to 10px; width: 332px; cursor: hand; height: 400px; text-align: center;” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/S4rQHw0eoHI/AAAAAAAAEUA/h8-XU3zACw8/s400/DESIGNCOMMOTION.jpg” alt=”” border=”0″ />top: 2px; padding-right: 5px; font-family: times;”>Last month I had the opportunity to “do Paris” on the arm of Saxon Henry, the vivacious force behind Design Commotion, an online design magazine exploring everything hot in the world of design and architecture. Saxon was in Paris with her good friend, the effervescent Patty Otis Abel, writing and researching an article for Delta Airlines in-flight magazine. Stay Tuned for the article in June 2010.
I whisked Saxon & Patty away from the daily grind of 5-star lunches, tours of fancy French museums and private meetings with Paris’ hottest designers and boutique/gallery owners to take them on an all-day outing to the Paris Flea Markets, hitting both Porte de Vanves and the Puce at the Porte de Clignancourt as well as an elusive one-day “vide grenier” (attic sale) before doing cocktails with famed bartender Colin Field at the Ritz Hemingway Bar then dining out at L’Absinthe, catching up with the Queen of Paris, Kim P, and Diva Friend & Helper, Sylvia!
All in all, it was a dashing day… but why tell you about it, when you can WATCH a snippet of our adventure on YOUTUBE!?!
Saxon is a media-marketing warrior with an entourage of gadgets in her bag – and she caught me on film with her FLIP Video camera. On the following video you’ll see me explaining to Saxon Henry how I like to use my antiques and vintage finds in practical ways! In other words, I never display antiques like a grandmother does! Watch & learn while I share a technique for using a vintage glass French flower frog!
to 10px; width: 150px; cursor: hand; height: 150px; text-align: center;” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/S4rQIK3wVrI/AAAAAAAAEUI/VBHAVMIbrqQ/s400/flower-frog-with-pens-150×150.jpg” alt=”vintage French flower frog from The Paris Flea Market” width=”150″ height=”150″ border=”0″ />If you love this idea then it’s time for me to fess up! My good friend La Reine, author of the She’s Shopping Now blog, originally came up with this idea years ago when she learned that both our husbands were fountain pen collectors! She gave my husband my first flower frog and I’ve been an addict ever since. For more Diva-Tested, Diva-Approved ideas make sure to tors!%20She%20gave%20my%20husband%20my%20first%20flower%20frog%20and%20I’ve%20been%20an%20addict%20ever%20since.%20For%20more%20Diva-Tested,%20Diva-Approved%20ideas%20make%20sure%20to%20%3Ca%20href=” target=”_blank”>visit La Reine’s blog – She’s Shopping Now!