Monday, June 18, 2007

Petit Dej'


Petit Dej',watercolor, 9" x 11 1/2"



It's going to be 88 today and yesterday it went up to 90...

But I still have quite a few more hot chocolates to show you.


My last morning I was very close to Champs Elysees, so I thought why not?
Ahem...this was the same morning I had the Hotel Meurice hot chocolate.But that was later on. You get a sense of urgency your last morning in Paris.
What I ordered.And how much it cost...
You'll be footing the bill next time :)
Et voila! For some reason the French think you should drink your O.J. with a straw..? If you know why, please tell me.
I wasn't all that keen on the sweet viennoisserie.
Everything was covered in sugar except the non-descript dinner roll.
The l'addition...pretty as ever.
I went upstairs for a quick loo stop...
And discovered a much nicer dining room upstairs...
Much more posh, if that's possible.
On your way out, you might want to pick up a petit four for the road.There's a long bank of pastries to choose from and a long line waiting.More hot chocolate to come,whatever the weather

20 comments:

  1. sumptuous....how i would love to be there...blessings, rebecca

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  2. Oh, Carol, I need to finally get to Paris! As far as I am concerned, this is the most tempting painting and post ever. I love everything in it, and I mean everything, even the stairs and escpecially the floor, not speaking of the obvious, like the dishes and the croissant (thanks for leaving me a bite!), and and and ... Those chairs and tables, I am ... well, floored, got the Paris bug, whatever you want to call it. Can we exchange apartments for a week????

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  3. we're supposed to drink OJ through a straw to avoid direct contact of the acidic drink and our teeth:) (seriously, my dentist told me that)

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  4. troxel9:34 AM

    Thank you, thank you, for sending me ParisBreakfasts every morning!! ( I'm beginning to despise weekends since there's no posting!)
    It is truly my escape.
    I am almost as thrilled for you, as I am for myself, when I hear you're going back to Paris to do more research. (I think it's time I go back as well, to do, as I tell my husband, some grocery shopping).
    I'm off to the kitchen to bake some chouquettes to eat with all of that chocolat chaud I squirrel away.

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  5. loveitaly9:40 AM

    I went to France for the first itme with my sister, when I was 16, and the thing I remembered the most, from that first day in Paris, was the entrance to the Champs Elysee Laduree there...I can picture it again so vividly, just as I remember it (and that was a LOOOONG time ago, Carol!!) Your painting is beautiful,as always. And your "verbal painting" of it all is entrancing, too.

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  6. Anonymous11:14 AM

    Wonderful post this morning. I can almost feel I am there. What a lovely place to eat. Priceless...
    Cris in OR

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  7. Its never too hot for Laduree!!! 17E? ... must be paying for their electricity, water and 'atmosphere' too!!! Looking forward to more Hot Chocolate...!

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  8. Oh drat! I went away on vacation (to the beach, not to Paris) and missed the sale. But on a happy note, I know you will be sharing more wonderful watercolors and pictures. Hooray! Enjoy your trip!

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  9. I think the French are frightened they get orange bits on their lips. How NOT CHIC is that?

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  10. Oh, ~cb beat me to it! It's true, fruit acid isn't the best thing for teeth.

    Keep the hot chocolate coming... It's winter down here - perfect weather for hot chocolate (and chai latte).

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  11. Did you say Laduree parfum?

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  12. suzanne9:24 PM

    I noticed something today about your paintings...
    after looking closely at some of your photos. Do you
    ever paint the lipstick on your cups? Just wondering.
    I think an occasional lip print would ba a realistic
    imperfection that exemplifies woman's obsession with
    beauty--in herself and her surroundings.
    I mention it
    only because I share your appreciation for the fine
    details and presentation in Paris.
    Maybe the medium
    (watercolor) doesn't lend itself to such precision...
    here, I am not very well versed.

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  13. soula9:26 PM

    bonjour carol,
    i was directed to your site from one of the staff members at
    Melbourne's fashion store 'MARAIS'.
    ill be visiting your blog often as i love and paint paris also.
    very addictive isn't it?

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  14. What a stunning, stunning post...I just love it!!!!!

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  15. Magnific!!I discover your blog via Ulla.Your watercolors , photos , all this athmosphere is fantastic! That's exactly what I love! Bravo!

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  16. Can you think of a better way to start the day? I can't! Thank you so much for your ever delicious posts. I swear... you make me home sick sometimes :-)

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  17. Your reflections are as perfect as the painting's reflection!
    Wonderful softness, light and color!
    Paris certainly should crown you its own!

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  18. Your blog is very very nice and I link it on my blog (http://palmieri.style.it), see you soon!

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  19. The two story ecliairs and other petit gateaux make me very happy indeed! :-) !!

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  20. sigh...just drinking out of their cups is a joy!! and the pastries, well, dreams are made of them.

    I was kind of sorry that I couldn't eat more than one, not that I wanted to be a little piggy, but there was just the one time visit, and it all looked divine!

    Your paintings are divine, too.
    Lidy

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