hi guys, happy wednesday! i’m finally home alone and it’s nice and quiet. what a luxury to sit and surf for a minute.
truth is i’ve been at it way too long and better call it quits or will never unplug. it’s been a fun ride and started with the shots above from a jason silva video that i didn’t use in yesterday’s post. he talks so much about concepts i love like other planes and telepathic communication so i googled ‘collective consciousness dreaming’ and stumbled on these sites:
and it was a long and winding road from there. so for now i’ll bid you adieu, i’m officially checking out now. happy dreaming!
bonjour everyone, how’s votre vie? lots of us are bracing for a big storm so i hope it’s just an excuse for a fun night in and there’s not too much drama!
it feels like forever since i’ve been here. i got caught up in a project i wasn’t expcting, but then, as they say, (wo)men plan, god laughs! i’ve been spending the past few days with renee finberg, a blogger bud turned friend in the flesh. you may know her from her blog, ‘renee finberg tells all’. she’s florida girl and has just taken the plunge, opening a showroom called ‘the trade’.
it’s going to be sort of a moderne salon where there’s lots of creative, custom design with clients, mostly as implied (or boldly stated), to the trade! she’s asked me to be a part of it and i’m of course thrilled.
except that i’m leaving for a month just as it’s ready to be filled. now the plan is to go to the maison objet and work with vendors and companies who will supply pieces that aren’t in the states yet.
the great news is our similar aesthetics and she is such a blast to hang out with. work is play!
i started bringing up some things…can you believe the places these chairs have been?! paris, ny, new orleans, miam and now boca.
it’s been a jolly good time playing with the fabrics, meeting with companies like holland and sherry and having access to all this gorgeous fabric at our fingertips. so of course this is the start of well, who knows what. but we know it will be fun, whatever it is. i’ll keep you posted on the progress. the big white chair from ‘that corner’ of my apartment is going in tomorrow.
the fabrics she has laying around are killing me! cut velvets, gold on linen, vintage patterns reworked. i could eat them! more soon on this nouvelle projet.
ah, now…as for the giveaway: the winner of the book is… drumroll…maybe it’s anticlimactic but it was actually number 1!
seemed weird but that’s random for you! number 1 is one of my first blog friends, amy of missamyscerra.blogspot.com. we met years ago when we were brand new to blogging and to tell the truth it’s been way too long since i’ve been to her fabulous blog. stopping by just now to choose a photo proved i’ve been missing a lot! check her out, there are great recipies, life lessons and photos. hey girl!
ok then, tout le monde, à demain!
wow, guess i really was stuck for the past week or so. truth is that just doing diligence for the store with lawyers, accountants, plumbers, a/c and insurance agents just about wore me out. i realized that focusing on that was not anywhere i want or need to be right now. as of this minute i’m resetting my chemistry under the starts and we’ll see where life leads…tomorrow!
bonne nuit chéres amies
hey guys i hope you’re having a wonderful week. there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel as we’re getting into a work groove. soon we’ll have it tweaked so everyday has both fun and work in it!
tonight i’m about to stretch out and chill. tomorrow i’m breaking out the manuscript i wrote after the paris apartment. it’s been ages since i’ve read it and liz is going to help me edit. it’s all about moving into a new space so it will be good to take my own advice ! i’ll start with the first chapter/excerpt and give you a sneak peek. also gonna get some flowers and will shoot around the apt. everything looks better avec les fleurs, n’est pas? alors, beaux rêves!
hello my dear and wonderful friends. it’s been a long day and i’m home. the lights are out and my ipod is playing for the first time on a new little bose system. my mom wants me to blog but i know you’d much rather know that i was dancing at home in the dark, lauching and crying to every song and having the perfect night singing loud and bad. at least till the housewives come on! have a great night too, see you in the stars!
photo via flickr blackrose3485
funny that even with my specific goal of not blogging at the last minute, it’s suddenly 11:45 pm.
guess ideas are just that if you don’t make them reality.
i’ll plan better tomorrow. tonight, dreamland! bonne nuit!
bonjour chère friends. i’m in a romantic mood tonight. after taking over 300 photos today i’m narrowing it down to the highlight of the day. as usual i was digging through papers in old boxes and stumbled on over 100 love letters written by a prolific jeune homme to the object of his affection, mademoiselle gabrielle. she must have been some special lady. or a femme fatale.
the letters span from 1898 to 1909 (so far, i haven’t even checked them all). everything about them is incredible from the stationery to the handwriting, to the few he seemed to write in code with criss crossed precision, making them a little hard to read. claudia II thinks maybe this was a clandestine romance. one thing is sure, he was creative and devoted. maybe they’re a little risque? i can’t read them well and want to have a french friend translate.
as a hopeless romantic this was a goldmine to discover and i can’t help but imagine who these lovers were and why they were separated for so long. mlle gabrielle must have kept these letters for years and i wonder how this treasure ended up in a box at the flea market.
maybe there were no children to treasure them (that would make sense if they were separated ;p
but i’ll keep studying them and see what i can decipher. for now, i knew you’d enjoy them as much as i did and will keep you posted when i get a few translated and try to put their love story together. have a wonderful weekend with the ones you love!