Saturday, December 23, 2023

Bear 馃惢 Story


Joyeuses F锚tes from Paris 馃

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

Last Saturday I went on a bear 馃惢 hunt. 

Paris loves Bears, especially in Christmas windows like Lindt chocolate

I looked
 in Galerie Lafayette Gourmand & found a hibernating bear cub/b没che de No毛l from l’Eclair de Genie

BEAR 馃惢 naturally came along as consultant.

Naturally we ended up at The Ritz, Place  Vend么me, famous for their teddies 馃Ц Did I say it was a glorious day?

The Ritz chalet offers a plethora of Bears 馃惢 in all sizes

An influencer was trying desperately to make up her mind on a Ritz bear 馃Цkeychain (29€)

I asked security at the door, “Where is the big Ritz Bear?” I thought it would be perfect for the new Paris Letter.

“Oh that was last year. This year we have the carrousel!“ Hmm…☹️

I told him I was going to the gift 馃巵 shop. That line will always get you in the door 馃毆 

The Ritz annual Christmas tree is consistently divine. Designed by their flower specialist, Anne  Vitchen, who also created the Opera tree 馃巹

My dear friend Alison used to tell me she would often relax a bit in New York’s grand hotels, so I did Too.

A quick stroll in the Ritz’s private inner court is a must. Serenity now

We headed back out to realit茅. Sadly, we have not figured out how to waft through Cartier’s portals, also at Place Vend么me.

Back to the drawing board ✏️ 

It’s been bears, bears, bears all week

Youtube got wind & sent me this bears peddling advert. Do you think the French are more bearish than the rest of us? 

Tra-La! The Ritz Bear 馃惢 is going into the post 馃摦 today 馃じ‍♂️
It’s time to dream of bears & Christmas stockings. 
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  1. Anonymous6:17 AM

    Merry Christmas, Carol. Joyeux No毛l to you and your relatives and friends. Hope 2024 will find you in good shape and will keep you so busy as always in Paris. Best regards, Maribel

    1. Anonymous6:25 AM

      Thank you Maribel 馃巹
      And the same to you and yours ❤️馃惢

  2. Anonymous6:24 AM

    That hibernating bear cub/b没che de No毛l is the cutest thing ever! Next to your Ritz bear letter of course! Probably costs a small fortune too. Hard to imagine cutting into it bear.. Ginny

  3. Philip6:28 AM

    Love this poste th茅matique

  4. Anonymous6:47 AM

    Merry Merry Christmas, Carol. From Lancaster, PA

  5. Anonymous6:54 AM

    Joyeux Noel! I found the way to buy you a coffee!
    Thinking of you at the particularly beautiful time of year - in particularly beautiful Paris. 馃巹馃巺馃徎❤️

    1. Anonymous6:58 AM

      (Trying to be Non-Anonymous!)

    2. Anonymous7:29 AM

      THANK YOU B.❤️馃惢

  6. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! I love seeing your posts and beautiful pictures of Paris and France!

  7. Anonymous9:12 AM

    Merry Christmas, Carol. I hope the new year offers you some exceptional Paris adventures. Thank you for sharing your adopted city with us. Vicki

  8. Anonymous9:25 AM

    Carol, Paris looks magical. Thank you for your efforts in sharing. Merry Christmas!

  9. Merry Christmas Carol. Thank you for the beautiful photographs ❤️馃椉馃巹

    1. Anonymous2:48 AM

      Thank you Daina ❤️馃惢

  10. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Texas! Love your blog. The Ritz is so beautiful at Christmas. Thanks for the pictures.

  11. Anonymous10:44 AM

    As always thank you for all your lovely photos of Paris. The Ritz Christmas tree is gorgeous and everything is so beautifully decorated for the holidays. Merry Christmas Carol and a Happy 2024 to you. -Suzanne P.

    1. Anonymous2:47 AM

      Thank you Suzanne P. Have a lovely holiday 馃巹

  12. Bonnie L11:24 AM

    Yes! WHERE IS the giant Ritz teddy?? Place Vend么me is just NOT as festive without him. That hibernating bear b没che de No毛l could make me forget all about the Ritz bear…adorable!

    Your Bear New Years Letter is wonderful. Love the other bears looking In on him! ❤️馃Ц

    1. Anonymous11:57 AM

      So glad you noticed! It was going to be kiddies but the bars won 馃弳

  13. Anonymous1:02 PM

    Your posts have been making my day for years! C.

  14. Mary in Oregon1:06 PM

    Merriest of Christmases to you and Bear! Merci for all your exploring, tasting, documenting, photographing and sketching/painting your discoveries and sharing with all of us! Your blog is a delight!!!

    1. Anonymous2:45 AM

      Thank you MARY ! ❤️馃惢

  15. sukicart1:13 PM

    Loved this post, but then I'm partial to bears. I have the small Ritz bear sitting in a small Luxembourg Garden chair. Joyeux Noel to you and Bear,Carol. Hope it's peaceful, happy and continues into 2024.

    1. Anonymous1:28 AM

      What a good idea Suki!
      I need a small bear for my small chair 馃獞

  16. Just returned from Berlin - where there were many Christmas bears!

    1. Anonymous1:21 AM

      Ah Ha! That’s true. The Bear 馃惢 is big in Germany 馃嚛馃嚜
      Thanks 馃憤

  17. I hope your Christmas was lovely, Carol -- and bear-tiful!


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