Friday, June 28, 2013

Merci Paris

Thursdays are party nite in Paris. Paris Bee kindly sent me her invite to Merci's homage to Vahram Muratyan and his tres witty book, Paris vs New York.
Muratyan created orange, yellow, turquoise decals for the walls, floors and hanging from the ceiling.
Plus you could get your picture taken with the author.
Or wait patiently as only the French do for most anything
To get shaken and stirred with a Brazilian cocktail of cachaca.
The theme was Brazilian/Portuguese and the eats were intriguing. Perhaps welks sitting in a bit of jelly plus a pink strip of an unknown vegetable.
Squares of guimauve/marshmallow covered in coconut. The dipping sauce kept disappearing when errant guest assumed it was a cocktail. Haha
Crevette mini sandwiches gaily colored in orange/yellow to match Muratyan's various world-wide editions.
What to wear to such an affair?
The long trailing colorful scarf sans fancy knots and twists.
Has replaced (thank goodness) the big wrapped blanket 'look' of winter.
More turquoise to match the books cover.
Probably staff so appropriately dressed in turquoise dancing the Samba. I wish the invite said we should wear the book's colors - orange, yellow and turquoise.
Boots are still A-OK in Paris, especially Louboutins.
A terrific Brazilian/French band livened things - Clube dos Democraticos. A snippet is on YOUTUBE.
Do you know Paris vs New York? It's great fun to page through for a taste of both cities and how they differ. Plus he keeps you smiling :)
I couldn't help noticing even Merci has Summer sales on.
Bleu Bird in Paris.
Hope you enjoyed this week's party!

16 comments:

  1. oh boo i missed it! i received his book at christmas, it always makes me laugh when i flip through!

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    1. You Must leave Thursday nights open in Paris for all manner of FAB soirées Alyssa

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  2. Beautiful painting, Carol!

    Your report from the Vahram Muratyan book party had me in stitches more than once. The dipping sauce as cocktail's definitely the highlight, I am still chuckling! ;-)

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    1. It is pretty amazing how peeps will grab anything that looks vaguely like a cocktail. Maybe they'd had a few too many already.

      The bartender and I were laughing uncontrollably!!! :)

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  3. Again..an intro for me..
    Will Google..
    Love the aquarelle..
    I would be such a wallflower there:)

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    1. such a Fabulous innovative store - one of the best in Paris. A don't-miss for sure.

      Another post here:
      http://parisbreakfasts.blogspot.fr/2009/04/111-bd-beaumarchais-75003.html

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  4. Fun party! LOve Merci! Drove by there on my way in from the airport yesterday and thankfully I was too tired to stop in (plus I had my luggage!) because I also saw there was the sale. Hmmm….

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  5. I am impressed with how many relatives red suit has. I am liking the turquoise. I thought Depardieu is no longer French? I thought I read that a while back.

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  6. Lucinda3:08 AM

    THANKS for sharing your soiree going in Paris!!
    Such a blast to come along with you!
    Lucinda

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  7. Barbara D3:09 AM

    Oh those colours..You make me want to paint with all these color-filled posts! I only wish I had time
    Barbara D

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  8. I love this post! The book is wonderful, but seeing the fun party for it makes me even happier!

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  9. Wow -- I love that color scheme (you'd guess that, wouldn't you?) -- looks like a fabulous party -- just being there to people watch and enjoy would be fun. The author was good eye candy, too! I don't know this book -- I'll keep an eye out.

    Maybe this weekend I'll paint the porch furniture turquoise. It is time for a change!

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  10. Great post, very colorful & full of folks posing.
    Looks like fun!

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  11. Wait a minute! I thought that was the book you were going to write.

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  12. Anonymous11:03 PM

    Love the book party and the music, the colors..they love color in Paris. How you put together your pictures and balance out the colors in each picture - so enjoyable..
    Lynne

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  13. Looks like such a fun evening! Glad you had a great time!!! :-)


    xoxo

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