Things are revving up and speeding up, as they do after the summer. As the days get cooler, our lives seem to get busier.
I just finished a book, and am editing two others that are due out in the coming year. I’ve been traveling, visiting with my kids. We have 2 September birthdays in our family, so we’ve made plans for that. And I went to the big antique show this week that happens in Paris every two years, The Biennale. Beautiful museum quality antiques in some booths, paintings, and every important jeweler in the world has a stand at the show. It’s exciting to see it all, and a little dizzying!!! But really lovely stuff. The show is kicked off with a black tie event and dinner, which I go to whenever the show is in Paris every two years. It’s the summit of all antique shows, and really a glamourous event. Lots of women in evening gowns attend, wearing some very spectacular jewels. And they come from all over the world to see the show and attend the opening. You hear every imaginable language, and some very big ticket items are sold. It is truly an impressive event.
On a more mundane scale, I will be going to the flea market tomorrow, to try to find a vintage chair for one of my daughters (not at all in the same leagues as what I saw at the Biennale, this is more funky stuff, where you get to try and bargain down the price of some ‘cool’ beaten up item you can’t live without. Old clothes, old uniforms, old china, old furniture.) It’s fun to see it, though chaotic to go to the market, and you never know what you’ll find. It’s full of unexpected surprises.
I worked a lot this week, and talked to my daughters working at fashion week in New York, and I watched their shows on Style.com, and ordered a few things. Style.com is such an easy way to see the collections of new clothes for the next season, and for me to keep up with my daughters’ work.
So I’ve been keeping busy, with more work to come. I had lunch this week with the friend who lost her husband a few weeks ago, and it was a reminder of how precious friendship is to all of us. It was a touching moment among friends.
And I’ve done a little shopping, although I shouldn’t, and try to be ‘reasonable’ about it, whatever that is. I love shopping, it is always so much fun!! And I’m putting away my summer clothes, although the weather is still balmy. But Fall is just around the corner, and life is speeding up.
I hope that all is well with you!!!
lots of love, danielle