(i borrowed the title from one of the old vintage cards)
hello dear friends! it’s early but it’s about to get crazy and am not sure when i’ll get back here. the next few days are gonna to be filled to the gills so this is just a quick note while there’s a quiet moment.
i’m a sucker for vintage holiday stuff and there’s a ton of it on flickr so i had some fun searching the pretty old drawings and sweet sentiments.
i do want to take a sec just to say that i’m so grateful to have you in my life. even thought it’s technically a virtual friendship, it’s really real to me.
(funny to think this card is probably from the 20′s and they’re talking about an ‘old fashioned’ thanksgiving).
well, better get back to it! all the best, i hope your day is full of life and laughs with the ones you love.
happy thanksgiving everyone!
well hey everyone, how’s life?
it moves at the speed of light here in le big city! i’ve been working at home during the days but night have been filled with wonderful friends and beautiful places.
i can only take one at a time, there are so many fabulous facets to each and every one. this is my current favorite place for entertaining, the bowery hotel. if you’re in the city meeting friends for the holidays, this is the perfect place for a rendezvous. you can meet in the hotel lobby or at the bar, both are magnificent with a roaring fire and furniture upholstered in leather, mohair and velvet.
it’s downtown, right on the bowery between bond and great jones. we’re neighbors so we’re in and out, and every time we go we have the best time!
i haven’t stayed there and am only seeing their rooms for the first time right now.
and this could be my favorite restaurant in the city right now. it’s gemma, alongside the hotel. it’s got everything you could want in a large cozy room with tons of candlelight and ambiance. not to mention great food! i fall in love just walking in the door to this hotel and restaurant. if you’re here, enjoy it!
photos via nitrolicious.com
well anyway, you know how nyc is, you can step outside and a million things happen at once. this was a sliver!
tomorrow i’ll be out and about all day and hope to find some ny magic. (note to self, bring camera)
til then, bon soiree and have a great night!
hi all and happy sunday, hope you’re having a fabulous night. it was another perfect day in nyc. i was like a horse to the stable back to the market for a couple things from yesterday. it’s been a long time since i got my nyc flea on. i needed it and didn’t realize how much til just now.
i actually went back to take a closer look at the vintage metal ornaments that were stacked up yesterday in a heap.
the detail was amazing and they were selling them for between $2-$6, and i took two.
on the way out spotted this 20′s navy linen jewelry box with a bunch of old trims and kitchen stuff. you can imagine my surprise to find this silk and velvet interior and clasp that works like new. not to mention made in paris!
i asked how much? she said, ‘you just want the box?’ and i was like ‘yeah’, and she was like…’ok, $2′
needless to say, i died. i put my toys inside, loving the market for it’s tiny thrills. i’ve been downsizing lately and haven’t been indulging.
et voila…of all the millions of things that happen in a day here, it’s sometimes the smallest ones that can get creativity flowing. i love when everything comes together :)
case in point: my favorite find of the day for it’s simplicity and detail. a 1940s wire pipe cleaner chandelier ornament with real wax candles.
hello gang, ca va? it was a great day and night in the city, of course, because the flea market was on! it’s got to be my favorite thing to do on a weekend morning. meet friends, get a coffee at the blue dog cafe and hit the garage.
today didn’t disappoint and there was loads of eye candy. lots of shots didn’t turn out cause i’m still experimenting with a new camera and am hopeless with the settings. that’s why some are blurry :(
as usual there was a ton of great stuff. but i didn’t get to shoot much cause the dealers were so uptight about people taking pics. of course, try and stop me!
so as usual there were bargains everywhere, this divine little 20′s chandelier was $250 cause it was missing one of it’s blue crystals.
random! it’s funny when you get home and see what you gravitated toward that day
this collection was amazing. looking at these, i wish i’d bought a couple things. maybe i’ll go back tomorrow…that’s what sunday’s for, right? have a great night!
hi guys how are you?
i’ve been collecting photos of china this week since the pres has been there, realizing how little i know about how about so much of it. even armchair traveling was incredible and i hope to get there to see its incomprehensible beauty one day. before these shots get buried and i thought you might enjoy them too, just for a change of pace.
anyway, i took an impromptu earlier flight to nyc for the holidays and cut my apartment and puppy hunting short for the moment.
amazing how virtual reality is just a plane ride away…
one reason i came to the city was to meet with legendary french chocolatier, jean francois bonnet. nycwineandfoodfestival.com/2009/view-person
he was as charming as he is creative. it was better than a trip to the wonka factory but i have had my fill of cocoa for the day! but that only happened after sampling what seems like an unlimited array of scents, flavors, textures.
jean francois is a wonderful pastry chef who will create almost any infusion, flavor and bon bon concoction for you. then you get to put it in a beautiful box and tie it up with a bow.
the endless supply of is limited only by the imagination and although we tasted everything from chili to tea combinations, my favorite was this incredible crispy crunch that was traditional and addictive.
even choosing the boxes was fun. this is something anyone who wants to brand themselves can do, as jean francois has very small minimums so it’s the perfect way to have seasonal bonbons in your store. and they’re great for weddings and favors.
it’s a great no brainer as you choose your box,
ribbon, and your favorite confection. it’s beyond infinity!
how cute are these?
well, more about that as it develops. til then bonne nuit and more fun stuff tomorrow i hope!
bon soir everybody~ i just wanted to say hi and thanks for all your support this week.
you’re the best, je t’adore!
it was exhausting but we had a great time, i was over the moon to have my girl renee there.
and i got to go through all my pics and get re-inspired. so i’m home tonight catching and getting back to projects left midstream. i fell way out of step on the 90 day regime but it’s back on as of tomorrow!
pulling photos for ‘l’event’ helped me refocus. now i can get back to the book and quit procrastinating.
welly well, in the meantime it’s getting late, so time call it a nuit cause i’m fading fast.
tomorrow is brunch with the pierre d girls for more ways to collaborate so that’s exciting.
more on that as it happens. til then, sweet dreams and bon weekend!
happy monday everybody! i hope you had a fabulous and fun filled weekend and are charged up to take the world by storm this week :)
it’s is going to be a busy week for me and right now i’m off to the DCOTA to get ready for the event on thursday and pull some fabrics and wallpapers from pierre deux. i’m hoping to find some to use on the boudoir moderne line. anyway i’m excited to explore the design center and will take some pics if i can.
in the meantime i wanted to send a big bienvenue/welcome to Kimberley Peyt who has just joined me as a sponsor. kim is living her dream life in a suburb of paris where she works as a wedding and event planner.
her events are to die for beautiful! if you get a chance, pop over to her blog and site, they’re full of gorgeous photos, tips, and ideas on romantic places to propose, celebrate, wed and honeymoon.
thank you kim and i wish you the best of luck, it sounds like the perfect dream job. if and when i ever get married in paris, i’ll be calling you first!
ps before i go, i promised deb that i would post these two, Romeo and Hashi
cutie chin purebreds who are in dire need of adoption. i’m told right now they’re destined for a rescue shelter group to pick them up the end of this week. they are very well behaved little guys with excellent house manners.
if you’re interested in them, please call Rhonda at 615.779.3686 or email deb at email@example.com. thank you!