"Le Petit Dejeuner, 5x7-inches, oil on Gessobord
Happy National Croissant Day in the US! 

My mind is in Paris where no breakfast would be complete without a croissant. I prefer my croissant au beurre (butter, no margarine) with a café Américain, while sitting at a café watching the energy of Paris pass by. My all-time favorite is the pain au chocolat, a buttery croissant dough folded around dark chocolate. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. 

Renowned Chef David Lebovitz (if you’re a fellow cook book collector, check out his. “My Paris Kitchen” is a fave! I’ll talk about my 9’ floor-to-ceiling collection of cook books another time) named Maison Landemaine best croissant in Paris! 

My croissant travel checklist includes creations by: 

I cannot wait to return to Paris.

Until then, 

Merrill XO 

Le Petit Dejeuner is one in a series of Paris-inspired oil paintings