Friday, April 20, 2007

TODAY I AM ONE YEARS OLD !

Today Paris Breakfasts is...
ONE YEARS OLD!!!

I've done a gazillion things in my life.
Just to name a few, I've designed shoes in Italy and Spain and sportswear in the Orient and on 7th Avenue, I've written and illustrated travel books and a kid's book, airbrushed pharmaceutical advertising art, painted chef's portraits and jackets,made wine promotion artwork, shot special events photography at the James Beard House and for food publications...
AND I've even day-traded during the "Big Bubble"!
But none of them has been as much fun or as rewarding as posting 5X a week on ParisBreakfasts. And thank YOU for showing up and responding to my watercolors and my Paris dreams
Here's my first post- In May '05 I was given a mini assignment. While enroute to a watercolor workshop in Provence, I was to research as many Paris cafés as possible. Equipped with a Sennielier sketchbook, a non-digital camera and a Paris By Arrondissement map I set out.
Hundreds of photos and sketches later, I knew I was hooked.
After a week of 2-3 petit déjeuners every morning, afternoon snacks and evening apéros running from café to café, my head was turned around. I was not ready for pretty pink houses or the village perché of Provence.
And I'M STILL HOOKED ON PARIS!!!

63 comments:

  1. asuncion6:00 AM

    ¡¡¡FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS!!!

    JOEUX ANNIVERSAIRE!!!

    ZUM GEBURSTAG VIEL GLÜCK!!!

    AUGURI!!!

    If you haven´t understand what I mean....;D

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY,CAROL!!!

    My best wishes for your new year...

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  2. Joyeux anniversaire, Paris Breakfasts! et longue vie à ce blog!

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  3. Joyeux Anniversaire! Chaque jour je me leve et jette un coup d'oeuil a Paris Breakfast. Il me permet de prendre un petit voyage en France, la ou j'ai habitais 14 ans de ma vie, tous les jours. Les aquarelles sont exquis! Merci Carol! artzart

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  4. MERCI, Carol, for one year of delectable messages, full of goodies for the eye and the heart.

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  5. Laura7:14 AM

    Happy Anniversary, PB! Travel books and childrens' books---give us titles! I'd love to see them!

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  6. Harry8:02 AM

    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday, Paris Breakfasts
    Happy Birthday to you!

    Best wishes for another glorious year to come.

    Harry

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  7. www.aphotographerinparis.com8:02 AM

    Well...congratulations!
    I always enjoy looking at your photos and watercolors.

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  8. Happy Birthday Carol!! Cheers!
    ~Heidi

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  9. and WHAT A DELIGHT YOUR JOURNEY HAS BEEN FOR US!!! BUON CUMPEANOS!!!!!!!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! AND MANY MANY MORE!

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  10. Blog no O-tanjoobi Omedetoo gozaimasu! Happy blog birthday! Looking forward to more of your watercolors!

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  11. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Just think.. if you hadn't have taken that mini assignment where would you be? Where would Paris Breakfasts be? Where would WE be?

    Without a fabulous treat to wake up to each morning!!

    Happy Anniversary Carol and Paris Breakfasts!
    Cris in OR

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  12. bon anniversaire, carol!
    every morning here in brazil i read your delicious (literally) newsletter about paris and all those wonderfull cafes.
    three weeks ago i was in paris and now i came back do my country.
    thanks for your so kind matinal information et mes félicitations pour votre anniversaire.
    J.

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  13. Christiane9:52 AM

    Your Photos are BEAUTUFULL,
    Your aquarelles MAGNIFIQUES. J’adore your Paris Dreams !!!
    Et ces COULEURS !
    C G

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  14. How Fabulous - You are one talanted, lucky woman and we are likewise graced with your Paris dreams!
    Merci

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  15. Thanks to Corey and thanks to you.
    My days would never have been the same without ParisBreakfast!
    I look forward to more years!

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  16. Imagine I am singing this
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Carol
    Happy Birthday to yuooooooooooo.
    How old are you? 100? You have done far too much but I am so pleased yo have. Thanks for a thoroughly entertaining year.

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  17. Happy Birthday, you know that you are my lucky charm! We enjoy your blogging even more that than you do!

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  18. Today I am 40!
    Happy Birthday to us both!
    Liu

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  19. Congrats! I love your blog as it brings me daily joy and inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Randy

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  20. LondonN11:48 AM

    Happy Birthday, Paris Breakfasts...and thank you for bringing a wonderful bit of happiness into my life every day!
    LondonN

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  21. loveitaly12:00 PM

    Bonne anniversaire, Carol. Merci for taking us all along for the ride! (And hmmmm... if you're just "one" today, think of the growing you still have ahead of you!) We'll all enjoy watching for a long time...

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  22. Marie-Noëlle12:23 PM

    For the event, here are a few presies for you:

    A picture of Paris
    http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/visites/Chocolat06/aff1_e.php?Fichier=Estaelle_TE

    A picture of a French breakfast:
    http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/elcerrito/part/language/french/images/le_petit.jpg

    special candle:
    http://www.toquetoques.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Image/macarons%20bougies.JPG

    Bravo!

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  23. Delphine2:51 PM

    Bon anniversaire! I'm so glad that you decided to start this blog, otherwise I may have never known of so many fabulous places.

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  24. Joyeux Anniversaire, Carol! I baked you something over at my blog. :)

    I am SO glad you decided to start this blog and have kept at it. It is such a pleasure every day.

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  25. Excellent bloganniversaire !

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  26. Christiane4:31 PM

    J’adore ce vert !!!
    C’est une de mes couleurs préférées !!!
    Vive les UN AN de Carol !!!!!!!!!

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  27. Tam R4:34 PM

    Carol,
    Congrats on your one year anniversary!!
    I have enjoyed every entry!

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  28. Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much for sharing "Paris" and your artistic gift with us.

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  29. Nós por cá dizemos, Feliz Aniversário!!!

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  30. You can see we are all thrilled to help you celebrate your first of many blog birthdays. We've had a wonderful journey with you. Thank you.

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  31. Beverly10:24 PM

    Happy birthday! I so look forward to each post.

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  32. Joyeux Anniversaire, Carol! You have one of most original and beautiful blogs around! I'm so glad to have met such a fascinating person as you!

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  33. derweil4:06 AM

    And somehow I feel I was there during the pregnancy...
    Happy Birthday, Petit Breakfast.

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  34. So glad you are here, Carol. This is where I come to treat my eyes!

    Your style of writing AND painting is so refreshing.

    Mimi, also hooked...

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  35. Happy Birthday and I LOVE visiting here. Except you make me want to EAT chocolate all day long!!

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  36. Chanteuse8:54 AM

    Happy Birthday, Carol. Having discovered this blog just a short time ago, I came to the party late, but it has been wonderful catching up. Thank you for starting this gloriously sensual delight of a blog. I happily look forward to the next year of posts.

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  37. Happy Blog Anniversary!
    Yahoo, the blog world
    is a much sweeter
    and refined place
    with your delicious paintbrush!
    I am so glad you took the dare
    you delight me each day with a
    taste of Paris!

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  38. French Twist10:22 AM

    Joyeux Anniversaire!
    Merci beaucoup!!

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  39. No wonder I am ten pounds heavier!! I have been visiting your blog everyday for a year!
    Please do not stop...I do not mind being made heavier!
    Here is to fifty more pounds of pretty ParisBreakfasts!

    Happy Blog days ahead!! And thank you for sharing them with me!!

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  40. You've come a long way, baby, and I've enjoyed travelling with you. Thank you! Your paintings, photos and blog are a joy to me, that I meet with anticipation each time I see there are new items from you in my Google Reader. May the next year be just as joyous. Congratulations!

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  41. joyeux blog day ! :)

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  42. Wrap your fingers around a teacup and celebrate! I'm not a blogger, but I love your blog - the watercolors, the text, the photos. It is a bit of refreshment for my soul to bounce by this bookmark each day. Happy Anniversary, Carol!

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  43. Happy blog birthday Carol! I've so enjoyed your blog from the first time I saw it. Thank you for sharing your Paris Dreams, so that we can have ours too! : )

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  44. Joyeux anniversaire.

    Je suis d'accord: on apprend énormément en faisant un blog. Mais ceux autour de nous ne le comprennent pas toujours.

    Je suis souvent le blog de Corey, il est sublime.

    I'm really just a transplanted American in France but thought you might like the French!

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  45. Irene5:49 PM

    Wishing you lots of happiness and inspiration.
    Irene

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  46. Joyeux Anniversaire Paris Breakfasts and to you Carol!

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  47. I'm so glad you took the cafe and blog challenge and came up with Paris Breakfasts! It is always a delight to read ... and look at ... and drool over!
    ;-) Happy Bloggabirthday!

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  48. I, for one, have enjoyed every word and especially your paintings and photos which capture a unique part of life in Pairs.

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  49. A thousand and one mercis for your kind thoughts, for your encouragements and for joining me each day!
    Carolg :)

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  50. the way you started makes me want ot go to paris and try to do the same. It sounds just lovely. Happy birthday. I wish you many more years to come.

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  51. Bon Anniversaire to you and your blog! I live vicariously at cafes all over Paris...thanks to you!

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  52. A very happy Blog-a-versary! I hope you celebrated with a subject you could devour!!

    Meilleurs voeux!!

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  53. Happy first anniversary...many more to come!:) I've actually celebrated by FINALLY framing your watercolors today:)

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  54. Happy blogiversary!

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  55. Happy Birthday Carol! I don't think any of us tire of looking at your beautiful paintings! Hers to the next year (and the next...)

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  56. Thank you, Carol, for all the joy (and temptations!) you spread every day, and which certainly takes a lot of work on your side.
    I appreciate it immensely,
    big hug, I am looking forward to many years of letting us in on your great artistry.

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  57. One year and hopefully MANY MANY MORE TO COME!!! Bravo !!!!

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  58. Joyeux Anniversaire! Let's toast to many thousands other posts all more inspiring than the last.

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  59. Happy birthday Paris breakasts!! I've enjoyed the past year with you very much and I look forward to many many more! :)

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  60. Congratulations!!!!!!!
    I for one...totally love your blog and if possible, read it every day
    You have become one of my dear blogger friends and I appreciate all the time and effort you take in making your blog and posts so teriffic!!!
    Thanks

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  61. happy anniversary, carol!

    thank you for letting us see with you.

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