Friday, May 31, 2013

New York, Part I- Restaurants, Theatre & Museums

145 Borinquen Pl  Brooklyn, NY 11211

While visiting my son, in New York we went to eat at the Lighthouse in Brooklyn. 

Yummy breakfast.

We saw a play with Bette Midler, and it was fabulous! 
She is amazing.
Go, no run if you get a chance.

This was a sign that appeared before the play started.

194 Elizabeth St. New York NY, 10012

Peasant is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in NY.
 It's wonderful. 

Inside Peasant, they had logs stacked for the ovens.

1000 5th Ave  New York, NY 10028

The Met's spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, will examine punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women, the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk's visual symbols.

One day we went to the Metropolitan museum.

An amazing place.

This is inside the Egyptian wing.

Cheers Thai Restaurant
612 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

I adored the decor of this restaurant.
 This fixture was hanging behind the bar. 

The food was not so hot but the decor was amazing. 
This red sculpture was hanging over our heads.

There were crates with light fixtures that were hanging from the ceiling!
They had lamps on pieces of wood sticking out of the walls.

Isamu Noguchi was a prominent Japanese American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. Known for his sculpture and public works, Noguchi also designed stage sets for various Martha Graham productions, and several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces, some of which are still manufactured and sold.
In 1947, Noguchi began a collaboration with the Herman Miller company, when he joined with George Nelson, Paul László and Charles Eames to produce a catalog containing what is often considered to be the most influential body of modern furniture ever produced, including the iconic Noguchi table which remains in production today. His work lives on around the world and at the Noguchi Museum in New York City.

The Noguchi museum was glorious. 
My son, Gardner is the roving ambassador for Suntory Japanese Whisky.
Suntory had a big party at the Noguchi museum on May 14th.
Suntory was started in 1923! 

The party was amazing as was my son.
 I was introduced to all his friends from Japan. 
What a treat!

I loved being with my daughter & my son in NY.
What a lovely mother's day + birthday I had with both of them. 

Part 2 of my NewYork post is coming soon, dear readers!



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Friday, May 24, 2013

Urban Unveiled at Vibiana + A Thank You!

Some of you read about our doing a booth for Harry Warren Entertainment at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.
We've done a wedding for a client at Vibiana not too long ago.
We can finally show pictures of the event and the booth we did for Harry Warren Entertainment.

This is what greeted everyone as they came into the event.
California Wedding Day's Urban Unveiled
It was projected on the wall.

These are the Flor carpet tiles. The space for the booth was 8' x 8'. 

Everyone was hard at work getting ready for the show. 

Here are our balloons being blown up the day of the event.  

These are a glimpse of the balloons from underneath.

A life size cut out of Harry Warren surveys it all with one red balloon.

The theme of the show was The Great Gatsby. 
We used lots of pearls + black & whit.
  The flowers were from Sticks & Stones Floral Design.

A close up of the tray with pearls, feathers, flowers, champagne + glasses on the back table.

The guest book on the table.

We are ready for our close up Mr. Demille...

Here you can see the weights for the balloons on the white carpet squares.

A vendor close to our booth was hanging chandeliers.

Vibiana is just a breathtaking place. 

Entry ceiling

Other vendors setting up before the event.

This car was so special... it was parked in the patio area.

Another shot of the patio as they were getting ready.

Entry at Vibiana

What would a wedding show be without wedding dresses?

At night

We had such a great time setting up Harry Warren Entertainment's booth at Vibiana.
It was a great success!
What do you think, dear readers... I treasure your comments.

 + Thank you Anita, you were a gracious + amazing hostess for French Week.



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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I Heart Paris

Castles Crowns and Cottages -  Simply Irresistible French Party

 I adore so many different European  + Eastern countries, the ideas from all these places fill my head but France is one of my favorites, especially Paris.

I have always loved the French - the language, food, clothes, Paris etc. The internet has now allowed me to visit whenever I feel wanderlust (which is quite often). I am so blessed to be living NOW with all the technology, even through I do not understand all of it.
 I can go to France when ever I choose!

Ahhhhh, Paris


A friend who has lived in France gave me a wonderful book, Paris Interiors.
I have gotten so many ideas from the pictures.
Here are a few of my favorites.

Isabelle Adjani
 French film actress and singer

Isabelle slips in and out of different houses.
Here is one of the houses she did with
her great friend Jacques Grange.


Love the portiere framing this room.  

The floor is wonderful.


I can peak out the windows to view Paris.  

Painting the inside of a cabinet- great idea.

This kitchen looks loved + used, love that look.


Manuel Canovas
Textile designer who lives in a Parisian duplex 
in the 7th arrondissement with his wife and three children. 


Love the small chair! 

Such a beautiful way to set a table.

OK, I adore this corner in the kitchen.


Marie Paule Pelle A journalist and interior designer. 
She has taste, flair and very Parisian. 

Love that trompe l'oeil screen used to shield a door.

Here you can see the trompe l'oeil parquet wool carpet made to her specifications.


Charming! A sense of deconstructed elegance.

Her whimsical sense

of style shows in this entry way.  


 Not long ago, I rented a loft when I was in Paris for a wedding.

This is a photo of the roof tops from my window.
Is there any where more romantic for a wedding than Paris? 

This was taken out of one of the windows in the loft.

Outside on the patio- burrr, it was so cold outside.

Had to take a picture of the lovely bird's nest in the painting above the record player-  

A chalk drawing on the street in Paris - "Girl with a Pearl Earring"

Walking down the streets in Paris.

 Paris, you have my heart!

Dear Readers, hope you enjoyed this little trip to Paris.



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