Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New Arrivals at Paris Hotel Boutique!


We're gearing up for summer at Paris Hotel Boutique, where we've added an eclectic mix of pieces... including oodles of fun stuff! 

Highlights include:
  • 1900 Paris Universalle Exposition Souvenir Mirror
  • Antique Mother of Pearl Opera Glasses
  • Listed Artist Woman's Portrait Paintings
  • Antique French Fireman's Helmets

  • Assorted Antique Rings
  • Egyptian Revival Lavalier Pendant
  • Collection of French Books and much, much more!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Ooh La La!

Once deemed as "the worst dive in the world," this old San Francisco building, once a two-story saloon/brothel built after the San Francisco earthquake, has been transformed into a beautiful office space, showing a flair of Parisian charm!

Now after over a century, this old building has much to swoon over.

Designed by Josef M Design, I adore the pops of peach against white. So much detail with "new" meeting "old." My motto exactly!

For more images and info, visit Style me Pretty! 

 Photography: Jonah Podbereski | Interior Design: Josef M Design | Office Space: Grow Marketing

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The End of an Era

This makes me so sad. My high school youth group (B'nai Brith Youth Organization) was very involved in MDA. In 1975 we had a 24 hour dance-a-thon fundraiser. That night we danced tirelessly and raised $10,000 for MDA. It was so much money for the times (70s), that two of our teens were sent to Las Vegas to personally hand a check to Jerry Lewis.

From that point on, I spent every Labor Day weekend until I was almost 30, answering the phones at the local telethon headquarters. Many times I did the all-nighter shifts. It was a true labor of love, and I knew that Labor Day weekend meant MDA, not a barbecue or camping trip.

I believe that people just stopped watching the telethon when Jerry Lewis left the show a few years ago. Perhaps the ratings were down before that. Very sad. Whatever mixed feelings people had for Jerry Lewis, he did miracles to raise awareness and money for MDA.

I hope that people still continue to donate to such an important cause and that MDA finds alternative ways to raise money.