Friday, March 29, 2013

Francophile Friday: Happy in Paris

{Happy in Paris: ink & watercolour illustration by Shell-Sherree}

Be happy.  Such a simple prescription for life {if a tad hard to observe at times ~ when snivelling into a soft cotton hankie, for instance}.  But if one happened upon this fleuriste in Paris, waving its awning and flowers at you and shouting its good cheer, happiness would surely be irresistible.  {You can wander over and see a different view on a different day courtesy of dear Virginia of Paris Through My Lens.}  Our scruffy pooch looks like he's been rescued from a desert island then dragged through a perfectly manicured hedge backwards, but it matters not when there are roses to smell and kitties to play with.  Wherever you are and whatever you're doing this Easter weekend, may you be safe, peaceful and happy.  And on that note...

Happy Francophile Friday to you!

19 comments:

  1. Have pets, will travel? So elegantly chic.

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  2. This does look like a pretty good recipe for happiness: a scruffy puppy, a pampered puss, and Paris! Works for me, ma belle Shell . . .

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  3. I do think we need more of that pearl gray in our lives.

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  4. I love that dog. Happy Easter. Here is wishing you a basket of macarons.

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  5. It goes without saying that I love your illustrations. Have I ever told you how much I enjoy your writing?

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  6. Cali ~ first class would make it easier. :)

    Thanks, dear Alexa! {And I like that nickname... a self esteem boost AND it rhymes. Nice!}

    Hiker ~ you called it first. If Pantone adds it to their range, perhaps we can ask to be paid with macarons, flowers, champagne and smelly cheese.

    While it's somewhat muffled through those overgrown whiskers, I think he's whispering that he loves you too, Margaret.

    Petrea ~ if I wasn't happy enough already... thank you!

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  7. That is such a cheerful post I must say! I feel like buying flowers now ;-))

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  8. I could be happy, in Paris.
    I could be happy visiting ShSh's blog. The next best thing.

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  9. Such a gorgeous illustration! I love all the details -- colorful flowers, cobblestones, a beautiful wrap dress, plus of course an adorable dog and our favorite Kitty traveling in style in that cute sac. Happy in Paris indeed!

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  10. Thanks, dear Eric! In that case, my work here is done. :)

    Cafe ~ you know how to make a girl smile. Thanks, puppy dog!

    I'm happy to hear that, Katie! I'd love that wrap dress myself. If only illustrating it had miracled one up into my wardrobe. {Working on this one fair took me back to this.}

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  11. A perfect ilo for the weekend! Just what we needed. Happy Easter to you and Ella.

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  12. Happy Easter to you and Macie, Ms M! {And I'm glad this hit the spot.}

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  13. Happy Easter Shell. I hope you had a lovely long weekend. It's almost over but there's still time to be happy in Paris........
    :)

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  14. Let's just keep the thought rolling, Debs! I hope you had a beautiful Easter.

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  15. Ha! You've imagined a new low-tech grooming technique! I must second Petrea's comment about your writing. Your tales always do make me happy. Hope you had a wonderful Easter, Shell.

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  16. Thanks, dear Susan! And with the abundance of tails and tales amongst us, there's never a dull moment!

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  17. It's easter past now and I'm visiting Friday on a Tuesday - or what some would call fashionably late. Kisses to Scruffy. Your description of him " a perfectly manicured hedge backwards" is very funny.

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  18. Hey, little woman! It's been a looooong time since we've touched base.

    I see you're still stuck in the Gay Paree time warp. Never mind. Some of us are keeping the flag flying for Venezia. Mind you, it has been a time when no wimps can exist in this Ancient and Wet city ... it has been so COLD, with SNOW in MARCH!

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  19. Fashionably late works for me, PA. {Sometimes my family and friends might disagree. I'm working on it.} I think Scruffy blew you a kiss back. A bit hard to tell through that facial hair.

    Hey, Y! Thank you for saying, "Hi," in spite of the non-Venetian scenery. :) I know, I know, it's been a while. Too long. I will make amends soon, bella. The weather you're having there at the moment would test my wimp-o-meter, that's for sure.

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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