Friday, May 15, 2009

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes Every night when I come home completely exhausted after dancing all over Paris. I say to myself the famous last line, "Take the red shoes off..." from all-time classic movie, THE RED SHOES. It's as if I imagine I will be revived once my shoes are off - instead I collapse in a heap for an hour or three. You do see a lot of red shoes in Paris and it isn't a temporary trend/tendance.
Christian LouboutinWe have Christian Louboutin to thank for charming red soles on Paris streets - tres cher. Elle Magazine says it's le must shoe to wear if you attend the Cannes film festival, ahem
Red ballerinas call out to me.
I saw Parisian illustrator, Solidad Bravi (she illustrates Pierre Herme's macaron boxes) at Colette. There was a shopaholic wearing red shoes.
Confessions d'une accro du Shopping is about to open in Paris. What's in her bags? Red shoes?
Bofinger I ate lunch yesterday at red Petit Bofinger.
I had a green French version of tunafish salad - rillettes.
Lenotre Around the corner Patisserie Lenotre had this stunner -a berry gateaux in the vitrine.
Fruit/veg shops are loaded with gorgeous red berries.
Ah ha!  A Fr girl wearing her red shoes, walking her two dogs, one of them le must-have Jack Russell.
BONJOUR RED PARIS!

42 comments:

  1. Marty2:46 AM

    You should try this place while your there........
    Great Macarons...!!!!!!!!!
    Boulangerie Pâtisserie BONNEAU
    75, rue d'Auteuil 75016 PARIS

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  2. Oh la,la.. c’ est magnifique !

    I’m very hapy to find out this blog !
    posts and photos are amaizing.I can smell these red strawberries.

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  3. Red color is quite catching eyes.I like red color stuff myself as well.

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  4. trop dur de voir cela quand on a faim et que l'on adore les chaussures rouges!!!!


    Manon

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  5. All this in one day, your first back in Paris? You must be exhausted!

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  6. Michelle5:42 AM

    What fabulous shoes ! - you have clearly been pounding the pavements of Paris. The tuna salad looks delectable.....can almost taste it. Am complement jalouse!

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  7. Oh my,what a coincidence... the universe is aligned!
    I am amazed, we both were feeling lucky and red today! Please pop over and see my red!
    pve

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  8. Please... get the red shoes, they'll change your life! I have cute, red ballet flats. I don't wear them a lot... but when I do!!!
    There is certainly a spring to my step when wearing them!

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  9. I looooooooove RED; I'm a big fan. I really need some new red Repetto shoes! Maim miam, this lunch looks delicious. yes, yes, des fraises tous les jours. I should look for red windows!!!!!

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  10. LOL, love it.
    The last shot is great.

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  11. We'll be there on the 21st! Can't wait!

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  12. La vie devient plus gaie avec des belles chaussures rouges!

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  13. this made me want to go to Paris desperately... everything you post is so decadant and beautiful.

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  14. I BOUGHT RED BALLERINES TODAY!!!
    Yay
    and only 20 euros...quite by chance too..I was looking for the Comptoire crepe place and found the red shoes instead~

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  15. Foodwalker11:29 AM

    Love to eat at Bolfinger, both big and small. Like the food at the little guy but the big one is splendid.
    I want a pair of red shoes!!!

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  16. OK, Jack Russel, Jack Smussel....where are the very french Bassett Hounds?
    Bred for rabbit hunting in France, they should be abundant in Paris.
    Jan

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  17. Cynthia11:42 AM

    I actually am feeling kind of pooped too. We all live such hectic lives.
    Your post and pictures are what gave me a surge of energy.

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  18. Thanks for the inspiration! Do you know your Paris Breakfasts color themes influence my choice of SparkleMirror backgroud color on a regular basis?

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  19. Looking at the first picture in front of Repetto in Paris Breakfasts today, I am really curious to know if that window is in celebration of the Ballet Russes 100th anniversary of appearing in Paris. I like to think that gorgeous tutu is from that ballet company.

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  20. You reminded me...I must go back and shoot the window in more detail.
    I took that from the #87 Bus!
    Doggies in front of Repetto!?

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  21. I am delighted as well you are back in the City of Light! I personally think you should live there, it is obvious that you love it there and your Paris relationship could blossom from honeymoon to ...?

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  22. ah, ma couleur préférée!

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  23. YAAAY Carol!! You know what "Red shoes" did for Dorothy and Toto...qui?? They've always been magical! hugs

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  24. The photo of Le Castiglione and the Mini IS Paris.

    Have you seen the cover of The Lollipop Shoes, the sequel to Joanne Harris' Chocolat? No red shoes, but brilliant.

    Red ballerines! What do you wear when you are walking the streets?

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  25. I forgot to say that I live in the Périgord where the strawberries come from. Look for the ones that come from Vergt. They are the best!

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  26. Overindulging in alcohol endangers your health - or so says the Red Eiffeltower! The wonderful thing is that one can get drunk on your Paris pictures and still drive afterwards! Enjoy!

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  27. Dancing through Paris - I love it...what an image.

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  28. Another beautiful post! Merci.

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  29. Hope you are having a great Paris trip. We are SO excited about our trip in June. Your daily posts are truly an inspiration for the photos I will be taking while we are there. Being an avid life artist, I have gotten many ideas from your blogs for my journals and scrapbooks. Thank you for giving us our daily "taste" of Paris and all of the city's wonders!

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  30. CLARE:What do I wear out on Paris streets?
    A very comfortable and entirely unexciting pair of Arcopedicos...
    I did buy some shiny red ballerines yesterday and wore them briefly at dinner! :)

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  31. Allison12:36 AM

    Hi, I am an avid reader of Paris Breakfast and I get a big kick out of your love for macarons. I found a website that produces decorative wall stickers and along with an Eiffel tower and other designs, they have stick-up macarons! They're a bit pixelated, but I nonetheless thought you might enjoy them, if you haven't already seen them before.
    Thanks for your wonderful blog!
    All the best,
    Allison
    http://www.domestic.fr/index.php?serie=7&artiste=54&produit=317#fin

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  32. I'm really interested in the perfume shop. I'll go crazy in there I'm sure.

    Confessions of a Shopholic was a cute movie!

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  33. The ballerines will be more comfortable than the heels, for sure. I have a pair of red ones in velvet, for winter. Not for spring. Quelle dommage, oui? Cute post. LOVE that movie.

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  34. There is a lot of talk in Cannes this year about the film, The Red Shoes. A marvellous film. I have a good friend who every time we drive through one of the tunnels in Monaco says to me ...'it's from here that Moira Shearer threw herself off the cliff in The Red Shoes.' Of course we can't see the cliff anymore as we are in a tunnel!

    Your photographs and of course your art work is superb.

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  35. Foodwalker2:16 PM

    I Bought a cute pair of shoes in Buenos Aires a couple of years ago after lunch.
    Never have worn them since!

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  36. Marie Antoinette - selling perfume! I wonder how long it took to "rehabilitate" her reputation so she could sell things.

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  37. lovely blog- found you after googling Le LOIRE Dans la Theire (one of your blog entries). I am planning on going there after your pictures of those scrumpcious sweets!

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  38. I wish we had more accents of red in NYC..red buildings and such. >_< GAH I MISS PARIS. I bought red shoes a few weeks weeks ago...I gotta break into them so I can wear them more often! :)

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  39. I loooove all of the red! It makes me happy. I miss reading your blog! I will make sure to visit it more in the future. :)

    xx
    Choubelle

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  40. Dear Carol,
    I have been a bit of a glutton while reading your blog. Three years of breakfasts crammed into one week— okay, I have pigged out. I was on google searching for information about tea at the Ritz, and your blog was recommended. I was entranced, and so I began from your first entry and have read all the way to the present. I as well share your passion for Paris; after several experiences of being in France and in the beautiful city of Par-eee I spent my recent fall semester abroad in Paris and am already planning my next trip (hence the search for tea at the Ritz). Also, I am from Long Island and am now quite eager to visit some of the places in the city that you have blogged about! I relate to your interest in maps (I have several hanging in my room), the anxiety you get before you travel, adoration for French pastries (I miss them every day) and your love for painting. I have not been able to paint since last summer, and I’m not good by any margin, but it is still something I love doing. Reading your blog brought back so many dear memories, it was fantastic. (I studied at the Sorbonne and on my way to class every morning I stopped at Columbus Café on rue du Sufflot. I was desperate for hot chocolate on the go, and they had fantastic muffins.) Thank you for sharing your experiences and I look forward to taking breakfast with your blog!
    Rebecca

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  41. Red is my favourite colour!!!I've got several pairs of red stiletto heels !!!

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  42. Kate Bush has an album called "The red shoe", David Bowie sings "put on your red shoes ... let's dance!". Seems red shoes have a magical appeal. If I see someone wearing red shoes, I instantly like the person, actually! And yesterday I bought red Kawasaki shoes!
    Lovely post!

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