back to basics

TPA ROCOCO

allo monday…evening that is.  it’s a day coming to a close and i decided to stop the presses and get here for a minute. between having my guy in town, starting a new project, working on TPA dailys and hosting neo’s birthday, every moment’s been filled to the brim. not that i minded…but suddenly it all stopped. now the place is quiet and well, i’m alone for the first time in a long while. it was a day of hard knocks, mostly business stuff which makes me realize i need to keep working on this paradigm shift. you know the saying about doing what you love and then it’s not work? that’s how i’ve always felt but somewhere along the way i thought i had to be something else with regard to my business. but i can’t follow a trend, not for one more minute and finally have the kick in the culottes i needed to be sure not to repeat the same mistakes anymore. sometimes you don’t have to make the change yourself, being in the zone does it for you. like yesterday, when i fed into my lust for beautiful french furniture at the flea market in miami beach and got this little chair. today it’s reminding me that i love  to blend home and at work by living around beautiful things i enjoy. i also love buying and selling, sometimes donating,  sometimes a trade. why i stopped is something to ponder, but for now this petite siège is helping me to get back to my roots and remember that it’s quality over quantity and tomorrow my mantra for the webmakeover will be edit edit edit! et alors, the sun is setting and it’s time for dinner, good nuit~

May 17, 2016. flea markets, Fleamarkets, Florida, Furniture, Life. 10 comments.

charting new territory

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evening guys, how was your saturday? liz and i rallied and drove up the 3 hours to melbourne beach, stayed 3 hours and drove back 3 hours. i’m beat but it was beautiful. it hit all the notes if you like little surf towns with miles of  green and lots of farms. so that’s a wrap for today. i’m ready to hit the hay.

i took one video and one photo and these are those. have a great nuit!

January 17, 2016. Tags: . exploring, Florida, Friends, the paris apartment project, TPA Project. 2 comments.

ready for a road trip

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you know that friend who makes you laugh when it’s totally inappropriate? the one who tells it straight…the one who gets you out of your comfort zone and is one of the people you’d pick the phone up for anytime day or night?  come to think of it, that’s all my girlfriends, from grade school to college and beyond, i have a handful that are my rocks. the one i’m referring to in particular is my homegirl, liz. we met in nyc at 26 and 27 and are now 50 and 51. from the streets of new york to sunny, funny florida, we’ve seen each other through the highs and lows of life cause for some reason we never live far from each other. for about a year she’s been hankering for more space, moving north a bit, having a place where she could let her animals run and play. i’m sort of set in my ways thinking that i’d never have the quality of life I have with my piece of the pie in the sky. but she’s the kind of girl who can make anything happen and voila, changed my perspective. she set up some appointments to see some houses for sale and rent so tomorrow we’re taking a road trip to check out what life might be like in melbourne beach. maybe where i am is not the be all, end all, after all.

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i’d never heard of it (other than yesterday when the billion dollar lottery winner was announced. over the holidays i drove all the way up north and noticed there was so much i haven’t been exploring.  there are tons of flea markets and sales going on but i never seem to get past west palm so this will be a much need day of exploration and adventure.

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it’s a town of only 3k residents but the images of it are gorgeous. i couldn’t help but google it to see what it was all about

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turns out it’s historic. and below is a working couple who live there so it can be done! anyway we just need to get away for the day and dream

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but it is an artsy town and I like that in a community

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Historic Melbourne

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well i’ll keep you posted, i know this was a totally random post on day 11 but it’s the weekend and i want to do something fun and carefree. oh it’s 4 minutes to 12 and i have to announce the winner of the collars hold on…Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 11.58.11 PMthe winner is suzanne! email me at theparisapartment@gmail.com

oh one thing before i go there’s one minute left…these blog posts won’t be going to the subscribers anymore, i didn’t feel right about inundating anyone for the next year so if you’re here, that is great, i couldn’t be happier to be in such wonderful company!

January 16, 2016. Florida, Melbourne Beach, paris apartment project, the paris apartment project, TPA Project, Travel. 6 comments.

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