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Parisian Dream

06 . 02 . 11

I’m swamped with work so until I can take a breath and write a post, I encourage you to head over to The New York Times. I loved the story of a designer who bought a little house in Paris.  It’s also a great reminder that it’s never to late to make your dreams come […]

Chic Cafe Chairs

05 . 23 . 11

I am also looking for a cafe table and chairs for a small kitchen in one of my projects .  I would really love to be able to use these French cafe chairs but I’m not sure they will fit.  The most famous of them come from TK Collections which supplies chairs to almost all the […]

Parisian Chic

04 . 20 . 11

I recently came across another amazing apartment in Paris that was featured in the February/March 2011 issue of Côté Paris magazine. I absolutely love the living room and period details but not as much the bedroom’s wood paneling. But to each his own I guess.  A good reminder about everything in life, not just interiors. […]

Haussman Chic

04 . 18 . 11

I’m feeling slightly under the weather so I’m leaving you with this interesting Paris apartment.  Those of you who speak French can read the description on the Côté Maison website.  The rest can just enjoy the photos by Jean-Marc Palisse.  It’s not one of those apartments where I love every room.  Clean and contemporary kitchens and […]

Parisian Chic

03 . 13 . 11

Speaking of Paris, I wish I had Parisian Chic before my last trip to Paris.  Ines de la Fressange’s guide to style and the city of lights is packed full of insider tips on what to wear, where to shop, places to eat, and hotels in which to stay.  I was a little disappointed to […]

New York Fashion Week has ended and now the editors are on their way to London if they are not there already.  After that, they will cover fashion week in Milan and finally Paris. In March 1951, Life magazine featured an article about  Vogue fashion editor Bettina Ballard entitled Bettina’s Busy Day that followed the editor […]

As we move into the new year, many of us will be working on organizing our lives and our homes.  I know this because I spent most of Sunday cleaning out my closet and organizing my files.  Why does the interior design industry have to use so much paper?!  While I want everything to be neat […]

I really wanted to post some of my photos from Versailles today but my computer had other ideas.  Now I have to run to a meeting at a magazine so I’m leaving you with these photos from French designer Frederic Mechiche’s flat in the Marais area of Paris.  I will try to add some details when […]

While I was leafing through Dressing the Home this week, another home stopped me in my tracks.  It belonged to French fashion designer Marcel Marongiu.  The designer studied in Sweden and also has a Swedish mother which accounts for his the slightly Gustavian look to his Paris apartment and Normandy farmhouse. Both are filled with pieces […]

Bohemian Chic

12 . 07 . 10

I forgot to mention in my last post that Oscar de la Renta has a Tumblr account.  Well, it actually belongs to the Oscar PR Girl and she will be posting behind the scenes photos of the atelier and more.  One of the photos on there now is of Loulou de la Falaise who collaborates […]

Pierre’s New Lair

12 . 06 . 10

A pilgrimage to the Pierre Hardy boutique in the Palais Royal is a part of every fashion girl’s trip to Paris.  Now according to Style.com, the trip only requires a cab since Pierre Hardy is opening an eponymous store at 30 Jane Street this Wednesday, December 8th.  An old garage was turned into a chic shop […]

The Windsor Style

12 . 01 . 10

A reader asked me to post about my favorite books.  I have so many favorites that it would be hard to choose just a few but one that I find fascinating is The Windsor Style by Suzy Menkes.  Whether you like them or not, you have to admit that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor […]

A Royal Residence

11 . 29 . 10

Since some of the Duchess of Windsor’s jewels are up for auction again tomorrow at Sotheby’s, I thought it might be fun to take a look at one of The Windsor homes.  Continuing our French theme, we will first look at 24, boulevard Souchet.  It was a large four story house located in the Sixteenth Arrondissement […]

Blue Monday

11 . 22 . 10

While researching another story, I came across this beautiful apartment in Paris designed by Chahan Minassian.  It was also published in the September 2010 issue of French Architectural Digest.  From what I could glean from the article without pulling out the French/English dictionary, the pied-a-terre was designed for a couple who’s primary residence is in […]

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 […]

I would like to think that if Diana Vreeland was alive today, she would greatly approve of the new Dries Van Noten men’s store in Paris.  The shop, located at 9 quai Malaquais, is two doors away from his gorgeous women’s boutique and was until recently an art gallery.  What I love the most is that […]

La Rentrée

09 . 07 . 10

The French have a lovely term for returning to normal life in September after their August vacation.  It’s called la rentrée and I think it’s a perfect name for today.  It was exactly a year ago today that I returned from Paris. These fabulous photos of Raquel Zimmermann by Terry Richardson shot in Paris reminded me […]