Spring is around the corner…(and so is my 40th birthday) and a major sweeping change is underway here. I’ve recently been hired to take over the helm of the events department of a big luxury brand in Paris. I’m super proud and excited, but of course it means saying goodbye to my design company.
There were many ups and downs in my adventure as an entrepreneur designer, and though I’m eager to turn the page and start off on a new chapter of my career, saying goodbye is always bittersweet.
I invite you to continue to follow me on my new Tumblr and of course Twitter !!
I’ve had the great opportunity to visit wholesale flower markets in big cities around the world from New York to LA to Tokyo to Paris and beyond. I’ve found the beauty and energy of these fragrant, dazzling, and often extremely hectic fresh markets so intriguing I seek them out even when I’m not working. Aside from being washed in large quantities of gorgeous local flowers, there is an extremely charming personal exchange and I’ve found that flower wholesalers worldwide are exceedingly happy and friendly people.
I’ve just returned from Bangkok and visited the very large Pak Klong Talad flower market a few times. This market is exceptional in that it remains open 24 hours a day the energy mounts in the middle of the night, in steamy heat and flickering light as shipments arrive. In Thailand, a large majority of flowers are destined for religious offerings and the artists working by day create the most intricate garlands and what I can only call sculptures of folded leaves and flowers destined for temples and altars around the country. Mountains of jasmine, orchids, marigolds, and roses create an intoxicating perfume that mixes with the steam rising from the ubiquitous food carts dotting the street corners.
Enjoy the color !
It’s a happy moment for me as I am featured on the Silver Couch, an interview project of one of my favorite artists and friends, Angelo Plessas…check it out… HERE !!
I LOVE ATHENS!
To all our friends and family far and wide, Happy Thanksgiving!
We were surrounded by friends and family here in Paris this weekend for a Franco-American Thanksgiving Feast. I’m never happier than when my house is full of people I love, food, and booze. Here are some pics of the look:
A collection of pewter in Paris.
Well, it’s that time again! I’ve started the countdown to our annual Paris Thanksgiving event, which is always super lavish and always one of the happiest days of the year. Our travel schedules have pushed our date forward a week, and this Saturday a fine turkey will meet its destiny here in the 10th arrondissement. I was looking back at last year’s pics as I am considering the new look for this year…Check it out here
Stay tuned for the full story! I’m off to start the cranberry sauce…