this charmed life
good evening guys! how are you on this spring night? i’m pretty good cause i am officially out of the store and that’s one less piece of cake on my plate. i’m excited to see what life will look like without all the excess energy vacuums.
anyway it was a long and busy day, already almost midnite and meeting robin and the gang for her garden makeover tomorrow am. for now i’m just posting a little about my day cause if i don’t i won’t!
i”d like to introduce you to gina cartwright of charmed circle. i fell in love with her tiny birdcage charms and story. her grandmother loved jewelry and they’d pour over her collection. ( i loved my gran’s jewelry box too. i bet you did too)!
one of gina’s favorite pieces was her mother’s charm bracelet. the way each charm held a moment in time is what inspired her to create a line of jewelry based on the charms of the charm bracelet.
in my travels i had the pleasure to meet rebecca spinner today. our rendezvous was at her gorgeous apartment. what a treat! thanks rebecca, the tea and croissants were amazing! we talked about lots of projects including shooting her apartment for the new book.
she’s in the before and after process (aren’t we all)? but this was the one corner she really tackled: her floor to ceiling bookshelves. her book collection is nothing short of incomprehensible! she has so many and such beauties that she was able to color coordinate each shelf.
she’s got lots planned so more on her later!
on my way from there to the store i stopped into the lafayette house on east 4th street. i’ve been meaning to go but finally went in with the thought of books and apartments on my mind. this fabulous townhouse has 15 guest rooms, all decorated in antiques (chandleliers, mantles, chairs and beds).
it’s a great place if you’re coming to the city, you can’t beat the location just off of the bowery.
the rooms are cozy
it’s just fun to be in an entire building like this in ny. every floor is used. there are some with kitchenettes and balconies.
they’ve really stayed in character with the original decor. it’s not stuffy though cause they did it in a playful way with chenille bedspreads, ironic portraits and left much of the orignal kitsch in where they could.
anyway if you’re in the hood, ask to see a room!
finally i thought i ‘d share these sunset boulevard shots with you. i found them in the basement and carol and tony scanned them for me. this is the shoot for elle magaizne. it was so much fun to be a princess for a day!
and now it’s over, the end of an era. onward and upward to the next adventure!