Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Weekend!

Hope it's delightful!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

PHB Sale Items on One King's Lane!

I'm thrilled to be part of One King's Lane Vintage & Market Finds launch today. It's been in the works for awhile now and I'm excited to finally share it with you!

If you're new to One King's Lane, it is the leading online curated sales destination for the home, offering members access to spectacular designer home decor, furnishings, accessories, and gifts - at prices up to 70% off retail.

Vintage & Market Finds will serve as a marketplace comprised of various virtual vendor storefronts, offering remarkable prices on vintage home decor items. New products will be added daily and will be available for five days.

Paris Hotel Boutique is among 100 different vendors offering some of our finest pieces at discounted prices. Since items are constantly selling and turning over, the offerings will change daily.

You must be a member of One Kings Lane to access the sale. And...membership is free! You can join here...

Click to view our sale items here....

Also, if you want to keep abreast of our ever-changing sale pieces, follow us on Facebook!

Happy Shopping!

all those lovely images by Kassie Borreson at Haus Frau Fotographie!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dreaming of Spring...

Happy Weekend! San Francisco is a bit gloomy today...raining all weekend and I'm down with the flu. So, I've been 'pinning' of course!

This lovely image above of an alley in North Beach by Mitchell Funk takes my breath away. San Francisco is quite a colorful city, but never saw it in a pastel kinda way...Oh Spring, please come visit us soon!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Some Sparkling New Arrivals...

Just added a couple of pretty rings to the shop...I'm crazy over the multi-stone Thai princess opal, and the diamond ring is quite pretty!

Click here for prices and additional photos...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Inspiring Images...Spring

via Fabulous You Paris (Shutterstock)

Happy Spring! Here some inspiring images via my Pinterest boards to get you in the mood for this beautiful season!

unknown via Tumblr

Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Monday from SF!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. It's quite cold and dreary here in San Francisco, so more time to get work done. {photo shot by me using Instagram on my phone--fun!}

Have a great week ahead!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

It's all about green today! Isn't this princess torte lovely, and quite the perfect dessert for St. Paddy's day? Recipe here at Tartelette!

Have a lucky day!

image: Tartelette

Friday, March 16, 2012

Rain Makes for Lovely Images...

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hello Pinners! Here's a Most Useful Tip!

If you're a Pinterest user and/or blogger as I am, you'll often find it quite frustrating to locate the original source (artist/blogger/photographer) of many images that you're pinning. It's a pet peeve of mine. Drives me crazy!

It's so very important to credit someone's work, that I did a post back in 201o about 'giving credit when credit is due.' You've even seen my "find the photo" contests to find the original source.

Well, thanks to the Graphics Fairy, she's found a simple way to drag and drop your image into Google images, and voila!, the original image is usually there. Click on this link for an easy, breezy tutorial! I'm loving this!

Another useful tip...on Miss Moss's blog, she uses another tip to track images, "src img." Click here for this easy tip.

And lastly, TinEye reverse image search, which some of you may be familiar with!

Happy Pinning!

{oh and, if you still want a Pinterest invite, just leave me your email address in a comment!}

*When you post images that you do not own, you should always credit the photographer if you possibly can. It is their art, not yours. You should also credit the source of the information (where you found it), and any sources that they have named.

graphic: The Graphics Fairy

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Arrivals & New Floor at Paris Hotel Boutique!

We're thrilled launch our new floor, "Gents Quarter," on the 12th floor at Paris Hotel Boutique. Gents Quarter offers everything from barware and binoculars, to tobaccianna and trophies for our guys. By all mean ladies, please do take a look as well. It's not a private club (whew), and there are some quite unique pieces!

Pair of 19th C. Cast Iron Theatre Signs

In addition to our "gents" items, we're showcasing many other goodies. Here's a few of my favorites below...When you're done, be sure and take an elevator ride up to PHB and shop our new arrivals!

Oh, and things tend to sell rather quickly the day we roll out our new pieces, so if you'd like to be added to our mailing list, please just leave your email address in a comment below!

Vintage Department Store Hat Stand

c. 1960s Chunky Lion Head Pendant

Unusual French Antique Oyster Shell Compact

1950s Lady Oil Portrait Painting

1950s Lady Oil Portrait Painting

Vintage 'Holiday in France' Book

Antique Queen Victoria Handpainted Tray

Antique English Sterling Silver Monogrammed Locket

The largest trophy cup I've ever seen at almost two feet tall!

Royal Navy Ostrich Egg Souvenir for the Cruiser HMS Hermes, 1910

And the stunning images are by Kassie Borreson at Haus Frau Fotographie!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy Monday + Heads Up!

Save the Date! They're on there way!

I've been finishing up the final touches for tomorrow's new arrivals. Over 65 new pieces will be available for purchase at Paris Hotel Boutique, tomorrow the 13th, at 7:30 am PST/10:30 am EST.

I'll give you another 'shout out' tomorrow morning!

Until then, have a most wonderful week!

image: Kassie Borreson, hausfraufotografie for Paris Hotel Boutique

Friday, March 09, 2012

Happy Weekend + Spring Forward!

Treat yourself this weekend and don't forget to set your clocks forward on Sunday! {yawn}

image: unknown via Pinterest

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Choo Choo! All Aboard the LV Train!

This week was Marc Jacobs’s fall fashion show for Louis Vuitton and was it over-the-top! It paid homage to the company’s origins as a luggage purveyor. The images and video amazed me, as I'm not one who's usually very interested in runway shows.

It began with a beautiful vintage-inspired steam engine pulling into a set in a courtyard of the Louvre, which had been transformed into an old train station.

My eyes nearly popped out while watching a string of models stepping off the LV train with old-fashioned hats, bedecked accessories, over-sized buttons and, of course, some gorgeous Louis Vuitton bags. The icing on the cake was the porters that accompanied each model. must watch the video yourself!


Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Obsessing Over...

Barcelona. That's right. I've been pinning several images of amazing exteriors for a couple of years now, not even realizing that many of them were from Barcelona!

Take a look at some lovely images from some talented photographers and the architects behind them...

This magnificent facade detail of Casa MilĂ  (above), better known as La Pedrera (‘The Quarry’) designed by architect, Antoni Gaudi, takes my breath away! I must take a trip to Spain!

La Rambla *sigh*

Casa Amatller

Arnim Schulz

Oh, there's nothing like old architecture... If you'd like to see more of my favorite architectural images, please visit my pinboard here!

1st image: Zanthia - flickr

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Special Hotel Silver Arrivals at Paris Hotel Boutique!

I'm excited to share that I've acquired two large collections of hotel silver from some of the finest hotels in the world, including pieces from San Francisco to Paris! Thought I'd have a special Saturday mailing to showcase some of these pieces. More to come in the near future!

Click here to view our new pieces!

images: Kassie Borreson, hausfraufotografie for Paris Hotel Boutique

Friday, March 02, 2012

Happy Weekend!

For all of you east coast folks affected by today's storm, please stay safe!

Bundle up everyone...Spring is almost here!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Want. Need?

I've been a little side-tracked this morning on Pinterest, while trying to do my work. A little side-tracked? I'm addicted! When this image of the new Diana Lomography camera popped up, I quickly pinned it! With an early 60s vibe, the all-plastic Diana knocked my socks off. At $109, it's pretty darn cute, isn't it? Available here.

When I saw this large handbag made of antique cowhide, not only did I pin it, but I bought it! A bit more expensive than the camera, but handmade with antique cowhide? SOLD! You can purchase the bag here at Neo's Handmade Leather Bags.

Okay, I'm off to work! No more pinning for today! Gets me in trouble!