As a full body-and-soul, foot-stomping nod to Django Reinhardt’s centennial birthday celebration, we’re giving away a super cool “Panier a Bouteilles” (Bottle Bag) in ruby red, created by Frédéric Périgot of Paris!
Just in time for summertime shindigs in the sun or picnics by moonglow, it’ll hold tight nine bottles of your favorite beverages. (By the way, this prize was purchased at Galeries Lafayette at a whopping 30 percent discount. Sometimes, Cheapos, a hot deal can be found at the “grand magasins”! Just sayin’.)
Because we’re picky! Be swayed. Its sweet “ménage à trois” of color, function, and design will sweep you off your feet. Périgot is the official supplier of feather dusters and other cleaning implements to the Palais de l’ Elysées (the president’s residence) on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré!
What better way to celebrate than Francophile (and Django fan) Woody Allen’s recent announcement that France’s first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy will indeed have a role in his upcoming film “Midnight in Paris.” As my grandmother Helen J. Wentz would quip, “We’ve all got baggage. It’s how we carry it that matters.”
To win this “Bottle Bag,” just correctly answer the cinema-related question below. The winner will be chosen at random from the correct answers submitted.
Woody Allen included two Django Reinhardt numbers in his film “Stardust Memories.” What were they?
Leave your answers in the comments box below by the stroke of midnight EST Friday, April 30th. Don’t forget to include your email address! Become a Eurocheapo Facebook fan for an extra entry. Bonne chance!
Insider Tip: Square Django Reinhardt (still off the grid!)
Earlier this year, the mayor of Paris honored Reinhardt by renaming the square at rue René Binet and Porte de Clignancourt (Metro Porte de Clignancourt) for him. Reinhardt lived there with his family shortly after World War One, when they moved to Paris from Belgium. Each weekend, the site is home to a gathering of stalls and booths that form an “offsite” market along the approach to the famous Clignancourt Flea Market.
To reach the main flea market (Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen – Porte de Clignancourt) walk beyond Square Django Reinhardt and head underneath the big underpass just down the street.
At 122 rue de Rossiers a block or two into the real market, you’ll find La Chope des Puces, with live music, a spirited bar, and an impressive Django Reinhardt shrine surrounding the big performance space in the rear. Guitar aficionados will find many a wonderful instrument to drool over!
Je te verrai dans mes rêves, Cheapos!