for what it’s worth

nov12-shoot-canadian-paris-14-600x810

hello guys, i hope you’re already off to a fabulous sunday.$T2eC16d,!yUE9s6NFmHRBQhG+Yud9g~~60_35

it’s the first time in a while i’ve had alone so, well, here i am doing what i want to do! and that happens to be indulging in an obsession i’ve had for a couple days.

06-Karlie Kloss by Angelo Pennetta for British Vogue May 2012-005

photoshootbloger.blogspot.com

in spare moments i’ve been collecting shots of the soon to be redecorated (the interior NOT the exterior) hotel de crillon in paris. i’m stashing way too much but thought you may enjoy a little of the edited collection. some of the links to the photos are at the bottom of the post. if any are yours please let me know.

485890_10150754217520281_1214994901_n

the grand hotel has been on my mind since richard mentioned on his blog that it was going to be ‘redecorated’ over the next two years (not torn down). some of the contents will be sold at auction next week to make room for improvements.

here’s the link to the items on the auction block: artcurial.com/en

577850_10151553249595281_723174026_n

i once had a ball there with claudia T and hate that they’re taking some of it apart.

163018_10150129071845281_4378423_n

163399_10150129071410281_2539944_n

pretty things

67107_10150129071895281_6279901_n

529728_10151530492045281_610040861_n

paintings-400x300

it’s one of the oldest and most ornate hotels in paris.

264605_10150299513300281_1477847_n

perfect for fairy tale weddings and chic fashion shoots since it’s such a magical public palace.

481933_10151578342860281_1663319495_n

known for impeccable service

hotelcrillon2

a

the perfect place for high tea or a quiet rendezvous

IMG_6136

261726_10150328788565281_8048500_n

great ambiance

h

attention to detail

283437_10150329574825281_7106198_n

aa

and the food’s good too

532693_10151046121160281_1478685987_n

oh, and desserts

550564_10150969105380281_1571263815_n

legendary

544624_10150777627890281_2064674899_n

beautiful garden restaurant grounds

4638089351_07a33b9492

559666_10151513874745281_1802573011_n

started in the 1800s, she hasn’t changed much since her unveiling in 1909

578874_10150829019245281_1662612233_n

293958_10150361469085281_6663910_n

watching the well heeled come and go

185247_10150361468920281_7165371_n

the perfect backdrop

223703_10150361469985281_7180209_n

thousands of stories on a romantic stage

396340_10150613710940281_2106967413_n

393913_10150613712080281_1601653621_n

269768_10150330729475281_5592083_n

63550_10150129071605281_2854309_n

536886_10150775550255281_387840801_n

the rooms could use makeovers on the upholstery and bedding

r

but taking down the chandeliers?  :(

s

m

l

and the marble mantles? those are up for sale too, for some reason they’re taking the originals out. to replace with what?

f

they’re also  selling linens, dishes and the hotel silver.

$(KGrHqF,!h8FDEVHGy5CBQ)4)E3bVw~~60_58

it’s always been the place to see and be seen  (myrna loy photographed on the roof deck)

04-Karlie Kloss by Angelo Pennetta for British Vogue May 2012-003

and photographers love the setting

299769_10150399707515281_89396631_n

even the outtakes are good

a-la-russe-paris-presentation-crillon

not to mention the finished product

nov12-shoot-canadian-paris-8-600x900

it stirs creative imagination

hotel-crillon-a-la-russe1

d

fashionmagazine.com/blogs/fashion/2012/10/11/couture-photo-shoot

crillion

il_570xN.230162147

links in this post:

sashaparis.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/a-la-russe-presentation-in-hotel-crillon-paris

flickriver.com/photos/22771024@N02/4385399986/

flickr.com/photos/concorde-hotels

waeiskiani.com/blog/2012-11-27/wk-crillon-debutante-ball

1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Kvpws_HFTM/TzcEePxGgyI/AAAAAAAACdQ/CHzP5VVj4OE/s1600/hotelcrillon2.jpg

Random Facts:

The Hotel de Crillon in Paris is one of two identical stone palaces on the Place de la Concorde, wich was constructed in 1758.

In 1788 the Count of Crillon, acquired the building for a hotel.

Address: 10 place de la Concorde, 08 Arr., Paris, Ile-de-France, 75008, France

Website: crillon.com

hi again! just thought i’d share some of what’s for sale in the hotel. i may be over reacting (someone wrote and called me a drama queen),  but i just don’t get why you have to take out the orignal and traditional in the process? like these fireplaces, why are they being removed? why aren’t they worth preserving?

zz
Lot 2327
CHEMINEE DE STYLE LOUIS XV
En marbre blanc veiné gris
H. : 108 cm. L. : 145 cm. P. : 38 cm.On y joint une paire de chenets, en fonte, à décor rocaille
H. : 23 cm. P. : 44 cm.(19)Estimation 400 – 600 €
ii
jj
mm
Lot 918CHEMINEE DE STYLE LOUIS XVI
En marbre gris veiné, à décor de feuilles de laurier
H. : 102 cm. L. : 125 cm. P. : 32 cm.(303 / 305)Estimation 400 – 600 €
kk
Lot 946CHEMINEE DE STYLE LOUIS XV
En marbre blanc veiné gris
H. : 110 cm. L. : 145 cm. P. : 40 cm.On y joint une barre de cheminée en métal doré
H. : 83 cm.(311/315)Estimation 400 – 600 €mm
Lot 1091CHEMINEE DE STYLE LOUIS XVIEn marbre blanc veiné, à décor de cannelures
H. : 101 cm. L. : 130 cm. P. : 39 cm.On y joint une barre de cheminée, en métal doré
L. : 83 cm.(343)Estimation 400 – 600 €
bb
Lot 1TROIS VITRINES DE PRESENTATION MURALES ECLAIRANTES
En métal doré, ouvrant en façade par un vantail
H. : 119 cm. L. : 68 cm. P. : 31 cm.(ENT)Estimation 800 – 1 200 €
cc
Lot 65LUSTRE DE STYLE LOUIS XV
En bronze doré, à six lumières, agrémenté de pampilles en verre taillé
H. : 97 cm.On y joint une paire d’appliques de style Louis XV, en métal patiné doré, à deux lumières, agrémenté de pampilles en verre taillé
H. : 27 cm. L. : 37 cm.(102)Estimation 300 – 500 €
gg
.
hh
.
dd
.ee anyway i’ll calm down now!

April 14, 2013. Tags: , , , . France, Hotels, Paris, Paris Hotels. 23 comments.

up one side and down the other

hi guys! it’s been a whirlwind summer and truth be known, i’m slightly exhausted and am only now going through the pics i just couldn’t bear to deal with while on the road. you bloggers know what i’m talking about. it’s all fun and games taking the shots but editing, resizing, balancing, cropping, and sorting can take all the joy out of it!

so tonite’s the night. my new goal is to do things in real time cause it’s just not the same when you wait, you know?

anyway, going thru it all i remember how much i love californians who let the ÜbeR foliage grow wild even when it’s trimmed.

totally random non sequitor but in san fran i thought it would be fun to start sending stuff from paris to different collectives, starting with this one, past perfect.

they have two locations and happen to have a space available.

actually the shopping there was amazing, with everything from lighting to big furniture.

this is the space they have open:

so changing gears, cause i could stay on cali for another 10 posts but the weekend took us back across the country to a weekend wedding in lake george. i’ve never spent time there but it was an another incredible hotel and the wedding was of course spectacular.

and i have to give them props for the foliage at the sagamore hotel

and though i couldn’t capture the beauty of the centerpeices, they used champagne grapes tucked in with the flowers and it was absolutment charmant!

on the way out i had to stop by the villa marie antoinette antique shop but it was closed.

still there was enough eye candy to amuse me and the staggering beauty of the architecture in our very own country never ceases to amaze me. there’s  much to see and do. what a world!

we took the long way home and stopped at little towns along the way like saratoga and  woodstock which were as pretty as anything we’d seen yet.

but i have to draw the line somewhere and just say ‘when’! besides i don’t need to bore you with my vacation shots but do want to remember these last couple weeks. it seems like a recurring theme to make sure the memories don’t get stuffed in a folder along with the pics and i’m grateful for blogging to give me that incentive to do more than just let the days pass by. hope you’re having a great summer and making memories you’ll always remember too. have a fabulous weekend!

August 20, 2010. California, Hotels, New York, San Francisco, Travel. 14 comments.

it would take many lifetimes

when i got to this hotel i had no idea how much of our time in sf would be devoted to it! now i see why the show ‘hotel’ in the 70s was centered around this incredible place! around every corner is more intrigue, history and glory like  the tiny vanderbilt in pink and blue above and below.

anyway, from my trip to see some of the ballrooms, i met jessica, one of the kids in charge of running the place who really got my love of the old nooks and crannies.  she was gracious enough to give me a tour of the penthouse which was an unexpected treat.

this is just a small sampling of the magnificent floor:

since john’s in food, she introduced us to their hip  executive chef (unfortunately i think i erased the photos)!  he showed us some of the projects he’s working on, like creating all the hotel’s honey (he put beehives on the roof), and adding sustainable gardens which will grow all the hotel’s herbs and vegetables! fairmont.com/sanfrancisco bee hives

and i didn’t see jessica this morning but wanted to thank her for the invitation yesterday to see the sf ballet in the park. it was a real treat and something we  wouldn’t have seen if not for her ongoing hospitality!

so, that will have to do it for my little obsession today as we’re packing up and heading out.  i look at this photo above (dorothy draper’s incarnation of the lobby, thanks lynn) and think of the young cool crew that’s handling it now. they’re set to remodel the laurel court restaurant which still has the old school feel but with who’s in charge i know they’ll do a great job preserving it.  more soon!

August 9, 2010. California, Fairmont Hotel, Hotels, San Francisco. 12 comments.

Next Page »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,488 other followers