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
bonjour mid august! hard to believe it’s here already. i got sidetracked today somewhere between research and not being able to concentrate on work, i ended up spending the last half hour in a deep but lovely rabbit hole. it started with merely wanting to say hello with a summer illustrations but it’s so easy to get lost isn’t it? well anyway this is a little collection of french fun that spans the 1920s and 30s covers and interior works of the french magazine, la vie parisienne. i hope it’s a petite distraction and a chance to remember why we love and admire the french this time of year: the women, the humor, the timeless style and joie de vie.
contentment avec amis
pique-niquer et l’amour
le vent soufflait
la messagere de l’ete
concert de coquillage
et la soirée. ok it’s official. i have got to get back to work. enjoy your summer day!
good morning dear friends
another brand new day with all the hope for the future.
there was another horrifying incident in france that i can’t seem to shake and just wanted to be here and share some beauty
also wanted to say thanks to everyone’s comments the other day about the chairs.
your feedback was really helpful and i’m taking all of it to heart.
so what’s today about?
well i just fished into my pool of pics to see what popped up.
well, the one on my desktop was from the night i searched antique boutiques.
seems shopping never goes out of style…
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
in any case i’m going to stick with the shopping theme considering i have to catch a plane in less than an hour.
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!
and i didn’t forget the giveaway…the random number for the book is. #3…liz from san diego!
please let me know you addy and i’ll send it out on friday.
well, that’s about it for me today,
hope you enjoyed a trip back in time to do a little shopping.
better run, don’t want to miss my ride!
ps here’s a link if you’d like a little more: have a great day!