Monthly Archives: January 2014

Shakira “Can’t Remember to Forget You” (featuring Rihanna)

Stop the world right now #ShakiraIsBack! Colombian super star singer Shakira marked a date for her highly-awaited return to the music scene. After several delays finally it’s here! The new single was released on digital retailers on January 13, 2014. It’s officially called “Can’t Remember to Forget You“, and it has the guest vocals of Barbadian pop star Rihanna. This is too much!

The song was co-written by Shakira and Rihanna with the collaboration of John Hill, Tom Hull, Daniel Alexander and Swedish singer-songwriter Erik Hassle, known by his European smash single ‘Hurtful‘, released in 2008.  The official video was recorded between 6 and 8 of December. Shakira confirmed that the video was directed by Joseph Kahn on Twitter.

The track seems to be influenced by the Jamaican Rocksteady meets Ska, used on No Doubt’s latest studio album “Push and Shove“, released in 2012. Shakira moves away from the more commercial pop dance sound, and returns betting on a pop rock style, something closer to her beginnings in the music world.

Among the confirmed songs for the new album are: ”Truth or Dare” [commonly “I Dare You (On the Dancefloor)”] a powerful dance-track produced by Dutch record producer Afrojack whose music video directed by Anthony Mandler, produced by Heather Heller and edited by Jeff Selis. It was filmed in Lisbon (Portugal) on June 29, 2012 through Black Hand Cinema and Live Nation Entertainment. The song was written by Raelene Arreguin, John J Conte Jr. and Jay Singh (BMI).

On the other hand, the other track is entitled “Beautiful Disaster” and was also written by Raelene Argurin, John J Conte Jr. and Singh Jay (BMI). The tracks are scheduled to be included on Shakira’s eighth studio album of her career, still untitled, will be released digitally in the first quarter of 2014 via Roc Nation and Sony Music Latin. The singer has been working with Afrojack, RedOne, Fernando Garibay, Ester Dean, Benny Blanco, Ne-Yo and Akon. Between officially recorded songs is one titled “Zodiac Lover“.

Source : http://www.josepvinaixa.com

Boco – ready-to-go Gourmet food in Paris (for now)

If you like fine French cuisine, you absolutely need to stop and try one of the 3 organic restaurants in the 1st (Opera); the 8th (Gare Saint Lazarre, this is where I always go; the waiter is friendly and very good looking) and the 14th arrondissement of Paris (Bercy Village). It is a revolutionary ready-to-go Gourmet food concept.BOCO - L'établissementA concept summed up in the name of the restaurant. [boco] in French is for these little jars in which our grand parents used to put their food to keep… that was it in the old days, before the microwave. Whether you take your food to go or you enjoy them in the restaurant, these nice little glass jars are at the center of the experience.  With an environmental concern, the restaurant even recommends you to keep the jars to plant seeds back at home or use them again as you please.BOCO - La bolo qui tueAbout these jars, our grand parents were right yet again as a jar is the enough quantity you need, very adapted to fine cuisine. You’re here not only to test, but mostly to taste and enjoy a great lunch.BOCO - Paris foodNow the little bocos wouldn’t be enough if they were not filled up with some of the most delicious cuisine cooked by some of the most famous French chefs. Let’s start by Vincent Ferniot himself; who created the restaurant wit his brother Simon. Mostly famous for taking part in French morning shows’ cooking bits. Also preparing nice recipes:  Anne-Sophie Pic (★★★), Régis Macon (★★★), Gilles Goujon (★★★), Jean Michel Lorain (★★★), Emmanuel Renaut  (★★★), Christophe Michalak (pastry chef at the 3-starred Plaza Athénée), Philippe Conticini & Frédéric Bau.BOCO - La bande à bocoThe menus are renewed with each season and each of these famous chefs develops a few new recipes for the restaurants. There’s always something new, something worth tasting and you can combine so many meals together. I usually go by the 15€ menu (a starter jar + main dish + desert). This price is very hard to beat for high quality French cuisine as you could only find in great restaurants for a much higher price.

BOCO - Salades crevettesI invite you to go check out “La carte” (in French of course) on the website by clicking here:

http://www.boco.fr/la-carte/repas/plats/

I’m sure that by only reading a few words you will feel like going! You may see they have a delivery service, take-away and a delicatessen that really adds up to the numerous assets of this genuine organic restaurant in Paris.

The 2 Ferniot brothers’ business is expending very quicly as you can now find Boco on board of the TGV with a special selection you can enjoy in the fast speed train while going across France. In spring, a Boco restaurant will also open at the Orly airport (as published recently with the following picture on their facebook page). It is a sign that more and more people come to try French “grande” cuisine and have come to enjoy every bit of it.BOCO - Orly

You will be able to say that you’ve been eating the best of the French cuisine in the most original presentation.  Thank you Boco for making it so easy.

Open from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 8.30 pm.

About €18 for a complete meal.

Ricky Martin and Carlos Gonzalez Split

Ricky Martin and his partner Carlos Gonzalez have split.

“Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences,” a rep for the singer tells PEOPLE in a statement.

Ricky Martin and Carlos Gonzalez SplitLast year, Martin, 42, spoke highly of Gonzalez, telling Vanity Fair that his boyfriend was supportive of his lifestyle, which included his 5-year-old twin sons Matteo and Valentino, who were born via surrogate in August 2008.

“I have experienced wonderful things with my partner. Complexity, understanding, and, at the same time, freedom, not being afraid that your partner is judging you. That is what I have found with Carlos,” Martin told the magazine.

“We’re going on four years together … When I started the process with my sons, Carlos wasn’t in my life. He said: ‘I’m looking for a boyfriend, not a father with a family.’ And I said to him: ‘You’ve found a grown-up, full-fledged man.’ I created a family structure and if he didn’t understand he’d ask me questions and we were on our way.”

In November, a source hinted that distance may have played a factor in the split. “They’ve spent very little time together and have grown apart,” the source told PEOPLE. “They’ve been on the outs for a while now.”

Source : People.com