Monday, July 07, 2008

Rue Bonaparte

Boxes with Cerises, original watercolor, 9" x 11"

Holiday over.Back to work.UGH Don't we all need a brief respite like a little cup of tea at an imaginary tea salon?

YUM A nice glass of champers would definitely blot out reality.

And just a tiny snack to go a petit four or two...

Religieuse Chocolat?

Or a Saint-Honore Rose-Framboise?

Oh Guimauve (Frenchie marshmallows) and pink.
Now where do we sit?
You pour please...
Shall we take a snack home?
Oh, Little Bear is soooooo slow. It takes him forever to eat one silly macaron! Can't take him anywhere


  1. Last time, we went to this Ladurée, we couldn't even go in because it was too crowed! It's a shame! they should do it bigger!!!!!

  2. Anonymous9:34 AM

    Excellent idea!
    Yes let's meet on the corner of rue Bonaparte..swoon..
    Escape VITE!

  3. Anne,
    this is a purely imaginary Laduree I've dreamed up here...
    The real one, well the service could be alot better and they always seem to be out of what you want..Plus you have to wait way too long :(
    A shame really...

    Love todays painting...even more than I usually do!
    Those cherry stems; moving me around the painting like a watercolor whirl-a-gig!
    Lush washes, too. But then...they always are!

  5. Anonymous10:38 AM

    Ah, love the little flowers on the teacup!
    Nicely done!

  6. You've conjured up a lovely place here for us today, that's for sure. I love those raspberry thingamajigs--I'll take one of those. And petits fours--those are the biggest I've ever seen! Yum. Your painting here is one of my favorites--such delicate washes and that cup stands out with its lovely pattern.

  7. Anonymous11:54 AM

    wonderful, i must go to paris one day i just MUST!
    i need to start learning french!

  8. Anonymous11:55 AM

    How does the guimauve taste like?

  9. Anonymous12:01 PM

    they do package things beautifully, don't they!

  10. Anonymous12:01 PM

    This painting's a beauty, Carol--wonderful washes, and with all the simplicity and then the flowering mug that bursts forth, oolala...

  11. I'll have one of each please.
    What a lovely way to start a Monday after a holiday weekend. Yes the painting is a beauty. I love the colors, flowers on cup and subject matter, Everything about it. A winner.

  12. Anonymous1:38 PM

    You continue to tell a story (but not about the woman without head, OUF thank you!:))
    How to forget this very long and bad Laduree "service" !!!
    Many boutiques have changed in 6e, each month a new wear shop or bizare cooked meals...
    But not a real shop with real basic food ! or good food ...
    The prices are going up up away... And the frensh people realize the States is not rich and the life will be less easy...
    Maybe just for a few months or years ?
    How do you see that from NYC?

  13. Phew! Thanks, I needed that. :) tres tres bien fait. :)

  14. Thank you! I needed a little bit of Paris today. :-D

  15. Anonymous3:15 PM

    Carol, I'm an admirer of ALL your work ~ you really have an incredible gift!

    I loooove your blog and your gorgeous paintings and just wanted to thank you for brightening my days all the time and inspiring me :)

  16. Just fabulous! I am ready to jump on a plane!

    Thank you for bringing a taste of France to us.

  17. Anonymous9:33 PM

    Hi, Im new to this blog, new to blogging full stop! Being an Ozzi franchaphone, its only fitting I start here :) Your paintings are gorgeous...I have been thinking of starting art classes as a're inspiring me! My daughter and I are heading back to Paris in OCT..Never been to a Laduree, will have to test it out, just for the experience. Thanks again

  18. Anonymous9:41 PM

    NOW I know why today was soooo tiring. I went about it all wrong: Got up early and race-walked Ozzie throuh the park. Rushed off to the office to trudge through a few million emails (took off an extra day for a nice 4 day weekend!) ran to meetings, talked on the phone, and the closest I came to a Laduree treat was the 2 tootsie roll minis I grabbed from the candy dish at the reception desk. Thank you for the enlightenment. I shall mend my ways..well, not tomorrow; I have an earlly meeting in a town a half hour from here, but surely Wednesday! Oh, no! 7 AM meeting! Sacre bleu! Don't these people realize I am trying to lead the beautiful life?

  19. Oh my heart be still! I'm off to Paris for 6 days in Aug. and I come by for a sneak peek at the tastes I shall surely experience! Delicous!
    Good thing I am losing 10 lbs. as I know it will come back once I taste all these treats!

  20. I do hope you took Little Bear to Laudree Bonaparte and I a thrilled to see he is back out of the cupboard.
    Don't you just love those little frames Laduree use for price tags?

  21. Yes I do love those little golden frames Laduree has sprinkled all over the place and I have to tell my hands,
    "Be Still!
    Back in pockets or hold that camera!
    You must not got to Laduree prison!!!
    Then again..what could be nicer than to munch on Laduree macarons all day long...macs and water. What was I thinking?
    Of course I'd love to go to Laduree prison!
    Bien sur!
    I am sure I would be in good company too."
    Great suggestion Di!!!

  22. Call me in the morning,
    in case you want to be bailed out!
    I shall come with a Demeltorte,
    to distract your wardens. ;-)

    A nice glass of champer, merci,
    wonderful! *smile* Oh, I feel a bit dizzy now. Where's the Récamier, s.v.p.?


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