Saturday, May 28, 2011

Paris Party

Taryn Davidson by Txema Yeste for Marie Claire Italia October 2010

Bonjour mes amis,
Today I am joining my friend Anita and others for a Party in Paris and what fun it is going to be.
Thank you Anita, for organizing this soiree.
There is something about Paris that is always inviting and to be walking around this fabulous old City made me feel happy and calm.

We may need a pair of ballet flats in our bag, with all the walking, sightseeing and shopping we will do.
Maybe take a ride high up in the sky on the ferris wheel to enjoy all the lights around the City
Go window shopping in the Chanel boutique, to see what the fashionable Ladies of Paris are wearing
Oh to be young again and be able to whirl around on the Carousel, imagine the excitement and squeals!

Must make a trip to Laduree to take home some macarons for dessert.
What flavour will you choose?

Take a spin around the City in this cute car with the roof down, would be a fun thing to do.
A bouquet of fresh, pretty flowers to take home is always a must. It was heavenly to walk past the florist and flower markets and to be able to breath in the gorgeous fragrances and beauty.
Happy birthday on the 29th to my beautiful daughter Victoria.
Thank you for the proud honour you give me, of being your Mother, best wishes always.

Hope you have a perfectly magical weekend and that it's beautiful where you are.
Thank you for your visit and to new followers, always brings a smile to my face when I see a note from you.


  1. Carolyn, I am so jealous and envious (in a good way, of course) that you are going to be hanging out in Paris. I LOVE this city!!! I remember the smells, the coffee, the style - it's all so fabulous! Enjoy this wonderful weekend...and please do have a macaroon for me.

  2. Happy Birthday, Victoria!!!

    Ohh, la, la, I ♥ this post!!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Carolyn!!!


  3. How wonderful! I ope you have a great time here in Paris :) Enjoy all the little streets filled with little cafés. Have a wonderful weekend!

    - the runaway

  4. Oh Carolyn, our daughters share the same birthday!!! Hope they have good ones!
    I love the fabric you found in Paris with your initials!!! How fabulous, I love monograms....and to think avacadoes make dye, that is amazing!!
    Margaret B

  5. This is a great addition to the Paris Party. Love the flower market image, I can't just walk by without stopping to inhale the lovely fragrance. Your daughter is beautiful, I'm sure like her Mother.
    Bon week-end,

  6. Dearest Carolyn,

    Happy Birthday to Victoria as well! Special day and you are ahead of us, so it's almost there.
    Lovely post. Yeah, Paris remains always an inviting city. Last I was there we did a tour by night with all the lights, making it literally the City of Lights! We were on our way to Spain and Portugal but our stay in Paris was memorable too. Before that I've been there a few times but it's harder not from the USA with my parents still alive so you don't get to see much of the rest of Europe.

    Lots of love,


  7. My dear friend,
    Enjoy your trip to Paris perhaps I can meet you for as cafe au lait at Deux margots. I am loving every single minute. X

  8. Dear Carolyn, Thank you for the trip to Paris! I can't believe that it's almost 30 years ago that I went there with a girlfriend on a bus tour. The tour had started in the middle of the night, so that we would arrive in Paris in the morning. I hope to make it to Paris again one day and then I will certainly visit Ladurée. The colorful macaroons look very pretty but I would probably go for some with chocolate flavor.
    Happy Birthday to Victoria!!! I wish her all the best and hope she will have a fun day tomorrow.
    Happy weekend and hugs to you,

  9. Dear Carolyn
    Such wonderful photos of Paris - I could do with a little Paris shopping just now!!
    The florist shops are a favourite of mine too!!
    Happy Birthday to Victoria - was that photo taken in Paris??
    Wishing you a joy filled weekend too dear Carolyn and grab a little shafts of sunshine peaking through the clouds!!
    Shane x

  10. I thought it was you.....congratulations with your daughter darling !! is so nice to be in Paris with you....J'Taime....bisous

  11. Hello Carolyn
    Paris looks lovely, and remember all the cozy outdoor cafes.
    Where i take a chocolate macaron, my favorite.
    Have a happy weekend

  12. Hi sweet Carolyn,
    congratulations with your daughter, and thanks for the wonderful Paris tour-- I just LOVE those macarounes-
    Have a lovely week-end.

  13. Enjoy your stay in beautiful Paris and congratulate your daughter so much on her birthday. (My daughter's birthday June 1, so we also have party soon.)


  14. Oh dearest Carolyn,

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH for participating and taking us on a tour of your favorite stops in this magnificent city! MERCI MILLE FOIS for playing with me and allowing me and the others to LINK UP together for the weekend or a day, and just know that we are most definitely connected...peace to you and much love where you are my friend, Anita

  15. Isn't this fun, Carolyn? Such a lovely party with such talented and enthusiastic friends!
    I loved your Paris tour...such charm!
    Happy weekend, my dear friend!

  16. Brings back so many great memories of a great city! Wonderful pics!

    Sorry, a bit late this time due to work pressures!

    Have a lovely weekend, dear Carolyn,


    XOXO NLola & Nora:)

  17. Carolyn, your photos are lovely and I hope you daughter had a wonderful birthday. I hope you both have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  18. an armchair holiday is always long dog poo to step in.... no luggage to haul around....perfect!! ta...... it was great!

  19. Dear Carolyn,

    First of all I wanted to wish your daughter a happy birthday!!!
    I really enjoyed this tres chic tour and all the wonderful places we have visited!! So difficult to choose just one macaroon please don´t tell anyone but I´ll take one of each ;)

    Have an amazing weekend!!!

  20. Happy hApPY birthday to beautiful Victoria!
    Your pictures of Paris are wonderful, Carolyn. I love love macarons, would pick a fresh color like the green one.
    Have a sweet Sunday and a wonderful new week! Much love et bisous a toi xxx XXX xxx

  21. Your tour was lovely! Happy Birthday to your dear daughter!!
    So glad to meet you through Anita's Paris Party much fun!!

  22. Dear Carolyn,

    Such a lovely Paris post! We will be visiting again in July. Your photo's make me look forward to it very much.

    Congratulations to your daughter Victoria. I hope she will have a lovely day tomorrow!

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  23. MACARONS!!! Yummy!!! As for me, raspberry and pistachio, please!! I'm trying to bake some ;))
    Thank you for your sweet note, dear Carolyn.
    Have a terrific weekend.
    Monica xo

  24. Hello dear Carolyn
    Your photo's are wonderful !
    It's so much fun to meet you all together in Paris.
    Thanks to dearest Anita.
    Sending you some Dutch love.

  25. The city of lights! Absolutely breathtaking. And happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! I hope you have a wonderful celebration weekend. xoxo

  26. Wonderful Paris inspiration . . . Wishing your daughter a very Happy Birthday!


  27. Bonjour Carolyn!! Your Paris trip was magnifique!!! So fun meeting Anita's dear friends! Happy birthday to your daughter too! (My daughter's b-day is on the 31st!) au revoir, and thanks for stopping by my blog! xoxo

  28. Wonderful Parisian memories Carolyn and Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter.
    Oh! make mine a pistache macaron Merci!

  29. So nice to meet you Carolyn.
    What a treat it was to have you visit and leave such a sweet note about Bebe.. I am so happy to have found your blog.. I love your bears. You are very talented.. Thank you for the lovely tour of Paris. Yours is such a beautiful addition to the Paris Party.. Birthday wishes to your beautiful daughter..

  30. Ahhh Paris, and all the "pretties", that make it the land of wonderment, that it is. Thanks for this beautiful cross section of wishes and dreams..."Au revoir pour l'instant"...xoxo...Rosie

  31. Dear Carolyn
    I just noticed that you are now on my list of readers.. Thank you so much, I am truly honored.

  32. Carolyn happy Birthday to your daughter Victoria!! So wonderful to see your Paris Party pics!! Thanks to Anita for hostessing this!!

    I have my post up so do come and visit!!

    Art by Karena

  33. Your Paris post is so magical my sweet friend...hugs for a great weekend.

  34. Hi Carolyn, so glad you visited my blog and introduced me to yours. I'm still working my way through all the blogs at Anita's party. Love your photos. When I visited Paris the Eiffel Tower was in blue lights. Your photo brought back many memories.

  35. Well, if I can't be there for real, at least I can live vicariously through your post! Thanks for the trip and have a beautiful weekend!

  36. What a lovely post. I enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for visiting old Rattus Scribus. We're popping the champagne and eating macaroons.

    All the best,


  37. Thanks Mum, you all made my day magical xx

  38. Happy Birthday Victoria!

    Wonderful to spend time in Paris!

  39. What a beautiful Paris post! I truly enjoyed this and would so love to do all these things! I love the red dress and btw...I would like a chocolate macarone. THE best!!! Have a lovely Sunday, my friend!

    Kristin xx

  40. I'm so happy to meet you Carolyn. Oh, didn't we all have a fabulous time at the Paris Irresistible party. Your post is delightful, and I've fallen in love with your cute little frenchy bears on your webpage. You have a great blog........please visit again.

    The French Hutch

  41. Beautiful indeed
    Love and hugs
    Weekend weekend
    Cha Cha Cha♥♥

  42. oh Carolyn!!! now that is my kind of party!!!! wonderful photos of Paris!!!! Wishing you a wonderful day!!!!

  43. Lucky girl to really be in Paris! I loved your post and i know you must be having a ball in one of my favourite places on earth:-). XX

  44. Happy Birthday Victoria!!!!!

    kiss Marina

  45. Beautiful photos and happy birthday to your daughter! It's almost impossible to take a bad shot of Paris. I could do with a few macaroons just about now. A shame that Ferris Wheel is only up during the Christmas time. I'm sure it would be lovely during the summer months as well.

  46. Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl! Your post here is gorgeous - and so are your bears! Am glad to discover your place here - so fun to discover all this french inspiration today! Have a lovely evening! xx

  47. Oooh Carolyn, I want to visit this beautiful city with you more often my friend!! I hope Victoria has the best day!!!!!
    hugs from here...

  48. Dearest Carolyn, I just woke up to your sweet and most gracious comment and I am still basking in the afterglow of love. I had NO idea that this little link party would have so many people that would first of all, participate. Then to see that within their busy weekends, they all made such a HUGE effort to do what I hoped for: To visit each other and just have FUN and be creative. I am so happy and will remember this always as being a moment where I was able to be one link in a chain around the world to gather and ENJOY ourselves. THANK YOU AGAIN MY SWEET FRIEND for the beauty of your post, of your friendship and care. ENJOY THIS DAY! I am off for our Memorial Day celebration. I am staying home to write an article for La Belle Inspiration magazine!

    MUCH LOVE, Anita

  49. By this selection of pictures and comments you showed us what is Paris about!
    still on my dream list-thank you!

  50. oh lucky to be in Paris! seems like you're having the most amazing time there....enjoy dear Carolyn and hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  51. What fun, darling!
    Beautiful post!


  52. Dear Carolyn, enjoy your visit in Paris!!!!

  53. Have a wonderful new week, sweet Carolyn o xx o xx o

  54. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!!!
    Hope it was wonderful.
    Being a momma is a delight.

    Paris Party here I come.
    What a fun post you've shared. Just like being there in person.

    If I ever get to go back to Paris, may it be in the Springtime!

  55. Hi Carolyn,
    What a wonderful Paris Party you created with such awesome pics. I feel like I was really there with you and enjoying this special city.

    Happy Birthday to your dear daughter. She is very blessed to have you for her mother and I am very sure she knows this.
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

    So enjoyed your party.
    Big hugs from Texas,
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

  56. What a lovely Paris celebration. Your photos are wonderful, and I know that whenever you travel somewhere you always find the best places to share.

    Happy Birthday to your daughter, she is beautiful.


  57. Thank you for this wonderful little escape to gorgeous Paris dear Carolyn - you have exquisite tase!
    Millie x
    P.S. Belated birthday wishes to the sweet Miss Victoria.

  58. Marvelous post, Carolyn! You've captured the essence of the city perfectly. That dress!! The flowers!!

    I think one can go on the carousel at any age. At least, I intend to. :)

    Happy Birthday to your daughter!

    xoxo – g

  59. Happy birthday Victoria and such a lovely blog party! One day I would love to visit Paris!
    xx, shell

  60. Carolyn,

    I loved doing a little living vicariously through your blog.


  61. hhhmmmm!!!! all these wonderful photos of Paris! I took a photo of Laduree just like the one you have here!!!! :) i think my photos of me at the Eiffel are way better than that model's though! :p wouldn't you agree?? :D


  62. This was really a great party..I still on the tour..hihi


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Carolyn xx