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I thought I’d book end my first Paris/Bruges blog by writing about our first day in Paris. Then we’ll see where mood, whim and fancy takes us.

While researching our trip, Sally found a fabulous river cruise on the Le Calife which we booked at the end of our first full day in Paris. We had been told we had to experience Paris at night – that it was the city of light. What better way to see the city lights than on a Seine River cruise. Not just any cruise, but a 2 hour dinner cruise! It turned out to be the perfect way to introduce ourselves to Paris!

 

 

Across the way was the Louvre. In front of us, the Pont des Arts, with it’s hundreds of thousands of love locks. The view got us excited about the following day and to forget our jet lag.

 

As night fell, we set off… catching glimpses of many famous landmarks such as Notre Dame.

 

The city scape…

 

A structure called The Paris Docks. Built on an old 1907 concrete warehouse structure on the banks of the Seine. Very cool at night!

 

The Musee d’Orsay. More on that another day…

 

The Palais Bourbon.

 

No tour would be complete without the Eiffel Tower. It’s scale caught me off guard. It is immense and beautiful!!! Oddly enough, this was as close as we got to the Tower. Just too many things to do… And like any good designer, we had to edit our list…

 

While the gorgeous scenery passed by the boar’s interior, food and wine was a delight as well. The bar was done in copper and glowed in the evening light.

 

The upper deck where we sat for dinner. Who needs decor???

 

As I had hoped, the wines were fresh and deliscious. I hope I can find this Philippe Tessier wine in the US.

 

As the evening drew to a close, we both agreed that the entire cost of the trip was worth it already!

Little did we know how much better it was going to get.

 

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It had been so long I had completely forgotten. Our design assistant was cleaning out a file cabinet this week  found these old color photocopies of a Ferrari showroom space I designed back in the early ’90’s in the lower level of the Gaston Andrey dealership in Framingham. It was called Parabolica.

In it’s day it was pretty funky…

And yes, we CAN do modern/contemporary…

 

Floor materials were terrazzo, slate, turkish glass tile and porcelain tile. Black ceiling with track lighting.

 

Detail of the display units…

 

Custom counter detail…

 

While we’re in the Way Back Machine, here’s my baby. A 1979 308 GTB set up for the track – totally street legal and she went like stink!!! It is now owned by a collector in New York State. Many, many, many happy memories.

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…to be sitting here this morning, having a light, leisurely breakfast – instead of racing pell mell into the week????

I surly would!

Off to do a photo shoot of one of our projects. If all goes well, sneak peaks tomorrow…

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