a long day’s journey into night
hi toute le monde! it feels like it’s been awhile since i’ve been able to sit and blog and in fact it meant missing dinner tonite to work on it and all my other techno stuff. i’ve had quite to bit to eat anyway so missing a meal is probably a pretty good thing, actually.
it’s been a hectic trip with almost every minute scheduled and lots of moving around. today we bid farewell to another apartment fantastique and moved down the rue to another enchanting beauty. the apartment we left is rarely empty but if you’re a st. germain fan, you can not beat it for location and atmosphere. oh, and charm, technology, decor and all the trimmings!
our new flat was a complete surprise. i had seen photos on the site but was not even close to prepared for what was behind this door.
it’s a corner unit with a balcony and completely surrounded by windows.
it’s open and bright with pretty furniture and fabrics.
of course it’s also tres charmant and as all haven’s apartments, it’s got a washer and dryer, free phone to the u.s. and wifi that actually works.
oh, and of course tons of great artwork and books and movies, and have i gone on about this company enough? i’m a convert!
i guess what blew both gen and me away was the view ultimately. we can see sacré-coeur, notre dame,
and the moyen age ruins being excavated and restored just below. truly an incredible spectacle that brought me back to my roots. the reason i came to france and paris so long ago was as a volunteer on archaeological expeditions with volunteers for peace. looking down at it made me long for those days. i have been craving something lately, a change in my life that focuses on the planet.
as i strolled around the new hood i started to notice the little things that paris is doing to make itself more green. this may not be the most attractive option but it’s a way for everyone to be able to recycle. not all buildings have recycling separation so conscientious consumers can toss it here.
there are a couple of bio (organic) places popping up
and some of the street cleaning is done by hand as opposed to giant machines. i mean of course they have them but man power is still going strong.
anyway, i’ve been up and down every possible arrondisement, meeting today with a great couple from clickappart.com
and finishing touches in montmartre with jean on her apartment.
up in that area i found the love wall
got the goods
and stopped at one of my favorite perfume shops. i’ll fill in all the details later but it’s getting pretty late and of course i insanely scheduled and early meeting.
a quick shout out to fifi for her lovely paintings of some of my shots this week!
and a congrats to my guy for his mention in the times. he’s importing a pasta that’s been a bit of a secret at hotels and restaurants but is now in some stores like fresh direct. it’s fresh from italy and is organic, best of all it’s a little purse filled with 4 cheeses and pear. absolument to die for and completely addictive!
ok, i could go on and on and on with pics and events and areas and stores and windows and the photo shoots and all that happens in one afternoon! ok one more! i wish i could do this one day for a minute! maybe friday…for now bon nuit!