Saturday, January 2, 2010

Apartement "La Carotte"

There is no question that the success of Beadboard has been through a lot of hard work and making ourselves available to our fabulous customers sometimes on a 24/7 basis.
At lot of people ask us what motivates us from October, when things start hopping out here, through the holiday season.
Aside from the fact that we are not retired and want to insure Beadboard's success, we need a carrot, or something to look forward to after the crunch time is over.....

The "carrot" is going to Paris for market, to clear our heads and spirits....
We didn't know if we could afford to go this year, but the shop Gods were kind to us and we are going. The problem was how could we get a great place at this late date????? We are avid cooks and last time a microwave-roasted Bresse chicken didn't quite cut the mustard...And, could we get plane reservations on a nonstop flight? We asked our readers if they knew of someone that had an apartment for lease and can you believe it?????????
We got several responses all worth checking out.

We will show more of the lovely "Apartement La Carotte"
(our nickname for the apartment we leased) when we get there,
but thanks to a reader named Jenny we will be cooking some dinners in THIS kitchen.
We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to her and others for responding to us.
I will also be doing a series of informational blogs with pictures on how to get in to some of the best boutique hotels and some of the best connections for apartment hunting in the
City of Lights, sharing our experiences, great restaurants and shopping, along with websites you can access that are of extraordinary help.
A Bientot!


  1. Woouuwww!! Wonderful! I am looking forward to hear about your stay in the "Le Carotte" apartment!


  2. Maryanne,

    That is good news indeed. Have a fabulous time, many fun home-cooked meals and great shopping. I await the reports.

    Bon voyage,


  3. Maryanne,
    I am so happy that you and Robespierre are off to Paris. I can't wait to see more of that apartment and the rest of Paris through your eyes!

  4. Can I go? Do you need a cook? A dishwasher? A baggage handler? A photographer? You name it! Oh, you don't need anyone? Well, I will be looking forward to your photos and blogs!

  5. So glad to hear you are going to Paris! The kitchen in the apartment looks awesome! I hope you have a great time and show us some great pictures. Is there any room for me to come????????????
    Have fun!

  6. This is fabulous! What a great way to start the new year with making plans to go to Paris... I'm looking forward to all your stories and photos.

    And thanks Maryanne for your sweet comments on my blog, I really appreciate them and having you as a friend.

  7. Maryanne, what a wonderful metaphor with the juicy bunch of carrots! You two deserve a break and what fun it will be to see your pictures and hear of your adventures on your blog! J'adoring the kitchen!!

  8. Yeah!!!! How fun for you - and for us who get to tag along via cyber space! Can't wait to see what you ended up buying at the flea market! 1 container, 2 containers...? Bon Voyage lovely blog friend! Come home safe. Ox Monika

  9. Oh that looks lovely. I'm glad you found somewhere. Enjoy Paris!