Thursday, December 19, 2013

Be prepared....

My Mom use to say, "its not a fashion show!" whenever I would leave the house. I thought, no, I knew... all eyes were on me,
Which, of course, wasn't true.
But I behaved as such.
I am all about comfort and efficiency.
Have I given up?
I do NOT think anyone is focusing on a Fifty something year-old woman!

I do make sure I am clean, little bit of make-up, no holes or rips in my clothes, put-together out fit and a smile on my face.

I want to be prepared in case I see an old acquaintance or enemy. ( tee hee!)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Willi's Wine Bar, Paris

In 2000 my husband and I went to Paris for the first time.
I cried.
I cried because I couldn't believe I had waited so long. I should have spent my twenties in Paris.

I knew that I wanted to bring home reminders of our trip.
A Hermes scarf perhaps? A limoges box? Or a Longchamp bag?
Way too much money and we would rather spend that money on the amazing french wine and food!
We also decided that most anything you could buy in Paris... we had in America.

 So, we were on a quest. We ended up bringing back French stationery and greeting cards-
Happy Birthday looks so much better when written Bon Anniversaire!
I also brought back linens which, surprisingly, were much better priced than at home.

Our biggest score or coup were these posters we brought back. 
Willi's Wine Bar is a Brit owned bistro in the Bourse area of Paris that we loved. Every year they commission a different artist to create a poster commemorating wine and Willi's.

THE perfect souvenir to bring home.
What is an added bonus?
The posters that we bought for $24 thirteen years ago?
Now sell for $150.00 to $300.00.

Quelle chance sommes-nous?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

So true!

Being semi-tech savvy, except for the TV system in our house, I love that I can tell when certain people have read a text or email that I have sent.
Ironically, it is because they have neglected to turn off that feature on their phone or computer.
So, when they get back to me hours later and say they just got it?
I smile to myself and think, " oh no you didn't!"
It's always the same people. They are either waiting for a better offer, checking with others to see what their response should be, or?
Just don't want to deal with it.

It's their choice of course. But I love knowing the inside scoop!

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