Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Well hellooooo blogland! Wow what a ride,  courtesy of Irene!! Here in NY, we were hit pretty hard, mostly from downed trees taking out all kinds of wires and cables which resulted in cutting  approx 500,000 people out of electricity, cable and Internet access!!! We have had power off and on for the last few days but just got my beloved Internet about two hours ago!! I sooooooooooo missed being here in blogland, and want to send out a sincere thanks to so many of you who emailed me to check up on how we were doing...I cannot begin to tell you how touched I was/am. So, 2 books, several glasses of wine, one too many afternoon siestas (purely out of boredom),10 sore fingers from texting family and friends, countless boxes of cookies and bags of chips, several candlelit meals,and many many prayers I am back at The Enchanted Home!! And oh what a relief it is! This post is one which I had worked on last week to post one day this week so seeing that there is no time like the present....

Well truth is I think its fairly obvious why anyone would want to go to Paris, at any given time. It is to me, the most spectacularly beautiful city in the world, with the most breathtaking architecture, which boasts of incredible food and gastronomy bar none, their innate fashion sense is off the charts, they understand the pleasure of really living life and their language sounds like a perfect melody regardless of what they are saying......did I  mention the food? Oh yea, got that covered. When we were there last time, we had the great pleasure of visiting the Maison Objet show and I shared a very lengthy post coming off the heels of that wonderful trip with you. But as I was going through my online album trying to clean it up a bit, trying being the operative word, I suddenly found myself yearning to be back in that magical city and really loving all my pictures (most from the show). There are few places that I have been in this world that I feel this way about but there I do. So though this is really random, I wanted to share again some of the highlights from the beauty of the city, to the mouth  watering window displays of French patisseries, to all the divine goodies at the show (actually this is but a smidgen of what I saw) but it will certainly whet your appetite!!

The Christopher Guy showroom
Loved the marble mantles
Something about this moss green velvet...fabulous!
Blue and white always catches my eye!
This limed oak was everywhere
Gorgeous French company small family owned and produced,
Loved their elegant and timeless
Another mantle..a stunner!

Love this butchers block and still want to find a place for one!
And this one too!
If I had a beach house, would love these chairs and table for it..
Saw lots of fun and whimsical displays
Loved the marble bath in our hotel room....
Always adored this wall of blue and white plates!

A gorgeous hand made ladies writing desk
Talk about a statement piece!! I could see this on a black and white marble checkerboard floor...
Fell in love with this burl walnut chest....
Black rules!
How stunning was this setting? Magnifique!

A cool beach house or Manhattan apt. vibe....
Love a really tall bookcase
Beautiful heirloom quality chest
The Phillipe Starc Baccarat limited edition chandelier
I loved all the paneling in the hallway of our hotel
And our room wasn't too bad either.....
At every turn, there was something pretty to admire
A Parisian street, like no other!
Even on a dreary winter stunning is this city?
In fact i think its at its most beautiful when enveloped in a gray shroud
The beautiful Seine......ahhhh, this so has me wanting to return for our evening strolls here!
A few mantles we admired at an antiques shop, unfortunately when we came back to measure neither size worked

What more approrpriate note to end this on then a mouth watering display of French macaroons?

Does this make you want to go too? Have you been to Paris? Do you feel the same way I do about this incredible city......If not whats your favorite city? Anything above strike your fancy or knock your socks off? Always love to know. Once again SO HAPPY to back here...I truly missed it!  Have a wonderful evening.....and be back tomorrow!!