Saturday, July 25, 2009

Graceful Dining

Once again, I am inspired by the lovely photos from the French language magazine, Art & Decoration. This time I am in love with the wonderful and inviting table settings. I can just taste the coq au vin!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Artist Roundup - Jean-Étienne Liotard

I love the work of artist Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702– 1789) a Swiss-French painter. Here are a few of his works. I especially love the fact that he painted children looking happy and having fun.

Children with Bubbles

Marie Antoinette

Portrait of a Young Woman

Girl with Doll

Still Life Tea Set

Chocolate Girl

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Quick! Someone call the moving van!

One of my guilty pleasures is looking for homes in Paris. No harm in dreaming. I originally saw this charming pied-à-terre at Palais Royal in Paris on Sotheby's International Realty site. These pictures were taken from the Sotheby's site--they have juicier shots. Mysteriously, or perhaps due to a grim economy, the property is now listed with Christies. No matter, I still want it. Did I mention it comes furnished?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Au Bonheur des Chineurs

One of my favorite French language magazines is Art & Décoration --I could sit for hours in Borders pouring over it as I sip my latte. Thank goodness there is an English supplement at the end of each issue, seeing that my French is dreadful. No matter--the pictures are gorgeous. See more at:

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bless this Mess

I have been trying to make some sense of all the stuff on my vanity-a sort of a "Where's Waldo" of items I've picked up on my journeys from Paris to the local thrift store. Alas, I have no room to put on makeup or do anything else a vanity is supposed to be used for...

Friday, July 10, 2009

Meet me in Aix-en-Provence

OK. I'm ready to just hop on a plane to France and take the TGV from Paris to Aix-en-Provence. Well, aren't you? If so, meet me at this fabulous hotel called 28 à Aix. Then we'll go out and do lots of fabulous stuff. Here are some pictures of rooms at the hotel. See you there!