20 October 2014

Quoi de neuf?...


...you might well ask (what's new?) since you haven't heard in a while... it's simple really...just very very busy working with two lovely clients and doing a lot of traveling back and forth to see my Mom across the continent...then, ahem, spending my recovery times binge-watching Gran Hotel and drooling over auction items and dreaming about Provence in the spring (you are coming with me, aren't you? I still have a few spaces open, waiting for you!!)

I'll be posting some of my design work here in the near future, as soon as things get to the stage where we can actually take photos...so excited about both projects!

Hoping all is going well for you as we swing into the new season...Fall here in the northern hemisphere, and Spring in the southern...(where we are headed in a couple of weeks with pals in Argentina! quite excited to see where my mother and father once lived in that romantic time after the war!)


this stunning clock from the late 18th C was up for auction in Paris
last week... I did not get it, although I can now bid from my
home here in California as I am registered with the 

Druout Auction site so I don't have to miss any of the action!
You can register too! who needs to "go" to Paris hahahaha!

Javier, Julio, Alicia and Diego, my new best friends on Netflix!
called the "Downton Abbey of Spain" this series, Gran Hotel,  

is set in northern Spain in 1904 and is addictive! lots of 
intrigue, romance and class distinction. The clothes, the setting and the 
gorgeous hairstyles alone are worth tracking this one down if you haven't already!



another not-to-be-missed event,
my Chic Provence Design Tour
in unequalled luxury, cuisine

and incredible shopping...all
with a seasoned interior designer (moi)
and other like-minded souls!!


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If you have any questions at all, 
I'd love to chat!

email kitatkitgolson.com 

or call me +1-650-302-6883
pacific time zone


this is your year for Provence, cherie!!
bisous!


Kit

that's me, happily contemplating 
meeting you
in Provence in 
spring 2015!





08 September 2014

{ The Perfect Weekend }

What could be better than shopping, lunching & laughing with your daughter all Saturday, having dinner with a dear friend then topping off the weekend prowling the Alameda Flea Market/Antiques Fair with a wonderful friend you haven't seen in months? All the while with weather to die for...perfect temperature and not too sunny, not too foggy. I had such a great time... come along for some of the things we saw...

There was definitely a blue & green trend showing in the stalls... fresh greens of every hue were worked into displays, and lots of blues showed up everywhere. This is not your ordinary flea market...vendors come from all over, including Europe. Many have shops back home and the merchandising can be stunning at this market.  Or it could just be they used colors that go best with that incredible blue sky in the last shot!





















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If you have any questions at all, 
I'd love to chat!

email kitatkitgolson.com 

or call me +1-650-302-6883
pacific time zone


I cannot wait to see your smiling face when you arrive
on the Chic Provence Design Tour!
bisous!


Kit

that's me, happily contemplating 
meeting YOU
in Provence in 
spring 2015!






05 September 2014

Enjoy Your Weekend!


Although summer is not officially over, doesn't it always feels different when the kids go back to school and the mood changes from flip flops in the sand to new school shoes and uniforms, yellow school busses and notebooks. 

For us in Northern California, however, the real summer is just beginning, as the summer chill begins to dissipate and we have warm sunny weather for a glorious couple of months, before the rains (hopefully, we are in a drought) begin for the winter.  

Here's wishing you a weekend like the one we had last week... lazy mornings in our garden then a romp on the "Disneyland for Dogs" beach in San Francisco with Nicky, our little Portuguese Podengo, who ran himself silly and dug a hole in the sand to cool himself off:)


our favorite spot for morning coffee...

...with this view of our garden, newly planted with drought-resistent baby plants...

...then a trek down to the beach over the hills and cliffs...

...where we are not the only dog lovers with the same idea today!

the Pacific Ocean is usually way too cold for swimming, but today I felt
like I could dive in and swim to the Farrallons....

beautiful waves on this treasure of a beach...

and here's Nicky with Chris in the cool spot he dug for himself after running literally
a couple of miles with all the other dogs, into and out of the water, catching
balls, sticks and frisbees... you can tell by his eyes how tired he is! he slept all 

the way home and the rest of the day!


Bonne Weekend!

***



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If you have any questions at all, 
I'd love to chat!

email kitatkitgolson.com 

or call me +1-650-302-6883
pacific time zone


I cannot wait to see your smiling face when you arrive
at your Provençal home and experience the joy
of the Chic Provence Design Tour!
bisous!


Kit

that's me, happily contemplating 
meeting YOU
in Provence in 
spring 2015!







22 August 2014

A Little Reminder of Ed Hardy Antiques...

If you've lived in San Francisco for a while, you remember Ed Hardy Antiques, just opposite the Galleria at the SFDC. His antiques store, housed in an Italianate palazzo, was gloriously opulent and beautifully staged in the stunning building that now houses Restoration Hardware's flagship store... ceilings at least 20 ft. high, stone walls and a gorgeous entryway garden. It was a refuge for resting the soul after a day of combing through the contemporary furnishings and fabrics at the design center. 

The design world and antiques lovers were bereft when Ed Hardy decided it was time to pull up stakes and call it quits... this was in 2009, remember, when the internet and the economy conspired to put many a successful bricks and mortar enterprise out of business.

I went to one of the days of his final auction, and left with this gorgeous bit of handmade Chinese work. I've just held onto it these last few years, not sure just what to do with it besides admire it greatly for its beautiful silken palette and exquisite beading and embroidery. 

Any idea just what this is? any ideas about how to display it? I've been told to remove the tattered "tails" and use as a jacket for myself, but can't quite see that! It is very fragile and was surely a ceremonial piece. I wish I had asked Ed more about it, but he was very, very busy a the time! Alors!























Bonne Weekend!

***



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If you have any questions at all, 
I'd love to chat!

email kitatkitgolson.com 

or call me +1-650-302-6883
pacific time zone


I cannot wait to see your smiling face when you arrive
at your Provençal home and experience the joy
of the Chic Provence Design Tour!
bisous!


Kit

that's me, happily contemplating 
meeting YOU
in Provence in 
spring 2015!










13 August 2014

If I were in Provence Today....


.....I'd go to the Lavender Festivals Julie Mautner so wonderfully featured on The Provence Post...





...and I'd wear all the hot summer whites French Essence recommends (well my versions!) for searing hot summers in Provence...at least until I started getting lavender stains, then I would switch to lavender linens!








Download brochure here




If you have any questions at all, 
I'd love to chat!

email kitatkitgolson.com 

or call me +1-650-302-6883
pacific time zone


I cannot wait to see your smiling face when you arrive
at your Provençal home and experience the joy

of the Chic Provence Design Tour!
bisous!


Kit

that's me, happily contemplating 
meeting YOU
in Provence in 
spring 2015!












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