Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Paris Fleuriste

Paris Flowery Macarons, 9" x 11"
Photo by Andres Kertez
Today - a Springie collection of blooming flowers in Paris. Mondrian's studio and artworks are on view at the Pompidou Center till 21st March. I found this Lotus flower displaying jewelry in the Rodin Museum gift shop - is it real? Hmmm... But Victoire de Castellane's flower jewels are still at the Gagosian Galerie until the 22nd...Photo by Oriannez
Edible flowers at Larnicol Chocolaterie - getting ready for Easter?
Plus a palette of flower-colored macarons at 132 Blvd. Saint-Germain.
You can color your own ballerinas at IdbyMe and pick the materials + trimmings as well. Who knew?
H&M Paris is featuring a pink posey dress according to Do It In Paris.
French gardening books anyone?
Then don't miss the huge Salon du Livre that starts this Friday the 18th.
I've always wanted to indulge in a bouquet at Aquarelle on rue de Buci. Maybe the time has come to...
Where there are flowers, there are bound to be a few bugs.
The Musee Les Arts Decoratifs is showing 100 years of Vilac wooden toys. I won't miss this one.


  1. Oh I loved this, Carol. A profusion of flowers is just what the gattina & I need. xoxo

  2. AM I imagining that the bug toy runs on macaron wheels?

  3. PS And in fact macaron wheels with lousy feet?

  4. Quel joli blog ! A la fois gourmand et créatif !
    A bientôt !

  5. The macaron palette was custom-made for you, wasn't it? ;-)

  6. My favorite is the macrons on the paint pallet

  7. Your flowery watercolors with macarons are a delight, Carol--all the wonderful spring colors are putting me in the mood, too. Lovely!

  8. Tu es la! Je suis jalouse!

  9. That dress is adorable! Alas, it's too short for me to wear when I play the harp, so you'll have to get it and wear it around to Parisian patisseries - pretty please!

  10. Justine2:44 PM

    Flowers are 'drawn'to you and you to them.
    Definitely DO get yourself a bouquet.
    You deserve it!!

  11. Flowers and macarons...love it!! I love all, but especilly the flowers, your painting (as always!) and that palette of flower-colored macarons! Great!! xx

  12. Oh my gosh that macaron palette is so adorable!

  13. BuzzP5:15 PM

    Three more Venice things, which sound touristy but aren't really:

    If you're never done it, take the elevator to the top of the Campinale - for the view - but check the bell schedule first - if you're up there when they ring, it hurts - trust me

    Across the way, the Doge's Palace has a (guided only) tour of the off-limits top floors - the spiel is very touristy, but what you see isn't, including the amazing framing that holds up the ceiling of the major rooms below - called "The Secret Tour" - and you get free entry to rest of Palace too - (tour done in language groups, English 2 or 3 times a day IIRC)

    The two Pinault museums show contemporary art, and the buildings are amazing - the Dogana is now open, in a unequaled location, and the Grassi (up the Grand Canal) has the best museum food we found - had a delightful lunch - and if you go to Ca Rezzonico across the way, which is worth the time, do go all the way up to the somewhat boring museum on the top floor for the views out the side and back windows: one down the canal, the other back over Dorsoduro

    Have fun!

  14. Dear Carol, it looks like you have a plan, you know everywhere you want to go.
    I can't wait to see your photos from this trip.
    finish packing.... Rest well and enjoy every minute of it!
    Bon voyage!

  15. I love that B&W shot of Mondrian's studio.
    The rest of your flower shots - the colors - are what I am waiting to see here!
    Thanks for helping me cope :)

  16. Wow, you're right, they have an amazing collection of colors !!!
    Where did you here about this idbyme website ? Have you tried yet ?

  17. Carol, I know that you are going to have a very bon voyage, and wish you lots of fun as you refresh your eyes and all those other senses, too.

    May I also say that I really liked those lace up shoes, in every color, a la marcarons, n'est-ce pas?


  18. I love all, but especilly the flowers, your painting

  19. Life is short. Buy the bouquet!

  20. That palette de macarons is fab!! Watch out for cadmium poisoining, though! ;-)

  21. Anonymous6:24 AM

    Wow wow wow. Your blog is amazing. Such an inspiration. And I pretty much love all of your paintings.

  22. I'm coming back to this post just to say that I blame you for becoming addicted to IDbyME ;-) The shoes are gorgeous (I got a pair of bicolor derbies) and the cashmere is butter soft. And now I want one in every color. Help!


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