Sunday, May 17, 2015

Ooh La La!

Once deemed as "the worst dive in the world," this old San Francisco building, once a two-story saloon/brothel built after the San Francisco earthquake, has been transformed into a beautiful office space, showing a flair of Parisian charm!

Now after over a century, this old building has much to swoon over.

Designed by Josef M Design, I adore the pops of peach against white. So much detail with "new" meeting "old." My motto exactly!

For more images and info, visit Style me Pretty! 

 Photography: Jonah Podbereski | Interior Design: Josef M Design | Office Space: Grow Marketing

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The End of an Era

This makes me so sad. My high school youth group (B'nai Brith Youth Organization) was very involved in MDA. In 1975 we had a 24 hour dance-a-thon fundraiser. That night we danced tirelessly and raised $10,000 for MDA. It was so much money for the times (70s), that two of our teens were sent to Las Vegas to personally hand a check to Jerry Lewis.

From that point on, I spent every Labor Day weekend until I was almost 30, answering the phones at the local telethon headquarters. Many times I did the all-nighter shifts. It was a true labor of love, and I knew that Labor Day weekend meant MDA, not a barbecue or camping trip.

I believe that people just stopped watching the telethon when Jerry Lewis left the show a few years ago. Perhaps the ratings were down before that. Very sad. Whatever mixed feelings people had for Jerry Lewis, he did miracles to raise awareness and money for MDA.

I hope that people still continue to donate to such an important cause and that MDA finds alternative ways to raise money.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Arrivals at Paris Hotel Boutique!


Even if you're not spending April in Paris, come visit Paris Hotel Boutique where we've added many special new pieces! And get a head start for Mother's Day on May 10th!

 Highlights include:

• Antique French Dress Form

• 19th C. French Bronze & Marble Inkwell

• Vintage Paris Souvenir Bracelet

• Several Vintage & Antique Oil Paintings

• Victorian Gold-Filled Bangle Bracelets

• Antique French Altar Candlesticks

• 19th C. French Wall Clock Hotel Silver much, much more!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Poisson d'Avril !

Happy April Fool's Day!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

heureuse Saint Valentin!

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind. - Shakespeare

Happy Valentine's Day!

image: Millie Perkins. Photo: Karen Radkai for Vogue, January 1957.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Arrivals at Paris Hotel Boutique!

Bonne Saint-Valentin!

Valentine's Day is less than 3 weeks away and you don't need to travel to Paris to find romance. Try stopping off at Paris Hotel Boutique to find the most eclectic tokens of love or a dramatic piece for yourself.

Perhaps a teapot from the hotel you honeymooned, or a beautiful monogrammed ring.

 {It's not too late for us to ship!!}

 Some highlights include:

 • Antique Signet Rings

 • Assorted Trinket Boxes

 • Antique Napoleon Accessories

 • Large Silver Heart Locket Antique

 • Scarab & Butterly Jewelry

 • Pink 4-Piece Dresser Set

 • Assorted Hotel Silver and much more!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Had to repost from 2010, because I love this photo so much.

I came across this photo of my great-grandparents celebrating New Year's Eve at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco, 1965. They look so happy and decked out with their little hats. Just had to share it with you!

The clock is ticking and it's almost 2015. Thank you so very much for your constant support, comments, encouragement and laughter. You make this all worthwhile!

Wishing you from the bottom of my heart a happy & healthy New Year with all good things!

Now go on and CELEBRATE!