Sword bids adieu to 2014

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The final months of 2014 where a a busy time for Marcel’s and the Caffeine Nights group, .

One of the most important changes was the move from the platform recreating a Parisian street and square (la Place des Cerises…), to the sea level, which gave the whole build a bigger sense of space outside, and wonderful views, while keeping the intimate cosy feel inside that our friends have enjoyed so much as they discovered the bistro.

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We arrived by the end of Summer, which still allowed for some nice outdoors activity. fishing_001

But soon Fall was upon us, and fallen leaves suddenly where everywhere (inside the bistro too!) and allowed Anouk to add a moody feel to the whole set, (which reminds me of a perfect tune to watch these pictures by, a song about the passing of time and the changing of seasons by Sandy Denny.

Everyone tried to stay outside for quiet evening chats at Marcel’s terrace as long as there where some warmth left and before the snow settled in.

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Eventually Halloween arrived and Marcel’s rose to the occasion with some great sets from our dj’s and yet some more awesome decorations by Anouk!

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The Matelots where also active, and in true pioneer fashion sailed out to discover new lands, and were treated by team Captain (G-WINZ) to some wonderful routes, sampling all the seasonal beauty of SL’s winter wonderland. There was also an unusual trip to the Great Wall of China, where we were kindly hosted by Selena Nirvana of the Heartbreakers Entertainment group, and her wonderful Chinese pavilion venue which held the cruise party.

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And we finally got to Holiday season. Anouk once again showed her skills in decorating Marcel’s and all of Croissantville, and all ye merry group enjoyed a time of warm friendship inspired by outstanding musical shows which conveyed according to each dj’s style the spirit of the season.

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Kala in one of her astounding Christmas gowns
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Marcel’s by snowfall

So here is 2015!

We can’t wait to see what it will bring to Marcel’s and the Caffeine Nights group, and take this chance to wish you all, once again, a Happy New Year!

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Quiet contemplation at closing time



Marcel’s Sur la Mer

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Marcel’s Bistro is now a bijou waterfront establishment – by popular demand!

Snapshot_001The location of the bistro is on exactly the same plot as before (so your LM’s will still work as before) but instead of being up on a platform, we are now making the most of the lovely sea view we have down on the ground level.

Snapshot_002Uncle Marcel requested that we reproduce his old fishing village so I have tried to incorporate this whilst also keeping a taste of the old Paris that he loved so much. The renovations are a work in progress so please excuse any rough bits around the edges in the meantime.

Snapshot_004 Whereas Sword used to call our original landing spot the ‘Place des Cerises’, he has now decided that the bistro is located in Croissant Ville sur Mer.

I eagerly look forward to his next brilliant idea that will involve more major construction work on my part 😛


Slightly Belated Halloween pics

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I’ve been meaning to get a post up about all the various shows and events that we held over the Halloween week, but as I myself was unfortunately unable to be present for these, I was waiting for my dear co-host, Sword, to produce the article for this section. However, due to some very serious high priority matters (*cough* sailing *cough*) he has not been able to get around to it, so I’m just going to put up some pictures of the club with the rather fab décor – if I do say so myself. We did have a wee pre-Halloween bash to celebrate the completion of the decorations, but I’m still waiting for someone (*cough* Sword *cough*) to send those to me…     😛

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And I really couldn’t resist showing off my brand new Maleficent costume, bought specially for the occasion..

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Sandy Denny tribute evening

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I replaced G-Winz for last night’s happy hour, with a special tribute to Sandy Denny.

The public listened carefully to the tunes presented and commented on that wonderful singer unfortunately gone.

As  I forgot to mention that online here are the titles of the albums used:

Discography from this set:

  • Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking
  • Fairport Convention – Liege and Lief
  • Fairport Convention – Fairport “Live” Convention
  • Fairport Convention – What We Did On Our Holidays
  • Sandy Denny – Like An Old Fashioned Waltz
  • Sandy Denny – Listen Listen (an introduction to Sandy Denny)

We share also a link to Sandy’s official website

Thank you all for coming!

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P.S – For those of you who happen to be in the neighbourhood of Banbury in the UK, Fairport’s Annual Cropredy gathering is going on from 7th through 9/08/2014, and here’s the link for that:


New Guest DJ events at Marcel’s!

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Howdy everyone 🙂

From this week, Marcel’s will be having a selection of our lovely DJ pals hosting guest slot sessions at the bistro, between 4am – 5am SLT (midnight – 1am GMT).

Although each of the guys has their own usual favourite genre of music that they specialise in, these guest slot evenings will really be a lucky dip, allowing the DJ’s to play totally freestyle, so ya never know what might occur!

Until I can properly update the Opening Times & Events page, here’s a breakdown of who’s going to be guesting when:

  • Mondays – G-Winz
  • Tuesdays – Lorah Lanah
  • Wednesdays – Rhia
  • Thursdays – Closed (Sword DJ’s at Crossing Culture)
  • Fridays – Sword
  • Saturdays – No guest slot at present (G-Winz and Sword DJing on the upper dancefloor alternate Saturdays)