i wish i could say i’m excited to leave but i’m consumed with worry about my aunt who was hospitalized saturday. she’s my only aunt, as she says, my favorite aunt. the kind of aunt i am because of her. she’s 9 years younger than my mom and never seems to change. she had a white vw with daisies on it circa 1970 and is always laughing. i’m praying for you aunt mick and thank you to anyone who prays for her too.
Here’s something i came across searching for daisies. i’d like if i were a kid.
ps: if it can make THIS room look good…
i have this sweltering and beautiful saturday to myself after a grueling am…so i have the choice to get sucked in to the glorious blogging world or get the h#@% out there. well i did manage a few mins of surfing i and can see this could easily become my day. SO, wanted to take a sec just to share pics of a place i found on Studio Annetta…
They’re all from a place for rent in the uk called Beach Studios. everything on the site was just so pretty… anyway it was my toe into the beauty of blogging today. i hate to tear myself away but…i…must….go!
i can’t begin to talk about my daily grind, suffice it to say, you don’t want to know. the only place that seems to be a respite is here. i don’t know why. but i’m addicted to YOU!!!
all i can say is these aren’t pretty pics? coco chanel and the one with the two cuties is from a blog and for the life of me i don’t know whose it is! if it’s yours let me know. well that’s about all i can muster tonight, ny is kickin my @$$ in ways only it could… i’m on my way to treat myself to some comfort food…a big mushroom veggie burger with cheese and mayo!!!
ps new to the blogroll eyecandy girlmeetsglamour
what can i say? this is a crazy powder puff from 20′s paris. it made me smile tonight after being bombarded with rain and minutia all day. cleaning up your act can really show you the mistakes you make. i swear this time i am gonna freakin learn them cause lord knows i am ready for some new lessons!!
leaving for paree in 10 days. it seems like a dream and i’m so tired i’m sleepwalking! no rest for the weary till i tie up the annoying loose ends that bind me! my friend carol k’s been helping make that happen. i see how important a brilliant team is, so thank you girl! now just putting final touches on the itinerary. i appreciate but can’t go to monuments in paris. what gets me are places that were homes, apartments, salons, or Hôtels (aka mansions). i did mention i was a voyeur…
one palace i love is Hôtel Carnavalet, a little palace in the Marais and former home of Madame de Sévigné who was famous for hosting parties in her Salon. she wrote hundreds of letters to her daughter during the reign of Louis XIV. they’re like a diary of life in 1600′s paris and tell about her life’s struggles.
Soubise is another beautiful mansion in the same neighborhood. lots of the marie antoinette film was shot there. i love the turquoise ceilings.
i’m dreaming about staying longer, forgetting ny for awhile and drifting along the french countryside in october. in my fantasy i’d rent a car and jet down to provence and explore more. a blogging friend invited me and i’d love to take her up on a cup o tea down south. But my REsPoNsIbIliTieS!!
i fell in love with the countryside as a kid travelling with my family. after graduation i went back with Volunteers for Peace for something to do between college and the real world. i just came across the ran into the link yesterday from another cool site:
maybe i want to re-live the good times i had? it really was THE best time, restoring ancient chapels and living with such fun people. you choose your country and interests. france has 45 camps going on right now that you can live/work and and have a blast for like 2 weeks, $250. i’m gonna check out what’s happening now. (it was 20 years ago)!
i just found this one:
Project: The municipality of Montendre has already played host to several
international work camps. The restoration of the town’s castle, using traditional,
old-fashioned techniques is something many of the local people keep close to heart,
but currently, their castle is in need of a hand from the younger generation! The main
objective of this year’s work camp will be to repair and refill the joints of a section of the
wall, in order to keep it in good condition. The local community, now well accustomed to
the work camp dynamic, are present on a regular basis to meet and exchange with the
volunteers. ACCOMODATION: tents. LOCATION: 75 km from the sea and to the north of
wait tents? maybe when i was in college…now i want to sleep in the castle!
getting my books together for the trip i found this gorgeous 1956 Memoirs of Madame DuBarry at the Strand. It’s such a jewel of a bookstore. the book is pink with little silver stars and a blue binding so of course i had to style it on the chaise cause it’s sold and i’ll miss it. my only regret was not getting it here sooner!
Precious Women is another book on my latest obsession, the women who shaped Paris’ decor and made it the silky seductress it is today. in fact that’s what i’ll be working on while i’m there. writing about the hostesses who created venues like Salon Bleu and hosted gatherings of great minds while trying to find beauty among the sewage and gallows of early paris.
everyone made fun of them. moliere was the worst and tried to destroy them with his satires. maybe he wasn’t invited to the parties?
Love the table of contents! The Coquettes, The Precieuse, The Bourgeoisie and Worse!
when Latrice at UPS asked me why i was rushing and i realized i had no reaon, i knew it was time to chill out.
all my dragons are being slayed one by one, in fact, the very thing i worried about most turned out to be a miracle instead of a catastrophe.
of course i have so much to do. but i like it here best…well weeds is on now so i’ll just upload a couple pics and get back to work!
where are the days of summer going!?
only 2 weeks till paris and i’m determined to go full steam ahead whether i’m prepared to stay a month or not. maybe it’s an irresponsible attitude but i’m going with my instincts. i did get lucky, my friend Lorraine usually rents out her apartment iin the marais but by some miracle it’s free in sept AND oct!
so now i have one more hotel room from the 6-11th if you’re interested! heehee i want everyone in paris in sept! :p
i took the above pic last time i was there (always fascinated by stores for rent), and didn’t realize the hand in the window till i cropped it just now. that’s something i love about paris, she toys with you!
is old movies! tonite on TMC is Myrna Loy night, if you get a chance to watch at 8 is Libeled Lady with Jean Harlow and William Powell and at 10 is Love Crazy!