Thursday, April 29, 2010

Transforming Paper into Objects of Beauty

When possible, I favor walking the streets of Paris over taxis and the metro...the opportunity of discovery always amazes me.
This evening, I passed a shop window that had me pulling out the camera and writing down the shop's website.
Marianne Guely is a designer that has created extraordinary 3-dimensional projects from folded paper.
Her high fashion designs range from wedding cards to projects for Cartier, Baccarat, and Hermes.
Visit her website or better yet....her shop at 46, rue de Provence, 75009, Paris.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Beauty and Presentation at Paris Lunch

I always cherish a new discovery.
I had lunch for the first time at Alcazar in Paris (just off Saint Germain) and it was a feast for the
eyes as well as the tummy.
The starter of haricot vert (green beans), beautifully laid over gazpacho
and spinach leaves...and then topped with poached egg, like whipped cream on a sundae....was only the beginning.
After a main course of bar ( a wonderful French fish), which was lightly crisp on the outside and wonderfully soft inside....the customary cafe.
Alcazar continued to add beauty in the presentation with the French colors of red, white, and blue.
And of course, everthing taste its best with champagne !

Sunday, April 25, 2010

One of My First Stops in Paris

Why are these 50+ men, women, and children standing in line in Paris?
Not a concert, play, or new tech-gadget!
Berthillon glace (ice cream) brings out the crowds everyday.
Located in L'ile Saint Louis, the small parcel of land surrounded by water and adjacent to Notre Dame...and is one of my first stops on each Paris trip. I favor the side by side scoops of pistache (pistachio) and noisette (hazelnut).
This Sunday I was forced to make a substitution as they were not offering my pistache.
Great reason to return another day :-)
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