Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bastille Day Weather Forecast: Macaron Showers

ink & watercolour illustration, 7" x 8.25" [18 x 21cm]

Today I was going to take us to a location somewhere not in France, given that it's been very French here lately, but with Bastille Day nearly upon us ~ well, how remiss would I be!

Instead, I'll do a weather forecast for tomorrow and predict that it will be raining macarons.  Take your largest umbrella, and some bubble wrap wouldn't go astray.  There's also a chance of éclairs and croissants, but it's recommended to head indoors if that's the case.  They pack more of a punch when bouncing off one's scone.   However you're celebrating, and wherever that may be, here's to a happy 14th July!

26 comments:

  1. Too adorable! I just love seeing Paris through your eyes. "Everytime it rains, it rains macarons from heaven."

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  2. Shell, this is adorable to the max! Wishing you a happy Bastille Day tomorrow! :)

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  3. How did you ever think of this, you brilliant girl.

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  4. ET!
    ET!!
    ET!!!

    Love the scooters, as well. Great illustration!!!

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  5. I'll take a hazelnut -- and that umbrella

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  6. Cali ~ "Everytime it rains, it rains macarons from heaven." That's a beautiful way to live life!

    Thanks, Favourite Vintage Finds ~ et vous aussi, aussie. ;)

    Hiker ~ my kitty cat made me do it...

    E.T. Suzy ~ thank you, eagle eyes. I'm riding the scooter so that you can all relax comfortably in the multiple sidecars with your upturned brolleys.

    Margaret ~ you're welcome ~ please do!

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  7. I agree with everyone that this is an adorable drawing! I hear it supposed to rain in Paris on Bastille Day -- I sure hope it rains macarons like this instead. That would have people (and cats!) dancing in the streets!

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  8. Make mine myrtille, s'il te plait. And I have to go with the consensus here—the whole idea is adorable (pronounced w/a French accent please). So glad you decided to remain in Paris for Bastille Day!

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  9. I'm bringing a GIANT beach umbrella so I should have enough macarons for two (my share is larger).

    Darling drawing, Shell!

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  10. Katie ~ would they dance the macarena?

    Thanks, Alexa ~ one brolleyful of myrtille, coming right up.

    Pop Culture Nerd ~ that sounds ideal, and very generous of you!

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  11. A timely reminder of the need to eat and drink in the French manner today. Emergency wine will be purchased, and I'll feel as pleased with myself as that cat clearly does. Very charming, dear Shell.

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  12. Mise ~ drinking Emergency Wine from a Bonne Maman jar will add to the experience.

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  13. I'm thinking what Hiker thought--such a charming idea, to catch macarons in one's umbrella. Your brain is a marvelous place.

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  14. And is that a row of pink Vespas in the background? Meep meep!

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  15. Yes, you were right, it rained, alot, but no macarons !! Thanks for my everlasting diet !!!!
    But it rained mostly during the parade on the Champs Elysées, yesterday was gorgious for the firemen's balls and the rain will be gone ( at least in Paris area) for the firworks, so the popular celebrations are safe !!

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  16. Wonderful post! Such a sweet weather forecast! I shall bring a basket along with an umbrella to catch any extra pastries....

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  17. Raining macarons? I don't think I could ask for a more awesome forecast. It would signal the opposite of the apolcalypse I think.

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  18. Meep, meep, Petrea! My brain has had other adjectives applied to it, but I infinitely prefer yours.

    Marylène ~ those sights must have been amazing. :)

    Ms M ~ good thinking!

    Amy ~ I'm hoping that's what's going to happen in 2012.

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  19. Your detail is parfait! Aussi, the smug eyes-closed look of one who catches les macarons!

    Thanks for visiting my new blog, Shell!

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  20. Hi, Genie ~ welcome, thank you, and it's a pleasure! Your new Paris blog is beautiful.

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  21. Bonjour Shell!
    Marylène is right, it rained no macarons, but cats and dogs... but that would have been a less poetic drawing ;-)

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  22. Bonjour, Thib ~ merci! I saw some of that rain at Eric's place... I think there may even have been some horses in it. ;)

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  23. And I'll throw in my smiles too. A parapluie brimming with macarons sounds like heaven. BTW dear Shell, our Blog friend Genie makes the MOST scrumptious macarons EVER in her very own kitchen in Mobile AL. Yep, move over Laduree, Mme Genie is breathing down your neck and she's packing Italian buttercream and Nutella filling. YUMMO!
    V

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  24. Oh, now I'm putting two and two together ~ of course, Genie of the homemade macarons! Double yummo!

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  25. This is perfect! I love everything about it Shell!

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  26. Thank you, Lily! Here's to a happy week...

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Merci, grazie, thank you for joining our conversation lounge. Your smile lights up the room. Even more beautifully than our crystal chandelier. x

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