanese hot dogs. Try it when you come to Vancouver! Or make your own?!

New York, New York

This is Norway

For those of you who haven’t been in Norway and doesn’t know that there are other things than fjords, snow, salmon and blond people, but still wanna visit the country; here’s a brief story of the norwegian people:D

 

Kristine

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

  • June 26 – July 5
  • 1800 musicians
  • 400 performances
  • jazz, blues, funk, Latin, fusion, electronica and world music
  • concert halls, parks, community spaces, clubs, public plazas and neighbourhood streets

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival features many local and national musicians and bands. I headed over to Gastown today and checked out the Marc Atkinson Trio. Just two rhythm guitars and a bass. The guitarists were amazing and their music was upbeat and full of rhythm. There are a couple more free performances going on over the next few days so hopefully I’ll have some time to catch a few more of these shows!

it’s BON

Special events require special places. And when it’s not so lethal for your budget, it’s even better. I tried the BON restaurant yesterday night. Located in the XVIth district (rich and kind of boring, but you sometimes discover excellent spots) this restaurant is specialized in gastronomic cuisine with strong Asian inspiration and international influences. In practical terms, you enjoy really fine food with chopsticks (shame on you if you use your fork) 

 

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 Oh yeah, I was missing chopsticks so much. 

 The menu is impresively varied, and the preparation is extremely fine. It’s such a  pleasure to enjoy such different tastes. The wine list gathers the whole world, from  cheap good deals to luxurious grands crus

 

 Prices for a two people diner stand between 80 and 150 euros, it all depends on the  wine you ask basically. But If you love, you don’t count the cost, some might say. 

 

Contact: BON

25 rue de la Pompe 75116 Paris

Tel.: +33(0)1 40 72 7000 Fax: +33(0)1 40 72 68 30

E-mail: reservation@restaurantbon.fr

Open every day

for lunch from noon to 3 PM

for dinner from 7.30 PM to 11/11.30 PM

Parking service (€8) 

Closest car parking: 78, rue de Passy 

Subway: La Muette (line 9)

 

Some nordic culture

Every year we celebrate the midsummer night (Sankthansaften; norwegian) with bonfire and BBQ here in Norway. The background of this celebration differs from country to country, but there is one common thing – it was linked to the solstice that happened twice a year (in June and December.) Bonfires was lit to protect from evil spirits and witches that was believed to meet up with evil powerful creatures when the sun turned southwards. Today some nordic countries like Denmark, Norway and Finland, keep the “tradition” of placing witches on the bonfire, but now made of paper used as a symbol of the old times. 

 

So after this brief history, lets celebrate with a big bonfire and some good BBQ food where ever we are in the world and enjoy the longest and brightest night of the year! (from 23 to the 27 of june)

 

Steinkjer

Steinkjer

 

The picture is taken at midnight and from the middle of Norway:D

 

Kristine