8 hours ago
Monday, May 18, 2009
Another sure sign of summer are when straw hats alight alongside the usual cloth caps and berets on market stalls. To anyone over a certain age, France and a hat like this add up to wonderful chanteur Maurice Chevalier. Click and listen. This song of former lovers' memories is more autumnal than summery but the scene from the 1950s musical Gigi does take place at the seaside (and you do get two straw hats for the price of one).