Thursday, September 19, 2019

Home in Paris

1st day back in Paris. What do you do? I was greeted by none other than Mona Lisa when I got out at metro St. Paul.
A look in a patisserie is always a good idea.
My remedy for all that ails you (colds and flu you can pick up on the plane) is pomegranate juice. Squeeze it yourself at any Franprix hypermarché (3,99€). They have orange juice of course (1,89€) and pink grapefruit machines too.
Take a look at the cheese display for instant Parisian gratification. OK a real fromagerie is better bien sur. Still nice to inhale.
A walk over Pont Marie.
And a look at the Seine is de riguer.
The boat symbol of Paris will greet you,
"Fluctuat nec mergitur" (tossed upon the waves but doesn't sink, how I feel at the moment) at the base of the lamp posts.
The Autumn bears are out in force.Boulanger has a new sandwich onboard. Duck sausage with violet moutarde...I had to try it. Pas mal. Happy to be home again and off to the Loire today to LAMARINE FLUVIALE! Thanks for reading and sharing Parisbreakfast. I mail 📮 out Paris letters and maps subscriptions every month + watercolors from my Etsy shop. With love💋from Paris🐻🇫🇷

15 comments:

  1. Your title says it all:) Home..in Paris.

    No place like home..Your pont looks like it could have been painted in the 1800's..love it! And cheese étalages in Supermarkets in France are such fun!Intermarché in St-Rémy was our go to for the month.. Provence has sooo many choices..that and Bonne Maman..I can look and look and look..cheese shops and Epiceries Fines have even more artisanal ones..but I am happy looking at all the commercial labels;)
    Love POM juice.

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    1. I will look for POM juice !
      I love Intermarche. If it as a hotel I would stay..

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  2. Kathleen L12:10 PM

    Loved the (mosaic?) Mona Lisas...Charlotte Fruits Rouges (wow!)...watercolors, etc.

    Must be good to be back to City of Lumières!!!

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    1. It is indeed good to be back. You dont think you are missing it but the air is different.
      Full of artistry.

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  3. K of Owls Head12:15 PM

    Oh, yes, you fit into that landscape so well. It clearly suits you, but we are glad for your forays into the wilds of Maine. Huge hugs, enjoy Loire- K

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  4. Reminds me how I dipped my hand into your big box of wild blueberries...ahem
    I'm surprised you're still communicating with me..a wild child!

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  5. GwenEllyn2:06 PM

    I love it! Mona Lisa greeting your return! And, a LOOK in a patisserie??? You must stop in! ��
    And, I love your drawings. I don't know the correct word for them. I just like them!

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    1. Drawings or watercolors is just fine.

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  6. Meredith Mullins2:12 PM

    I had to write to say, as many times as I’ve walked over the Pont Marie, I have never seen the boats on the lamp posts. Very cool.

    AND … I didn’t know about pomegranate juice at the Franprix. Also cool.

    Thank you! I love Paris Breakfasts.

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    1. Thanks Meredith,
      If people with colds knew about fresh pomegranate juice French pharmacies would have to close down. I kid you not.

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  7. So good to be home! Welcome back. I do love your painting -- how it captures the feel of your world. And Mona is quite striking indeed!

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  8. Home - in Paris! Now that sounds nice to me! I do so admie you, Carol, your life in Paris. Good to know about the pomegranate juice.

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  9. Sharon3:48 PM

    I am delighted you have returned to glorious Paris! Maine and lobstas ain’t Paris!
    Love the Monas!!!

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    1. Delighted to be back in Paris though I miss the sheer laziness of Maine...ho hum

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