A Day in Paris... Bon Voyage Party...

Ooooh how I didn't want to get up this morning... knowing tomorrow I will be on my way home... leaving FABULOUS Paris behind... le sigh...But alas... I got myself... had a little breakfast...Then headed out on to the lovely streets of Paris one last day... shopping for tonights big farewell party... First some wine... I already purchased the Veuve Clicquot last week-end while in the Champagne region ... Some lovely crusty bread... yummmm...
Cheese... ooooh smell those aromas...Look a little sample...Aahhhh... la Pâtisserie that Claudia of Paris Apartment suggested... to pick up some treats...
Gathering flowers from one of the many flowers stalls...
I think I'm ready for a dress for the party now... ooh la la... let's pop in here... Paris Atelier insisted I wear a Dior frock...Wellllll... it was no problem finding a dress... isn't this gorgeous... but they wouldn't let me leave... nooooo... I was not trying to steal this dress (painting available)... they gave me a glass of champagne...and made me watch a fashion show... just in case I wasn't sure about my dress... hmmmm... Petunia is that you up on the runway...The things we do in the name of beauty... oooh... I bought a pair of these for everyone... hope you like them!
Time to rush back and get ready in my dressing room... Set the table...
with these...

Voilà... I give you dining with a SPECTACULAR view...
I hope you have all ENJOY my month in VIRTUAL APRIL in PARIS... Here's one last look...

Merci Beaucoup to ALL my GUEST BLOGGERS... you were all FAB!

And before we say goodbye to Paris... how about a GIVEAWAY... leave a comment (and be sure to leave your email address if you don't have a blog) and you could WIN a SIGNED PRINT of your choice (please visit MY ETSY STORE... to pick which painting you want in a print) and a SET of MATCHING FRAMEABLE NOTECARDS! Deadline Sunday, May 3 @ noon PDT... 2 WINNERS will be announced on my Monday, May 4th post! For those of you who attended (left a comment) my Special Exhibit in the Louvre... I will give you an EXTRA entry into the drawing!

Okkkk... now off to visit other FABULOUS Tablescape Thursday participants!

TOMORROW... please come see me off... I will be traveling FASHIONABLY... mais bien sûr!!! (Mr Linky will be up by 7pm PDT) Ooooh... and I do hope you will visit moi when I am back in the US of A on Monday...

WINNERS HAVE BEEN DRAWN... ANNOUNCEMENT ON MONDAY, MAY 4th POST!!!

Photos via Dior... Paris Apartment... Paris Atelier... A Gift Wrapped Life... Sophie Coppola's Marie Antoinette... Google Search for French food and French shopping

101 comments:

DesignTies said...

Looks like you visited lots of great places on your last day in Paris :-)

It's always sad when a fab trip comes to an end. But think about how nice it'll be to sleep in your own bed and be surrounded by your own stuff :-)

Travel safe!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

Fabulously french said...

Fabulous post as per normal.

I am looking forward to joining in the fun tomorrow, my first fashionable friday post.

A demain

L x

D'Rimba said...

Thank you for your support my dear friend.....

vicki archer said...

I have so enjoyed my virtual holiday in Paris Fifi. Where are we going next month?? xv

lorelailette♚ said...

i can understand what you must be feeling, having to leaving the vibrant city of Paris is really sad. Its a beautiful place and i know for sure i'd go and visit the beautiful city one day

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

WOW! Your work is DIVINE. I love the chair collection, but my favorite one is one that was already sold...Pink flowers/trees Along the Seine. GORGEOUS!

susan said...

Ahh..What a fabulous trip and all that "star treatment"! I usually just enter a giveaway, but this time I'm in it to win it!! Does that count as multiple entries? :) Thanks!

Mia said...

Just wanted to say thank you for this fantastic blog, I really enjoy it:) And I love your paintings, Garden Chair is my favorite at the moment:)

Renee Finberg said...

i am so sad for you.
hee hee.


but you can go back anytime.......
xx

Debora said...

Sorry your trip is coming to an end, but what gorgeous pictures! :)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Virtual vacations...just my style...loved all of it...
Thanks
Becky

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Your paintings are wonderful, love your work and talent. One of my favorites, out of the many, is Lingerie Picnic. Fabulous painting. What a fun virtual tour of Paris.

Jody

visionquest2020@msn.com

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

It's been a Fabulous month of April, virtually, in Paris. I have enjoyed every day of it. Hate to head back home again but there will be the memories. Love the painting.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

PS, I love the video with Doris Day singing too. Lovely photos and singing.

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Oh, I've always been fond of the pink chairs in Paris.

You made me want to hop on a plane with that post. The first time I went to Paris I was so busy missing my boyfriend (now husband) that I didn't really enjoy it the way I should. MUST GO BACK SOON!

~Kim

Vickie H. said...

Oh! for Paris in the Spring! Such a divine post! thanks for the invitation to join your virtual jaunt! Please toss my name in the kitty for the giveaway!!!

Vickie

Anonymous said...

So glad I popped in to see you Fifi...I have been dying to win something of yours..

Pls toss my name in the hat !!

Thanks for the tour it was just the ticket I needed today :)

All the best,
Kathy :)
jokaj@comcast.net

Nathalie G. said...

Paris in spring, super !
in fact it's 'la Pâtisserie'= the shop and 'le pâtissier'= the person

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Très assez, vous êtes très doué! Hope that made sense. My French is non bon! Please put my name in the hat - christi_wharton@yahoo.com.
Thanks for the tour of Paris.

Scribbler said...

Choose me, choose me please!

I would love to own some of your work!

I have enjoyed your Paris adventures. The only time I saw Paris was in April many years ago. It was cold! (But fabulous -- Paris is always fabulous.)

Scribbler

atelier said...

I love your pics! especially the second! I am feeling like having breakfast again!!

FrenchBlue said...

Awww.... the hardest thing is leaving our Beautiful city Paris~~
Thanks for the fun ride with you~~ Oh and THANK YOU for those awesome Dior glasses!!
xoxo's
Janet

Elsie said...

The Whimsical Bicycle collection of notecards, with a surprise me! print...has just the wonderful free spirit of your site, your writing and photos!

May you be just as charmed back in the USA with blessings and memories to keep you company!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Gorgeous painting Fifi of my favorite Dior dress....I talk like it's really mine!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I want the 'Star treatment' too darlin... Remember the famous line..."there is always Paris!"
~XO*

Southern Rose said...

La visite virtuelle en France était magnifique! Je vous souhaite les voyages sains aux E-U.

Libby Murphy said...

Oh fabulous darling Fifi. Makes me want to venture back to this magical city. I love exploring there, listening to the chatter, previewing the fashions, dining with others puppies nestled next to my feet, and feeling the excitement of such an electric and elegant city.
Merci and Happy Twirls

Wehaf said...

I liike the Pont Neuf Apartement!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Crystal said...

So sad to see you leave Paris, but all good things must come to an end, hopefully a short end. I am sure you will visit Paris again real soon.
It is so hard to pick a favorite painting. I just love them all.

Thanks for the wonderful virtual Paris experience.

Rebecca said...

It's hard to pick, but I think the Tiffany Blue Chair with Roses is my favorite! Great blog :)

frugal(dot)adventures(at)gmail(dot)com

Tammy518 said...

What beautiful pictures! Thanks for whisking us away to Paris!

Marie said...

Fifi-
How do you say "all good things must come to an end" toutes les bonnes choses ont une fin. Sorry, but don't forget all those wonderful memories!
-marie

bj said...

OOO, my...you really made your last day in Paris a fun-filled day, indeed. I loved tagging along.
Oh, if I won a print of your painting, I would probably loose all my hair..I would be too excited but...please add my name to your list. Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win such a generous giveaway, FiFi...
xo bj

Tinsie said...

Great photos and an excellent presentation, Fifi!

Renae said...

Miss Fifi!
Oooh la la....what an absolutely fab month in Paris...do we HAVE to go home? Thanks so much for getting my very fave champagne while visiting the champagne region. I simply cannot wait to have some tonight at the farewell bon voyage. Where IS Petunia? Is she getting her beauty rest for the big event? I know she will be so very sad to leave Raul behind, she has had quite a month as well!
Blessings!

Alice said...

Great post.

I love your work. I think my favorite is "On the Street with Eiffel," but I love them all.

Susie Q said...

I never fail to leave here without a smile and an uplifted heart!
Your blog is such a treat...

I just added my first tablescape Thursday! I cheated a bit by using photos I took from a recent flower show but next time I will add my own!

Warmly,
Sue

Bonjour Madame said...

The dining room with the view of the Eiffel Tower is divine! I cannot believe that someone actually has this view. What a great reason to entertain.

Lynn said...

You are so clever! le sigh :-)
Love your work!
Lynn

Heather said...

While I'd so much rather be in Paris, I'd still love to win this great giveaway. I love the Pont Neuf Apartment painting.

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Petunia said...

Dearest Fifi:

Oh my! Has our time in Paris really come to an end already? What fun we have had and you have been the most perfect hostess ever! We must think up another lovely adventure to some place far off and fabulous. I'm sure within the month I will be ready to kick cats out of sheer restlessness so, we must make a plan...and soon!

It is so lovely of you to think you saw me on the runaway! I know I could certainly do that job flawlessly but I do rather enjoy my seat in the front row to that of struttung down the catwalk. To be sure, many have mistaken me for being a super model. It is a very lovely compliment.

I will be retuning stateside on my dear friend Sergio's Lear so do let me know right away if you would like to return together. It would be grand fun to discuss each and every event of the last month in detail over a sip or two of bubbly while we fly across the pond! Phone me quickly, Fifi! We will be taking off at the unforgiveable hour of 11am!

Sincerely

Petunia who thinks Fifi looks divine in her new dress!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hello Fifi dear!
I had a hard time getting up today too...not because It was my last day in Paris...just because I didn't want to get up!

I'm so sorry your April in Paris tour has come to an end...can you do June in Paris?! You have treated us so generously to such FABulous visual feasts...you do that so well!
Thank you...merci!
;-D

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooooh you ALL know that Fifi will RETURN to PARIS!!! And I'm sure there will be Paris paintings continuing here and there... part of Fifi's heart is in PARIS!!!

Petunia...
Thank you soooo much for the offer to fly on Sergio's lear jet... however... I was given a FIRST CLASS plane ticket by one of my readers... I have no idea who it was... but just let me say MERCI BEAUCOUP!!!

Kathleen...
Paris in June... hmmmm... I've NEVER been to Paris in June... I've ONLY BEEN THERE IN REAL LIFE in the end of March/beginning of April... perhaps we will pop over for a weekend... one NEVER knows with Fifi!!!

Oooooh I don't know how many times I have played Doris singing I Love Paris today... or how many times I have found myself singing it... le sigh!

Stephani Gorman said...

Bonjour! Oh How I enjoyed the trip to Paris! Thank-you for sharing, I had a wonderful time! Stephani :)

minishoes1 said...

Wow! What pretty prints! my fav is -The stolen car. Looks like you had a great time in Paris! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Janie's World said...

AAHH, so sad to saw good-bye to Paris. I feel your pain!

Melissa Lester said...

I feel a little closer to Paris after visiting you tonight. Those flowers -- oh, so beautiful! Have a safe trip home!

Meme said...

Oh, how sad you have to come home, just when we were having such a lovely time. You won't mind if I stay another day will you?

Shanda said...

I love the Lingerie Picnic!
shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kathryn said...

What a nice giveaway for a sad farewell to Paris!

curtiskaty@hotmail.com

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm feeling badly that this trip has to end. So many pretty sights and food, food, and more food! You travel high style!

I won your notecards from Kathleen Ellis but I can never have too many, can I? Please include me in the giveaway. blndy9@yahoo.com

Thanks Fifi!

xoxo
Jane

Princess Of Pink said...

I have been a "lurker" for some time, :) And have been to Paris (for real) a couple of times and LOVED it. Have to go back some day.

Please enter me in your give away.

Hugs from the Netherlands

janil said...

Hi Fifi!!!!!

Pont Neuf... and Brasserie des Arts are two of my favorites. It's really difficult to choose!!!!

Thansk for the chance!

Your photos are so beutiful!!! I want to go to PAris again!!!!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

OLIVEAUX said...

Wish I were there now...sigh! Ax

TheOldPostRoad said...

I blogged about your giveaway this morning! Have a great trip home.
www.TheOldPostRoadBLOG.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I MUST win "Drive to the Country for a Picnic"!!! - It is beautifully done & you are SO TALENTED!!!

rbeckbz@aol.com

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I loved your virtual tour of Paris!! Beautiful breakfast tray. Your photographs are wonderful!! :)

Kathie said...

Hi there, I found you on SITS!
:-) good luck to everyone!!

Marie Reed said...

Your painting and note cards are funky, fresh,and breathtaking! My favourite are the whimsical bicycles:) I would just love to feature you on my blog sometime!

Amber said...

Oh Fifi - you are so sweet and generous! I would love to win a print of Pont Neuf Apartment or Eating Sweets at Versailles - it is so hard to pick a favorite!
Thanks for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancy said...

Since I may never get there, I loved having a virtual visit with you as guide!! And again I would have to pick On the Street with Eiffel bc I probably won't be seeing the real thing!!! I love all your work..a special fav is pink chairs...sweet!n

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Ohhhh...such a sweet post of sweet Paris! What fun!

Loved the flower shop!

a bientot!
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

PS - love for an opportunity on your giveaway!

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Ohhhh...such a sweet post of sweet Paris! What fun!

Loved the flower shop!

a bientot!
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

PS - love for an opportunity on your giveaway!

The Stylish House said...

Hi Fifi,
Enjoyed your armchair travel! Great site and if I was lucky enough to win your fabulous giveaway, Toulouse Moulin Rouge would be my pick. Have a lovely weekend. ~Cathy~

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Ah, this trip to Paris has been fabulous - the perfect getaway for April, non?

Mary at My New 30 said...

Love the sunglasses! Thanks for the tour - that was fun.

Your paintings and cards are precious! I really love the whimsical flowers the best.

mynew30{at}gmail{dot}com

Sugar Mommy said...

Popped over from SITS...

My parents went to Paris for their 30th wedding anniversary last year. I would love to get the "On the street with Eiffel" for them.

You do lovely work!

Debbie said...

I had a terrible time choosing one! I wanted them all. But my favorite is Le Parisien coq de matin and you have no idea how great that would look in my kitchen!

BlogBaby said...

Wonderful painting!! So stunning!!

I love them all but would say "Garden Chair" is my favorite.

theblogbaby(at)gmail(dot)com

BlogBaby

John Deere Mom said...

They are all so beautiful! I think I would have to pick Pink Flowers in Paris. I was in Paris in March 2001, so I would love to be reminded of the spring time beauty!

gennysent said...

the best thing about a trip is that you get to take home the memories. Love your work!

carma said...

I like Eating Sweets at Versailles

you are quite talented!! beautiful pieces

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

I just found your blog and love it. I am heading to Paris in September and reading your blog is great inspiration until then.

My favorite painting is Berry Cushions with a View. I can certainly imagine sitting on that balcony, under the umbrella, drinking a glass of wine and enjoying the view of the eiffel tower.

Ginger said...

I adore your site and am so jealous that you got to be in Paris. I've been one time, and I took my students. What might have been a romantic, lovely time was instead filled with "Why does it smell bad?" and "Why can't we eat at Mac Donalds!?".
(sigh)
I must return one day.

I would love to enter the contest. My favorite print is the lingerie picnic! I LOVE it. I also adore all of the flower note cards.

Thanks for the contest!
Ginger
greenpoyo@yahoo.com
http://de-comp.blogspot.com

http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com said...

Hello Fifi, what a lovely blog, your comments were fun to read as well. I wish that some time I may travel as well. I saw you on Sits. I am an Artist in San Diego. I have a new blog. I now follow you!
please come visit me if you have a moment to do so. I am hosting a giveaway to end this weekend.
Cheers!
Brittany
http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com

Joy said...

Oh Fifi, winning something from your Etsy shop would be sublime.

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

I have to admit I love the lingerie picnic painting! I'd love to hang something like that up on my wall. I need something girly in a house full of boys!

Valerie said...

Love this post. Would love one of your prints!

A Room With A View said...

Fifi, your trip looks fabulous. I'm I'm to win, it's Stolen Kiss for me. Love it, and all! Thanks for your beautiful blog.

TRES BELLE said...

Fifi,

I don't know how I missed this post, but I did. My, how the month flew!! That's what happens when you are in Paris. Time sits still.

Please add me to your drawing.

Kris

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I hope you had a great trip.

I love the French Wine and Bread, it would look great in kitchen.

jrandtam[at]columbus.rr.com

Sparcam said...

awesome pics. my daughter spent some time in France and Switzerland. I'm going to forward your blog to her. She will love it! Safe journey home!

Mercedes said...

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend two days in Paris and it was heavenly.

Dana said...

I just found your site today.LOVE IT!!!
Can't wait too see where you take us next.

zippieee@msn.com

Wendyburd1 said...

Lucky Girl!!

Ľubaša said...

I went through your etsy shop for second time. Your paintings give it wonderful atmosphere of that great city. I like many of them... for today I ve choosen Pont Neuf Apartment. Thanks.
lubaska (dot)k(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel said...

I love your pictures :)

funtique@aol.com said...

I love your artwork!!! After seeing your paintings and photos and reading your blogs, I feel like I have experienced your trips with you. I'm looking forward to future adventures!

Sherri Simmons on Tybee Island, GA

meandtheblueskies.com said...

Great pics and I absolutely love your paintings. If I were to win, I would choose Paris Apartment Rendezvous.

meandtheblueskies.com said...

Great pics and I absolutely love your paintings. If I were to win, I would choose Paris Apartment Rendezvous.

Robin said...

Love your art.....love your blog...

If you could please check out my blog; I've left an award for you!

http://www.robinsbluenest.typepad.com
Hope your trip home is safe and speedy.

Have a beautiful day

Sasha222 said...

So lucky to go to Paris. it's my dream that will never come true. your art is amazing and full of life!

Martha said...

Your Coral Vase print really is lovely and "speaks" to me. You are very talented and make me pine to return to Paris. J'adore Paris!

Anonymous said...

I like Painters' Cafe.:-)
Thanks for sharing with us your passion for Paris. I felt similar when i was there.:-)
Anna
tedatoto(at)azet(dot)sk

Wendy said...

I love France and the Chez Paul. It was hard for me to leave it too. I understand. You take some amazing pictures that give the country justice. I loved your view of the Effiel Tower. It was gorgeous.

Beverly said...

Winning is bliss. Thank you for the opportunity.

Liz said...

What a artist! You put so much detail in your work it all tells a story. I enjoyed stopping in from SITS.I like the wine and rosies a perfect match for my kitchen.

shelley said...

oh my goodness, what a beautiful city seen thru your eyes! makes me just want to run and jump on a plane, hopefully soon! thanks so much for the virtual trip. your artwork is so colorful and "devine!" i love all of the flowers! stopping by from sits.
hugs,
shelley

Always a Southern Girl said...

What a fun blog you have!! I love it. I'm stopping over from SITS! enter me in the contest, if it's not to late!!

Have a safe trip!!

auntrene said...

Paintings are fabulous. I think my favorite is On the Street with Eiffel. I would gift it to my niece who had a layover in Paris and didn't get to see the Eiffel Tower, she was so bummed.
Thanks!
itsjustmerene2003atyahoodotcom

rozzissweetpeas said...

LOve your site...very french...like your paintings too .Aux Provences Brasserie was my fav. would love to win your giveaway...visiting from SITstas...hugs rozzi

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