Friday, April 20, 2007

Today I am one year old !

Today Paris Breakfasts is...

I've done a gazillion things in my life.
Just to name a few, I've designed shoes in Italy and Spain. Sportswear in the Orient and on 7th Avenue. I've written and illustrated travel books and a kid's book. I airbrushed pharmaceutical advertising art. I painted chef's portraits and jackets. I made wine promotion artwork. I shot special events photography at the James Beard House and for food publications...
AND I've even day-traded during the "Big Bubble"!
But none of them has been as much fun or as rewarding as posting 5X a week on ParisBreakfasts. thank YOU for showing up and responding to my watercolors and my Paris dreams
Here's my first post- In May '05 I was given a mini assignment. While enroute to a watercolor workshop in Provence, I was to research as many Paris cafés as possible. Equipped with a Sennielier sketchbook, a non-digital camera and a Paris By Arrondissement map I set out.
Hundreds of photos and sketches later, I knew I was hooked.
After a week of 2-3 petit déjeuners every morning, afternoon snacks and evening apéros running from café to café, my head was turned around. I was not ready for pretty pink houses or the village perché of Provence.


Anonymous said...





If you haven´t understand what I mean....;D


My best wishes for your new year...

Delphine R2M said...

Joyeux anniversaire, Paris Breakfasts! et longue vie à ce blog!

Jerie Artz said...

Joyeux Anniversaire! Chaque jour je me leve et jette un coup d'oeuil a Paris Breakfast. Il me permet de prendre un petit voyage en France, la ou j'ai habitais 14 ans de ma vie, tous les jours. Les aquarelles sont exquis! Merci Carol! artzart

Anonymous said...

MERCI, Carol, for one year of delectable messages, full of goodies for the eye and the heart.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, PB! Travel books and childrens' books---give us titles! I'd love to see them!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday, Paris Breakfasts
Happy Birthday to you!

Best wishes for another glorious year to come.


Anonymous said...

I always enjoy looking at your photos and watercolors.

Heidi Malott said...

Happy Birthday Carol!! Cheers!

Lin said...


K and S said...

Blog no O-tanjoobi Omedetoo gozaimasu! Happy blog birthday! Looking forward to more of your watercolors!

Anonymous said...

Just think.. if you hadn't have taken that mini assignment where would you be? Where would Paris Breakfasts be? Where would WE be?

Without a fabulous treat to wake up to each morning!!

Happy Anniversary Carol and Paris Breakfasts!
Cris in OR

Anonymous said...

bon anniversaire, carol!
every morning here in brazil i read your delicious (literally) newsletter about paris and all those wonderfull cafes.
three weeks ago i was in paris and now i came back do my country.
thanks for your so kind matinal information et mes félicitations pour votre anniversaire.

Anonymous said...

Your Photos are BEAUTUFULL,
Your aquarelles MAGNIFIQUES. J’adore your Paris Dreams !!!

Sandy said...

How Fabulous - You are one talanted, lucky woman and we are likewise graced with your Paris dreams!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Corey and thanks to you.
My days would never have been the same without ParisBreakfast!
I look forward to more years!

Di Overton said...

Imagine I am singing this
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Carol
Happy Birthday to yuooooooooooo.
How old are you? 100? You have done far too much but I am so pleased yo have. Thanks for a thoroughly entertaining year.

Ilva said...

Happy Birthday, you know that you are my lucky charm! We enjoy your blogging even more that than you do!

Anonymous said...

Today I am 40!
Happy Birthday to us both!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I love your blog as it brings me daily joy and inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Paris Breakfasts...and thank you for bringing a wonderful bit of happiness into my life every day!

Anonymous said...

Bonne anniversaire, Carol. Merci for taking us all along for the ride! (And hmmmm... if you're just "one" today, think of the growing you still have ahead of you!) We'll all enjoy watching for a long time...

Anonymous said...

For the event, here are a few presies for you:

A picture of Paris

A picture of a French breakfast:

special candle:


Anonymous said...

Bon anniversaire! I'm so glad that you decided to start this blog, otherwise I may have never known of so many fabulous places.

Blame It on Paris said...

Joyeux Anniversaire, Carol! I baked you something over at my blog. :)

I am SO glad you decided to start this blog and have kept at it. It is such a pleasure every day.

Fabienne said...

Excellent bloganniversaire !

Anonymous said...

J’adore ce vert !!!
C’est une de mes couleurs préférées !!!
Vive les UN AN de Carol !!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary!!
I have enjoyed every entry!

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much for sharing "Paris" and your artistic gift with us.

paulo miranda said...

Nós por cá dizemos, Feliz Aniversário!!!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

You can see we are all thrilled to help you celebrate your first of many blog birthdays. We've had a wonderful journey with you. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! I so look forward to each post.

Anita said...

Joyeux Anniversaire, Carol! You have one of most original and beautiful blogs around! I'm so glad to have met such a fascinating person as you!

Anonymous said...

And somehow I feel I was there during the pregnancy...
Happy Birthday, Petit Breakfast.

Unknown said...

So glad you are here, Carol. This is where I come to treat my eyes!

Your style of writing AND painting is so refreshing.

Mimi, also hooked...

Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday and I LOVE visiting here. Except you make me want to EAT chocolate all day long!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Carol. Having discovered this blog just a short time ago, I came to the party late, but it has been wonderful catching up. Thank you for starting this gloriously sensual delight of a blog. I happily look forward to the next year of posts.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!
Yahoo, the blog world
is a much sweeter
and refined place
with your delicious paintbrush!
I am so glad you took the dare
you delight me each day with a
taste of Paris!

Anonymous said...

Joyeux Anniversaire!
Merci beaucoup!!

Anonymous said...

No wonder I am ten pounds heavier!! I have been visiting your blog everyday for a year!
Please do not stop...I do not mind being made heavier!
Here is to fifty more pounds of pretty ParisBreakfasts!

Happy Blog days ahead!! And thank you for sharing them with me!!

Anonymous said...

You've come a long way, baby, and I've enjoyed travelling with you. Thank you! Your paintings, photos and blog are a joy to me, that I meet with anticipation each time I see there are new items from you in my Google Reader. May the next year be just as joyous. Congratulations!

sooishi said...

joyeux blog day ! :)

Anonymous said...

Wrap your fingers around a teacup and celebrate! I'm not a blogger, but I love your blog - the watercolors, the text, the photos. It is a bit of refreshment for my soul to bounce by this bookmark each day. Happy Anniversary, Carol!

Lisa Johnson said...

Happy blog birthday Carol! I've so enjoyed your blog from the first time I saw it. Thank you for sharing your Paris Dreams, so that we can have ours too! : )

Betty Carlson said...

Joyeux anniversaire.

Je suis d'accord: on apprend énormément en faisant un blog. Mais ceux autour de nous ne le comprennent pas toujours.

Je suis souvent le blog de Corey, il est sublime.

I'm really just a transplanted American in France but thought you might like the French!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you lots of happiness and inspiration.

"Maggie & Kevin" said...

Joyeux Anniversaire Paris Breakfasts and to you Carol!

Linda said...

I'm so glad you took the cafe and blog challenge and came up with Paris Breakfasts! It is always a delight to read ... and look at ... and drool over!
;-) Happy Bloggabirthday!

Linda said...

I, for one, have enjoyed every word and especially your paintings and photos which capture a unique part of life in Pairs.

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Parisbreakfasts said...

A thousand and one mercis for your kind thoughts, for your encouragements and for joining me each day!
Carolg :)

Julie at Belle Vivir said...

the way you started makes me want ot go to paris and try to do the same. It sounds just lovely. Happy birthday. I wish you many more years to come.

Anonymous said...

Bon Anniversaire to you and your blog! I live vicariously at cafes all over Paris...thanks to you!

Anonymous said...

A very happy Blog-a-versary! I hope you celebrated with a subject you could devour!!

Meilleurs voeux!!

Anonymous said...

Happy first anniversary...many more to come!:) I've actually celebrated by FINALLY framing your watercolors today:)

kenju said...

Happy blogiversary!

Freya said...

Happy Birthday Carol! I don't think any of us tire of looking at your beautiful paintings! Hers to the next year (and the next...)

Merisi said...

Thank you, Carol, for all the joy (and temptations!) you spread every day, and which certainly takes a lot of work on your side.
I appreciate it immensely,
big hug, I am looking forward to many years of letting us in on your great artistry.

Anonymous said...

One year and hopefully MANY MANY MORE TO COME!!! Bravo !!!!

Helene said...

Joyeux Anniversaire! Let's toast to many thousands other posts all more inspiring than the last.

christine said...

Happy birthday Paris breakasts!! I've enjoyed the past year with you very much and I look forward to many many more! :)

Gypsy Purple said...

I for one...totally love your blog and if possible, read it every day
You have become one of my dear blogger friends and I appreciate all the time and effort you take in making your blog and posts so teriffic!!!

Anonymous said...

happy anniversary, carol!

thank you for letting us see with you.

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