Saturday, May 23, 2020

Uptown Paris Girl

After months of hibernation restricted to 1-hour walks in a 1-kilometer radius
I flew the coup a week ago and went uptown.

Rue de Rivoli is mainly bikes and taxis these days.
The weekend metro was nearly empty.  Masks provided along with hand sanitiser πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
My uptown objective = self-stick stamps. The only place in tout Paris is CARRE D'ENCRE near Printemps.
Restaurants are closed but many offer take-away. On rue Cambon Pierre HermΓ© macarons was open. The sign said, "3 allowed inside" There was 1 customer and 1 server. I was told to wait. My math has never been good. I carried on.
FYI Uptown French girls will be wearing granny nightgowns with Doc Martins and Kaki jackets this summer. Do you follow 
BERNADETTE BANNER? AN Edwardian fashion historian who can help you DIY your own granny gown. Or simply charm the bloomers off you with her amusing banter.
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Downtown Parisians are mostly behaving themselves in un-lockdown with social distancing most of the time🀞🏼🀞🏼
The boats are back Hooray! on the Seine delivering jam and other essentials. And Bear has been delivering all the lettersπŸ’Œ to la Poste! Hip Hip Hooray
Bear 🐻 was sad cafes are not yet open. Me too. We have a new personalized subscriber bonus watercolor in our ETSY SHOP. HoorayπŸ₯‚Stay well and stay sane dear PBers 🐻❤️πŸ’‹

24 comments:

  1. Shalimar..Great years I wore that:)

    Looks happy and fresh..we had heard Rivoli would be closed to traffic.Cute personalization!!

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    1. Aww...Thanks Monique ❤️
      You never miss a trick

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  2. Free at last! Carol G. is free at last. It's nice to see people out again.

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    1. It is though I was getting to love ghost town Paris...like walking in a dream...

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  3. So nice to see a little life in Paris & it looks like it would be a joy to have the Metro to yourself. We're still locked down - I've been out once since March 12th (last Wed for an eye Dr appt) & yesterday asked my daughter if I could go to the grocery store - alas, she said no, so I am staying safe but not sure about sane. Looking forward to my maps arriving for some cheer.

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    1. Haha Daughter's revenge!
      Now we have to ask them permission to go out! πŸ˜„

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  4. Bonelle6:51 PM

    Bernadette Banner is adorable. If you live long enough, fashion comes round again. I remember a long ago iteration of granny gowns...this time around I’m actually a granny!

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    1. I am enthralled with her. And she lives in NYC of all places!

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    2. When she puts up a shelf it is interesting!

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  5. Dorrence6:55 PM

    How nice it must have been for you to get out and about. Paris looks different with so few people and little traffic, lovelier than ever. How I long to be there. Love to you and Bear.

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  6. Janine6:57 PM

    Thank you for keeping up with
    "Paris Breakfast"..
    Stay healthy.

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    1. So bogged down getting envelopes out here πŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’Œ

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  7. Susan8:09 PM

    At least your subway provides sanitizing and masks. Policies vary here by municipality, county, state, and of course the Fed. Caution is our byword here in Chicago.
    Warm regards and thanks for the Paris views

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    1. I think taking the subway on a weekday is a different ball of wax altogether!

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  8. In the late sixties, in the garment area of LA when I was illustrating with a cadre of other young women mailers for wholesalers....and wore bright pink bloomers under my very very short skirts. Those were the days.

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    1. Really? Hmmm
      Do check out Bernadette pleas.
      She is a hoot

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  9. Do you have a link for the green kaki jacket?

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    1. Its somewhere on rue de Rivoli...last week.

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  10. Owl's Head3:29 AM

    Great to see PB in my inbox, and good to see Paris looking more alive. The states are similar but not ready for it

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  11. You are bringing great Hope and Heart to my day.

    Thank you, Carol!

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  12. Happy to hear you are out and about!
    I am counting the days--months for when I can travel again to Paris
    and I just realized I wasn't following you on instagram!! horrors!T

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  13. Florence N10:28 AM

    Love the stamp boutique, so interesting

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    1. So many small wonderful, esoteric boutiques in Paris..
      I miss them

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  14. The Pavillon de Marsan! Great photo, Carol! Love your posts!
    Please take care
    Cheers,
    Maria

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