i’d have gone insane spending another second in ny. i haven’t had the patience for it since getting back from paris. don’t get me wrong, it’s the greatest, most intense place in the world, if you’re into ALL intensity ALL the time. finally realizing after 20 years that i’m just not that into it.
sooooo, thank god for jet blue! my guy has a pied a terre in miami beach. VERY humble and total bachelor. there’s not even a tv , but that’s exactly the peace i was craving. above is my friend and stylist liz. this is basically how mornings have been starting for the past 3 days. i didn’t realize how i was neglecting myself in ny, not even going once to the beach all year! anyway now i can get focused again, and sit for a sec without being pulled everywhichway…
SO, back to us bloggers…
until then…the set of pics above is from none other than the whimsical mastermind of Constance from Rochambeau, and the purse below is from her collection:
more to come!
it’s so crazy it is here, just doing the basics takes the entire day. even now i have like 1 sec to write. i’m working on finding a villa in tuscany for one of the clients of the client so it’s been fun hunting for someplace a family can celebrate the dad’s 60th birthday with 12 people and 6 bedrooms, pool, near florence…anyway here are a couple pics from some that would never do darling!
but this one might!!
and to you a huge hello…i think about you all the time, wonderwomen…how do you all get it done? mothers, you have my serious respect!
one thing i’ve been thinking (and hopefully you will help hash this out): i’d like to work together somehow as blogging businesses…like cross promoting, listing each other’s items, stuff like that. maybe we each pick an item a week (or day or month) from each other and find things to feature. i just haven’t had the time to go thru etsy and read blogs at all lately and damn am i feeling the void! well something to think about, christmas is coming and i have a store that could be full of stuff too!
they indulged my grandmother who gave me the most beautiful doll house furniture when i was 7. (thanks mom for keeping it all these years). in fact it’s being ravaged by my nieces and nephews who all seem to have the same fascination with it. anyway a photoshoot brought out some of my faves. guess i don’t have to wonder where i got my taste for detail…and satin!
anyway, i am rushing once again. it’s getting to be my theme song here in the city. my boyfriend said i was spending too much time on my blog. i guess he sees it more of a diary, but how do you explain doing what you love? anyway, now i’m feeling all guilty so i may not be around too much for awhile but i’ll try to sneak away! in fact, i have to go right now…
the great thing about important meetings is that they force you to do what you always put off. now i have it and can build on it, whew! as for the meeting, well hey, i don’t want to jinx it, and i did mention the blog…but we had a lot of laughs and great ideas were tossed around. so thanks again for your pickmeup, will keep you posted!
i don’t really have the luxury to write today (as usual) so i again will make it petite and sweet! all the pics posted today are of the apartments i visited in paris and recommend. if you’re going, definitely check into it, you’ll feel like a local. i loved every second of it! of course fresh flowers make all the difference, dahling!
now i have to get my site to be what i know it could be, making pages for these and getting it PhAtTeNd uP!! if only i’d studied html instead of art history! if you want more info on any of these apts, check the sites below. they’re all really reasonable!
and i’m not so into kitchens but this one did get me!
i didn’t take any of the above pics. they’re from
thanks heddy…(my blogging friend who pushed me to go meet myra. turned out my apartment faced hers. paris is a small weird wonderful world)!
oh yeah, and one more, this one i did take the pics but should have let her! she shoots for Elle Decor and rents out this space, wild to find in paree!
bon soiree! i have exactly one minute to post this so i’m gonna make it short and sweet! tomorrow i have the hugest meeting with Citicorp(!) about my trips. can you believe?! only in ny. anyway i spent today trying to find something appropriate to wear and i’m off to their office at high noon tomorrow. tonite i have to work on the material! i’ve always crammed at the last minute! damn! anyhow i realized last nite that this is my blogging anniversary so i had to just STOP and celebrate with you all. thank you for coming and all the sweet things you say. i hope we change the world one blogger at a time! today i met amy from designda for lunch. just starting to fly, making a very important mark, for sure! trying to believe she can really do it. i love how we celebrate each other…keep on truckin!
these are some pics i’m using for the brochure…suddenly i am all nervous and don’t think anything’s right!, the pressure! don’t worry i’ll try to snap out of it!!
and don’t want to wake up from the state i’m in. still feeling the effects, still making plans to go deeper. funny when you travel, you never know what’s going to come of it. for me it seems i found a new passion in affordable real estate. no one believed me that there were apartments for about 150,000 euros available in the heart of paris. ( i happen to be a bargain huntress despite my lust for finery) . going thru my pics from the trip i see i was definitely out to prove them wrong. i wish i could buy them all and start my own little paris apartment biz right now, but if i can’t, maybe you can!?
this is what got me started, imagining a little place to call chez moi…
i started obsessing and searching out agencies in all the different neighborhoods.
this is just the tip of the iceberg!
you’ll have to excuse my pics, they were taken thru windows
i mean take your pick!
this one below is the most expensive topping 200g’s but hey, it’s so cute, it’s worth the little extra! happy hunting!!
oh and of course i have to throw in my bit of parsian gaiety wherever i can find it. i spent time with my nieces who were dressed as pirates for a local parade. to me they looked like they were ready to have their portraits painted in 1740′s france! yes, i know, auntie claudie is suffering from dimentia!! somebody stop me!
oh and politically:
ok so i’m from jersey, what can i say? maybe i was there in another life with you all? maybe we stormed the bastille or lived at versailles? whatever it is i’m happy we all share this passion for paree!
don’t worry, i won’t stop posting pics from the trip. i did take them for the books but it’s such a long arduous process and so much more fun to show YOU!
for now tho, back in nyc, figuring out what to do with the store and just seeing life from a new perspective. i never imagined 30 days would make such a difference but hopefully i’ll keep some of the more imp’t things i learned. today it’s how everyone was on their bikes: they don’t ride the wrong way, don’t talk on the phone, stop at the lights, blah blah blah…i’m gonna try that!
so my readjustment time is pretty much wearing off, but i’m determined to use my camera here and find beauty or things that remind me wherever i can. and if i squint i can avoid ny’s roadkill and pretend i’m you know where…
this is on 8th street, st marks…what a difference a flower would make!…here’s a few from paris for inspiration!
ca va for now!
oh by the by, i won this from my wonderful blogging friend, Joy. It was waiting for me when i got home and as fate would have it, i have just the person for it. so joy, know that this is going to a friend in need. i think it really will cheer her up so thank you!