Friday, February 07, 2014

Where's Carol


You get 1-2 guesses where I've moved to in Paris.
Ahem...
It was quite an ordeal admittedly. And it's the FOURTH move in a year! Back and forth rolling on the Metro.
Bear loved his pink chair in the 19th...
So we had to roll it over the pont/bridge to keep him happy. Though we did not sit down on it in the Metro like we would have if still in New York. JAMAIS.
Bear is very fond of the view. In fact he's thrilled to bits and stands transfixed at the window all the time. I want to say "turn the damn thing off already" except I'm there standing right beside him. We keep checking to make sure it hasn't gone away since the last time we looked...
Waltzing around our neighb..excuse me quartier is a trip and a half.
Looking up is pretty thrilling.
Fortunately many chocolate/ice cream shops are closed when we pass by...
We can't wait to get back to painting Paris facades again. These are entrancing...
Yum Miam

This boulangerie is a dangerous place. We will only pass by on wednesdays and thursdays when they're closed.
Carla Coulson shot us here at Cafe Regis at the end of the Island last year. Did she somehow know something we didn't?
The other night coming home crossing pont Sully our socks were knocked clean off by this light show from a passing bateau Mouche. So have you guessed yet where Carol and Bear are?

64 comments:

  1. Ile Saint-Louis! One of my favorite places! Time stands still and Berthillon is close by!

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  2. Oh yes, Ile Saint-Louis! Lucky you!

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    1. Feeling extremement lucky these days ;))

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  3. Marie2:24 PM

    You moved to Isle Saint Louis……
    OH my God….
    Go to the Brasserie de L’isle St Louis to show off … such a quaint place…
    Lucky Carol

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  4. Nancy in Savannah2:26 PM

    Bien sur, you are on L'ile St. Louis, and I am so jealous I can't see straight!

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  5. Norman2:28 PM

    Congratulations on your move to Ill St. Louis........wonderful location. I rent an apartment on the Place Dauphine when I come to Paris, so we are neighbors. Your blog makes my day shine everyday of the year!

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  6. Veronica2:30 PM

    OMG, Carol, are u on isle St. Louis?? Unbelievable! How did u swing that?

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    1. Believe me it wasn't easy.
      Lots of waiting, hoping and praying involved to be sure.

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  7. Leslee2:43 PM

    I can't believe you got to move to the Il St. Louis! C'est formidable!
    For many years, I had the use of my New Calendonian friends apt just opposite
    the school... their windows were just above the restaurant, whose name is escaping
    me. Brigitte Fontaine lives in that building and may be you will run into Jody Foster
    who also lives I think down towards the arches...

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  8. You and Aimee Leduc! If you go to Brasserie de L’isle Saint Louis, keep an eye out for photographer Peter Turnley, many of his photos from his recent book French Kiss are taken there - his home away from home. Congratulations on "island" living in Paris!

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    1. "island" living in Paris!

      Well New York is an island but I don't think it's the same at all..

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  9. Oh wow, the Île St.-Louis! One of my favourite places in Paris! Congratulations!

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  10. François4:23 PM

    If you like Tango
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8fjBEnC6e4

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  11. I'Ile!!!! Wow!!! You will be a tourist attraction!!! So excited for you!

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  12. I had to Google and got it..(didn't read the comments first..) I see everyone else got it w/out Googling..
    C'est beau!

    And so is your cornet aquarelle..
    Have fun..gee if anyone deserves it..it's you.

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  13. Congratulations Carol. As soon as I saw the ice cream. I knew from Aimee Leduc. I knowou are going to love this quartier and you are going to have wifi. It cannot get any better. Marilyn

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  14. Île Saint Louis, I am just happy you are in Paris, Carol :)

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  15. Where ever it is I want to live there.

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  16. omg! Who me, envious? No. Really. Well, okay, maybe just a teensy weensy bit.

    Wowza, Carol and Bear! Enjoy!

    (Is the toy shop called L'Arche de Noe still there? I have an adorable little stuffed rabbit that I bought there. Bear might meet some fun new friends!)

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    1. I just checked - Noah's Arc is at #70 I think..
      THANKS
      Do tell of other favorite places on the island puleeze?

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  17. Can't wait to see more blogs from the Ile! Live the life!

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  18. How long do you get to be there? Do show us some of the little hidden places!

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  19. Beautiful pics, Carol. Judging by the comments, I guess that you really scored on finding an apartment on Île Saint Louis!
    It certainly looks beautiful & charming.
    You (and Bear) are very lucky!

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  20. Bonnie10:50 PM

    Just lovely, Carol! Hope you are all settled in.

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  21. L'Île St.-Louis! Que tu es très chancieuse, mon amie!

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  22. If I hadn't found you, I'd know nothing about Paris. Reading the previous comments It seems like you've struck GOLD. can't wait to see more, pleas let me have a little peep inside !! Have fun,

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  23. Congrats: gorgeous place...the isle: Île Saint Louis !

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  24. Anonymous3:39 AM

    Is that the boulangerie opposite the church ?. There is another great one on the street opposite the post office.
    Their tarte normande is my favourite treat. What a magic place to live in.

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    1. Yes opposite La Poste.
      Yummy chouquettes but don't get the soupe tomate...hmmm

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  25. Diane3:44 AM

    You didn't. Did you? It is our favorite place in Paris. In fact, I was thinking of having you paint Cazanova at one of our favorite places on the island. There are just so many favorite places I can't decide. When we stayed on the island my husband would visit the boulangerie every morning, then the grocer across the street to buy water and my favorite peaches (yum). We would then go to Cafe Regis for my husband's cappuccino. Our favorite restaurant has changed proprietors. But, I love Amorino's gelato.
    In fact, we have a large black and white photo in our living room of Cafe Regis.

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  26. I can understand why you and Bear are staring out the window so much. What a view! (Note to self: must get back to Paris one of these days!)

    Enjoy!

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  27. So glad the powers that be heard your prayers, congratulations!

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  28. nice move! hope it has heat ;-)

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    1. YES wonderful that comes from air on the roof and heats up bricks or something and just keeps radiating warmth. I don't really understand it but ça marche!
      No more coming home to OPEN French windows!

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  29. Yes, I guess the isle too!! Lucky dog! I'm going to be there in Sept staying for a week. Can't wait!! Enjoy heat beautiful area. Riki

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  30. Soooo happy for you :-)

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  31. Your view is magnifique! We love the islands in Paris, too. We've live on both although on Cite for a longer period of time. My favorite place is an accessories shop up near the Notre Dame end. I don't remember the name, but I'm sure you'll find it.

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  32. I've guessed! Ile St. Louis, right? I've taken many a photo of many of the spots you showed -- but oh -- that view! Now THAT is one I'd like to see in person! Lucky, lucky you to find this spot! However did you find this? My friend Jerry is STILL trying to find a new spot this spring that is reasonably close to where he was so he can get home and shower between clients (that sounds mysterious. He's a personal trainer who works with people in their homes). Oh, Carol, I am so very, very happy for you! Happy Housewarming!

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  33. It can't be fun doing all the physical moving, but what better way to discover every bit of Paris!

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  34. Ile Saint Louis! Berthillon gave it away. Lucky you - can't think of a more fabulous place anywhere. No need to move again, that's for sure. Hope you enjoy every minute. If you learn of any worthy apartments there for weekly rentals, do share please. Keep the photos coming - they are wonderful!!

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  35. Anonymous12:04 PM

    I am very happy for you and Bear, Carol. I have been imagining your new home on the island, and what it must be like to come home to Ile St. Louis every day. Congratulations! Leslie

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  36. That would be a dream come true for me! How wonderful. Peaceful and lively both, and right in the center of Paris.

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  37. I can't think of a better place to live in Paris - it would certainly be my choice. Congratulations on being so very lucky. We like Le Sarrasin Creperie - have eaten there through neme & owner changes. Also Au Bougnat on the Ile de la Cite. I tried Waterlogue & have fallen in love with it.

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  38. Linda2:16 PM

    Louis Jourdan and Simone signoret lived on ille St. Louis

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  39. Karryll2:55 PM

    L'Isle Saint Louis, bien sur! Vous etes vraiment un canard chanceux! It's my favorite place in Paris, like a little world unto itself.

    Vous amusez-vous bien!

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  40. Sally3:01 PM

    love that little, charmant, scarf shop -- do you know it?? lovely things there.
    and the small antique shop…..i hope he's still there.
    many thanks for making my breakfast, in newport beach, ca., such a delight - after i have read your latest

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  41. Anonymous7:24 PM

    Wonderful! It will be great to see it though your lens. I am thinking you hard work, more than luck got you to that spot on that wonderful island. Congrats!
    cheers! Fan from rural Oregon

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  42. Lynne C8:10 PM

    What a wonderful area and I love Bear in his pink chair, and what a fab view you have...no wonder Bear stares out the window all day!

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  43. ... Hooray for you ... this will be so wonderful ... I'm so happy for you .... it's just ideal .... truly

    Karen in VA

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  44. Diane9:48 PM

    We love the island when we visit. Great apartments for longer stays. Try out the Restaurant Sorza.. tres tres bon!! And the wonderful les Fous de L'ile. Great bar with wonderful locals to watch.
    Congrats on your move. Headed that way in September. If you ever do a wc of the front of les Fous de l'Iles please let me know.

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  45. Chris1:01 AM

    one way to get to know a city like Paris.
    I have been following your blog for awhile and love your stories, the photos, the watercolors.
    Keep them coming. I follow your path on my Paris map here on Whidbey Island (off the coast of Wa. state).
    My cat, Little Fur, says Hello to Bear!

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  46. so happy you are there! and the florist has mimosa! I always bought it from him. I love Mimosa--makes me think of the South of France!

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  47. I follow you all the time.......and am absolutely thrilled that you now live in the most beautiful and historic part of Paris!!!!!! You are living out my dream! WOW!!!! All this while I have been wondering where you live and what it is like. I just love Ill'e Saint Louis! No better place in the whole world! Congratulations!

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  48. Je savais que le moment oú j'ai vu le mot "Berthillon!" Félicitations! Ile. St. Louis, c' est incroyable! Comme tu as de la chance!

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  49. Are you trying to make me cry?

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  50. Ann in L.A.11:26 AM

    I am happy an envious! What a wonderful place to live! imagine Berthillon any time, scary. Enjoy!

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  51. Anonymous2:03 PM

    Bonjour Carol , je lis toujours votre blog avec beaucoup de plaisir , je vous ai croisé un jour à la boutique Ladurée rue Bonaparte , je profite de ¨Paris pour quelques jours encore . Merci pour toutes ces bonnes pâtisseries continuer de nous les montrer ! Bonne continuation er amitiés d'Aix en Provence Mimi

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    1. Bonjour Mimi
      Certainement je vous souvien et quand nous encontree..
      Maintenante je peintre ton chien non?

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  52. All of the above comments! The move is obviously worth it! What a view! What a location! Félicitations!

    Mary in Oregon

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  53. crazy4paris10:47 PM

    Wonderful news! L'Ile aux Images, Clair de Reve and the Brasserie de l'Ile St Louis are some favs.

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  54. Looks like a nice area to live in. Congrats on getting a place where you wanted . Hope you get to stay here awhile now. Look forward to a tour of the area. Not sure where this is located in Paris.

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