Tuesday, December 31, 2013

8 AM Paris Dec 31, 2013

If you want to shoot Paris windows you don't have to shlep out late at night.
Go early morning say 7-7:30 am.
It will be pitch black - perfect for shooting sans reflections.
I got off at Concord and waltzed over to Hermés on rue St.Honoré
A tropical grotto theme fill the windows including flamingos and iguana.
Paris streets are gorgeous early morning.
Ladurée is open at 8 AM for croissant seekers.
Büchette Paeva with four red fruits and vanilla mousse came home with me.
Nearby Angelina serves up a not so petit dejeuner starting at 8
Brief encounter with a box of mini petit fours. These did not come back to my mouse hole though they are the perfect size.
 
Nearby jewelry windows reflect...
 
Place Vendome.
 
The morning light is coming in.
Bonjour last day of 2013.
 
Yesterday Georges Marques of Le Bonbon au Palais gave me a cadeau to give to Bear.
Bear is pleased as punch with his new partner.
What shall we call her? Büche? Vanille?
All suggestions are welcome PBers.
To look inside the Laduree büchette
PLEASE visit my Facebook page.
BONNE ANNÉE PBers en avance!

33 comments:

Jojo said...

I loved being able to enjoy the early morning hours of Paris through your eyes. Bonne année et bonne santé !

Marie said...

Lovely, Carol! Bonne année! Perhaps you could call her "Bonbon"?

365 Dresses said...

Love the early morning quiet of the Paris streets. Happy New Year---see you in 2014.

Elizabeth said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
love Elizabeth Robert and Buster!

Theresa Cheek said...

You are making me swoon! These are fabulous pictures Carol! May you have a very Parisian 2014!

La Table De Nana said...

Of course that's mid day for you:) 8 am..here was bristling cold....-2 F only to get colder..all over the news..
It is dreamy looking at these pics..
I have seen the mini buches molds.. so cute..not the individuals yet..but the minis..

There's that nice man again..with the nice face:)
How about just Nounours?

Jacqui said...

Choupinette for Bear's little friend

Karen in VA (was CT) said...

Delightful .. Happy New Year

Jeanie said...

I have two suggestion -- Bonbon or Macaron! The photos are gorgeous and I particularly love the Hermes window. I hope you have a glorious new year -- which should be coming up in a few hours or you!

French Girl in Seattle said...

A lovely walk in downtown Paris before the big crowds hit the streets. I could *almost* picture myself there. Thank you for sharing these, Carol. I wish you a happy New Year in the City of Light, and many discoveries and creative moments there in 2014. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

sukicart said...

Happy New Year, Carol

Prairie Jill said...

Oh, what wonderful pictures of Paris!! And I love Bear's new friend.
Bonne annee!

Unknown said...

Merci boucoup, Carol, for a great year of posts. Love the last picture you did. It looks so festive. All of your posts makes us feel we are there. May 2014 be as good of a year for you as 2013 has been. Bonne annee

La Table De Nana said...

I completely omitted to wish you A Very Wonderful New Year:-)
As wonderful at least as 2013..

GeriNJ said...

Happy New Year. Thanks for another year of a lovely walk thru my favorite place.

Nikon said...

Beautiful shots, Carol, I love the street scenes and the pastries in the shop windows, great to see Bear. too!
Have a great New Year!

Vickie said...

The patisseries will be just the hook I need to haul myself out of bed and onto the streets at dawn.
Sending best wishes and thanks for the wonderful travels you have given to us throughout the year. We look forward to "going along" with you in the future.

Geri said...

Happy New Year. Thanks for another year of a lovely walk thru my favorite place.

Marilyn said...

Love the last picture you did. It looks so festive. All of your posts makes us feel we are there. May 2014 be as good of a year for you as 2013 has been. Bonne annee

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thank you V and the same to you bien sur.
'Downtown Paris' sounds like downtown Philly and elsewhere...
Never thought of it that way ;))

Parisbreakfasts said...

BONBON!
Adorb

Belinda said...

Just wanted to say thank you for this blog, love Paris, helps to keep me connected.
Blessings to you in 2014 and much success with your endeavors!

Winnie said...

Wow, Carol, this collection is really beautiful. Happy New Year!!!

Lynne C said...

Icant believe how empty the streets are at 7 in the morning! Are you ready for a new year?

Alli said...

Love your early morning pics. Mysterious and wonderful! Have a terrific New Year!
Luvya,

Unknown said...

Hi Carol,
Wishing u a very Happy 2014. I got to your blog while researching on French Women and their Style its Thanx to you that and all the beautiful and effortlessly chic Parisian Women that i have improved on my dressing and thrown away all the unwanted clothes from my closet from that day till date im a religious follower of your Blog Thanx a Ton for everything your Blog is very inspirational i am actually receiving alot of compliments since then. I am sitting in India and i enjoy Paris everyday all thanx to you!!

Sunitta

c'est Jeff ici said...

Were you up early or out late???

Elaine said...

Oh it is magical even in the morning. Looks like the .
French take great care with their window decorations .
True artists for sure!

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Thanks so much for the little virtual vacation. Your photos are lovely. I have enjoyed your take on the city this year. Hope you have a wonderful New Year.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

How absolutely beautiful! I wish I were there! Bears new friend is adorable. Reminds me of snow for some reason.. is that Niege in French?

Merisi said...

Splendid morning images, magical!

How about Bearry? A combination of Bear + berry (the ones you and Bear love to eat in combination with chocolate, cream, vanilla). ;-)

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Louise said...

How different your wintery early morning walks are to the ones I took in June/July! I can't wait to know what that feels like myself.