Tuesday, August 25, 2020

La Cafe de la Mairie, Chanel bonus

This last week I've been running.
All over Paris looking for large brown cardboard envelopes.
No luck so today I ordered 100 envelopes online.
A couple weeks ago I went back to your favorite breakfast spot, Cafe de la Mairie.
Since then I've been trying to paint their pretty coffee cup.
Not much luck there either.
I'm ready to throw in the torchon/towel and just relax like this French gal. I need a dog...
I got swimmer's haircut because they turned off the hairdryers at the pool. My swimmer's body is back-ordered.
This Pylones Summery turban would be cute, but maybe not with a mask...
Today in BHV I was shooting this ginormous bottle of Chanel Gabrielle.Naturally the sales gent came running over. "Puis-je vous aider/can I help you?" I asked "How much is it?" He said something like "€2,000+." I said, "I'll take 2 bottles s'il vous plait" He said, "deux bouteilles, et voila!" I said, "Its a cadeau/gift." He said, "Un cadeau. Bien sur". "A cadeau for me." "Mais oui, bien sur," he said. By this time we were both giggling... "Oh just one thing," I said, "can you change the name (Gabrielle) and put my name on it?" "Ah...non. Non, non, non! Pas possible!" "Ah..dommage,"I said. End of story.
But you dear PBers can have your name on a bottle with a subscription to Paris Maps/Letters. Pas de problem. Crossing my bridge 3 generations of Parisiennes. Toute en blue marine/all in navy blue. Please stay well and cool dear PBers. Paris is waiting for you❤️💋🐻

26 comments:

Home said...

What a fun post! Keep going on that cup...looks like you’ve got the “bones”-just paint the flowers. It’s a good thing that sales person knew you were kidding! What a great idea though!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Well at those sky-high prices you'd thinkyou coukd at least get the bottle personalized
Hmmm

Bonelle said...

Your conversation with the sales gent is enchanting.

Dorcas said...

This is adorable...a “day in the life” of our favorite Parisienne...

Lara said...

What do you mean you can’t do cups?! The very first watercolor that I purchased from you was a cup (Angelina?). You are a master (mistress?) of cups!

Brunie in CA said...

Love Café de la Mairie. Your coffee in that lovely porcelain cup looks delish. Une chien sounds like a fabulous idea but would Bear agree to share you??

Parisbreakfasts said...

Ahh...you're too kind...
Both of us needed a moment of amusement to be sure :))

Parisbreakfasts said...

Bear has vetoed the idea of a new addition too many times :((
Bonjour tristesse

Tonia said...

I've been waiting for Paris my whole damn life, it feels. Should have been this year, might be next year. We'll see. It'll still be there when I can get over.
Love the Chanel gent story - how lovely that he entered into the spirit of things!

La Table De Nana said...

Magnifique aquarelle jeune fille!

Louise B said...

Carol’s adventures in Paris...you lucky duck❣️ Sitting at a café; people watching. Shopping; flirting with the salesman. Sigh. Thanks for taking us along.

Parisbreakfasts said...

French men are usually up for a petit joke.
French women not so much...in my experience.
It depends...

GA in DeKalb said...

Love Cafe de la Mairie & always look forward to sharing in your adventures!

sukicart said...

I love my personalized perfume bottle, thank you, Carol. It would have been such fun to hear that conversation - you do make things fun. Tell Paris to continue to wait - sooner or later we'll get there.

Jeanie said...

I love your interaction with the person at BHV (one of my favorite stores but not for buying 2,000 e parfum! That turban is pretty cute!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Paris has already told me they are waiing for you Sukie !!!

Parisbreakfasts said...

One of the pluses of the store not being jam packed with customers. One can hav a tete-à-tete doncha know...
Pylones (the turban) is everywhere these days.

NJP said...

Thank you for recounting the delightful exchange you had - I want my name on a Chanel bottle too!! :)

Lois said...

I miss Paris so much!

Susan said...

Vous avez de l’esprit. Merci pour l’autre lettre drôle.

Annabella Bray said...

Oh I wish I was so game to play with sales assistants! I would imagine them wrapping and charging toute suite before I had time to say "c'est juste une blague!" :0 Love la famille pic, very patriotic in red, white and bleu <3

Parisbreakfasts said...

Very happy to share the day-to-day life in Paris cherie 💋

Rosemary Flannery said...

Hi Carol , this is a great place for all kinds of envelopes.
Papetterie Isly
Bises, R
https://www.google.com/search?q=papeterie+isly&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari

Parisbreakfasts said...

Why not? And he was looking a tad bored. In these dreadful times who isnt up for a little joke?
I'll admit I'm very comfortable joking with sales assistants. But put me in a soirée and I clam up toute suite. I can make zero conversation :(()

Barb said...

Love your tousled hair.

Mindy said...

Thank you for these missives from Paris as we miss our European travel. I've been searching online for that cute Pylones turban, but no luck!