Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Summer in the City

Guess where I am?

Paris Plage! Pretty amazing you have to admit non?

At Hotel de Ville there's a big l'eau de Paris stand (pavillon).

Free fresh, cold water is served as well as bubbly (pétillante) streaming c/o Castalie thank you very much.

The very same elegant bubbly water I drank in my cooking class at BHV  ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse. Pretty cool non? More to come soon.

I love the summer icy Rosé popsicle poster at Nicholas.

Rosé is the summer drink du jour. The range of melon colors - gorgeous.

I tried a diabolo menthe out with Rosemary. Remember the old French movie of the same name?

I'm still coveting her red watch..

If you're going away, isn't this the perfect carry all from Fabriano on 90, rue du Bac.

What They are wearing on rue du Bac.

On the bus They are wearing flowers in their hair. Her pink sash says 'Hen Party'?

In the cafes more flower wreaths.

On the nails lots of color. Today I saw someone wearing French Ultramarine bleu on hands and toes.

Red melons galore in the marché.

The perfect summer cadeau (gift) to take when invited to a French friend's for petit dejeuner called une panaché or melange of fruits rouges (5€).

Everyone asks me when/where I'm going on vacance. I just have to cross the bridge (Pont Sully) to Paris Plage et Voila!


Marilyn Miller said...

I would covet that watch too. Love the travel wallet too.
Oh red and the beach too, swoon! How you have captured
my heart today. And here I am at home cleaning!!! but I
can take a break to dream.

Karen in VA (was CT) said...

I just love your posts. You do such a good job of giving us so much that we feel like we are in Paris. Thanks so much ...

I can't imagine what Paris is like in August when supposedly everyone flees the city. Are many shops/cafés/taxis "hit or miss"? Closed for business. I sense not from your pics.


Karen in VA

La Table De Nana said...

Trop estival!
Jamias trop estival!

Great shots..!!
The 1rst and 3rd shots remind me of Cannes..when we were there..

Nikon said...

Great photos - it looks like a lot of fun going to the beach in Paris.
I like the reds that are popping up, too, and your shot of the girl with the flowers in her hair inside the café.
I love that shot of the advertisement of the girl with the lollipop :)

365 Dresses said...

It looks like so much fun! What a brilliant idea. Who did it first? The previous mayor, I think? Did you like the diablo menthe? Jeff loves them---I love the color.

Parisbreakfasts said...

I think I love the color too..it is very refreshing and cool....

Parisbreakfasts said...

So far I'm seeing some closures. Cafes are definitely open.
I've been avoiding patisseries for a bit so will have to see what's closed.

MyLeftBreast said...

Hi Carol, C'est fantastique! Love the beach right in the city, that's amazing. And, I love the new look of the blog - it's very classy and very Paris. xo

Frances said...

Carol, it's grand to see these views of Paris as July gives way to August. How amusing that folks are asking you about when you will be having a vacation...are you not truly living a life that many of us dream of...right there in Paris?


cyndi from SD said...

I wholeheartedly agree with France's comment.Thanks as always for sharing your life with us.

Barbara said...

Une plage a Paris ! who'd have thought :) no need to leave your favorite spot.. Everything all in one place.

Parisbreakfasts said...

They have NO idea ! ;))

Bev said...

Wow, I love the colors.........the pictures......all of it AND I am taking the panache de fruits rouges to my tennis game tomorrow.....oooh la la!!!

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

You made me smile since you are on vacation.People in CA want to know where you are going on vacation. Other people think I am on vacation.


Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

oh my!!!!

are they for real????

summer icy Rosé popsicles????

how delightful!


NataliaR said...

What glorious colors! Such gorgeous fruit!
And! I agree with Tessa about the Rose popsicles!
Carol,you have totally wrapped us in Summer!
You most definitely ARE on vacation!
(Surprised to see O P I nail polish!They have those at my beauty parlor here!)

sukicart said...

Every scene made me smile & I'm of the opinion that you are on vacation 24/7 as long as you're in Paris.

Anonymous said...

That photo on the bus stop cracked me up big time! In New Mexico the
slang derogatory word for a loose woman is "chupa"! Can't imagine
"Barbie Doll" associated with that! Ha Ha Ha.

Parisbreakfasts said...

OPI is Very popular and $$$$!

Parisbreakfasts said...

I wish they were Tessa.
Though people put ice cubes in their Rose here..
What a cool idea!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Vacation here is sacred
you don't spend it in the city
the Staycation hasn't made it here.
they start planning in March if not sooner!

Sarah said...

Your posts always offer a delightful look at Parisian life. I'll be there in September. Can't wait!
~ Sarah

Louise said...

We caught the first two days of Paris Plages last year- I loved it, such fun. But now it's hard to remember the heat, the summer fun from our cold, blustery Australian winter day

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

Regardine what THEY are wearing on the street....I definitely see myself in those red slacks and gray sweater! :-)