Clotilde has a great little explanation of le 14 juillet so I would direct you there to find out more. My experience with this day is very similar to hers – no food celebrations but fireworks, fun, and a lot of reminiscing of the past (both of the country and our own).
As for me this year, it’s a quiet celebration. I was hoping to have gone to Santa Barbara to celebrate but couldn’t make it – next year perhaps. Instead I’ll crack a CrĂ¨me BrĂ»lĂ©e, watch Marie Antoinette and spend the entire day speaking French.
But should you wish to celebrate, here are some ideas:
- The Los Angeles Times has a list of celebrations going on.
- Apartment Therapy LA has a great list of French Films or films having to do with France.
- I have my own list along with French books and sites I adore.
- Susan Serra, the fabulous Kitchen Designer, has a great post of French Country Kitchens!