Saturday, March 31, 2007

Chocolate Bells, Bunnies, Hens and...

3rd quick note from Paris, because yes blueVicar, there are chocolate bells EVERYWHERE in Paris!
Chocolate eggs, nougat eggs.
HUGE chocolate eggs a decent size child could stand up in at Godiva's.
Is it a contest who can make the biggest egg?
Chocolate cakes shaped like eggs at La Maison du chocolat.
Eggs hanging like Christmas ornaments in all the windows or with an attached loop so you can hang it in your own window or perhaps around your neck..who knows?!
And a chocolate squirrel with a big yellow bow tied over the entire thing in La Maison's window...
I thought squirrels were a sign of Fall..who knew?
The most interesting chocolate "animals" are in Jean-Paul Hevin's window.
The front 1/2 is a chocolate fish or a bunny.
And the back 1/2 is a hen's tail with a chocolate box separating them filled with colored eggs.
Yeah and bows on EVERYTHING.
They probably put a big yellow bow on the Eiffel Tower next Sunday!

Yes, Merisi, I AM like the Energizer Bunny, running running running.
One way for sure that no one gets fat here is all the steps in the METRO - up & down & up & down
A whole lot of walking goes on.
And a very important to note for your next visit - DO NOT RUN across the street.
It just isn't done!?
Even if the lights have changed on you. Cars do not seem to wish to run you down.
I could be wrong on this, but simply do not run across the street.
And try really hard not to stand in the middle of the sidewalk with your maps flowing all over.
Find a secluded corner if you can.
Well it's time for petit dej', so I gotta run!
Tout a l'heure!


  1. Wish I was mouth is watering.....think of all this grand chocolat!
    Well, we have some good ones here in Norway as well. I am just packing an Easter gift to send to our son in Australia.

    .....and in a week we are in Venice, enjoying the Easter chocolate there :-)

    Have a nice time in Paris, I can't wait to see all the paintings you will give us when you are home again.

  2. Chocolate, chocolate everywhere and loads and loads to eat!

    I'm glad you found bells; I shall have to launch a search here in Antibes.

    Our first Easter in France we lunched with a French family and they had the most exquisite chocolate bell. Sadly, they didn't even call the children in to see it before it was consumed...the grownups devoured the whole thing! Mmmmmm....

    Many thanks for the report!

    Meilleurs voeux!!

  3. Can't wait to see your latest additions to the Paris Breakfast collection.......Happy painting......

  4. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Am enjoying your reports from Paris. Sounds like you're having way to much fun. ;-) I can feel some wonderful painting's coming.
    Cris in OR

  5. Carol, would you please check if JPH had really stopped selling his "mordu" fish?
    Or is it a poisson d'avril for Internet? Thanks

  6. Suzette1:23 AM

    You have the bonne chance!
    Tout les animaux comme ca.
    C'est encroyable vraiment!

  7. I love those Easter window displays. Have you resisted licking the windows?

  8. ladyjicky7:36 PM

    For a wonderful dinner - get your Bunnie Buns over to the Bistro called Allard in Rue St peters des arts , left bank. Its got great food.
    I can read you are having a great time!

  9. ladyjicky7:45 AM

    Ooops, Allard is in rue st Andre des Arts!

  10. Aren't the eggs wonderful? As much as I love chocolate, there are some of them I couldn't bare to eat. Can't wait to see all the photos and paintings of your trip! Keep having a wonderful time.

  11. J'espère que tout va bien pour vous à Paris.

  12. so much chocolate and it all sounds so creative and yummy!

  13. I was passing by and your site caught my eye :O)

    Nice blog !

    See you,



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