9.30.2014

BOHO STYLE



LE STYLE BOBO

You must have noticed, no doubt, that one of the big current trends this summer has been "Boho chic". 
Some have been right "on trend" forever...

See what i mean?

Boho this, Boho that, Boho fashion, boho interiors and boho festivals.



and it is here to stay, at least in its fall/winter incarnation.
all images Ralph Lauren and via Pinterest


So much fun!


au revoir.


8.24.2014

BACK FROM NEW YORK CITY





DE RETOUR DE NEW YORK


We are finished with our show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in the Big Apple and I am back in the south of France to pick up my vacation where I left it…
As hard as it was to take the TGV high speed train to Paris on a beautiful, lazy, sunny day, to catch my flight to NYC 10 days ago, I was very excited to see how our collection would do this time around.
Our Kesh bed cover did not disappoint and is once again our best seller. We added a soft gray and a rich deep blue to the eggshell-white original. We hit it out of the park with all three I am delighted to say. 
And now the real fun begins. We are confirming orders and it's up to me to get things done: to go to Morocco and give the weavers their orders and to make sure everything will come in on time. 
I'll stay a few more days in wonderful Ardèche for now, and once again I'll take the road back to Paris, this time to continue on to Tangier. 
A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do….


au revoir.

7.24.2014

SISTERLY ADMIRATION SOCIETY





ADMIRATION FRATERNELLE




My sister Joëlle has just put the final touches to her book VILLA VICTORIA. 
A while in the making, it tells the captivating story of an Englishman, his grand villa in Tangier Morocco and the crimes, intrigue and twists that come to shake up his calm existence.

She is now up there with the best of them on Amazon. If you are so inclined you should consider looking her up over there. You can download a kindle app. so as to read the novel on your device of choice.
I love her tale and I know you will. 

She is dying to get some feedback. Aaahh, the angst of the rookie author...


au revoir.





7.04.2014

INDEPENDENCE DAY





LET'S JUST HAVE FUN!

image domino

Well, let's just say it is not quite as easy to get in the mood here in Paris. But some try their best….





au revoir.

6.29.2014

SMALL CHANGES BIG IMPACT




LES PETITS DETAILS QUI CHANGENT TOUT

My sister and I made a few changes in her house the last time we went to Tanger. 
The lower bedroom got a spectacular head board, a Moroccan double tier wedding table was moved near the sofa, vintage wool pillows were added and the very faded Toile du Soleil on the lower terrace were replaced with bright wax fabric.
Ahhh, those little things that make a big difference.
1st world worries? yes.
And yet...



au revoir.


6.13.2014

OFF TO TANGIER TOMORROW





DEPART. TANGER. DEMAIN

I just cannot wait to take off for Tangier tomorrow. It's that wonderful time when my twin sister, 4 of our very best friends and I go on our yearly trip to her house in Tangier, northern Morocco. The weather is going to be fantastic, we have a list of new places to discover and we are staying a little longer than a week this time.
We all cannot wait to once again enjoy all the bright flowers and the majestuous palm trees.

 A strong glass of mint tea will be so welcome!
We have a themed "event" the evening of our arrival at the house, each year.
The first time we had to bring a champagne glass of our choice. That was clear cut and we all "shined". There are now 6 fabulous champagne flutes at the house waiting to be filled as soon as we have settled in our rooms. 
Last year, 4 of us dressed as ONE camel -it had a lot of legs- complete with a fabric-covered-broom "camel neck" (there was,however, one belly dancer; (no, not me…) We did a short, messy, disorganized but hilarious and fun "number".
This time around Joëlle has chosen "La vie est belle!" (Life is beautiful) 
Quite a wide subject and we all agree, we have found it rather challenging. There is an additional twist: whatever our "project" (it can be a song, a poem, art, a tutu dance even, anything we judge fit for the idea of "La vie est belle"), each one will draw a name to choose to whom our "project" will be  addressed.
I can't wait to discover the madness; and it is definitely madness as we each want to surprise, amuse and, let's admit it, humbly impress the others…



au revoir.




6.08.2014

PHOTOREALISM. TALENT AND SERIOUS FOCUS.



PHOTOREALISME: TALENT ET CONCENTRATION

Pedro Campos
I am absolutely in awe of the talent demonstrated by these pieces. I can't begin to understand the amount of patience needed for this. I don't need to even mention what the hand must do to translate what the eye sees with that much realism. In fact, I am not 100% certain I can believe these are actual paintings. I mean, the plastic bag around the apple? the glass bowl?
The ultimate trompe-l'oeil.
Not an iota of doubt.

Richard Estes
Pedro Campos
Mark Van Crombrugge

In the mean time I'll just make believe and keep doodling an eye with a ball point pen...
au revoir.