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This has been a bit of a crazy week of juggling work responsibilities with social events. It started with a little visit to the Musée Rodin (above) which is within walking distance from my new apartment.  I’ll have more on this soon. The big sales started this Wednesday and I’ve shopped a little at Le Bon Marché.  They […]

People were always shocked when I told them I’ve never been to the puces in Paris before.  Part of the reason is that I knew they were expensive and a little farther outside the city.  My friend Eleanor insisted that I finally check them out so we took an Uber to Marche aux Puces de […]

I couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome to Paris.  The weather has been absolutely beautiful with bright blue skies and no rain.  This and my fabulous finds from the brocante (above) make up for the fact the hot water is broken in my friend’s apartment. And as with everything regarding the French ce n’est […]

La Brocante

06 . 13 . 13

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Paris was stumbling into the brocante de printemps 2013 de la rue de Bretagne in the Marais. It happens the first weekend of June and last weekend of November each year and has over 500 sellers.  Brocantes are best described as movable flea markets while the real flea markets or puces have […]

There is no cheaper pick me up for a home than fresh flowers. I’ve been treating myself to fresh blooms all winter including flowering the Quince branches above. They last a few weeks and are a beautiful harbinger of spring which definitely feels to be sprung in New York.  Another great inexpensive pick me up […]

Chic Flea Market Finds

07 . 25 . 11

The heat abated slightly on Sunday so I ventured to the flea market.  I was hoping others would stay away so I would have my pick of the good stuff and I did manage to find a few treasures.  My rule of thumb for the flea market is to buy what I love and always have a […]

Flea markets are a weekend ritual for many people.  One of the biggest regrets that Stefan and I have about our trip to Paris is that we did not make it to the legendary les puces.  When we do finally make the trip, we will have a wonderful guide in Antiquaires: Paris Flea Markets by […]

Thank you so much for all the sweet Anniversary comments and emails! Some of you suggested that I go out and buy myself a little something and I was happy to oblige! I had a meeting yesterday morning that was conveniently close to the flea market where I bought myself a few treasures all of […]

Weekend Finds

05 . 10 . 09

Everyone keeps asking me about the Domino sale so here is the scoop. I got up early and my friend Lori and I cabbed it downtown and got on line at 9:00am. At that time the line wasn’t too bad but I heard later that it wrapped around the block. We were met by Stefan […]

Flea Market Finds

03 . 09 . 09

Between the time change and a busy weekend, I got a late start Sunday but I decided to stop by the Antiques Garage on 25th Street anyway. The early bird may get the worm but the late bird gets the bargains! I found some really great things including a first edition of Colour in my […]

I would have been happy with receiving just an email from Top Design contestant and Martha Stewart Living Senior Style Editor, Eddie Ross, but to go to the flea markets with him was a both a treat and an honor! Eddie is so amazingly talented and knowledgeable that I joked that I was learning from […]