bonjour mes amis! the sun just popped up and it’s going to be another full day over here. my gal ellen drove down from palm beach and candy came by yesterday for an all out wrap party!
candy got creative with some ribbon, tissue and little buckles from paris. her color combos and ribbon tying skills put us to shame so we sat back and did the tech stuff while she made pretty packages!
the party starts up in about 10 minutes again so i have to go.
before i do just wanted to announce the winner of the portrait yesterday is nikon of hemingwayss paris so congrats and please everyone who’s won over the past couple days send me an email with your addy.
i found one more portrait so we’ll do her tomorrow. for now i better jet, have a great day!
hi guys, how’s your day going? i hope there’s a lot of good in it. i wanted to say thank you to all of your sweet comments and support. you’re the best friends a girl could ask for! we’ve been busy over here since the crack of dawn and still i only have a second to write this. the photo above is an outtake from the book i thought you’d enjoy.
couple things before i get to stepping! my college roomie, mary beth, launched her new baby: realfamilyrealfood.com
and i couldn’t be more proud of her! she shows us how to shop and plan a week of meals and even sends the grocery list and recipes!
check out a sample here: realfamilyrealfood.com/sample-week/wednesday
next, the winner of the portrait yesterday is melissa of ~red hen and honeybee~
finally, what fun would it be if we didn’t have an other giveaway? since you seem to love portraits as much as i do, we’ll do another portrait.
our jeune fille is so sweet and serene, i love her colors and the tiny details. her frame is original, with tiny brass detail. alas, she’s just from a magazine and nothing special per se. but to me she actually is and if to you too, leave a comment and we’ll give her away tomorrow afternoon.
uh oh, the sun is setting! till tomorrow~have a great, big bon nuit!
good morning guys, happy monday. i hope you’re week is already off to a good start. it’s a big day over here. two deadlines are met,. the first is the new book, it’s actually going to the printer today! and the other is my tastemaker tag sale one king’s lane that’s about to go live in 10 minutes! sorry for the short notice but it’s been so busy around here with every little detail that i have not had time to look up.
i realized yesterday that with the sale, all of my precious friends will be leaving one by one. the artwork and books that kept me entertained over the past few weeks when the light hit just right or i had to just sit and look for inspiration were on this one single wall. it probably was shot excessively but needed some creative outlet! but by sunday eve i knew it was now or never to have one last romp with my little muses and shoot them before they’re gone.
i wonder where they’ll go?
i hope you get a chance to come by TPA ON OKL!
ps i couldn’t find this little portrait when it was time to close up the okl paperwork so i wanted to send her off to one of you. if you’d like to win her in a giveaway, i’ll post a winner tomorrow. leave a comment and we’ll do the drawing in the afternoon!
have a great day!
good morning friends, i hope your day is off to a great start. it’s been all about tying up loose ends over here. i have two deadlines today, one is for one king’s lane (my tastemaker tag sale on november 12th)! it’s a 3 day event and takes a ton of coordination to get it all shot, categorized, weighed and edited. it’s a little sad that the furniture hasn’t arrived from paris but we’ll have make do with the smalls and paintings that did actually come in. i had to do shoot a moody pic for the bio and this is one of the outtakes above i thought you’d enjoy.
and now it’s finally time to announce the winners of the madame chic book giveaway! the editor sent two books so i read it cover to cover and am going to give both away. if you didn’t win, it’s on amazon and would make a great gift as the author gives us a lot of good advice. a really fun read!
so, drumroll…the first winner is gypsy house designs
and the second is a well style dlife
i wish i had a copy for every single one of you but not since there’s not, i’m giving away the second copies of some of the other books i’ve received over the year, starting with this one below about our girl, coco chanel.
if you’d like to win this one leave a comment and we’ll announce the winner on wednesday.
it’s filled with images during 3 weeks of her life. i’m not sure she changed clothes the entire time! i guess if you’re wearing chanel though, why would you?
finally, i hope things are getting back to normal up north and am still thinking and praying for all those on the east coast with no heat or power. please know you’re in our thoughts and have not been forgotten. for those of us who have it ok right now, let’s make the most of this day!
allo toute le monde!i hope you’re proud of our country and happy with the presidential win. but if you’re not then please make it your business to, as ghandi said, be the change you wish to see in the world.
now can we create a nation that has strong beliefs and work together to compromise? can we visualize a united nation? maybe one day a united world! we need to be big kids and not block progress. let’s see what magic we can make together. there’s always the threat of repeal so let’s give this a whirl. please?
maybe we’ll have a planet that shares resources and produces what each country is best at. if we can find happy mediums in our conversations and actions no doubt we could all have what we need, even if it’s the most basic of necessities.
it’s obvious we can do it after seeing all the people who voted. it shows how much we really do care and all have a say. hopefully the rest of the world will one day too.
and now, can we redecorate the oval office, michelle? on a budget of course!
hi all, good morning! hope your week is off to a good start. you can’t be in the country right now without being bombarded with hype about the election tomorrow. as an independent i call issues as i see them and want to vote. but i have to wonder how we can put a man on the moon or text votes to american idol but can’t come up with a system that’s unified in each state in this day and age? why are lines 7 hours long where voters are faced with 10-25 page ballots and still there are discrepancies in tallies every single time? more puzzling is why do we as americans accept it year after year and what we can do to change it?
can we please have a national discussion on how to nationalize and unify the voting process? can the winner be determined by the popular vote instead of having a ‘swing state’ like ohio determine the election? if you ask 100 people how our system works you will get 100 different, complicated answers. how can it be simplified in your opinion? maybe the answer is a simple retina scan or a thumbprint as well as a driver’s license or state id?
there is some controversy about losing privacy when combining technology with voting but what exactly are the we afraid of? what is the cost of losing the day standing in line to only have the doors closed on you at the last minute or have hundreds of ballots get lost or destroyed accidentally, end up in the trash or have ballot boxes come to polls with votes preset as we saw in the bush election? are we really going to sit around and let this happen 4 years from now? this time we’ve got to no choice but to sit back as helpless citizens and take it. but if we let this happen next time then we are really doing a disservice to ourselves, our time, and our nation and voting is just a waste of time and a slap in the face to those who died to advance it for us.
what can we do?
hi guys, happy sunday. i write this with a heavy heart as there are still so many people on the east coast and beyond who have been affected and are still weathering the storm effects of sandy.
like so many of us, my heart aches and i feel so removed. all i can do is offer help financially if not in person.
tpa will be donating 50% of all sales this week to the red cross and the victims of this tragedy. thankfully many have returned to their normal lives but so many have not. i look at the few possessions i have and grieve for those who are suffering not just from loss of material goods but the simple comforts like a bed, shower, walls or a roof.
if you’re well enjoy your weekend and never stop counting your blessings!