FRENCH FRIDAY #29: Crème de la Crème


And A Cherry on Top
La Tasse de Café | French Vocabulary by Mademoiselle Love





crème de la crème

Pronounced: [krem de la krem]
Definition: best of the best, cream of the crop
Today, I'm treating myself to a delicious pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks (Yes, every now and then, I do set aside all of my values and go to Starbucks). When asked if I would like whipped cream, the answer was yes! It's that time of year... Yum. As I sip the creamy yumminess, I'm reminded of the French expression "crème de la crème", which you have likely heard before.

This one is easy. The best of the best! I have a feeling Simone knows a thing or two about this one...

Amy Lynn:  I'm going to Target today for a little shopping. Wanna come, Simone?

Simone: You have got to be kidding me. I would never be caught dead wearing any of the generic crap from Target.

Amy Lynn: But isn't it ok if you say "Tar-jay"?

Simone: Um, no. I only shop at Bergdorf Goodman. Their clothes are the crème de la crème

Amy Lynn: Whatever that means! Every now and then, I really wish you would take that stick out from your @*#! Because last month I got the cutest skirt my Phillip Lim for Target.

Uh-oh! I guess Amy Lynn is getting a little fed up with Simone's snobbiness. Are you also anti-Tar-jay, or do you sell out every now and then, like I did today when I went to... shh!... Starbucks?




Merci Beaucoup,
Mademoiselle Love
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Jenée here: 
Mlle Love's choice of vocabulary makes me think of pumpkin pie and whipped cream!!! but back to fashion...
This is a great French phrase to have handy and is so much chicer than always saying "it's the best". This can also distinguish the best from the even better.

Like Amy Lynn, last month I gave in to the Phillip Lim for Target craze. Though, I shopped comfortably from my bed on my iPad instead of joining the masses at the crack of dawn at the store. For this I paid the price for sure when they ran out of the Navy Blue sweater I was eyeing. At least I was able to nab this navy skirt which I am thoroughly enjoying this Fall. More daily outfit photos on my Instagram



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The Origin of "La Tasse de Café", French for "the cup of coffee"
is a morning radio show out of Ville Platte, Louisiana on KVPI-FM
My dad listens to it regularly to keep up with his Cajun French as he now doesn't have much opportunity to speak it in Louisiana where the language is disappearing. 
Since I'm from Cajun land in Louisiana, with a serious interest in fashion and Mademoiselle Love, a Louisiana girl too, who is head over heels in love with everything French and everything coffee, it was only fitting we pay tribute to our roots and our new found loves.
Tune in to KVPI every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 8:45AM (NY time) for your Cajun French lesson and come back to the blog every Friday for more French lessons from Mademoiselle Love. We will discuss useful French  words or expressions for the fashionable girl. To make it even more enjoyable, we will do it over a very fashionable cup of coffee.