Monthly Mixtape: Baguettes and Berets

Although I do think I’m actually eating a croissant here. TANT PIS, LE GARS.

Monthly Mixtape: Baguettes and Berets

At last! Your Francaaaais mixtape.

I will confess, my knowledge of French music was actually pretty limited before putting this playlist together. Outside of Stereolab, the Amélie soundtrack and Brigitte Bardot, I was jumping in cold! Well, cool.

I know the sounds I prefer, the mood I lean toward, and that washy vibe of vintage French that gives me giddy pants. So I dug, sifted and combed through TONS of artists that you all recommended (there are a lot out there, you guys!) and put together the kind of French mixtape that could very well fit the mood of any get together. Any dinner party. Any rando Saturday afternoon hang when you feel like poppin’ some rosé and grabbing a toasted baguette with a bunch of fresh radishes, butter and salt and just living.

You’re like, “That’s a thing?” OUI, oui ça l’est.

It’s a good balance of (mostly) old and (some) new. Nothing too polished, though. For me, French music is about mood. It has to have atmosphere. A bit sonic and sexy. This is that mixtape. And this is what I want for you. Next time you’re feeling Frenchy, slap this on and roast you a chicken. And wear stripes. And dance around in your kitchen with rosé and the radishes I talked about about 45 seconds ago.

Without holding you hostage for a second longer, I give you . . . The “Baguette and Beret” mix.

(and yes, this photo is a few years ago, me in Paris chowing down on a croissant. you can’t hate it.)

This time last year!

And for all other mixtapes (there are tons!), go here, bunnies.

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14 Responses to Monthly Mixtape: Baguettes and Berets

  1. Rebekah S September 3, 2019 at 7:34 am #
    Been excitedly waiting for this one.
  2. Wendy September 3, 2019 at 10:32 am #
    This makes me so happy!! Have you seen A Simple Favor with Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick? Fun movie with a great soundtrack. I started a French playlist after seeing that and I’m super excited to add to it from yours!
  3. Becky September 3, 2019 at 10:47 am #
    One of my favorite movies and soundtracks is from "A Good Year". Fun music!
  4. jill September 3, 2019 at 11:14 am #
    love some french music, i started my own playlist too and this def is going to get plahhhhhyed! thanks for sharing wi wi
  5. Dana September 3, 2019 at 11:26 am #
    Did anything by Jacques Brel make the long list? I could listen to him all day. Can’t wait to listen to this!
  6. Audrey Pennington September 4, 2019 at 9:46 pm #
    Parlez-vous français couramment?
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  9. Gisèle September 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm #
    Ben oui!! J'aime cette collection... tres belle.
  10. Maureen Sutherland Weiser September 12, 2019 at 8:15 am #
    Ooooh, it makes me so happy to see Camille on this list. I could listen to her 24/7! On another note, tell me about that bag in your photo!?!? ??
  11. singlehearts January 9, 2020 at 8:03 am #
    Awesome music!

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