Trois Poires, original watercolor, 9" x 11"
|Two Autumn pears.|
|Rick lives in a part of Paris that's surprisingly romantic.|
The 13th arrondissement is the perfect artist's enclave too. Did Jean Gabin walk these streets? It feels like it.
Rick's stairwell reminds me of Chez Mondrian's when he lived in Paris.
The apartment looks so French. Artist Rick created the wonderful book, Paris Cafe: The Select Crowd. If you love Paris, you'll love Rick's book. His lace curtains are to die for. I went looking all over for them. I found some in BHV but I had no measurements nor clue how to figure sizes etc. I love the stripped French dish towels/curtains in the cuisine. An everyday still life on the table. *Note the pear tile. This kitchen painting spoke to me, "Go home and paint PEARS!" Did you know there is a fresh water well in the Butte aux Cailles park?
And the Molitor swimming pool nearby has fresh water - no chlorine.
La Butte is full of charming restaurants like Les Temps Des Cerises and tea salons like L’Oisive Thé, every bit as nice in a more homie way. Will you remember to visit?