Friday, November 23, 2012

Mornings in Paris


Do you have a favorite hangout where you go repeatedly? I have Mornings in Paris in the Old Port. I love going early, before crowds, & before you have to deposit coins into les parcmètres. (But the parking fees are well worth it, if you want to go later on, like for lunch or midday coffee & treats...)
The coffee is exquisite, 

and the interior is filled with artistic displays.
Illuminated cases show off gorgeous pastries, quiches & bonbons...
This morning, after the early quietude, crowds began to arrive (note a little Portland Maine high fashion here!) & the café buzzed with cheerful questions & answers about the food.
From my favorite window table a dog on the sidewalk was in full view. He watched longingly & attentively for his person who was grabbing a coffee to go...Passersby laughed, & me too, so earnest he was! 
When the clock struck 9 I packed up & ran because the meterfolks would be starting their day...but not without saying au revoir et merci & exchanging a few words in French to proprietor, Isabelle. You can read about her & Mornings in Paris here. The site tells you what a warm & welcoming person she is but I don't know if it tells you how pleasant it is to hear her frequently laugh...It's just as invigorating as her coffee.

8 comments:

  1. Adorable fun post!
    What an early bird you are

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  2. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog post. No I am not bored with doing a blog but this has thrown me for a loop. I just need to figure it all out. I could start a new blog up with my other email address, but I like my old one.. but if I were to open a new one I would need a catchy name.. so food for thought. I love your blog too and your Art work. These are fun drawings, but I pressed on the HERE and didn't go anywhere. If I remember right its where Carol went when in Maine..? anyway thanks again for your comments.

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    1. Cris, it should work now, & yes, I had taken Carol there when she was in Maine.

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  3. Never been there but I'll take a chance... if there is coffee involved. Maybe we should meet some Sunday for java. I like the Bard, next to Tommy's Park.

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    1. Yes, nice idea, Birdman...I like Bard too, but not as much as the small Mornings in Paris.

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  4. I am glad you have a bit of Paris in Portland. i like going to cozy cafes, reading while drinking my coffee and "spying" on people. Miłego dnia, Rito.

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  5. Love your sketches as always, and what sweet things you write about Isabelle. I wish that I was close enough to join you there, well, you and Mr. Bird, too!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  6. "L'oiseau lève-tôt attrape le ver"; proverbe bien connu! Rita, you seem to have found the ideal place for friendship, a bit of France, and your art. Quelle accolade pour Isabelle! Des cafés comme Mornings in Paris sont précieux. Tu sors de ce café revigorée, évidemment, et la tête pleine de nouvelles idées de dessins et de tableaux à peindre.

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