FRENCH FRIDAY #42: Savoir-Faire


LA TASSE DE CAFE | FASHIONABLE FRENCH VOCABULARY
girls drinking coffee, cafe, coffee, talking, carré, coffee talk, la tasse de cafeSavoir-faire
French Pronounciation:  |savwaʁ fɛʁ]|

Definition : know-how, adaptability

I think it's finally safe to say that Spring is here to stay (until summer! :)) in New York. So, I finally broke out my Toddy cold brew coffee system (it's the best!!) and made my own delicious, non watered-down iced coffee! When I first moved to New York, I was disgusted by the iced coffee in this city. Imagine coffee-flavored water mixed with milk! But now, you can find great cold brewed iced coffee in places like Sweetleaf and Blue Bottle. But, one tiny, albeit highly concentrated, iced coffee will cost you around $5. With just a little savoir-faire, you can make it yourself! 

Did someone say savoir-faire? That's French for "know-how," "adaptability," or "knowing how to respond appropriately to any given situation". I wonder if Amy Lynn knows this one...


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Simone:  Mmmmmm... this iced coffee is delicious! Mmmmm! 

Amy Lynn:  Where'd you get it?

Simone:  I made it of course! 

Amy Lynn: Wow! I can't believe you made it! How'd you do it?


Simone:  Let's just say I have savoir-faire. And no, you can't have any!

Amy Lynn:  Well, it's too bad you don't have savoir-vivre!

Damn! Amy Lynn really isn't taking Simone's crap anymore! Might we say she has savoir-faire when it comes to comebacks? Savoir-vivre = manners!

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Jenée Sais Quoi here: 

Today's French Friday is extra special because not only did Amy Lynn let Simone have it, but it's Mademoiselle Love's Birthday !!!!!  
Joyeux Anniversaire!!!!

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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, - is in love with everything French and everything coffee - it was only fitting we pay tribute to our roots and our new found loves with a weekly Fashion French lesson.
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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 Fashionable French lessons.