a passion for fashion

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good morning dear friends

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another brand new day with all the hope for the future.

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there was another horrifying incident in france that i can’t seem to shake and just wanted to be here and share some beauty

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also wanted to say thanks to everyone’s comments the other day about the chairs.

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your feedback was really helpful and i’m taking all of it to heart.

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so what’s today about?

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well i just fished into my pool of pics to see what popped up.

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well, the one on my desktop was from the night i searched antique boutiques.

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seems shopping never goes out of style…

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i’ve been saving my pics using the google search now so it’s easy to keep track, maybe even easier than pinterest albeit not nearly as much fun

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in any case i’m going to stick with the shopping theme considering i have to catch a plane in less than an hour.

1955: Pamela Parks, who runs a successful millinery business in Newark at the age of just 16. (Photo by Ken Harding/BIPs/Getty Images)

i’m heading back to NC to meet with a furniture manufacturer, a wonderful man i met almost 10 years ago. i’ve been waiting till just the right time to collaborate and the time has come!

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and i didn’t forget the giveaway…the random number for the book is. #3…liz from san diego!

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please let me know you addy and i’ll send it out on friday.

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well, that’s about it for me today,

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hope you enjoyed a trip back in time to do a little shopping.

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better run, don’t want to miss my ride!

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ps here’s a link if you’d like a little more: have a great day!

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July 27, 2016. Boutique, France, Paris. 4 comments.

peuple français reconnaît l’etre suprême et l’immortalité de l’âme

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bonjour cheres amis, it’s taken me a few days to process what’s happened in nice on bastille day. the incomprehensible and heartbreaking reality have been almost too much to bear. but face it we must. i’m getting strength from my undying love for france, its people, strength and unity. in fact it’s caused me to look into the history of france and what the country stands for. it’s been yet another fascinating and enlightening dimension to understanding the resilience of these great people. one of their most important mottos is the above: god, people, law. so simple.

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even for those who don’t believe in god, there’s an innate understanding that something greater than man is truly reigns and that the only way to rule is through the laws of reason and righteousness.

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reading through their documents from 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, remember that our ancestors have faced so much in the past to get us here today, perhaps in the sweetest spot in all of eternity to date. so many brilliant minds were doing great things while fighting oppression, even in a time they called ‘the reign of terror’.  still the focus was on ‘liberty, equality and brotherhood’.

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like most of us i want to see this horror end. i pray that we can live in peace and brotherhood. i often wonder what causes anyone to get up one day and decide to do horrible things. from history we know that there will always be struggle between men to dominate each other for whatever reason, it seems to be built into the human condition. all we can do is nurture each other and continue to bestow love and good will on ALL those whose paths we cross. we can’t change everyone but we can treat each other with dignity and kindness, and hope that our actions will ripple to the point where one day, everyone on earth will know what it is to love and be loved. sending prayers to our friends in france.

‘Any man aspires to liberty, to equality, but he can not achieve it without the assistance of other men, without fraternity.’

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July 16, 2016. France, Nice. 3 comments.

isn’t it romantic

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bonjour! actually, wow it’s already almost midnight…where do the days go? well i’m just stopping by to say allo and share a forgotten bookmark.Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 10.52.43 PM

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so sit back and enjoy a trip this lovely little museum in paris, the musee de la vie romantique:

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for me it’s bed time, bonne nuit!

 

June 14, 2016. Tags: , , . France, Museums, Paris. 2 comments.

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