Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It Wasn't Easy Getting To The Willow Ball

Our day started out at the beach......
Everything was just fine until Cary said that he wanted to meet with some producers on an up-coming film. 
Instead of going to the party tonight.
I wasn't happy at all.
Cary had promised a long time ago that he would attend The WILLOW BALL with me!!!
As we drove back to the hotel.......
Here he is again trying to persuade me to go to dinner with his friends and associates.
I explained that I have been waiting all year to attend The Willow Ball with him.
I started to tear up......
Cary gave in.....temporary as may have been.....
he caved.
Of course....just like a man...
he was trying to get me to promise that we could leave early after making an appearance.
He said we could still meet with his friends later-
after the party.
I was standing my ground...
I wanted to dance and stay until dawn if the party lasted that long.
And then...... 
Cary pulls up in this!!!!!
He knew this would send me right over the edge.
"NO WAY" I said,
I am not going to The Willow Ball in that crazy sardine can car.
"I won't I tell you, 
I WON'T!!!!"

Well....I did and we arrived right on time.
You should have seen the movies stars that were there!!!
You still can if you go here.
Don't you know, Cary decided to dance like a mad man.
With, or without me.
I asked him to stop and spend some time with me....
He did.
Honestly, it is almost impossible to say no to him.
Could you???? 
We were definitely not having our best night together!!! 
He was still working on me to leave and meet up with his friends.
I was standing my ground.
Cary said..."You said you wanted to dance"
"Now let's dance!"
After a few rounds on the dance floor and drinks with his fellow movie star friends,
I agreed to leave.
In spite of our emotionally charged night, 
the party was outstanding and Willow had amazing food, drink and beautiful decor.
Her Manor Home rivaled Mara Largo for entertaining.
 
We gracefully said our goodbyes and thanked Willow for inviting us (ME).
Cary then drove me home in the sardine can car......
10 seconds long
See how the evening ended in this video.

My question to you is this;
'Could you say no to Cary?'



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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Infinity pools ..and other endless things...

 
Six Sense Hotel in Koh Yao Noi, Thailand 


The Joule hotel in Dallas, Texas.
I like this one.
It is something that they would do in NYC....
if they haven't already.

The Bulgari Resort in Bali 

Okay....
the other endless thing I am referring to is my window treatment disaster.


Last night I came clean with the owner/boss
( about my screw up)
and she was understanding. :
Honestly....
she always seems to come through when I need her.
I explained my screw up and offered to pay for my mistake.
I will need to pay for some of it......
but she is working on
'the numbers' and the 'mark-up' with me so that I am not hit hard.

Yippee.
I always feel better when I 'come clean!!!'
                        
Have a great day.
I intend to do the same!

XXX's

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Starting New

Another Chance

How often we wish for another chance
to make a fresh beginning.
A chance to blot out our mistakes
And change failure into winning.
It does not take a new day
To make a brand new start,
It only takes a deep desire
To try with all our heart.
To live a little better
And to always be forgiving
And to add a little sunshine
To the world in which we're living.
So never give up in despair
And think that you are through,
For there's always a tomorrow
And the hope of starting new.

Helen Steiner Rice
Happy Sunday.....
I wish yours to be long and lovely.
XXX's
and i would have no problem doing everything in this poem if i were the girl
in capri looking out at the blue grotto...lol
but, i know you know,
i will do my best.


credit:www.butlerwebs.com

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Someone's Collection of Fine Porcelain in Berlin

This man's collection started with this bird.
The collection that he has acquired resides 
with him in this building in Berlin.

When I see a place like this......

I am intrigued.

I want to meet the person who lives here.

Fine art,and  fine antique furniture combined with some classic 
modern pieces here and there.
I don't sense any pretense.

I want to look at everything and snoop around.

To me, this home has humanity.
It is not crazy orderly.


What do you think?
What is your take on this place?


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Thursday, September 23, 2010

I Am Fu@#ked!!



It started out with the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ drapery workroom showing up
at my fave clients house. 
AGAIN!!!!
  • My fave client, who by the way is a wonderful candidate for me as a love interest.
Of course the roman blinds that 'Shop of Horrors' brought back
were definitely not up to my standards and not up to my clients. 
I could tell in his eyes and body language.
The woman from the shop/workroom just URKS ME!!!
There is a 'tension' between us.
.....Could it be that I think that she is inept 
and she probably knows I feel that way?
AND she had to completely remove the draperies
in the same room because the fabric had a snag
and were not made as per my instruction -
stacked on the wall.
Not inside the slider ...  
thank you very much!!!!!
But I work for a company that doesn’t want to hear
about my standards.
I get this from the owner;
“ Did the customer complain?” 
(:O HUH???)
But you know and I know.......
you can tell when it’s not perfect
and a semi conscious  client knows it too.
So I get back to work -

the phone is ringing off the wall for me
with ridiculous tedious bull crap problems
that should be handled by customer service.
I mean stupid stuff.
...but once a client has you on the phone.....
Now while the phones are ringing 
and I am being paged CONSTANTLY 
even though I have asked my calls to be sent to my voice-mail
I mean it, it was like someone was goofing on me.
(I was in the middle of a crazy and bad dream of sorts)
The phone never rings off the wall for me!
But, on this day it did!
During all this chaos
and I mean it gets crazy, 
you would think 
that I worked in an ER.

I am trying to work on
and finish a presentation
for a client that is coming in at 4:30 PM,
and it is now 2:15pm -  
which leaves me 2 hours. OMG!!!!
Let the freak out begin!!!!!!
(and yes, I tried to reschedule the client)
I always get nervous before a presentation to begin with.
It is some sort of stage fright I get.....
but once I am on the stage I am fine.
The client loved it all,
and I sold the entire concept to her-
including the window treatments.
Big Smile :)
Then Frown :(
After she left I went over my figures and...
I F@#$%*ed up
on the window treatment numbers.
Now I have to face the music today at some point.....
I don’t have an excuse except for
I haven’t written a drapery order with rings,
poles, brackets, finials and medallions in a while.
Remember ?
I have had the ‘window lady from the dark side‘ at work do it.
And now, after fighting to get my own workroom,
and the capability to write my own orders....I do this.
What should I do?
I think I will call my workroom and see if they can work with me.....
I’ m thinking.
The design wheels are turning.
I will probably pay this difference directly to my workroom
out my own pocket,
I just can't deal with anymore attitude from my company.

So here it is......
Renee Finberg ‘TELLS ALL’ in her BLOG of her Adventures in Design.

now, wasn't that fun? :O


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

This Place Is Fabulous...And Then Some!!!

I guess you can see where this is going.....
A little sun bathing in Capri perhaps???

A bit of an incredibly stylish 'get away' maybe???

Yes. That's right.

Just look at this place.
I think it is divine and would offer up my first born for a week here.
Oooooooh....
I am getting thirsty.

If you click on and enlarge the images, 
and look closely 
you will see
that there are several colors going on.
From taupe, khaki/camel, white, light beige, turquoise and celadon green.
The feel is relaxed, and it works.



Drum tables

The suites.

I noticed that the designer has done great work 
with all of the upholstered pieces in this hotel.

This is just fun!

Look at the sofa.

The headboard.
......what would a holiday be without the sea and horses for me??
Even if you are 
purely 'traditional'...
you could appreciate a holiday here.
NO?



I am off for a little boat ride and a bit of water skiing.
Would you like to come?



The ULTRA HIP Hotel; http://www.capritiberiopalace.it/


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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise

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