Printemps had a wonderful party last night to kick off the Christmas shopping season - everyone was in a very jolly mood, and throughout the store waiters brought us drinks and snacks. Not only that, but there were tons of photo ops, and here I am getting ready to have my picture taken by their professional photographer!
I love to help out with the holiday decor, and here I am helping the neighbors tie the ribbon on their wreath. I’m sure they really appreciate it, we rabbits can be very helpful at times, you know.You can see lots more holiday illustrations of me at my Christmas store, www.zazzle.com/bunnyinparis - and you can find them on all kinds of wonderful gift items - not only things like t-shirts and tote bags,but even i-phone covers and mouse pads, too!
Hello, everybody! Wondering where I've been? Missed me? Well, I've been hard at work on our new Zazzle store. Artwork all by my personal portraitist, C.J. Rabbitt, all about my wonderful life here in Paris as the unofficial Lapin de Ville! You can see it all - shirts, mugs, calendars, bags, hats, mousepads, even i-phone covers, and lots more, too, and tons of special Christmas things. Here's the address: www.zazzle.com/bunnyinparis?rf=238291499874624972
Here I am having a lovely dinner of carrot tops while whizzing back to Paris from Nice. It was a wonderful trip, very fast and comfortable. There were lots of people who came over to see me, and I was surprised to hear many of them claim they had never seen a rabbit on the train before!
Every night we go somewhere new and different - here I am at the Negresco hotel, on the night of Fête de Musique in Nice, an all-evening long celebration of music, song and dance. Lots of new people to meet and say hello to, all kinds of wonderful sights to take in, not the least of which was the view across the Baie des Anges at sunset, what a sight!
Last night was the Fete de la Musique in Nice - musicians filled every neighborhood from late afternoon until midnight, playing and singing. Here I am standing outside the Hotel Negresco, next to their statue of a jazz trumpeter. If it's one thing I like it's a good celebration, and last night was tops.
Since I was wearing my chic little pink barette, we decided we had to go to visit the Hotel Negresco on the Promenade. I'm not quite sure, but I think I may be their first rabbit. At least, that's what it seemed like when we arrived there.
It was a beautiful evening in Nice, fresh, cool and breezy, so we headed to the beach for my first view of the sea. As you can tell, I was quite captivated, I love the sound of the waves in my big ears. And looking out over the view is wonderful, there's nothing better I like than a good view!
Here I am, first day in Nice, relaxing on our balcony. There is a wonderful view of the Mediterranean Sea, and I take a few minutes to stretch out, lie on my side and have a good groom before taking a nap inside.
Well, here I am helping the humans to pack for their trip. I have to inspect everything, they're so incompetent - I'm afraid they might leave the package with my accessories behind. I hate being under-dressed for any occasion.
The biggest problem was figuring out what to wear for the wedding in Monaco in July. So, instead of making a decision, we just took everything along with us, making our luggage rather heavy.
Well, here I am, sitting patiently at the SNCF office while the lady prints out my ticket for the train. I feel very privileged, having my own ticket and all. Later, when I took it out of its little envelope at home, I found that I was listed as a "chien"! Please note, everyone, I am not a "chien," I am a "lapin", but the people in the train office don't seem to believe me!
Since we are leaving for Nice on vacation in a few days, we thought it would be a good idea to say "au revoir - but we'll be back soon" to the Eiffel Tower. So we went over to the Champs de Mars last night with a few thousand other people to watch the lights come on and have a little snack. It was a cool night with lots of clouds in the sky but no rain, the perfect night for an evening stroll.
Desiree de Rabbitt's SURVIVAL GUIDE TO NICE for the URBAN RABBIT
Hello, everyone!Are you a lady rabbit (like me)? Going to Nice this summer (also like me)? Stuck in a quandary ofwhat to buy, what to bring, what to wear?No worries, I have put together a little survival guide for your trip, since I am now (at least in the last 24 hours) an expert in packing for a trip to the Riviera.
Note the above illustration. In it you will find all the useful little things you'll find necessary - a trip to the beach will be as easy as a swim in the ocean!
Here we go:
1. Beach umbrella: in Nice, blue and white stripes are the best. 2. Padded beach chair: the pebbles on the beach are lumpy! 3. Sunblock for the tips of your delicate ears. 4. Magazines. Be sure to include: a) Fashion - so you'll be up on the latest b) Gossip - see who's wearing what to the wedding in Monaco, so you don't wear the same. 5. Pineapple juice - fresh - for an afternoon pick-me-up. 6. Big red dark glasses, so your fans won't mob you (hint: we like lots of rhinestones). 7. Straw beach bag (bonus: you can munch on this in an emergency!) containing: a) Bottled water - keep hydrated! b) Ballerina flats - remember those lumpy pebbles) c) Extra towels - blue, of course d) A yellow polka-dot bikini in case of an emergency.
Note: false eyelashes are optional, but only after 5. Come to think of it, who's on the beach after 5? But bring them anyway.
So there you have it, all the inside track on all you need for the perfect sojourn sur la plage this summer from me, Désirée!
Hello, everyone! You are all invited to see all my artwork, jewelry, books, illustrations and lots more at the Arts George V art show. There are new books and new watercolors to see! All the details are above: there are two days of showing, Sunday May 8 from 12 noon until 5 pm; Monday from 6 until 8 pm, with a cocktail reception. The address is 23, Av. Georges V, Paris 75008, and the metro stops are Georges V on the No. 1, or Alma-Marceau on the No. 9 line. Hope to see you all there!