bon soir tous! i hope you’re enjoying a peaceful night.
i’d like to introduce you to one of my beloved muses, haleigh of making magique. we are kind of like kindred spirits. ok exactly like kindred spirits. we met briefly in paris and didn’t get a chance to chat but knew each other in a flash. tonight i went to visit chez elle en paris to get a french fix and some fresh air.
haleigh is so much fun to hang out with even if just on her blog. she’s got sensational photo skills and her apartment is a glorious work in progress. she just moved paris apartments and is taking us along.
when she visits museums she gets the shot i always tried capture.
she’s uber girly
and appreciates vintage powder puffs!
she takes the time to document her beautiful reality with still life shots and self portraits.
oh and she twirls in gardens
and makes a great exit
haleigh sees beauty everywhere and she’s capturing and sharing it. it would be nice to do a little more capturing the beauty of daily life.
i could go on with more photos but am officially calling it a night. sweet dreams!
bonjour guys. i have about 30 seconds left in me. i’m about to shut down and shuffle off to the other side. i’ve been having internet drama all night and it wore me out. heading to another galaxy to recharge. hope to see you there!
bonjour mes amis, ça va c’est soir?
i hope you’re safe and sound in your own world, enjoying some time to yourself as you read this. i’m thinking about everyone who’s been displaced in japan and so grateful for the status quo and life as we know it.
i’ve mentioned before that i don’t think about posting till it’s time to write but today someone asked me to write about (of all things)! kitchens.
now, we all have a kitchen but over the years my focus has been pretty much everywhere but. the salon, the boudoir, salle de bain, dressing room, suites, guest rooms, even offices…anything but the boring kitchen. but as i was going through pics i’ve been saving, i realized that the kitchen is a place i’ve been secretly loving for years and forgot all about in decorating.
my parents put an island and giant hotel pot rack in their kitchen in the 70s and it still looks fresh. today islands are de rigeur and i love this one in reclaimed wood. my grandmother’s kitchen table was the place to be for good tea and talk growing up. i remember she had plaques on her wall with great sayings like ‘explain not, friends don’t expect it and enemies won’t believe it’ and ‘god couldn’t be everywhere so he created mothers’. it had red counter tops and always something brewing. and i loved to hang out and listen to everyone’s dramatic stories.
if i could have a dream kitchen, i guess it would have a lot of rustic touches like farm cabinets and a harvest table.
and i’d bust out the good hand towels
and start collecting white jars
it doesn’t take much to change a small counter top. i always wonder why they always rip out full kitchens on the home deco shows when it’s the one room that’s easy to tweak with paint and butcher block.
oh and great appliances probably do help. guess like any other room it’s all in the details.
but this didn’t take much
of course there’s a part of me that loves clean, fresh and modern so i’m totally torn
country mouse or city mouse
a little bit of marble
as long as there’s a table for two and a friend to share it with. maybe i’ll cook tomorrow.
well, i’m off. have a great night, this kitchen is closed!
hey guys, happy sunday. i spent some time this afternoon hanging out with my lovely laptop. it took me to faraway lands where i could visit old and new friends. today’s post was created when i tried to visit everyone who left their beautiful notes and comments over the past few days. i’m going from the most recent back and enjoying the sunday stroll. if i haven’t been by yet, i’m coming over to play!
ok now i’m going to link all these guys to my blogroll. anybody else, if we’re not linked, send it to me and let’s tangle this web! i forget where this last pic came from but like her style. ok well have a great, sweet nuit!
god i love this picture. it has nothing to do with anything but just started me off on a turquoise tangent.
hey gang, how’s your weekend shaping up? personally i’m enjoying some alone time and putting all my ‘have to’s’ in the tomorrow category.
tonite’s about dreaming, relaxing and unwinding. the pics i came across told me my story c‘est soir.
i’ll be taking a ride to other galaxies hoping to find a new home.
my raison d’être for the future is finding a place on the ocean. i’ve been in miami for a few years and want to live with the sea, air, earth and sun, not just visit. do you live with nature? i’m craving it. outside my current window is a 2 year construction project (aka dirt mound) and not being able to open the windows is no way to live. there’s no peace.
i don’t need much, just a view and a balcony where i can work. and iron.
so, i’ll be meditating on that while drifting off, willing it…what do they call it? projection? conjuring? manifestation? intention? i’ll try it all and take the plunge for change.
and reap my peaceful nothingness
well enjoy your night, and whatever you’re dreaming up, hope to see you in the stars!
i hope all is well in your world. if you have an internet connection then i daresay all is ok. with all that’s going on, it doesn’t take much to feel really lucky for what we have.
i’ve been reassessing the future and indulging in enjoying a new perspective of not taking it all so hard. i came across a sketchbook challenge tonight (don’t worry, I’m not attempting it)! and it got me thinking about organizing my millions of cards and what-nots into some kind of cohesive scrapbook.
my parents still have my scrapbooks from childhood. it was an obsession at the time that i loved doing with my neighborhood friends.
these pages are so full of life and information. i want to be this creative, it’s fun!
do you have unused scrapbooks? i must have 20.
maybe carrying it at all times would be helpful so you can create at will
or is it better to have a desk where creating a page is special and precise
looks like jolly good fun and lord knows i have stuff. i’m sure you do too. should we have our own little challenge? i bet your pages would be pretty!
i love the above
well all of them actually
i guess i’m still a bit obsessed with scrapbooks and journals. there’s something so wonderfully intimate about reading and sharing it.
below is a genius little printer for the girl on the go!
ok well, it’s officially time for some downtime so good night and great dreams!
“Finish each day and be done with it before you begin the next. Interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely…” Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882
hi mes amis, ça va?
i’m sorry to have dropped out so fast for so long but i was possessed by a force beyond my control. i went on auto pilot in order to conserve energy and finish the show on a high note. that meant no technology and i was happy to be incommunicado after pretty long days.
luckily i’m finally reinvigorated as of today. ny is a tough city and sapped everything i had and i wasn’t expecting that. i’m thrilled there’s nothing planned for the near future!
anyway i wanted to share some of the AD show (if you still care)! these shots are from the dining by design. it would be fun to do a vignette in this section next year.
sorry i don’t have the names of who’s who
my faux pas
this was donna karan, i remember that (above)
this was my fave
and ralph lauren (above)
the show was good, there was a lot going on
so many details!
i fell in love with some of the handmade furniture and wooden sculptures
oh and flipped for these geode tables! i’ll post the manufacturers when i go through everything. i’m doing one thing at a time these days. trying to focus and adjusting to a whole new perspective starting with working smarter not harder.
i love how you can put tiny objets on lucite cubes for instant fab collections
this macro art was gorgeous
i’m going thru my pics for the first time tonight so i’m just seeing all the shots too. it ain’t the maison objet but it’s ours!
actually it’s a great show to do cause it’s easy to navigate and set up. having the right team made exhibiting almost bearable. thankfully it’s over and i am going to enjoy staying put for a while and honing that mundane i always complain about :)
thanks again for all your support. i am going to come blog hopping and can’t wait to visit. for tonite i’m signing off. sweet dreams and tgif almost!
happy sunday everyone. i had big plans to blog about the AD show and took a ton of pics but reality has set in. i’m officially beyond able to do anything but show up for the show and finish up. it’s been 9pm bedtime calls and 7am morning calls but still utter exhaustion.
these flowers were from the wholesale district the other day and are the only pics on my phone that seem remotely interesting. as for the show, there was plenty of hardware and ovens and a contest and lectures, and it was a great experience but i couldn’t be happier it’s over today.
thanks to all of you who came by either in person or the blog, you make everything more fun! we start to break down tonight and into tomorrow thank god cause it was either the booth or me! i’m a bit of a brat who hates having a set schedule and actually better boogie to get there now, it’s almost time to open. have a fantastic weekend enjoying your freedom to do whatever you want and if you’re here please stop by #241 for some champagne!
hi dear friends! i’m just getting home and see your wonderful well wishes and thank you so much for them! you saw me through a time of doubt and i’m forever gratefuful
we are finally able to enjoy the fruits of our labor and lounge around the booth carefree!
truth is, being in the booth is much harder than setting up
but only cause we are wearing heels. we still haven’t found time for manicures. we have to do that tomorrow! geez!
but we’re having a ball even if a bit exhausted and we had a party all day. tomorrow we break out the chocolate and champagne :)
if you’re in town, please come by!
goofy good fun! oh it’s midnight and i’m officially going pumpkin. i don’t know if i’ll be back tomorrow cause i heard it’s a silent blogging day in a moment of silence for japan.
ok darlings, thank you again for my boost, i needed that! tomorrow i’ll get out of the booth and cover some of the show to share with you. tonight, bonne nuit!
hey guys! it’s just about midnight and i’m going down. it’s been a full day and we’ve done what we can do and letting go of what we didn’t do. tomorrow will be about plants and flowers which means a trip to 27th street in the am where they have the most incredible wholesale foliage. it’s probably the best part of the show.
sorry for the crummy pics, i took them with my camera, and will shoot better tomorrow.
but tonight is tonight. see you in the stars!