When she is not on tour for her show "Je change de queue" or report, Sarah Doraghi, the columnist Télématin, expert cultural news in the region, likes to meet at home, left bank. His greatest happiness? Open the window to see the Eiffel Tower. Interview of a lover of Paris. Read also> Where does Belgian comedian Alex Vizorek live?
If she is still a bit nostalgic of her former studio which had a terrace of 100 m2 overlooking the Eiffel Tower, Sarah Doraghi has managed to find just thirty meters, a two rooms where she can see the iconic monument of Paris. She can stay close to her mother and sisters, and especially quickly join the headquarters of France Television. The 15th arrondissement is the first district of Paris that the little Iranian of ten years discovered on her arrival.
Endless on the Eiffel Tower, her home port, Sarah lives more outside than inside, like in a perched hut. She managed to create a cozy cocoon bathed in light that smells of coffee and incense. We could listen for hours to talk about Romain Gary, his passion for words, photos, his double culture ...
Never, she would have imagined moreover go on stage until Isabelle Nanty does not put the foot in the stirrup, a little in spite of herself. Indeed, she first challenged her to register for the Florent course and then write a text for a single actor. This is the facet of the comedian that can be discovered at the theater Lucernaire from November 9, 2016 until January 14, 2017, in the resumption of his show "I change lanes".
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Why is the Eiffel Tower so important to you?
Sarah Doraghi: Paris is my house. As soon as I leave, I do not take more than a week: I lack oxygen. The Eiffel Tower reassures me. It is both a landmark and a link. When I arrive from Orly, the second I see her, I feel safe. So I do not care about the apartment, its size or decoration. In relation to my history, France is my country of refuge and we can not be uprooted several times.
The most important thing for you to feel good except having the view on the Eiffel Tower?
Sarah Doraghi: Light and an unobstructed life. I have never dreamed of a huge apartment. At home, it's warm and sober. I have a passion for words, graphics, languages and language. My candles, my books and my paintings are enough for my happiness. Besides, there are so many books that it's hard to move!
How do you store your books?
Sarah Doraghi: They are everywhere: in columns, in piles, on shelves, in the library, on the dining room table, on the coffee tables. There are Romain Gary everywhere, Guitry, a book of Persian poetry and many dictionaries. That's how I learned French.
"My candles, my books and my paintings are enough for my happiness."
Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?
Sarah Doraghi: Between the tours and my shootings, I'm rarely at home. Generally, I am so exhausted that just arrived, I go directly into my bed with - the absolute foot! - a book or my computer. I enjoy a feeling of total security. How to be happier than that?
Your favorite pictures and paintings?
Sarah Doraghi: There is a color photo of a friend, an Iranian artist. I especially like the real passport stuck at the bottom of this photo as a symbol of double culture ... I have two other black and white photos. A cliché of Lee Jeffries: a woman on the street with her hands in prayer and her head down. And then this other photo of Niloufar Banisadr which still shows a symbol of double culture: a woman in jeans with the navel in the air wearing a scarf.
I also have a painting that was given to me by an Iranian artist: workers on a metal structure, along the road that leads Tehran, we see the shadows of these three men and we have the impression that they are caged while above them, fly birds ...
Zoom on one of his favorite photos ...
The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?
Sarah Doraghi: A giant ladder of over two meters that leads nowhere and arouses the surprise of visitors. I hang wooden Iranian necklaces and belts. I also collect bells of cows: I brought back from all over the world to know all the sounds of bells! Unusual also, these cushions with a Tehran-New York inscription written in Farsi where we see a character of Persian tales next to the Statue of Liberty!
An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?
Sarah Doraghi: Because I always had a passion for words and their graphics, if I had to leave, I will never be able to part with a painting brought back from Los Angeles. We see a boy leaving the room and there is a beautiful typed sentence that symbolizes that there is always a second chance and a possible return: "- I'm leaving for good." - You'll be back, she said ".
Your favorite color in your home?
Sarah Doraghi: The walls are painted mauve-mole. The sofa is beige and there is a clear wooden table from Habitat.
Your last purchase - useful or futile! - for the House ?
Sarah Doraghi: It is a pottery brought from Iran with an opening that allows to put tealights and make a small light source.
Thea kitchen, rather open or closed?
Sarah Doraghi: It is a small kitchen that overlooks the living room. Since I was in this apartment, I had to use the oven once to warm a pizza and almost never the stove. I only use the coffee machine and the dishwasher to wash the coffee cups. The fridge is empty, like someone who does not live there. So nothing in sight except a bottle of wine, rum, champagne, mustard and some apples!
A dish unexpectedly on the go for your friends? Your specialty?
Sarah Doraghi: In the beginning when I settled, I loved to go shopping but in the end, I had to throw everything because I'm too little home. If I do not order from a caterer, I can prepare the Iranian saffron rice and cook the meat.
And the TV, which room?
Sarah Doraghi: There is a TV that serves as a support for a painting. I watch TV only in replay on my computer.
Do you live with music or rather in silence?
Sarah Doraghi: I love music and I spend my time looking for songs. I'm designing ideal playlists for hotels and I'm writing articles too. Classical, French music, Iranian, pop folk: I have records for all occasions! I really like to choose every music and song for my reports: I really want to find the perfect thing. For a depressed friend, I can find him the song that will cheer him up in the musical background ... If I'm in good health, it's thanks to the music. I have a spotify subscription that allows me to listen to my music without Wifi.
Rather candle or rather perfume of atmosphere?
Sarah Doraghi: I love candles and incense: everything that warms! I like what smells of tea, coffee, oud, fig, peony. The candles with the fragrances of fireplace, cut grass ... When we enter my home, it smells strongly of coffee!
Curtains, doors, shutters? What does it inspire you?
Sarah Doraghi: I can not sleep in the darkness; I always need light.
Which lights do you favor? ?
Sarah Doraghi: I love soft, dim lights in the evening. That's what makes the difference to create an atmosphere. I have several sources of lighting with small lampshades with warming yellow lights, but especially neither LEDs nor halogens! I would love to have garlands.
"I love soft, dim lights at night."
What is on your bedside table?
Sarah Doraghi: Right now, I'm reading the awesome book Désorientale from Négar Djavadi and Lexpressions that kill ! Beside my books, there is an ashtray, incense. The phone and the computer in the bed: total addiction! But no unlikely kit with lots of drugs or cream, like all my girlfriends.
Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?
Sarah Doraghi: No! I would just like to remove the building opposite to enjoy the view or turn my apartment to 45 degrees to be facing the Tower, even make the sacrifice of a room!
Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?
Sarah Doraghi: I try to have flowers because in Iran, it's part of the culture. In my day, we lived in houses where there was always a small garden and a water point. In people of Iranian origin, it is obligatory to have a small vase filled with flowers.
"I try to have flowers because in Iran, it's part of the culture."
Your favorite addresses?
- Yellow Corner for Lee Jeffries photos;
- The Gallery 55 for Niloufar Banisadr - 55, rue de Bellechasse, 75007 PARIS
- The Café de Flore because synonymous with Paris!
- I do not have small addresses because I do not have time to go shopping except when I need clothes. These are my friends who offer me candles, flowers ...
Sarah Doraghi's news:
- Until January 14, 2017, resumption of his show " I change lanes "in a staging by Isabelle Nanty at the Théâtre du Lucernaire: from Tuesday to Saturday at 9pm and touring on certain dates;
- To review soon a documentary directed for Arte "Iran in the heart".
His show at Lucernaire "I change lanes"