doing my homework
allo everybody,ca va c’est soir? the weekend flew by and there’s still a ton going on at 10pm. i’m trying to tie up a couple loose ends but it’s futile. still, a couple are better than none.
before anything else i wanted to post a review i’ve been promising of ‘my dolce vita‘, the memoirs of jean govoni salvadore.
quel vie she had! she’s one of these people who’s seen it all, from the very bottom to the very top. and in an incredible age of horror and glamour. best of all it’s all it’s taken from diaries she’s kept since the age of 10.
it’s a great read (with pictures)! of a life well lived that spans over 8 decades. a fascinating true fairytale.
i’m giving away a publisher’s copy so if you’re interested i’ll draw a random winner tomorrow and send it out wednesday.
for the paris trip next month i’m putting together a list of to do’s in september. i’d like to go where i’ve never been so the search is on and the list is already too full. i won’t list them tonite but maybe just one. i discovered another of the fierce 1920’s designers, charlotte perriand (there must have been something in the water during that time…or not)!
there’s an exhibition of her photographs and furniture at the petit palais so i’m putting that on the short list.
besides she’s a woman after my own heart with her juxtaposition of chunky wood furniture against something completely opposite.
like my stools! another case of nothing new under the sun. oh well, she sure is good company!
well i’m off. if you’re home and kicking back, check out my childhood friends and their in-laws on bravo’s, ‘thicker thank water: the marinos’ tonight!
have a great night!