Sunday, April 30, 2023

April in Paris Letter


In February at the C'est Bon le Japon event,I picked up a cherry blossom 🌸 drinks coaster. I showed it to Bonnie, my chief letter idea consultant and said, “Wouldn’t this make a great April letter!” She agreed 👍

When April rolled around…I forgot about cherry blossoms 🌸 
I was caught up in painting mono-product pastry shops in Paris…

Friday, April 28, 2023

Mado À Paris Tea with Jill Colonna & Solli

 I came to Paris a macaron person, but evolved into a madeleine person. They‘re my go-to snack when I need a quick bite.

Yesterday I took Jill Colonna and Solli_food to a fav tea ☕️ salon, Mado À Paris for afternoon tea 🫖 

Monday, April 24, 2023

Bright, Shiny things, Vide Grenier


Yesterday Solli_food & I went to the Vide Grenier at Mutualité Maubert. We didn’t care it was drizzling…better chance for bargains 👍 

Me, I was looking for a shiny, silver pitcher to paint like the one at
 Ladurée a few weeks ago.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Chateau de Sceaux


Nothing like a day in the country is there?

I have been wanting to visit Chateau de Sceaux for years.

On Sunday, I convinced Rosemary to come with me.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Yesterday in Paris


Yesterday, with the best of intentions (ha ha) I headed to the pool 🏊 and got there too late for the morning session (7 - 12:30)

Instead I went and got a much-needed haircut. Damien cuts it in 11 minutes (not kidding). Telling myself I’d hit the pool later for the afternoon session (13:30 - 18:00). 
Ah the little lies we tell ourselves…

Friday, April 14, 2023

Paris, Capitale de la Gastronomie/ La Conciergerie Part1


When I was visiting Sainte-Chapelle I saw this poster announcing the brand, new exhibition, Paris, Capital of Gastronomie at La Conciergerie.

The next day I wrote, called, begged them to let me attend the preview🙏. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

La Sainte-Chapelle, visit with Rosemary Flannery

It’s raining outside 🙏 (Hallelujah! we need it). The birds are singing like mad.

Yesterday Rosemary Flannery had a spare ticket for Sainte-Chapelle and invited me to join her.

Sunday, April 09, 2023

Easter at Laduree, Paris


NYC Louise asked me, “Do the French have an Easter Parade?” No way.

Solli and others asked me, “what was I doing for Easter?” 

Thursday, April 06, 2023

Paris Loves Pistachios


Do you love pistachios? I’m nuts 🌰 about anything pistachio-flavored.

After my encounter with Princesse Pistache last week, I went looking for more pistachio desserts. Anything in this flavor 🙏 Luckily Paris loves 💚 Pistache too.