Monday, October 27, 2008

8:15 PM

Just a few parting shots before I take off tonight at 8:15PM on AirFrance.This is a French mini airline meal from Rement.
I did get to vote on Friday and I admit to voting for Amelia Earhart. I'm looking forward to being in Paris for the election and will report all.
My trusty old suitcase refuses to die. It's instantly recognizable on the baggage carousel because it's covered in colorful UPS stickers. But it's had a make-over. Now there are pastry stickers to boot...Hmmm Maybe not an improvement but definitely even more recognizable.

I should have been packing yesterday, but I was reading Catherine Delor's gripping 18th-century French tale of Gabrielle de Monserrat's journey through hardships and betrayal by the three men in her life before she reaches at last impossible happiness bla bla bla - a great fun read. I'm be busy reading it in the airport and on the plane between watching the 5 French movies provided. I'm staying in the 12th arrondissement this trip - a switch from the 6th, but there are so many villages to discover in Paris and I'll be near the fab Marche d'Aligre... There will be plenty of visits to tea salons.
When I get home in 2 weeks, this mini French restaurant set from NRFB Queen should be waiting to help allay the mean old Jet Lag. I almost can't wait to come back?!


  1. Ah. Paris.
    Bon voyage.

    Can't wait for all the images. Enjoy the trip


  2. Anonymous8:59 AM

    OMG- every time I come in here, you are off to Paris! Bon voyage! Lucky, lucky girl! I cannot wait to see what you bring and what new ideas you will be painting. I am so impressed with the success of your blog.

  3. oh.....and please post some photos over the next two weeks...we need our PB fix!

  4. have a nice time, btw, I visited Laduree in Tokyo...fabulous!!

  5. Have a wonderful adventure, Carol! Safe travels and enjoy!!

  6. Carol, have a fabulous trip. I know it will be fun being in Paris for the US elections...I loved being in Europe during that time as you get such great perspectives. Let's keep our focus on the right guy getting that job!

    Be Safe!

  7. Anonymous9:39 AM

    Bon Voyage, Carol! Have a wonderful time - I'm looking forward to your photos and new paintings!

  8. Have a wonderful trip! How lucky :)
    I can't wait to see all the lovely paintings and pictures you'll bring back!

  9. Wishing you a safe trip. and looking forward to what you find on this trip. Don't pass something up this time you might regret when home. :))

  10. Anonymous10:27 AM

    Bonjour Chère Carole,
    As-tu déjà organisé ton circuit parisien ? N'oublie pas de faire une petite visite à la boutique Caron où l'on trouve les plus exquis parfums Français, puis passe chez Loxwood si tu peux, les sacs y sont superbes !
    Je te fais confiance pour le reste,
    Bon voyage,
    Béatrice lilidebretagne

  11. Happy happy you. You've also got the best Euro rate since Bush took (yes, took) office.

  12. Hi,
    I think your blog is wonderful.Obviously I love your paintings.The colors are so cheerful,bright and mouth watering(esp the macroons).Would it be ok if I add you to my blogroll?.

  13. Anonymous11:17 AM

    Bonne journee and keep me posted--enjoy a few croissants for me-

  14. Anonymous11:17 AM

    Have a wonderful trip. Looking forward to all the places you visit for all of us

  15. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Just want you to know how much I love your blog. It is beautiful and witty and funny and the writing is just the way you talk. No wonder people like it.
    Hope you have a good trip en France.

  16. Anonymous11:31 AM

    I've been reading and enjoying your daily posts since the summer.
    I'm so excited to be travelling back to Paris, vicariously through your blog of course ;o)

  17. Anonymous11:56 AM

    Have a fantastic trip Carol! Can't wait to see your pictures of Laduree macarons!

  18. Anonymous12:06 PM

    Wow, Carol, I am flattered! My Gabrielle delayed your packing... Have a great trip!

  19. Anonymous12:35 PM

    Have a wonderful trip! Can't wait to see the new finds, pics etc. and will miss your daily missives.

    Safe travel,


  20. Carol, I'm so excited for you!! Please have the most wonderful adventure EVER this time; be inspired by life and enjoy each and every moment (I know you will :)! Do however be safe. Can't wait for your new paintings and photos. Bons voyage mon ami!!

  21. Anonymous2:43 PM

    Have a great time!
    It should be fun seeing how the election goes from over there.

  22. Bon voyage!! I cannot help but wish you a fabulous time even though you didn't take me with you. Hope you have the best time and I look forward to hearing all about your trip to the Eiffel Tower.

  23. Anonymous7:56 AM

    I thought to ask you this before but I said to myself how would I explain it to her,
    but now you sent a picture of it,you know in your Laduree picture how you have a 3 tier
    pastry ( silver ) plate ,it's 3 plates on top of each other ,the one that has the Fraise tartellete on it,Do you by any chance know where Laduree buys their silver dishes from ?
    Ive been looking for a 3 tier silver piece for many many years and haven't found anything.
    If you ever find out please let me know.

    Thank you so much.Enjoy .


  24. I am sure everything is made to order for Laduree.
    Maybe they will lend me a piece or two...ahem

  25. Anonymous6:16 PM

    I can just picture you in that Laduree chair...heaven!

  26. Hi, there. I found you while looking for impressions about staying in the 12th. I'm considering an apartment there on rue Abel, very close to Gare de Lyon. So, I wonder if you could share your impressions about the 'neighborhood'.

    Thanks so much,


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