vendredi 28 mai 2010
Well, you can't really see me because I'm going incognito in my little black carrier, but you can see the hippo and see that I'm looking at him. We were browsing at Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV), a department store on the rue de Rivoli in the 4th arrondissement of Paris when we came upon him, and since one of our very good friends is JB the Hippo, we had to take a picture to show that hippos and bunnies are the best of friends and like to go shopping together whenever the time permits.
It was a gorgeous evening in May and we all decided to take a walk in the historic Latin Quarter. I think it's one of the most romantic spots in all Paris - here is where all the students lived in the Middle Ages, and where the common language was Latin because there were so many people from so many different countries, they all spoke Latin, the scholarly language, in order to be understood. And do you recognize this little square? it was used in the movie, "The Devil Wears Prada" - I think I look a little like Anne Hathaway in this shot, don't you? And I'm also standing in front of the medieval street, rue de Bièvre which wends its way up to Blvd. Saint-Germain. You can also see me pictured looking down the little row of shops on the rue de la Bûcherie and in the distance you can actually see a shop that's now for rent - looks like a good spot for my next boutique, what do you think?
No one loves a bargain more than I do, and when you come to Paris I know all the best places to find them. I mean for example, why buy an expensive scarf on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré when you can find them all over for 4 euros, or better still, 3 for 10 euros! I mean, no outfit is complete without a colorful scarf, and if you pay less for your scarf, you have more to spend on your outfit, right?
Well, here I am on the RER, which is like an express train in Paris (I'm seated on the upper deck of the double-decker train and you can see the station stop outside the window - it's a quick way for us to get to the Notre Dame area), and I've been to the Musée d'Orsay so many times I'm bored to tears! My human family keeps mentioning that they think I'm getting spoiled, but I don't think so, do you?
vendredi 21 mai 2010
We were out strolling around the Champs de Mars when a tv crew spotted us and asked us to be in their commercial. Well, of course we said yes right away, and someone put a video camera in front of me, another person put a mike overhead, and a third person showed me a card that had some writing on it and asked me to pronounce the word, "Kronenbourg" . . . I don't know exactly what that is but it is a rather difficult word for a little bunny to say, so I didn't say anything. However, they weren't too disappointed, and took lots of shots anyway. So you just may spot me in a commercial one of these fine days!
Art gallery Sit-Down on rue Sainte Anastase in the Marais is host to brilliant artist Vincent Scali's work this week. My family was invited, but confidentially I was not, so I crashed it! No one seemed to mind, and I thought all the work was charming, particularly the guilded monstera leaves Vincent does as wall art. Not only did we see marvellous creations, but we also gratefully sampled the strawberries offered to us. All of the guest list, needless to say, was too chic to mention, so don't even ask!
lundi 17 mai 2010
The Marais is one of my favorite quartiers in Paris, and I can often be seen strolling around the streets. We stopped at a very lovely carousel in front of the Hôtel de Ville so I could have my picture taken, and then we strolled around the streets looking at lovely boutiques and lots of attractive cafes. We stopped at one, and a passerby very kindly offered to take our picture at our little table!
Saturday was a gorgeous day so we took the opportunity to have a walk around Montmartre. Above is a picture of Un Zebre a Montmartre. A really fun café, we wanted to show you a picture because just above it was the location of our very first apartment in Paris several years ago.
Here you can see our display at the Arts George V show at the American Cathedral. Fortunately for us, we were so busy that this was the only photo we were able to take. Not only were there lots of people to say hello to, but the party was fabulous - the refreshment table was out of this world!
And the following day we took a long walk in the Marais, where we met a fashion designer who found me irresistible-and took lots of pictures-and also Steve and Aline, wonderful people who emailed me a lovely photo of their cat who lives at their farm in the country!
lundi 10 mai 2010
Rabbits being the most social animals in the world all love a good party. We love entertaining, we love socializing, and we love good company, Ergo, 0n Saturday we went to our friend Al's party, and what a magnificent time we had! Not only did we see old friends Linette and Alison, but we met scads of new people, Susan, Danette, Tamara and many others too chic to mention as Suzy Knickerbocker used to say. Remember Suzy Knickerbocker? (If you do, you're at least as old as my human family, so don't admit it!)
Well girls, it's time to share my beauty secrets with the world, and I can explain them with one very simple word: learn to relax! Yes, taking a few minutes out of every busy day for a little down time, a little peace and quiet, a little nap restores your energy and makes you feel great. And, as I always say, when you feel great you look great, no? So I've included some pictures of me doing what I like to do best, catch some zzz's in the middle of a hectic schedule. It's my favorite way to spend an afternoon!
vendredi 7 mai 2010
Well, yesterday was the big day for me, my first event here in Paris - and what fun it was! we had lots of people all through the day and showed lots of new things, from knitted jewelry chains studded with stones and beads to feather necklaces and earrings to necklace, bracelet and earring sets of semi-precious stones. We showed our books and artwork, too. You'll be able to see some of the festivities on my next video show on YouTube, just look for my channel, Desiree de Rabbitt. And I'd like to mention that the hotel staff was as helpful and couteous as they could be and made all our guests feel welcome and at home. I've put several pictures up of me greeting our friends, I love all social occasions!
And speaking of social occasions, tomorrow night I'm invited to a party in the 6th with lots of friends which I'm looking forward to, and then on Sunday and Monday I'm going to be at the Georges V art show at the American Cathedral on Av. Georges V - we'll be sure to take lots of pictures so you can see them, and video too for my new video show.
lundi 3 mai 2010
Désirée de Rabbitt, a very, very close relative and confidante, has started her own Youtube show, which I'm sure you'll all love to see! It's just for fun and for friends, just to say hello from the city of Light from a rabbit's point of view - hope you enjoy, here is a link: http://bit.ly/92RZaH