Sunday, January 08, 2023

What I ate & saw this weekend

 

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Yesterday Solli and I went to the annual Galette des Chefs at Saint Germain des Pres to see all the beautiful galettes.


We’ve been doing it for quite a few years now. It’s always on the 1st Saturday of the new year. It just gets bigger and better each year.
Last year I did a bearish ๐Ÿป January galette letter.
Bears ๐Ÿป are still IN and in many cafes in Paris in case you were wondering…
A Big Thank you for all the love ❤️ you’ve shown to the new Petit Prince letter ๐Ÿ‘
Walking down bd. Saint Germain, I suggested we go into chocolatier ๐Ÿซ Patrick Roger for a look ๐Ÿ˜Š I got the smallest chocolate box in the shop(10€). We were each given a free chocolate to taste, as they usually do if you buy something. I could tell the vendeuse was a bit of reluctant ๐Ÿ˜Š
After I polished off the 4 ganache chocolates…I tested out the tin box as a potential traveling paintbox. ร‡e marche ๐Ÿ‘
On the bus home I saw this wonderful French woman, dressed toute en leopard ๐Ÿ† scarf, coat and bag ๐Ÿ‘ Leopard prints will Always be IN along with bears ๐Ÿป in Paris.
Friday morning I ran to meet watercolor artist Juliette Plisson at Petit Palais to see the British artist, Walter Sickert exhibit. 
I will tell you about her new landscape book soon.
Sickert was a member of what some might call the “brown gravy school” of painting, even though he traveled to France and Venice and was chums with Monet, Degas and Whistler. There were also rumors he was ‘Jack the Ripper
I preferred his sketches and this blocked-in preparatory drawing✏️ 
I ran to buy stamps and then a quick lunch of Miso Ramen at Sapporo…my new addiction. There is always a line, but you can jump the cue if you don’t mind sitting at the counter. My trick - dump the salad into the soup for extra umph ๐Ÿ‘ 
That’s Sickert’s glass top left from his most famous painting in the Tate, Ennui 1914.
Back in the Metro I saw this gorgeous still life poster for an exhibit at Custodia Fondation closing today. Of course I ran.
The actual painting is tiny! Was it painted with a microscope ๐Ÿ”ฌNot really my cup of tea…
But upstairs, Dessins  Francais XIX siรจcle exhibit was terrific.
Today is the last day if you love ❤️ beautiful watercolors
Last night I went again to a  Lost in Frenchlation film Couleurs de l’incendie. Very melodramatic is an understatement, but it’s always fun to see French films. Solli says there are 15 new films announced every Wednesday if you’re a fan. Even I am exhausted with all I did this weekend. Today I will go to the pool ๐ŸŠ‍♂️ and eat some huitre ๐Ÿฆช in Bastille marchรฉ. The view out my window is more serene…
๐ŸŠ‍♂️ ๐Ÿฆช ❤️ Bonne  Dimanche dear PBers ❤️ ๐Ÿฆช ๐ŸŠ‍♂️

33 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:02 AM

    Heyyyy!! Thanks, we had a great time together ๐Ÿ˜ƒ . What an hectic day, you did so many things! Going right now to the Custodia Foundation ๐ŸŽ‰

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    1. Anonymous4:30 AM

      YAYYY Juliette ! Youwill love the upstairs exhibit I am sure ๐Ÿ‘

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  2. Anonymous4:04 AM

    Do you know that I keep those Patrick Roger boxes for watercolor ?!??? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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    1. Anonymous4:32 AM

      Really!? But do you repaint the interior white? That is a very deep turquoise. Good for you ๐Ÿ‘

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  3. Anonymous7:11 AM

    I am salivating for that noodle soup…hence forth I will dump my salad into my soup Gillotti style

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  4. Whew!!! I need to know what kind of shoes you wear to do all of this “running”! This was a fun post. I am enjoying the photos from your window. Have a relaxing Sunday.๐Ÿ—ผ❤️๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿƒ‍♀️

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    1. Anonymous8:21 AM

      Still in my PJs…I got tired just writing about all this stuff. It figures

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    2. Anonymous12:43 PM

      My old Sketchers do the work.

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  5. Anonymous8:20 AM

    More gallettes please! annie

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  6. Although I usually run from place to place as you did, it is raining here in N. CA. We don't know how to function in the rain here so I did NOTHING Saturday after I vacuumed but light a fire, read a book, drink pots of tea, and eat some leftover soup. The recipe for that is a copycat of a mushroom onion soup from the restaurant Benihana of Tokyo that looks much like your miso once you dump in the salad. Unfortunately. my view is NOT your iconic les toits de Paris. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Anonymous12:46 PM

      All that sudden rain must be hard for Californians much as you may wish for it. Paris is drizzle city. You adjust or move away.

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    2. Anonymous3:30 PM

      Your doing nothing’ sounds perfect btw

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  7. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Carol, Please continue to post your photos of artwork in current Paris exhibitions! I love the fact that these works are often less well known, but absolutely beautiful! Even the recent Matisse works you posted were unfamiliar. I have learned the names of artists worth checking out online. (Of course, all of your photos are great!!). Thanks!

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    1. Anonymous12:49 PM

      Thank you. Art is a big part of my life and since I can visit most exhibits as press, I feel I ought to try. January is always hard since many shows are closing and you feel pressed to not miss out.

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  8. Bonne L11:33 AM

    We learn so much from your busy Paris days! Would love to be in Paris for Galette des Chefs…putting it on my calendar. Looking forward to receiving your Little Prince letter in my mailbox. ๐Ÿ“ฌ

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  9. Anonymous11:54 AM

    Always enjoy your posts Carol. Been reading for years, don’t comment often I’m sorry. We love seeing your travels, and probably most wish we were right along side you in your discoveries and enjoyments. I’ve been six times to Paris, not sure I’ll every make it back, so following you is such a delightful “online” visit. Thanks for posting. Riki

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  10. Anonymous12:22 PM

    Really enjoyed this post Carol as I do all you Paris Breakfast newsletters. I learn about new artists as well as get hungry looking at all the delicious food. I did get your Galette Paris letter last January and need to order the Little Prince one as well as I love the book. Timeless story for the young in all of us. Love Miso Ramen too by the way! So delicious. -Suzanne P.

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  11. Anonymous12:42 PM

    It is weird to read your posts and not be able to go check things out. It was so fun to go see what you saw while we were in Paris! Null

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  12. I love how you casually dropped Juliette Plisson’s name. I love her sketchbook and watercolor style. I took up ink and pencil drawing and watercolor during 2020 as a Covid project. And I became aware of her in one of your previous emails. I travel now with a fountain pen, pencil, sketchbook, water brush, and small Sennelier paint box. Thank you so very much for broadening my art world.

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    1. Anonymous3:29 PM

      That’s terrific Berry. Juliette is a friend and oh so talented artist. I hope her watercolor book will be translated into other languages ๐Ÿ™

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  13. Anonymous8:23 PM

    I loved this post - just missed the Sickert exhibit when I was at Petit Palais in October due to lack of time.... Also your posting about the Foundation Custodia was so interesting - first I have heard of that place, so now yet another excuse to return to Paris soon! Did you by any chance see the Art Deco exposition at the Palais de Tokyo? I saw it in November and found it to be very good. It is about the collaborations between American and French artists and designers who met during WW I. One of the artists shown was Paul Manship - you may or may not be familiar with his work, but since you are a New Yorker you know the statue at Rockefeller Center That is his work. I have a neice - in - law who is distantly related to him, which is why he is on my "radar"! Happy New Year!

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    1. Anonymous8:46 PM

      I LOVED the Art Deco exhibit. I thought it was the best thing in Paris! I must go back and do a post. An amazing exhibit. I wished they had a gift shop.

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    2. Anonymous8:50 PM

      Art Dรฉco is at Citรฉ and on till March ๐Ÿ™ merci deux ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพ‍♀️๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅ‚

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  14. Anonymous8:43 PM

    What a hectic but entertaining weekend. I love the watercolors from upstairs. I admire your ability to control the color from bleeding. Lynne

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    1. Anonymous8:44 PM

      Those are not my watercolors!
      I wish ๐Ÿ™

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  15. Anonymous9:49 PM

    Please stay healthy and safe. We so appreciate your blog taking us into another world without having to travel!!

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  16. Anonymous4:22 AM

    I would like some good old fashioned top ramen! Love that junk but never buy it. Not healthy at all Carolyn

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    1. Anonymous4:23 AM

      The cheap fast food ultra processed Ramen in plastic cups sold in shops has nothing to do with the authentic soup served in Japanese restaurants Like Sapporo

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  17. Love Patrick Roger chocolates and tin boxes. I also love you introducing us to a variety of artists and taking us to exhibits that we are unable to attend. Waiting anxiously to see what may be showing when we are there,

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  18. It looks like a lovely week! Tasty, too! Very smart move with the traveling chocolate tin!

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  19. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Wish I would have been with you!! Looks like a fabulous weekend ! Just got off the phone with Leslie…I coming to see you in March!! Yayyyyyy,Carolyn

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  20. Thanks for sharing your day, lunch looks good!

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