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Support TOMS (Shoes) COVID-19 Global Giving Fund!

We love Toms Shoes. Really. In 2006 Blake Mycoskie founded the shoe company using a new approach: “Buy one, give one”, for every pair of shoes the company sold, a new pair would be given to a child in need. Part shoe business, part philanthropy. Since then, nearly 100 million pairs of shoes have been given to people in need. On April 8, Toms Shoes announced on Twitter: ‘For every $3 we make, we’ll donate $1 to the COVID-19 Global Giving ...


Lockdown in France and the upper class privilege

We are always interested in how life in France is perceived by foreigners living in the country, we regularly share articles here and on Twitter on that topic. Earlier this month, we read a very good post by Paris-based reporter for The Daily Beast, Erin Zaleski titled: The ‘Let-Them-Eat-Cake’ Lockdown Diaries. The title is a direct reference to the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” commonly attributed to Queen Marie ...


Rats are larking around in Banksy’s bathroom!

You know we love Banksy, and you might even remember (it was almost ten years ago!) when our buddy da-eYe (Max Dana’s facetious and waggish character) was looking for Banksy at the 2011 Oscars. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, many countries are in lockdown and street artists have now to work inside their home. And Banksy makes no exception, so he worked from home by bringing his outdoor work inside, and it looks like a pack of mischievous rats ...


A man dancing in underwear and A Disco Dino in the streets of Paris

You read well, this Twitter Bazar post is kind of… special. When we saw these tweets we immediately thought we had to share them with you, they are bold and unexpected while the city of Paris is under lockdown. Let’s start with a video posted by Chantal Hoogvliet, a Paris based Fashion Producer who livestreams every day on Youtube a serie called “Paris on Lockdown Today” – a LIVE Vlog serie by Dutch Parisian Chantal. ...


Paris, a beautiful yet disturbing deserted city under lockdown

Last week we posted a news about the Eiffel Tower lighting up as a sign of solidarity with heathcare workers; this time it’s a video filmed by the Préfecture de Police of Paris and shared by Max Dana on Twitter capturing the emptiness of Paris. The City of Lights is empty quiet as streets are deserted during coronavirus lockdown. The feeling is kind of weird, to be honest… Paris is both beautiful and frightening, we are ‘at war’ ...


(Don’t)wash your hands, Workout at home and Back to the Future

This is a brand new Twitter Bazar update with a quick selection of interesting, funny and even weird tweets. Because of the pandemic, the tweets (in english, french and spanish) are about Covid-19 and some of them will hopefully make you smile! 😉 Don’t forget to wash your hands. pic.twitter.com/Y3XGD7T7Ct — Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) March 29, 2020 Voici toute une série d'exercices physiques que vous pouvez réaliser à la maison ...


Eiffel Tower lights up to say ‘Merci’ to healthcare workers fighting COVID

A nationwide lockdown was imposed in France on March 16, and since then the country is facing intense surges in the need for hospital ICU beds; special trains are even used to evacuate coronavirus patients from overwhelmed hospitals to other less-affected regions to ease congestion in the wards. As healthcare workers on the front lines are in urgent need of FFP2 health masks, people across the country show their gratitude for doctors and nurses fighting ...


Naomi Campbell wears hazmat suit to airport

Last month, many people were still minimizing the Coronavirus pandemic, even among our leaders. But someone was already taking the threat very seriously (maybe too seriously?): Naomi Campbell. And it’s not an April’s Fool. Last year she had already posted a video ‘Naomi Campbell’s Airport Routine | Come Fly With Me’, explaining everything about her pre-flight ritual using Dettol anti-bacterial wipes: The supermodel was back ...


The Sama Gazette website will be back on April 1, 2020!

After a (way too) long hiatus, we are very glad to announce The Sama Gazette website will be soon back online! Many readers who were missing their dose of ‘Sama frenchness‘ have been following us on Twitter @SamaGazette for a long time and kept asking when our website would be updated again. You can stop messaging us and sending emails (only on this very specific matter) because the answer is… next month! Starting in April, the Sama ...


Half the Sky: 30 songs / 30 days campaign

We support the Half the Sky Movement since 2010, we even created a tag for Half the Sky posts. On April 2010, La Moitié du Ciel, the French version of the original book was available in France; a few months later, Max Dana organized a discussion group: Half the Sky: Moving Individual Stories To Engage People. The Half the Sky Movement is launching a 30 songs / 30 days campaign, and legendary and emerging female musicians from around the world come ...






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