Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Paris Macaron

Adorable non?
In fact everything they have is pretty adorable non?
The French bonbon baby T-shirts are to die for...
Just like these bonbons I wrote about...
More French bonbons as a necklace/collier and as a bag/sac too!

Doesn't this mignon collier look very much like...
These chocolate macaron-style bonbons...
Hmmmm...yesterday Carol said...ok, love the...macaron shopping bags, and the colors are fabulous but...in all politesse...can we move on a bit, I feel as if we are in macaron morass...so here is a SARDINE BELT especially for Carol.


Oh and a broccali bag too for Carol and other non-lovers of Paris macarons.

And more of photographer FULVIO BONAVIA's Kiwi watch...

And a raspberry for Carol!

I immediately donned my brand new T-shirt and went into patisserie SECCO to get a sandwich and the girl behind the counter asked me, "Where did you get your T-shirt? In Paris.."

"My mother makes those", she said!
Was it Karmic Destine that we meet - this T-shirt and I?

Here is today's Parisen dog. I had a lovely Berger Belge for 13 unforgettable years - dear Rudi. He understood French. I'm sure he would love Paris macarons. If you're tired of all the macaronerie on PB please comment.

Should we vote?

BONJOUR Paris MACARONS!

60 comments:

Blind Fly Theater said...

I'd suggest the Betty Ford clinic for Macaron addiction. But I'd have to say, if you're going to get addicted, this is your best bet. Delicious breakfast once again... Merci!

Chas said...

Your photography is splendid but I miss your watercolors very much.

M Baker

Bonny said...

You know I love every single Paris Breakfasts' you send to me. Today's especially brightened my day ... I LOVE COLOR! I'll be happy all day long! :)
Bon

Melanie said...

I love the macaroon tee shirt and necklace--
Best,
Melanie

Parisbreakfasts said...

CHARLES: the watercolors are coming soon. But I have to get my sea legs back from ze jet lag!

A Brush with Color said...

Ah, Carol! Ever the spotter of fun trends--love that t-shirt. It's perfect for you. How about your own zazzle PB macaron t-shirts, though!!? They're gorgeous and unique! Love the broccoli bag. How funny.

A deprived child said...

Can you freeze macarons? I would doubt it, but maybe? Do you know I have never had one? I didn't eat any when I was in France, and I've never had one since then. I'm a deprived child.

Laura said...

I happened on your blog and really enjoy it!
Have a wonderful day!

The Sabbatical Chef said...

What on earth do people who do not have an obsession such as you with your macarons do for fun???? That is the question of the day. Everyone should have an obsession and it truly should have something to do with France.

Kethrim said...

I love macarons! They're one of the things I miss most about Paris. Yum!

Chas said...

Tres bien; merci, ma chere! J'attends les aquarelles nouvelle.

M Baker

Susi said...

Bring on the Macaronerie, I am loving it! Great t-shirt I love it.
Can you do some boulongerie shots, baguettes, croissants and the like? Merci
Susi
Melbourne, Australia

Sarah said...

I love waking up to your blog...more on what people are wearing in the streets

Janis said...

Hi Ms. Carol G,
Thank you so much for your blog -- it gives
me a lift every day.
I do love the flower t-shirt, but I'll wait so I won't bombard Anne Maisonneuve. Do you know how much it costs?
Re the blog you did on Paris Signs:
The chairman of my dept. teaches
typography and he loved it. We both
are wondering if you could do another
one with all printed signs. He's especially
interested in the use of Helvetica type.
But we'll love any signs you can find.

I hope you have the time to do it.

Merci encore une fois et bonne weekend!

Janis S

Sybil said...

Don't even think about not having Parisian Macarons in your blog! I don't know who this Carol is but, she needs to chill out. You keep on having everything Parisian which includes Parisian Macarons! That's part of being ParisBreakfast!

Kamela Cody said...

Obsessions come and go, like any trend. I'm not tired of your macarons post because I'm amazed how much can be said about them to begin with! Such is love! All of your posts provide me with a smile everyday! Thanks!

WendyB said...

Adorable t-shirt!

Elizabeth said...

Cheri Carol, You are hereby limited to one macaron per day! I admit it; I'm a little bored with the plethora of macarons, mon ami. Your lovely paintings of Paris, cultural elements (the Paris straight-legged walk, art shows, for example), the J R terrier dogs, big purses, photos & paintings of Le Metro, plates of interesting food in restaurants, daily color schemes, golden snails, piglets, art deco store-fronts, etc., were all a visual delight! I was about to move to Paris!
Best Regards,
Elizabeth

Susan said...

I'll never get tired of Parisian macarons! I can't eat wheat, and these cookies make life worth living!
Keep up the good work!

Susan

Emlie said...

You could always make yr own T-shirts...
http://www.ehow.com/how_15133_print-t-shirt.html

I'd suggest you take a photo of your fav original art and make a
transfer to t-shirt from that. (Just a little marketing suggestion, there)

I've occasionally thought that some of your watercolors would do well
silkscreened. Think bout it here
There ARE people who will do any of this for you. Try
yellowpages.com to locate some of them--or just Google away at it.

OR

every photocopy shop I've been in in ages and ages has t-shirt
printing offers pasted to the wall. haul in your disc or flash and
a shirt and let them try it. I'd go for the pink Paris painted
pooch. How about an odd angled snap of the tower--perhaps perched
on a macaron?
Em

Mary said...

Merci mille fois - I was in that store in May 05 and then never could find it again until I remember that I started a journal for that trip. Just wanted to make sure that there wasn't a 2nd location that I didn't know about. One more question.

Do they sell the macaron bags at ALL Laduree locations? Must have one of those!
I will be there 6/9-6/12 for a short hop...
@+,
Mary

Elizabeth said...

The macarons are fun...as are the colors of Paris. When I go to Paris, my friends at home are interested in reading glasses and glasses frames.
I stay in the Marais which I think must be the capital of optical shops in Paris. I have found very cheap cheaters at pharmacies and Trait (gt. papeterie, 5e). "Incidence" (also 5e) is another must visit shop for those who love practical items with French writing on them (totes, etc.)
Great for checks, polka dots, etc.
I take photos of all the cool glasses frames in the opticians' windows for my friends. Maybe this is too "old" for your demographic...but my U.S. friends are always fascinated by the cool frames. I even found one frame inspired by the laces on a corset (what could be more French!).

Tie-in? Need a pair of specs to read the newspaper at b'fast??
Love your blog.
Elizabeth

manon 21 said...

BRAVO!!
le Tee shirt ouuuuuhhh


manon

Anonymous said...

When a woman is tired of macarons she is tired of life....

(apologies to Samuel Johnson)

Cottage Way of Life said...

J'aime beaucoup les macarons! Toujours, toujours!!!

AK said...

Hi! I`ve given you an award because i think your blog is unique! You can find it on my blog! Hugs from AK

Foodwalker said...

I must have the chocolate macaron-style bonbons.
MUST MUST RIGHT NOW

Barbra said...

And I was crazy for those big shopping totes in the window.

Ladye Eugenia said...

Greetings,
LOVE your site. I live in (lovely) petite town (Ojai, CA) and when I get those small town blues, your PB cheers me up awfully!
But I have always adored Napoleon pastry. Are they considered v declasse? Could you do some of your fabulously meticulous research on them one of these days?
Warm regards, and keep up the great work.

Yours,
Ladye Eugenia

Anne Corrons said...

Macarons forever !!!!! We never get tired of them.

cheri said...

How could a PB reader be tired of macarons! I love your pastry explorations.

Marty said...

Could never get tired of anything Paris or French related..... I live near St. Louis, Mo. and get my Macaron fix at restaurant La Bonne Bouchee...... So Macaron on Girl...!!!!! Marty

Jeanne Marie said...

Macaron madness and I love it! Oh la la to more macaron news. I was so happy to find real macarons from Paris at Ballotin Chocolates in Newburyport, Massachusetts (www.ballotinchocolates.com and yes they do send!)this spring, making our Easter Paris-complete, with limoge celadon and pastel macarons. Oui oui and merci, merci - keep the delights coming!
Jeanne Marie

Mary said...

Where are your lovely watercolors? Still no new ones after your last trip? I miss them so much. The photos are great...but your splashes of colorful storefronts, metro stations, etc. are totally unique. My life is grayer without them. When are you gonna post some?
Mary

The Good Life in Virginia said...

wonderful post...and the tees are soo cute :)
i was surprised to learn how tiny the macarons were...less than or about 1 inch in diameter? smaller than an oreo. have you ever made any? how did they come out? curious.

Bobo said...

Thank you so much for being a fabulous blogger.
I enjoy all treats posted, both shopping and food opts.
My trip to Tokyo was postponed due to quarantine possibilities, so no Laduree etc. until Fall.

Meanwhile, there is on line shopping!!
May I just ask if the T shirt you bought is similar in American size, say for instance, the Medium would be the same.
In my experience, European sizes run a bit smaller.
Much appreciate this..
Best,
Bobo

Pamm said...

Never too many macarons, Carol! ! !
That is my vote in the grand election!
Your blog is wonderful. It has been helpful with my delightful anticipation

Linda said...

oui, c'est plus qu'il n'en faut--how about some more ideas in the bracelets and necklaces line--

Gayle said...

Yum
We are leaving for an anniversary celebration Fri.! by happenstance, my OLD FAITHFUL trenchcoat is RED! I was excited to read the blog about red red red in Paris!!
I appreciate all your wonderful photos and comments.
merci g.

Sophia said...

Bonne macaron a vous!
We are sitting in our little apartment on our little street in the Marais eating the last of the Pierre Herme caramel macs....
yum

Risa said...

Carol, do what you love & love what you do, it's all fab. You're posts take me all over, vicariously and emotionally. You can't ask for more. I'm missing my Skrappy really BIG again now --- and your Rudi...:(

Today's Parisien chien is beautiful :)

BT said...

Oh I love love your photographs so much. Mmmm ,they make me hungry too! Love the broccoli bag and le chien and the t-shirts. Blissful.

Loni said...

Non, non, J'adore les macarons. I think your e-mails are so charming--and I have just become more "hung up" on macarons since I discovered you! I look forward to your blog e-mails. I relish them, but I live in Portland, Oregon, where it is hard to come by macarons--but not impossible!
merci,
Loni

Hal said...

Pour les hommes aussi?

Sandrine said...

Super le teeshirt! Moi j'adore les macarons alors...:)

Shell said...

I can never get tired of Macarons!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

He who is tired of macarons is tired of life!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

I have a macaron shirt just like yours and it always draws fun comments. Love your blog--it inspires me every day!

French Accent said...

Let's give the macarons a break for now... More street wear, please! Cheers!

Judy said...

Hi, I have loved all the macaron pictures etc. Can't get enough of them myself. I especially liked the broccali and berry bags and the kiwi watch. Such healthy things to eat!! Who needs them when you have macarons! We!

June said...

Whatever you write about will be interesting.
I loved the purses and the belt.

June

PeterParis said...

I had the previlege to see you with you red shoes; too bad I missed you with the macaron teeshirt AND the red shoes!

(Well, someone already asked, but where are your paintings?)

J. M. said...

Love the T shirts and the pink colors.

Merisi said...

Sorry, madame,
we at MACAnonyMOUS need our daily virtual fix - lest you want us to fall into a deep crisis!

That T-Shirt is simply macadorable!
Let me guess what is says on its back!

Paris Breakfast
went to Paris
and ate all those macarons -
all we got
is this T-Shirt!

annechovie said...

I love your watercolors and photos...a nice mix! I had to laugh over the sardine belt - great photo!

Quirky Wanderlust said...

Cute post! Love the veggie adds and your tee - quite a precious reminder of all those lovely macarons : ).

Di Overton said...

Ooh I have to have one of those TShirts - great link thanks

Ronna said...

How can anyone EVER get sick of Macarons? Quel horreur!

Anonymous said...

Rue Lafayette in St. Louis has Amazing Macarons and Croissants imported from Paris, baked in-house. It's in a Historic Victorian neighborhood. Gorgeous and delicious, when in St. Louis, MO don't miss it! It's like being in Paris!!!!
www.ruelafayette.us

Anonymous said...

Love the Macaron watercolors...WATERcolor and mouthWATER