Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wanna Come With?!

I feel kind of lonely today. I don't know why-tho I do think it has something to do with the fact that I don't have any other writers who live near me-OR that I've felt CONSTANTLY-for years!-that I should just go to Paris and sit at a Cafe and write...I have delusions that it's where I'll "find" myself. Preferably-that would happen at Chez Julien Cafe.
Of course, David Sedaris-famed writer and funny little lemon of a sass pants- will meet me there and we'll head over to Laduree...
...where we will test the stretch in our waist bands with macaroons...
Mille Feuille(far left-brown/white), Isaphan(pink-round with rasberries), Religieuse(purple), St. Honore(far right-lots of cream), etc...
I dunno what the pink ones are in the pic below--anybody know?! I'd PAY to know! Couldn't find them on the Laduree site.We'll then discuss Paris and his experience living there for the last 10 years...
Penny:"So many of us have romantic ideas about living in Paris. Does being there ever feel like a dream to you?"
David: "You know, there's a fellow named Adam Gopnik who wrote a book called Paris to the Moon. There's a section where he's talking about crossing the Pont Neuf, I think, at sunset on a winter's evening. And he talks about how the beauty of it just absolutely stops him and stops his heart. I remember when I read that it made me cry. I copied it down in my diary because it was the perfect description of that feeling and of that time of day. And Paris is so beautiful that, even after 10 years, I stop sometimes and I am just overwhelmed."

Penny: "Do you take your visiting friends out to shop in Paris?"

David: "I absolutely love to shop. I cannot think of anyone who loves it more than me. Whenever people come to Paris, my first question is "Who do you need to buy presents for?" When they say nobody, I just write them off. Even if Christmas is nine months off, I mean come on, you're going to go home, you're going to buy Christmas presents on Christmas Eve at Sears when you were in Paris nine months earlier and you didn't buy anything?"

...then off to Pierre Herme...This green guy below is a passion fruit--thing... :)

well--after I change into THIS...
...and these...
Then, We meet up with Katy Perry...
...and the three of us start a traveling variety show that features costumes covered in feathers, oboe performances, and Jasmine. I smell success!!

13 comments:

lightning in a bottle said...

that sounds like a dream..

you should totally try to get to paris. toute de suite!

course, you might not want to come back once you're there.

x

Jessica said...

Man, I would love to eat those desserts! Yum.
Paris would be wonderful. If it's just a job stopping you, then you should go. :-)

Improbable Joe said...

Or you could do what everyone else does: sit at Starbucks with your Mac and pretend to write something important. :)

T. Anne said...

OK I have the sudden urge to eat colorful macaroons and wear high heels... hmmm....

Time is running away. said...

Hehe it was interesting to read your rambling daydream. :D

Go find yourself in Paris! Get yourself down to Chez Julien Cafe as soon as possible and pen that novel, I say.

Emily J. Griffin said...

That whole first paragraph -- so me! Except insert London for Paris. I'll go with you if you go with me? Deal?

Mariah Irvin said...

Sounds like the perfect vacation!

lotusgirl said...

I love Paris. I would say the pink treat you're trying to figure out is another réligieuse, just with pink frosting--oh wait are you talking about in the 2nd picture? The ones that look like the "snowballs"? Hmm... I've never seen those. They look very american... I like the tarte aux fruits personally. Especially when they have the tiny little wild strawberries. Oh my gosh! My mouth is watering so much I'm choking.

I love your shoes!

Pen Pen said...

lightning- I'd have to get a job at Laduree since I for sure wouldn't want to leave there for at least a week! :)
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Jessica- I've heard of people going to Europe and doing street performances or something to make money for them to travel-It sounds like a good idea to me, but I dunno if I'd feel safe in a hostel-I need to find a Paris friend and mooch. :)
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Joe- :) You're right! But- If I was at Starbucks, I'd have to pretend to be even MORE "white" than I am already and order a Chai-non fat-Latte or something...white people have to order the eco friendly-organic smug stuff wherever they go I think...I've noticed that... :)
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T.Anne- I just got an incredible cookbook at a resale shop with the Laduree chocolate macaroon recipe in it. You can come try mine and we can have a grown up tea party with poofy dresses and heels :)
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Time- :) I'm only going if YOU come with!! :)
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Emily- Meet me at the Tower of London tomorrow at 5! :)Last one there buys the tea and biscuits! :)
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Mariah- :) ONLY if ur there!! :)
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Pen Pen said...

Lotus- I thought it looked like a snowball too!!! I wonder if it is! There's a green one in that second pic too! hmmmm........

Danyelle said...

*hearts post*

Your blog always inspires me, makes me smile, and makes me hungry--not always in that order. :D You have impeccable taste, Penny. :D

Dutch donut girl said...

Awww... Jasmine looks so sweet!
I would kill for that dress and the shoe is not bad either ;)

The Fancy Lady said...

okay last comment i promise im overloading lol but i had to comment on he pink puffy thingy since i had it lol its very similar to a snowball but its more creamy i honestly wish i could tell you more but i was a little hmmm whats the word stoned lol and most of the items are in french i also ate what i though was a caramel cream puff type thing and lets just say it was not good lol ooo i want that dress
i wish i could go to paris tomorrow if you want ill kidnap you first lol