Monday, May 02, 2022

La Cafe fleuris de Paris Map

 Everyone needs an upper from time to time. If you’re planning a trip to Paris, that can be a long-range upper that keeps you up till you return and start planning the next trip to Paris. But what do Parisians do? We’re already here. True we have the most gorgeous sun rises and sun sets(keep scrolling).

And we had the Gobelin Bears to raise our spirits. Everything you want to know about the bears is in the video link🐻

But the floral cafes have worked a special charm making Parisians feel good. 

It seemed a good idea for a Paris map.

Here’s a peek at La Favorite’s menu on rue de Rivoli.
Cafe Cassette did a big makeover 

On 73 rue de Rennes, 75006. 

Even the inside is all flowery. 

The Twickenham on Bd Saint Germain is a new addition to the flower cafe club strewn with Virginia creeper or is it Wisteria?

Besties is a donut bakery, but such a pretty flowery one and they do have chairs and tables out front.

Their donuts are a colorful fantasia best left to those who have not grown up eating hot cinnamon donuts made on the spot (in Grand Central Station, NYC in the year one).

Naturally I thought it would be a snap to draw floral cafes. Ha Ha Ha! Cafes are complicated to draw. On Friday, my 1st attempt did not meet the approval of my copyshop guy, Assa. 

Here’s a good advice from the St. Louis shoe company president I worked for in Italy and Spain, (All shoe companies on the planet have their HQ in St.Louis). He said,”When you show someone a new shoe (or anything) never look at the shoe. Look at their face for their reaction.”
My copyshop guy’s face was a big frown. He knows my artwork over several years. He’s yet to be wrong when he makes a face. 
Back to the drawing board over the weekend. I created my own mini Floral cafe here.
If you’re wondering where I found these adorable crepe paper Sakura cherry blossoms, *BHV has the best party stuff (on the planet)on the second floor with the art supplies. Made by Rico Design in Germany. 
Today Assa was all smiles 😊🤸‍♂️👏🍾 And me too. Good for Mom’s day too in my Etsy shop.
      🌸🌸🌸🌸Cheers Carolg et Bear 🐻 🌸🌸🌸🌸


sally said...

An attentive waiter wearing suspenders is always extra special.

KimK said...

Love these cafes and all those flowers. Beautiful.

Liane P said...

I’m curious to know if there is anywhere in Paris where one can buy the Gobelin bears? I just love them and whenever I saw them , I’d just have to have a great day. Hope those flower cafés will still be flowering in June when I get there! Love these photos. A great upper❣️

Anonymous said...

How lovely! Flowers, cafes and the joy of simple things🌹🌹

Bonnie L said...

Beautiful, Caro! You’ve got a treasure in your copy shop guy…he’s an art critic to boot! Love that you match your donuts to your peonies. ❤️

Parisbreakfasts said...

Hmmm…I should have said? The flowers are faux Liane so no worries about them going away.
As for buying a Gobelin Bear? I have no idea
They are BIG!

Dorrie said...

Your sunset is gorgeous…Paris looks her best in May…sigh.

Parisbreakfasts said...

More bear 🐻 info Liane: Les Nounours des Gobelins are at 25, Bd. De Gobelins, 75013 —the giant teddybears, averaging about 1 meter 35 (4 feet 5 inches) in size and weighing 10 to 12 pounds.

Ga From Dekalb said...

Each time I receive one of your posts my spirits are immediately lifted. Thanks Carol!

La Table De Nana said...

Those faux must cost a fortune.
I remember them certain spots.Sure puts Spring in a step:)Floriferous frivolity!:)

Jeanie said...

Oh, I love it and want to be there. Love the chairs at 73 but I fear if I got in one safely I might never get out! The pink petals are perfect. Simply divine, each and every one and the map too!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thank you Jeanie!
I now know they are called swinging basket chairs!
They probably have crains available to remove guests…
I would def need one

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I never knew/saw the floral cafés. And on my first trip to Paris I was there in April. Amazing!!!! Thinking of you as I am visualizing a trip. Italy this time, Florence and Tuscany, maybe other places. You've been there a lot, I think. It's still quite chilly up here in Maine. Daffodils are up, some tree blossoms. But BRRRR! Are you coming this summer? You should if David is teaching.

Kirrabelle said...

Love the flowers! Thanks to your copy man for helping you out.
I agree hot cinnamon donuts are the best.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Sketchbook Wandering, the floral cafes are a very recent addition to Paris - our way of getting cheered up 🌸
PLEASE come to Paris 🙏

Parisbreakfasts said...

Kirrabelle I’m glad to hear you have hot-off-the-presses cinnamon donuts in Australia. Why not?
And they were bite-sized. Definitely a thing of the past!😳