a fair to remember

happy monday! i’m just hitting the reset button and doing some research for the updated app. i want it to include markets and brocantes in and around paris as well as the outskirts, heck let’s face it, all over france.

chambord.org/en

i couldn’t help but stop to share this upcoming event. you know the story, one minute it’s humdrum work and with just one click and you’re in another world. click the link above to be transported for a minute and you’ll see what i mean. i won’t be in france in may but if you happen to be there may first, check out the fabulous goings on at CHÂTEAU-DE-CHAMBORD!

this looks like a show not to be missed…definitely a goal for next year! 450 dealers in this insane setting…click the link below for more eye candy.

chateau-de-chambord

ok back to work. have a great week!

 

 

 

April 24, 2017. Tags: , , . Antique Shopping, Antiques, Brocantes, France. 5 comments.

it’s gonna take some time

my sister in law jean took this shot. it’s from the time we went to paris together. just the two of us! it was around 2011. she turned me on to one king’s lane and i was hooked right in. fast forward i was buying as a tastemaker hosting a tag sale (which is why went on that trip). that sale led to escorting the owner to paris on a shopping excursion to the flea markets in paris and warehouses in the countryside, just beyond the city limits. nothing could have prepared us for the treasure trove my friend, stephan, (who’s family is 3 generations in at the flea market) unveiled that weekend.

above is the plan for the annual trip i posted yesterday. i had high hopes to go back this year and do a summer tour, maybe knock around without a plan for a bit while working on some projects. friends will be traveling too and it was bound to be a grand ‘ol time.

but then today happened. another attack in paris. my heart breaks for the the lives lost. and it also aches for lost days of innocence. the days we roamed without a care through the streets of gay paree. i’m sure paris has seen more than her share of tragedies and this pain too shall pass. so here and now i promise never to lose my  joie de vivre and eternal love i have for that city. no one will ever terrorize me into abandoning her, now more than ever.  sending all my love tonight. xo

timeout.com-best-paris-songs

April 21, 2017. Paris. 7 comments.

some things going on around here

well, hello.  (above image via pinterest).

i’m stopping in to check in with, well, myself i guess! and you if you’re here, i’m glad. welcome to ‘my happy place‘.

“La Soirée” (detail) by Vittorio Reggianini (1858-1938)

i keep forgetting about it. this is where i stop to take a break and do whatever i want, which is really nice. breaks up the day actually.

and i’m starting to notice the happy stuff instead of the dread. who was holding that gun to my head, anyway? oh right, me.

so for the past couple days i’ve laid low after going full force all last week. maybe pacing myself is a good concept to adapt into reality.

as you may know  i have lots of broad strokes on many different projects from trips, to the app, book ideas, the site, the line! but all are so broad that it’s overwhelming and that is where i burn out quick.(aka i’ve discussed ad nauseum) but today has been productive so i’m gonna take note and kick back. and so to wit…what are some things that have been happening over here?

well, the latest collaborations have been with the giants of amazon but also  with the more delicate etsy. (who’s also a giant but a gentler one).

and so what about all this? well i’m using this blog to log and share this info with the hope it will be useful to someone else too. since i’m figuring it out myself, i’m probably reinventing the wheel…so if you have any tips for me i’d appreciate it! but basically, you’re an affiliate. you choose your favorite etsy items to add to your site, and get a percentage of the sale. if you love browsing etsy, it’s a dream.. and it’s that easy. ok it’s not that easy but it’s doable once you get past the etsy red tape. here’s my first live one: theparisapartment.com/handles

et voilà, that’s it! anyway i’m getting really hungry and the sun is gonna set soon. hope your day is winding down. have a great night!

April 18, 2017. Tags: , , . etsy, Life, Pinterest. Leave a comment.

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