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Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Little Fiction For You

A handsome man waves me over 
and tells me he is having a party on his yacht.
"Would you care to join us?"

Against all the steadiness in me, 
I wanted to say "no thank you'' 
but it is has been such a long hot summer...
I took the plunge and agreed to go by boat out to his yacht.
Besides....He is very distinguished,, an Italian Count.
{how bad could this be?}

Well here on the deck 
we get to talking and it turns out we once knew each other.
Many , many years ago....back then
I was flown over to St. Martin and re-did his casino there { The Maho Reef Club}
while working for F.S.Schumacher.

I remembered this suave gentleman clearly now.
It was all coming back to me.
I had a little crush.

He told me that there really was no party after all.
....and he had planned it that way
and that he had been following my career all these years.
Was I to be flattered or freaked out?

Hell.....I will go with the first thought.
BE FLATTERED I say to myself.

Then after cocktails , wine, and dinner....
it was getting very warm in the room!!!!

Antonio {his name} wanted to show me the rest of the ship.
So he did.

You could have knocked me over with a feather in the bathroom.
It was soooooo gorgeous.
And he was so smooth. Just as I had remembered him to be.

And finally the room Antonio really wanted to show me!!!

What shall I do?
Whatever shall I do?

Ladies....i need your help on this one!!!! please

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  1. Oh my God Renee....what DID you do ? I hope that you took full advantage of the situation. Always grab any opportunity that comes along with both hands !!!! Ha ha. I am looking forward to hearing Part 2 and very soon please....pretty please !!!! XXXX

  2. Oh Renae,

    This is like "the Days of Our Lives" the story must go on…we will stay tuned (and yes the yacht is beautiful but the story is always the catcher)!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Renee and Angela

  3. Renee, that is my boyfriend or was!! What a CAD, count or no count, he is not going to get away with this, just because I am in Paris on a buying trip at the moment.....


    Art by Karena

  4. Ok, Renee,
    Is this truth or fiction? I am dying to know.
    You are hilarious, lady!
    Have a fun night.

  5. Renee....Breath deeply....and follow your instincts...xv

  6. Or...Breathe deeply and check out the egyptian cotton sheets...

  7. linda,
    my thoughts exactly!!!

  8. WHAT???? YOU are just going to leave us hanging like this? ARE YOU KIDDING RENEE!!!! Not fair.....what a yacht and what a smooth talker this mysterious Antonio is. Let me guess he also has an amazingly sensual Italian accent that just rolls off his tongue? Oh boy...buckle up baby!

  9. Tell him the ship needs a redo. Mama

  10. *** G' morning, Renee~~~

    Well, I'll just go with the saying:

    "You only live once,
    but if you do it RIGHT,
    ONCE is ENOUGH!"...

    'Nuff said??? Happy smiles!

    Linda in AZ *

  11. ******* P.S. You DID say, in the heading, that this was FICTION, right??? ***

  12. Follow your mum's advice!

  13. OMG!!! please tell me this is not fiction... no matter what the consequences, go for it, live fully and in the present.
    When i come and visit, please can i get a ride!

  14. Are you kidding me???????Hop in that thing!!!This was great! In this post we all want to be YOU!!!!!Maryanne xo

  15. i have the best advisers!!!


  16. Hmmmm.....I have to say: ALWAYS leave him wanting MORE....until the NEXT TIME!!! Great story!!!

  17. Hmmm. Considering the title of the post, I must assume this is a wonderful tale. I like Karena's comment in this regard!! But what a boat and what a fantasy!!

  18. Okay if t is meant to be you can have him! I have never regretted following my inner instinct, that intuition we all know we have!


    Art by Karena

  19. karena

    you are killing me!!
    too funny.



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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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