Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Swimming and Strawberry Research

I’m back in the pool. So happy ☺️ You need a doc’s note, so its empty ๐ŸŠ‍♀️ I’m going daily doing just water exercises no laps to work off Lockdown pounds. The problem is you get a ferocious appetite post-swimming. 

Piscine St. Germain is 5-minutes walk ๐Ÿšถ‍♂️ from 5 of Paris’ top patisseries (Mulot, Pierre Hermรฉ, Christolphe Michalek, Arnaud Larher, Pierre Marcolini). A tad further: The Smith’s, Popolino, Maison Thevenin, Eric Kayser. Uh oh, we’re in landmine turf.

I popped into Arnaud Larher for strawberry ๐Ÿ“ letter research whilst also grabbing biz cards for your envelopes. Look Cheesecake Louise (my middle name but I resisted): streusel aux amandes, biscuit ร  la passion, creme cheesecake ร  la passion, gelรฉe de fraises, mousse cheesecake recouvert d’une nappage ร  la fraise. Pure poetry.

These massive jars of ๐Ÿ“ jam called my name, but the price did not ๐Ÿ˜ณ I bought something tiny in exchange for browsing and biz card theft ๐Ÿ˜Š

A new patisserie addition to St. Germain๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพ‍♀️ Fou de Patisserie of the stunning pastry journal, now at 64, rue de Seine, 75006

They have new savory things with the usual melange/mixup of top pastry chefs. Hooray. Their jams are made by MOF(meilleur champion du monde du confiture), Stephan Perrotte. Price tag also €8,50 but I thought I have to try this.

Fou de Patisserie changed their brand logo to black with odd floating shapes. Why FDP? OK, its chic. Do you like it?  Don’t we wear enough black everyday. I want COLOR ๐ŸŽจin my pastry shops. Who buys the most pastry? This is man’s work in my opinion. Why do men think they know what women want.

This strawberry outfit from Isabel Marant shows she knows what women want❤️

Have you been to Maison Thevenin? A lovely family bakery since 1963. Their specialty - lush, fruity tartes. 

When I saw the Cheese-cake New-Yorkais with fromage Philadelphie (my home town) I had to get it. I don’t like eat cheesecake but the French make it trรจs lรฉger/very light. Not like a slice of Brooklyn’s Jr.’s you have to split 6 ways. 
You say, “I am not coming to Paris to eat New York cheesecake. No way”. Big mistake. Light as a feather๐Ÿชถ 

My haul.

Research break ๐Ÿ“ over. Back to mailing out your letters dear PBers ๐ŸŒธ

Ribbon is so hard to find in locked-down Paris, but the stamp store has them for your envelopes ๐Ÿ’Œ

Oh la la la la la la la ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Thank you ever so much dearest, darlings from Hungary, UK, Australia, Germany, Ireland, Greece and the US ! You bought the new singles in my Etsy shop. You’ve made every day so lovely for us☺️๐Ÿป๐ŸŒธ
Please have a lovely day yourselves. xxx ❤️๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“


Ga From Dekalb said...

Oh la la is right!!! Thanks for the heavenly tour of these gastronomic delights.
Your haul looks yummy. What are the 3 small pink strawberry sugary “want to pop them in my mouth now” treats?

Bonnie L said...

How wonderful that Paris has public pools throughout the city. Makes it a little easier to work off all of those delish pastries...and confitures...and squeeze into that little Isabel Marrant short-shorts number! Love seeing all of your strawberry delights...more please!

Parisbreakfasts said...

DeKalb GA those are almond marzipan from Jeff de Bruges...I ate 2 for breakfast :(()

Sybille said...

Cheesecake Carol! We are more than a month away from fresh local berries so I’m living vicariously through your abundance.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Another good reason to move to Paris ! ๐Ÿ“

Jeanie said...

My lovely Eiffel Tower arrived and I love it (and also, the wonderful ribbon bit!) Merci beaucoup!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Aww...Thank you Jeanie for letting me know you received your letter ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Dorrance said...

Well, you definitely need an assistant!
I am booking my ticket now!!

Anonymous said...

Love this post ~! Cannot wait to receive my letter. Very warmest greetings to you and to Bear! Take good care.
xo, Patricia, Minneapolis

Lisa said...

I, too, received my lovely Eiffel Tower. I like it sooo much that I'm going to have it framed, along with one of your originals that I purchased earlier this year..."Chanel" ! I'm thinking I need to create a gallery wall featuring your beautiful art. I love the bit of ribbon, too - thank you for those wonderful "bits of Paris". Looking forward to my next letter!

sukicart said...

Your purchases caused me to gain a few pounds just looking at them (can't blame the pandemic) they look soooo good. I didn't have Maison Thevenin on my list so now another spot to visit. & I love the jam jar from Larhar - sophisticated simplicity.

Parisbreakfasts said...

OK, you convinced me Suki to get another fancy jam!
Research, research..๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“

BK said...

It is a joy to receive your work. It always lifts my sprit
And puts a smile on my face!!

Cindy said...

You are right on the B/W labels. Should be pink like the suit!

BZ said...

I can't stand it. There only ONE patisserie in all of Burlington. One. Just one. Tragique non? I am salivating. So envious. So hungry.

Lynn S said...


LW said...

I just love cherry blossom season and Paris so these singles are a must have for me. Love the ribbons. Also your strawberry haul looked fabulous. Always enjoy your Paris newsletters. MercI

Kirrabelle said...

Your strawberry haul looks delicious! I love berry tarts and that cheesecake sounds good too ๐Ÿ˜‹