Saturday, February 22, 2014

Tastemaker Tag Sale Tomorrow!



Come join Paris Hotel Boutique tomorrow morning, as we team up with One Kings Lane for a Tastemaker Tag Sale. I'm thrilled to offer a wide array of some of my favorite finds!

If you're new to One Kings Lane, OKL partners with top brands and designers to give their members insider access to designer décor, fantastic gift selections, and exclusive tag sales curated by today's top tastemakers - at up to 70% off retail.



Paris Hotel Boutique will have major markdowns of items so please do check it out. This three day event starts tomorrow morning at 8:00 am PST/11:00 am EST, February 23rd. You must be a member of One Kings Lane to access the sale. Click here to join in advance. Membership is free. {FYI... items sell quickly!}

Happy shopping!  

Friday, February 14, 2014

Heureuse Saint-Valentin!


La Vie En Rose

Des yeux qui font baisser les miens
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche
Voilà le portrait sans retouche
De l’homme auquel j’appartiens
Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en rose
Il me dit des mots d’amour
Des mots de tous les jours
Et ça me fait quelque chose
Il est entré dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause
C’est lui pour moi, moi pour lui dans la vie
Il me l’a dit, l’a juré pour la vie
Et dès que je l’aperçois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon coeur qui bat
Des nuits d’amour à plus finir
Un grand bonheur qui prend sa place
Les ennuis, les chagrins s’effacent
Heureux, heureux à en mourir
Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en rose
Il me dit des mots d’amour
Des mots de tous les jours
Et ça me fait quelque chose
Il est entré dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause
C’est toi pour moi, moi pour lui dans la vie
Il me l’a dit, l’a juré pour la vie
Et dès que je l’aperçois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon coeur qui bat


Happy Valentine's Day!!



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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Special Valentine's Day Giveaway!


With Valentine's Day a couple of days away, I thought I'd do a giveaway of one of my favorite pieces in the shop. 

This stunning  silverplate antique locket features an enamel rose with a monogram. It opens to hold two photos. Lovely, large piece.

Deadline to enter is 2.14.14 at 11:30 pm PST. One winner!


Saturday, February 08, 2014

Where Were You on February 9, 1964?


Fifty years ago on February 9, 1964, the Fab Four appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and it changed music for decades to come. Beatlemania was the rage!

I don't have any recollection of that show as I was only 4 years old. (I'm dating myself here, okay), but I do have my own "Beatle" memories.



I remember my best girlfriend and I wearing Beatle wigs holding plastic guitars and singing to Beatle's and this (above) Chipmunk albums. It was just too much fun. We must have been 5 or 6 years old.



I remained a fan throughout my life. The day the news broke that John was killed, I sobbed like a baby. I sat next to the radio and listened to Beatles music crying all night long. Even though the band had already broken up, life would never be the same. Then came George's death and more sorrow to this hardened fan.

I was fortunate enough to attend the Grammy Awards with my former boss, Blues legend John Lee Hooker in 1990. Paul McCartney was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award. I was in the third row and tears were rolling down my eyes as Paul stood just feet away. I was in awe.

Then I saw him perform on two separate occasions, one as recent as 4 years ago. Tears still ran down my eyes as Paul sang "Hey Jude."

I wish I could have seen the Beatles perform live, especially at their last performance at Candlestick Park here in San Francisco, 1966. Oh well, I was only 6 years old!

I'm looking forward to the CBS special "50 Years: The Beatles." Just can't wait.

What are your favorite Beatle memories? Were you old enough (and lucky enough) to see them perform on the Ed Sullivan show?  Please do share!

And one last bit...if you're a fan, a must see documentary is "Good Ole' Freda", the Beatles secretary Freda Kelly shares the inside of what it was like working for them. Fabulous, must see!