Thursday, May 13, 2010

Paris Stacks

Macaroon box,watercolor, 9" x 11"

This was going to be a post about...

The Stacking candy boxes I see over and over in Paris arranged in graduating sizes and price.
Who could forget these stacked Warholesque boxes.
Salon du Chocolat brings out the French stackeurs - brick by brick, walls of French nougat...
Horizontal stacking of pate de fruits.
It's only natural to stack up blue and white plates at the brocante.
I was smitten by the stacked lunchboxes at Fauchon. I saved mine, dragged it home. It's here somewhere...
An example of elevated stacking at Chateau Vaux le Vicomte...
And the real thing....
A stacked gourmand print.


A poster in the Metro- a stack of pomme...

The best stack of all - macarons with the help from some chewing gum to get these babies to behave.
BONJOUR PARIS STACKS!

26 comments:

  1. Chewing gum!!? Hilarious. I'm sure that adds tremendously to the flavor. Cute, Carol. Love your painting!

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  2. Wow Carol!! Great post.. You pick out things I don't seem to notice... You are SPOT ON with the stacking thing, though... I have really noticed this about France... Hmmmmmm !

    Have a nice weekend....
    Leesa in gray Antony (outside of Paris)

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  3. Michele8:48 AM

    I look forward to receiving your emails everyday with your beautiful watercolours and photographs.
    Could a gal get a look at Chanel "stuff" sometime?

    Thank you,

    Michele

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  4. Really enjoyed your post Carol! you had a big smile on my face at 5:30am with your hilarious thoughts. I do love to see your paintings......

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  5. Paola8:49 AM

    Please post some more fashion photo’s when you get a chance. I follow Garance Dore’s blog, nice, but yours is so much more “real” real people, not posed.

    I am mad about your photo’s of Parisian’s, café’s, markets …..and of course Fashion, what’s hot this year??

    I paint too, mostly oils, just love love love your water colours!!
    With kind regards,
    Paola

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  6. Anabela8:53 AM

    Have you posted on La Patisserie des Reves?
    shame i havent been there in my last visit

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  7. MICHELE - regarding "Chanel stuff"
    I live in Astoria not Paris.
    I have yet to be invited to a Chanel show
    If you have entre do let me know, I'd love to go.
    I don't even shop there either...ahem
    Here are some CHANEL posts

    ANABELA- the
    Patisserie de Reve Post

    PAOLA - much as I would love to walk in Garance shoes (what a compliment!) I um...live in Astoria as mentioned above. I'm not good as asking for ppl. to pose for me. i.e. turnaround and show me what yr wearing. I chase after them and shoot them in the back..that doesn't sound right but it is what I do when in Paris.
    c'est la vie.

    Maybe I should have a
    YOUR REQUESTS PLS post?

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  8. Your observations crack me up. Well done. (And, great little trick with the chewing gum.)

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  9. What a nice stack of photographs :-)

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  10. POLLY9:17 AM

    OH, YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION! YOUR EYE INFORMS MY OWN, AND REMINDS ME OF THE ORDERLY BEAUTY FOUND IN THE EVERYDAY-AND HOW DO YOU DO THIS EVERYDAY?
    I SO APPRECIATE THAT YOU DO.

    POLLY

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  11. Karen.in.CT10:23 AM

    .. OMG .. LOVE LOVE LOVE the take-away containers at Fauchon !!!! I'm mad for them myself. Cute post today.

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  12. Je viens de vous découvrir à <> -- et je suis heureuse pour ça! Je m'appelle Carol aussi, et je suis francophile. I hope that that is the correct French word to say that I LOVE everything French. I am not currently a Blog member anywhere, but would love to get in touch with you. I am SO looking forward to returning to France for a visit, have often thought of moving there, but at the very least, spending more summers or other extended times there. I have visited France only in the summer. Peut-être I should choose another time of year for my next visit...

    You are doing exactly what I would like to do -- and how could you have said it better? You couldn't have. Wandering around the streets of Paris like E.T. sounds perfect!
    Mes meilleurs voeux à vous, Carol!

    ~Carol

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  13. Those pate de fruit look soooo delicious! Reminde me of something we have in Brazil, and it's made of pumpkin. Tre delicious!
    I love the Andy Warhol style boxes.
    I am very hungry now!

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  14. A stack of ANYTHING from Laduree would be divine! I love your sweet painting. I kept my macaron and chocolate boxes from Laduree and keep little bits of things in them in my kitchen. Sweet memories.

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  15. Justine11:40 AM

    Stacks of macaron boxes...
    Stacks of anything from Paris will not be refused ever!
    Also champagne and cariar tins,,
    Miam

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  16. Delicious! Sublime! This one got to me, Carol! Brava. You make us dream...

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  17. I like the stack of apples most, for some reason!
    Nice work with the chewing gum :)

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  18. Hummmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love macarrons...colours...
    Kisses

    Leca

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  19. Carol,

    It's unbelievable how your photos makes us feel as we were in Paris.
    Thanks a lot for showing a city where you take special pictures and then, change them into marvelous paintings!
    Vanete

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  20. Hi Carol! I have a friend that is leaving for Paris and I wanted her to get me some caramels...where would one buy that?
    Thanks.

    Liane

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  21. CARAMELS, je t'aime!!!
    I happen to love Fauchon's caramels-they are straight up caramel with not almond bits floating in them.
    The priciest caramels are at Jacques Genin and supposed to be the best..
    La Maison du chocolat has lovely caramels
    Or you can just pick up the regional Brittany caramels au sel du beurre at CDG-the shop has you enter customs has tons of them.
    Very dangerous!

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  22. I have to agree, the best stack of all is a stack of macaroons bien sur!
    Speaking of macaroons, come check out my latest post. There is a special section on macaroons and you're in it so to speak :)

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  23. Loving the added dimension to your watercolors lately!

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  24. Thank you for visiting my blog!

    I just noticed you live in Astoria, NY. I live in Dallas, but my boyfriend lives in Astoria and I am there twice a month. I love Queens!

    -Lisa

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  25. I trust the chewing gum was color/flavor-coordinated with the macs.... :=)

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  26. love this post, beautifully done!!

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