About Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry

Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry French born and naturalized American, Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry lived in Italy and in the US - mostly in California - for about twenty years, studying linguistics in Italy, France and the US, art history, film studies and comparative literature. She earned a CAPES in 1990 from the French Ministry of Education. She majored in American Civilization Studies with a Master's degree from the University of Nantes, France. While in Los Angeles, she worked in pre-production and post-production for independent movie directors, films d'auteurs, translating for example, Elia Kazan's Beyond the Eagean with author and filmmaker, Michael Henry Wilson. Upon returning to France, she worked as a cross-cultural facilitator, professor & consultant. She is an essayist and contributor for various French and US magazines. Her articles, work and lectures are attempts to comprehend what happens when two very different cultures, languages, philosophical and aesthetic perspectives are at play within the same person. When the “can do” attitude collides with the Cartesian doubt, when“doing” and “being” are constantly negotiating and debating with one another. When “positive feedback” gets under the scrutiny of the French pique and critique. When simplifying is up against complexifying. She is married, two grown-up children (bi-cultural and multi-lingual), she managed a château in the Loire Valley for 8 years. She just finished restoring a XVth-XVIIth château near Nantes (Western France, by the Loire river), and is currently developing cultural projects combining her love for cooking, painting, music and her French life-style savoir-faire and savoir-vivre along with designing cultural retreats or expeditions to Italy. www.monsaintbaudry.fr http://pinterest.com/highcontext/conscience-esthétique/pins/ www.facebook.com/nathalie.monsaintbaudry



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Le Repas Gastronomique Français

novembre 13th, 2014 | by Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry

“Manger est un besoin, savoir manger est un art” – La Rochefoucauld. En l’An 2010, le repas gastronomique des Français


Une question de style

octobre 19th, 2014 | by Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry

Avoir du style en français est différent d’avoir un certain style ou bien d’avoir un style certain. Nous sentons tous


A few good summer pages…

août 16th, 2014 | by Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry

« Le risque est d’être alors soi-même étranger à son propre pays ». Descartes, Introduction au Discours de la Méthode


Don’t mess with our bread

juillet 12th, 2014 | by Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry

D’où êtes-vous ? Ce n’est pas exactement la même chose que d’où venez-vous ? Where are you from? Le Français





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