Friday, September 30, 2022

Fashionista PFW

Yesterday I took a break from arm-wrestling the September Paris Map to go Uptown…yes I know it’s 30 Septembre, but I’ve been arm wrestling 🤼‍♀️ all week with Ines

It’s PWF (Paris Fashion Week). I hate missing out on what’s going on. Dior is showing bubble skirts evidently…

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Paris’ Little Chocolate Boxes


Little boxes, little boxes..who doesn’t love❤️Little boxes 

Filled with deluxe Parisian chocolates like these from Patrick Roger.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Food Temple Portugal

Does this say Portugal to you? It does to me.

Another weekend in Paris, another foodie  festival. One has to go right?

Friday, September 23, 2022

Frida Kahlo, beyond appearances, Palais Galliera


Palais Galliera celebrates Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), one of the most recognized and influential artists of the 20th century. I was going to post on Frida on Thursday. Then I fell down the rabbit hole of Paris chocolates and fashion windows. 

The Kahlo exhibition is the first in Paris to focus more on her image and clothing collections and their influence than her paintings. It’s a way to understand how she built an identity by how she presented herself and represented herself in her own paintings.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Fall Leché-Vitrine

Do you like to leché-vitrines/windowshop when in Paris? Last night I went to see some Fall windows.
Is Printemps still in love with Squid Green or maybe that’s their brand color?

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Journees du Européennes Patrimoine


This past weekend was the annual big event in France in September. Journees du Europeanees Patrimoine,
when many private and public institutions, including the Elysées Palais (you must reserve way in advance for the Elysees) open their doors to public viewing.
On Sunday I went to les Garde Republicains, 5 minutes from my house, on boulevard Henri IV. They did not require reservations. Attendees dress accordingly like this woman in red jacket and navy pants to co-ordinate with the garde.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Les Marches Flottants du Sud-Ouest


The 3-day fete Le Marché Flottants is back this weekend👏🥂after for missing for 2 years at quai de Montibello across from Notre Dame. 

One of the most fun foodie fetes in Paris along the Seine. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Friday, September 09, 2022

Where is Colmar?


Yesterday we (Solli_K, PBer Carolyn and myself) took the 7:20 train to Colmar, just 20 minutes south of Strasbourg.

Another one France’s “La Petite Venices”.

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

International Cat Day


I missed International Cat day by a month on August 8.

But celebrating cats should be an everyday event.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

More Summer in Paris


For Summertime they have freshly-churned ice cream outside Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées. But no one was serving 😳

Still I studied the flavors carefully…as always

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Yesterday in the Marais, Bonjour Paris


It’s the last days of Summer in Paris…

Yesterday was a glorious day in the low 80s…

I moved in naturalement for a closer look at jams from the Auvergne

A très chic baby carriage/poussette in Squid green with matching parasol ☂️ 

Everyone was eating ice cream…

Me too. I had my usual Grom vanille-pistache…again. 

Plus a  Hot dog at La Mosaique - Pat's Hot Dog 56 rue du Roi de Sicile. Ican never resist. In France you get fried shallots—the brown bits—on top. 

Marais cafes were full. 

One of this Summer’s looks I have yet to adopt…too much 🍦😳

The sweat shirt tied around the waistline.

A classic Marais cafe table waiting for the Saturday lunch bunch

Over at BHV department store…

A new promotion…Bonjour Paris

The brill artist, Marin Montagut has set up a series of trés Parisienne adorable shops on the ground floor up until 2 October.
Everything you could dream to having the Paris look in your home and on your back. Remember his charming book
I admit I snuke my Luxembourg chair 🪑 watercolor in among his Luxembourg cups..just to see how it looked 😊 If you buy the chair watercolor, you get a free Paris Parks map 👏
I made a little video of painting the chairs on Instagram now.
The new Fall fruits have arrived, hot off the presses! 
         🇫🇷💋🍾🥂🥐☕️Bon Dimanche PBers☕️🥐🥂🍾💋🇫🇷

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

La Madeleine Paris map


I’ve been working on the madeleine de Paris map since the first of August.

And I have the hips to prove it and as Shakira says, those hips don't lie.

Friday, August 19, 2022

The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli/ Musee des Arts Decoratifs


Another late night at the museum.
 MAD/musee des arts decoratifs is open Thursdays till 9. And another spectacular don’t-miss exhibition is on in Paris till January 22.

The first room you enter is covered, including the floor you’re standing on with her fashion sketches. The ceiling is mirrored, so you’re inside a box 📦 of drawings ✏️ Designer Elsa Schiaparelli made a donation in 1973 of over 6000 drawings in bound albums.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Poppies = Rouge de Delacroix = Marianne


One thing leads to another. I started painting poppies after seeing a photo in the Vegetal exhibit

Later I saw this poppy card in a stationary/papetterie shop window, BUCI News, 4 rue Gregoire de Tours 6 eme.