After ten magical days, I boarded a plane bound for home. My red fleece coat was balled up in my suitcase, replaced by black cigarette pants and pumps. I didn’t want to simply be recognized as someone who had travelled to France; I wanted to be mistaken for someone who was French.
Caroline Nin is a French jazz chanteuse, famous for her interpretations of the songs of Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf. Her career highlights include winning Best Cabaret Show at the 1998 Edinburgh Festival, and singing extensively at the Royal Festival Hall (London), the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre – Elizabeth Murdoch Hall and at her 'base' The Lido the famous French cabaret on the Champs Elysées, Paris. She took time out of rehearsals for her current tour around Australia and New Zealand to speak to My French Life™ today.