Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Beauty in Decay?


I don't know about you, but I find some sort of beauty in abandoned structures. Perhaps it's a morbid fascination.

With Halloween coming up, I thought I'd post this creepy-esque,  images of an abandoned doctor's mansion in Germany taken by photographer Daniel Marbaix.



The long-abandoned examination room of the physician who once owned this home




Who lived there? Why did they leave in such a hurry?


Sheet music and a photograph sit on top of the piano which stands among the debris strewn about the floor

Ornate furniture and floral wallpaper adorn this room which perhaps once served as a refuge for the lady of the house



To see the rest of the images, visit here and don't get frightened!!!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Morning Fog May Fill the Air...



Tony Bennett sings it ever-so-beautifully, but, I have to tell you, the fog does not burn off in San Francisco! You've heard me complain about this year after year.

Take a look at this funny index card. I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw it. Eight hours hunting for your home? Welcome to summer in San Francisco. Luckily, we're starting to get hints of our Indian summer starting with a glorious day today.


Enjoy the rest of your week, sun or fog!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Happy Weekend Beauties!


Couldn't resist this vintage photo of bathing beauties, found via Pinterest, of course.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Office Envy...


Sometimes a little bit of envy is okay, right? 

I've been drooling over images of charming offices via Pinterest. Unfortunately, the arrangements aren't practical for me.


I wouldn't dare show you a photo of mine! It is definitely a working environment with no frou frou. A few bits and pieces of art and little tchotchkes, but nothing like the following. Enjoy...


Those colors! Mmm....









How I long for a white desk with white furnishings and fancy, uncomfortable, but gorgeous, chairs!








Charming vignettes including fresh flowers make your work space enjoyable...


This office is divine, but where would I put all of my paperwork?




For additional images, visit my Pinterest boards

Monday, August 12, 2013

Estate Jewelry Arrivals at Paris Hotel Boutique!



Hope you're enjoying your summer! Actually, we're still waiting for it to arrive here in San Francisco, as maybe you've heard about our wickedly cold summer months.

We recently acquired some very special pieces of estate jewelry, and are thrilled to showcase them today!

Click here to shop our estate jewelry, and come September, we're bringing you an assortment of vintage items that you won't want to miss!