Tag Archives: Paris

Tommy Mouse and Donnie Mouse

 

Tommy Mouse [the artist]…and Donnie Mouse [the writer].…..are still on vacation in Paris.

They ordered delivery of the Newspaper………..

These French paper boys are so continental!

OH LA LA!

Pierre did NOT move in.  One espresso.….and he was gone!

Paris: Let’s Drop in on Galeries Lafayette

Source: Paris: Let’s Drop in on Galeries Lafayette

CLICK ON the above BLOG …….my friend, Theadora Brack, lives and writes and photographs Paris.

For years, Galeries Lafayette sold Tom’s art……….on placemats for the dining table.

It is still my favorite placer to shop in Paris.

CARTIER in Paris at Christmas

My friend……Julie, is in Paris and just sent me her photo of………..

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CARTIER…..of course!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Me

Tommie Mouse [the artist]………and Donnie Mouse [the writer]……….let’s celebrate.

CAKE TIME !!!

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I created the diorama……an artist [Odile Bailloeul] designed the mice.  My friend in Paris, Ms. Baudina sewed up the mice.  My sister Wini and her friend Sharon designed and sewed the costumes.

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I made the cake.   My friend Diane sent me the P A R T Y banner.

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Cake knife from Gracious Home [the STORE]……not my friend Sue who has a very gracious home.  How many candles in that pocket?

HAT and TIE designed by me.

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DONNIE MOUSE with spoon in hand…………and his new party hat.

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CAKE TIME !!!

To FLEA or not to Flea………..

My dear friend Monica………..with a smile on her face………and beautiful wares in her booth………a welcome sight at my local “Marche aux Puces.

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When Napoleon ordered his imperial architect , Haussmann, to create broad boulevards in the middle of Paris……..he forced dealers of second hand goods to flee their dwellings………so they erected their stalls in 1860 at the gate “Porte de Clignancourt”………….where the famous Paris flea market still exists.

What did I buy today……..only the antique photo of the bride.

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My friend, Simon, from Birmingham [as in England]…..with Larry, one of the markets favorite vendors.

au revoir PARIS…………

BUMMER>  Still here in NEW YORK!  I had just finished 20 therapy session at the Equinox for my back pain.  Was ready for PARIS.  Back “went out” again.

OH JOY!

Will have to wait for August………..when all the Parisians leave town.

It was anxious to shop at the MAILLE mustard boutique.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE………MUSTARD!

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I LOVE MUSTARD……….really

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 Last week MAILLE opened up a mustard Boutique just around the corner from my apartment.

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So I will have to eat my MAILLE in New York.

 

 

ON MY WAY TO PARIS………..

 

 

 

Will take a lot of photos in PARIS for my next blog.

 

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BON VOYAGE

The BOYZ of NYC are wearing………..

Are shorts as dressy as trousers?  The young men of New York have no stigma when it comes to their “look”.  They wear what they like….when they like. Flea markets are a favorite source…..as is Bergdorf Goodman’s… Crazy wild blazers….funky tees with brogues or sneakers.  The fit and fabric must be right too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These looks can be seen in Paris…..London……..New York…….or Rome.

 

My day started with bacon and eggs on toast…….shared with nephew Steve from Detroit………in town for a job interview .

Today was the last day to catch the PICASSO AND FRANCOISE GILOT exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery on Madison avenue.

THE SHOW WAS NUMBING…….SO INCREDIBLE.   She lent many works from her own collection of paintings to the exhibition…….curated by John Richardson.

Meet Francoise. She is alive and well and at age 90 living in New York City.

I decided to walk thru the park…..instead of cabbing it to the Picasso Show.

That’s my apt, shrouded with a scaffold and screen…….Hurricane Irene cracked it wide open.  Nasty piece of work !

This Hansom Cab tried to pick me up.  At $100 …..I declined !

Allways begging!  I fed them my toast crumbs.

Over the bridge…..and thru the woods……….to….

BETHESDA FOUNTAIN………

And the Angel pf the Waters…..sculpted  by Emma Stebbins…..and placed in the park in 1873.

Water lilys fill the fountain.

Some try to beat the heat is a boat.

The Gondolier gets a workout in this 95 degree heat.

“CIRO” our resident cormorant……..waiting for a fish.

Get out the Sunbloc!

Coppertone for sure!

SPF 15 !

Sizzlin” HOT !

He said he was photographing the Dakota !  Hmmmmmm………

Miss Ruby and her little “Miss Slippers”.

Dropped in at the Boathouse for lunch.

Breads !  Say “yes” to carbs.

Champagne and potato chips.  Why not !

WHY?  Just because Lunch is $100 per .

So how much is it for a bone?

It’s 95 degrees….and she wears a sweater?

The great blue heron ever on the lookout.  My mother nick-named her “Harriet”.

The Yacht Pond Cafe………a Perrier stop for sure.

Lots of boats were out today.

My mother also named her…..”Lucy Goosey”.

Donald headed for the Carousel.

My favorite horse……….I always ride twice.

“Can I have a ride……..?  “I’m dressed for the occasion.”

We looked up at the building on 5th Avenue where Mary Tyler Moore lives…….and where Pall Mall’s nest has been restored.  The head of the co-op board wanted it REMOVED!

Pale Male was hatched in 1990.  His mate was dubbed…..“First Love”

Rising to 1004 feet is t he new residential tower ……157 WEST 57 th street, by Gehry  Overlooking Central Park……the penthouse was just sold for $90 million.  But there are a few left at $20 mil and UP.

The PLAZA Hotel is still my fave.  Todd English has opened 12 restaurants on the lower level………..but I’ve only tried four.

THE LORD OF THE FLEAS………Les Puces

Un Chapeau…with chicken feathers.

The Flea Markets of Paris are fabulous.  But “La Garage” on West 25th street can be just as much fun.  The dealers get there at the crack of dawn…….don’t bother.  There are plenty of “treasures” to go around.

Wanted to take her home………..Donald said “NOT” !

I thought she would look great as a dinner guest out on the terrace.