Thursday, December 28, 2023

Mélodies Graphiques

 I’ve been trying to get to melodies graphiques all week. I finally made it yesterday. 

It’s on 10, rue du Pont Louis-Phillippe, 75004

Monday, December 25, 2023

I went to buy stamps on Saturday


JOYEUX NOËL EVERYONE !! I went uptown to buy more stamps late Saturday 

Completely forgetting it was a big day for last-minute shoppers & window gazers. This is Printemps!

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Bear 🐻 Story


Joyeuses Fêtes from Paris 🥐

Whether you celebrate or not, I'm sending good wishes to all.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Samaritaine | Willy Wonka


On Sunday Bear 🐻 wanted to get out of the house. So did I 👍

Even if the weather was a bit inclement, Samaritaine at Pont Neuf was only 19 minutes away on ligne 7.

Saturday, December 09, 2023

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Yesterday I went to BHV Marais


Yesterday afternoon at 4:30 I figured I could hop on bus 67 to Hotel de Ville, drop letters at the post, catch BHV’s Xmas windows. Then come home and ‘hop’ back into bed. Ha

It turned out Hotel de Ville la Poste 📮is now infinitivement FERMÉ 👎 But the Hotel de Ville Xmas Marché was in full swing. 

Sunday, December 03, 2023

Chocolate Letter Research continued

 I have been ‘down for the count’ this week with a hacking cough, sniffles & classic cold symptoms. No Covid fortunately 🙏

I forgot to eat my daily full-proof winter elixir - pomegranate seeds. 

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Chocolate Letter Reseach


Doing chocolate research 🔬 is one of the easiest things you can do in Paris, especially for the November Paris Letter.

Still I could not discover from Google how many chocolate shops are in Paris! Many ‘10 Bests’ list - oui. How many shops ? - non

Friday, November 24, 2023

Put a bow on it, Mouna Ayoub Chanel Auction, Black Friday Sale

 I hope you all had a jolly Thanksgiving  yesterday, if you’re in the US. Ours is on Saturday. 

On Monday, late in the afternoon in the rain, I viewed 252 pieces from the Chanel auction of Mouna Ayoub,the world’s biggest couture buyer.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Île-de-France : la meilleure tarte aux pommes 2023


The announcement of LE MEILLEURE TARTE AUX POMME 2023 gets me running out the door 🚪 yesterday & down the rabbit 🐇 hole again. 

The WINNER IS: CHEZ MEUNIER 🏆 They happen to conveniently have a big branch inside Galeries Lafayette le Gourmet, including a cafe at 35, Bd Haussmann.

Thursday, November 09, 2023

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Salon du Chocolat, Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2023


At Friday night’s opening of the 2023 Salon du Chocolat I made a bee-line for Maison Pralus.

There are always ready snacks of their famous cake, Le Praluline. An incredible brioche made with pink praliné chips (sugared almonds). It is a classic Lyonnaise dessert  first made by August Pralus in 1955. 

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Creating the Paris Letter & How to Paint A Cup ☕️

I used to own all these miniature coffee/tea cups ☕️ They ended up at Salvation Army when I moved to Paris 😭 I wonder who has them now?

This week has been a coffee cup immersion.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Are You Thinking Noel/Xmas?


Usually after I do a PARIS LETTER run 🏃‍♂️ to la poste 📬 I’m allowed to wonder aimlessly🤸🏾‍♀️ Yesterday I wondered into the Dutch concept store HEMA looking for Halloween stuff. They’re already thinking Xmas🎄/Christmas/Noel & ginger cookies! Somehow I resisted 🫣

Are you already thinking ahead for Xmas holidays? Should I put up Christmas 🎄 letters for ‘Future thinkers’? Do tell PBers 🙏

Friday, October 13, 2023

Sunday, October 08, 2023

Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, musée d’Orsay


This week I visited the “Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, the last months” exhibition at Musée d’Orsay 2 days in a row.

The exhibit is on until February 4, 2024. Reserve now.