Monday, April 21, 2008

ParisBreakfast is 2

Bluebird Tea, original watercolor, 9" x 11"

I wanted to give you all a present thank you.
Three Macaron Boxes, original watercolor, 9" x 11"

I'm late posting. Just 12 hours or so... Five Macaron Boxes, original watercolor, 9" x 11"

Today is Paris Breakfast's 2nd birthday!
We are 2. YAHOOWe want to thank you for stopping by.
Gerard Mulot Macarons, original watercolor, 9" x 11"

So lots of nicely tied up presents for you full of Paris macarons!
It took so long today to get this post together, I wolfed down some of the Parisien macarons I was saving for still lifes in the fridg. A one-month old macaron leaves a lot to be desired. Live and learn. Anyway if you've been lurking and wanting to say HELLO please do

And if you'd like to learn how to make your own French macarons, please check out Tartelette's recipe in Desserts Magazine . Paris Breakfast got to do the cover.


  1. Anonymous7:57 PM

    Well, who else BUT Paris Breakfast could do that cover! Today's post is beautiful! Congrats & Happy Birthday!

  2. Congrats!!!! On everything. Lots of lovely ribbons and boxes galore, little blue bird and macarons, and now Tartelette's telling what 's next!! Great Great big cheers fro PB. :)
    All best, Jan

  3. Happy Birthday ParisBreakfasts!! Thank You for all of the delightful posts. Cheers to another yummy year!

  4. Anonymous8:22 PM

    Happy Birthday! Yes, just because of this website, I took on the challenge once to learn how to make macarons. I even make my own almond flour!

  5. Happy Birthday to one of my favorite, beautiful, TRUE artist's blogs ever.

    I don't comment often but I enjoy being here tremendously.

  6. Dear Carol,
    Congratulations on the aniversary of this lovely blog.
    Constance Escobar.

  7. Happy Birthday! Today is my birthday, too! Thank you for transporting me DAILY to one of my most fave places on earth. Loooove your blog and love sharing it with other Paris-lovers. I have one of your pieces and can't wait to acquire another. Have a good one!!!
    Erin in Dallas

  8. Carol, These are WONDERFUL paintings. Oh so lovely. A big Congrats on the cover. and also on the two years birthday of PB today! It's been a treat visiting you daily from the 'almost' beginning.
    Those macarons look pretty tasty even if you say they are stale. I finally got to taste my first Macarons. YUM!!! They sure didn't last long either. :)
    Hoping for many more PB posts.

  9. Anonymous11:31 PM

    How did you know I've been lurking ;) Okay, perfect day to come clean and thank you for allowing me to live vicariously through your BEAUTIFUL blog!!! I LOVE your art, your topics, your images, never mind all the incredible and yummy treats - OMgoodness...I could just go on and on!!! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Congrats on the cover! I really look forward to your posts. Thank you :)

  10. Anonymous11:42 PM

    im one of those who have luked by not said hi, so hello. i really love your pictures and paintings. your site brings me back to the trip i took to paris. i too LOVE macarons. i would kill for one from laduree or some bread from paul.

  11. Anonymous12:02 AM

    Joyeux Anniversaire!

    And congratulations. I visit your blog nearly every day and have listed it as a favorite on my blog.

    You have such talent; your watercolor paintings are pure eye candy. Thank you for generously sharing each of these masterpieces with us on a regular basis.

    ~ Arleen

  12. Many happy returns! I love your blog, and your well-placed 'ahem's. Beautiful boxes. May you have fresh macarons whenever you need them :)

  13. Anonymous12:33 AM

    Bonjour Carol,

    I cannot thank you enough for your wonderful blog. I regularly look forward to viewing your artful pictures and creative commentary. My husband and I love Paris and looking at your pictures nearly brings me to tears with memories of the most magnificent city in the world.
    Thanks again,

  14. Anonymous12:38 AM


    CONGRATULATIONS and thank you!

    I'm off to France - Auch area and 3 days in Paris - le Select - on Friday.

  15. Anonymous12:40 AM

    Hi, I have been lurking for a while now, sorry I didn't think to say hello.
    I look forward to receiving your posts, your adventures are very interesting.
    plus I am also a mini enthusiast and I admire your work.
    thank you for sharing.


  16. Anonymous12:46 AM

    Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary. It is a delightful to be able to join you for breakfast. You always evoke wonderful memories of places visited, and making them seem a little closer.
    Heurese anniversaire.

  17. Anonymous12:48 AM

    Happy Birthday!
    I am one of your lurkers and have to tell you, Paris Breakfasts fills me with snapshots of the city of my soul. I fell in love the moment I stepped onto French soil and my love affair has been going strong for 20 years now. Thank you for what you do. I love to wake up and check my email, never knowing what goodies you have in store for me.


  18. Anonymous12:51 AM

    And thank you for all the beautiful breakfasts, past and to come.

  19. Anonymous12:52 AM

    Thank you for the prettiest, most mouth-watering and delightfully illustrated email I recieve every day! I always look forward to these and you never disappoint!

  20. Anonymous12:55 AM

    These watercolors are amazing! They make me want to EAT CAKE! Thank you
    Thank you
    Thank you for sharing!
    Keep up the great work!

  21. Anonymous1:00 AM

    Hello Carol,

    I don't know if you remember me; I am the "mom" of the kitten Annie-Yoda, and I purchased one of your lovely watercolors last year.

    Seeing your blog made me take steps toward a lifelong goal of learning watercolor painting.
    Thanks again for all your inspiration! And welcome home!

  22. Happy birthday, Paris Breakfasts!
    Poor little Bluebird, months old macarons for breakfast, how sweet of him to pose nonetheless so graciously on top of those pretty beribboned Ladurée boxes.
    I hope you did get a really good cup of hot chocolate!
    Merci from Vienne,

  23. Happy Birthday Carol. Do you know you are younger than 5 of my grand children?

  24. I love coming here and look at your delicate paintings!! Congratulations for the 2!! and for the cover :)

  25. Anonymous6:41 AM

    Oui, Laduree boxes are better than their gateaux! You are right to paint these very nice boxes!
    I like these pastels..very pastel!

  26. happy blog birthday! and what a delicious magazine cover :)

  27. Happy birthday. I LOVE your blog and read you all the time. Congrats on the cover. Gorgeous!!

  28. Anonymous8:51 AM

    Happy Paris Breakfasts birthday!

    Eileen (passions to pastry)@

  29. Happy birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to yooooouuu,
    Happy Birthday to you...and many more!

    I &#9829 Paris Breakfasts.

    Ooooh and thanks a million times for that link to the macaron recipe. :o)

  30. Congratulations on turning 2. I just started reading Paris Breakfasts and I love it. Now I know where to get great macarons in Paris when I go next week.

  31. A gloriously happy birthday to you, Paris Breakfasts. You've made every day for the rest of us like a birthday, so it's time we raise a glass to you! and many more!!

  32. Anonymous10:20 AM

    Bon anniversaire! from the Washington/Oregon coast at the mouth of the Columbia River. I enjoy your blog and read it every day. Such inspiration! Thank you!

  33. Anonymous10:56 AM

    Bon Anniversaire Carol!


  34. Coming out of lurking to say happy blog birthday.

  35. Bon Anniversaire Paris Breakfasts! I'm new to this blog, but truly love it. thanks for such inspirational posts. :)

    there's this miniature craze in Hong Kong, it's probably an influence from Japan because they're selling boxes and boxes of the miniatures in the Japanese supermarkets.

  36. Anonymous12:00 PM

    Happy Birthday Paris Breakfasts! I am a lurker and I love your blog! I love Paris and you blog is a perfect way to get my daily fix! Keep up the good work!


  37. Happy 2nd Birthday. Thank you for such a colourful and delightful blog :-)

  38. "Bon anniversaire, nos voeux les plus sincères,
    Que ces quelques fleurs vous apportent le bonheur
    Que l'année entière vous soit douce et légère
    Et que l'an fini, nous soyons tous réunis
    Pour chanter en choeur :"Bon Anniversaire !"
    I guess you know the traditional french birthday song, don't you?

  39. BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON 2 WONDERFUL YEARS~!!!! And congratulations on the fabulous cover - who else could have done it justice?!?! and thank you for array of watercolors to drool over all day AND a macaron treat as well (I printed the recipe and if I close my eyes maybe I can pretend I am back in Paris!) Keep up the posting Please!!

  40. i love that cover and the gift box illustrations... so talented!

  41. Anonymous7:26 PM

    Hum to yourself while reading to the tune of "Happy irthday":
    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!
    You paint like an angel
    and you write like one too!
    Well, except when you write like the little devil who tells me to eat "just one more" piece of cake!
    Sincere congratulations!

  42. Anonymous10:35 PM

    Happy birthday!
    I always enjoy seeing your sweet watercolors. =)

    ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! :)

  44. Happy birthady! I've been coming to your site for some time now and absolutely love it. I keep recommending to others, and I know they are never disappointed. I must try making my own macarons!

  45. Anonymous3:33 AM

    Congrats on the two years!
    I've been lurking for quite some time... I absolutely adore your paintings. Your blog is excellent! Since visiting Paris a few years, I've been trying to find a way get back there. In the meantime, I'm daydreaming about macarons and visiting your site!

  46. Anonymous3:20 PM

    Bon Anniversaire !!!

    Champagne à volonté et macarons à gogo !!!

    Félicitations !!!


  47. Anonymous5:04 PM

    Congratulations! Your blog is such a delicious treat - just like a perfect macaron!

  48. Anonymous8:51 PM

    I had no idea there was such a thing as Dessert Magazine!
    Live and learn!
    You did a lovely job on the cover.

  49. I'm a little late, but Happy Blog Birthday, Carol!

  50. YAY Carol! Congratulations on the 2nd birthday of your enchanting blog.

    Your winsome watercolors are a lovely edition to my home. Thank you so much.


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