but i’m working on it! Carol and I went to Greenthumb’s GrowTogether Conference since we joined the garden on 11th street. The garden’s been there for decades, run by a very dedicated small group. i’m not really a gardener, in fact i may even have a black thumb (still waiting for my ‘low maintenance’ paper whites to bloom. my mom’s are growing like crazy)!
anyway, it was great to be with tons of people on a saturday morning, talking about community and gardening. gardens seem to bring people together. One speaker pointed out how you may not know your next door neighbor in your building but you can belong to a garden and be a part of everything from the block association to making a community for kids and seniors, growing organic, attracting butterflies and filtering air!
Well, gotta go, my boyfriend knows i’ll be getting up at 5 and is serenading me with his guitar so…maybe i’ll sleep in tomorrow, it is sunday after all, and if not now then when!?
well, actually Coldplay did…
anyway, i’ve been doing it, 5 am 3 days in a row. Frazzled was a really good description of the pitfalls that may occur! I have to admit that i’ve been getting a lot done lately, but i’m not sure those extra hours are all that important to spend out of bed. I LOVE my bed! how do you mothers, wives, working women do it all? you AMAZE me!!!
Well, today i picked up some new pieces for the shop. thought i’d share. they make me ~happy~they’re so pretty, little vanity thrones…
thought you may enjoy this article, it’s out in romantic homes magazine this month…
now i’m working on NY…one of the best things about this city are its fleas!
Morning! I tried writing late last night but my computer was so slow it was torture! So I went to bed early. My boyfriend had to get up for a flight (he just left) so i really had NO excuse NOT to get up and try this.
I’m about to make green tea and follow along with the great and powerful Wai Lana Yoga on Oxygen. My new theory is that if i do even just one minute a day, it helps. Yesterday was spent in another crazy cellar so keeping my back loose is crucial. Well my computer is acting up again so i better get this out there so it will still be 5 something when this goes up! Have a great and productive day before the sun even rises! It’s weird, bed is calling! Must fight it!
By the way, Carol, who i mentioned yesterday, finally started her blog. She’s got great ideas. One i stole yesterday was making a calendar of :15 minute intervals for projects. I’m sure she isn’t the first to invent it, but then we color coded it to see what blocks of time i have. it’s amazing!
0h, one other thing that’s really made me think from the book ‘The Wealthy Spirit’ by Chellie Campbell. (thanks Lisa). List absolutely everything you buy from parking meters, to where the ATM cash goes to checks you write. I was shocked, thinking I only bought necessities for the business so why nickel and dime. Her theory is that if you don’t know where your money is then you won’t be entrusted to more. Fascinating darling!
Hi there, it’s been awhile! Now that i’m back in New York i’m way too tired after long days to do anything but veg out after VERY long days! (and to make it worse, i was just told by my friend Carol that highly effective people get up at 5am so i’ve been slacking)! I’m working on a multi level project that starts from the ground up….literally! My project is a tile store that needs revamping on the inside, outside, windows, workroom and basement.
At the same time, the owners are building a 6 story building which needs to be completely designed including the bathrooms, lighting, floors, kitchens and outdoor spaces. Next to that is a community garden that needs TLC…all this needs to be done tout de suite so I have been working my %$& off with my crew (Tony and Carol) to make this all happen and run as smooth as silk. These two can make miracles. I think you’ll see we need that….
No matter where i go it always brings me back to Paris…..I’m in love with all these marquee (s)?, what they were, what they could be…
There is so much opportunity here…not to mention shopping (thrifting is so much fun in the SuNsHiNe State).
The pink is our apartment, the next shot is out our window to the west.
My dream is to work on one of these little hotels, there’s a burnt out shell on every corner. There is still so much undeveloped it’s unbelievable! alas, until next time…wait! I’ll be back for a shopping trip in April! Come with me!
just wanted to give you a heads up on the sofa….with the euro, shipping, duties and taxes, on this side of the atlantic it’s $5000. it’s the size of a single bed.
Or you could get this only $1000 more! A a sort of semi reaonable facsimilie reproduction from neimans!
Miami beach design never ends. just wanted to share these hotels on the boardwalk around twilight…you CAN try this at home if you’re lucky enough to have a backyard!
Thanks aventura magazine! (they listed these books as this season’s Masterpieces of Art). Just wanted to pass it all on….this place is a moving postcard, one surprise after another….
Thanks all you cool ladies who make me want to unveil even more spectacular discoveries!
It’s too cold to even measure in NY so I’m in Miami Beach. This mirror is just one of the crazy pieces that has inspired me here!
By the by, the Pied a Terre is changing already….my client now wants to get an armoire and doesn’t want the sofa anymore. So it’s for sale, just thought I’d let you know first, in case you wanted save the pink! See below: