Now that everyone is returning to Paris after their summer vacations, I’ve been working on my interviews for the new book with a frenzy of passion.
It’s as if I’m on a miracle upper prescription, all natural ingredients. Actually, working has always been an upper for me. That includes this space, which I don’t consider work, but it often puts me into a little bubble of euphoria as I talk to you. Strange, but true.
Last week I was immersed in flowers, then I had an appointment/interview with Valerie Gallais, my marvelous dermatologist, and yesterday, lunch with my great friend Lesley Jane Seymour, the brilliant editor of the now defunct MORE magazine (since February).
I can’t tell you too much about the flowers because they’re part of a chapter in the book, as is Dr. Gallais, but I will tell you about her latest favorite products. Since my appointment was on Friday I haven’t had time to buy them and try them, but when I do I’ll share with you.
Soon I’ll be telling you — in detail — about what Lesley is up to, which is very exciting for all of us.
As for this space, I’ve decided to do a series on one of my favorite subjects: gift giving. The posts will center around hostess gifts ranging from a present we might give for a dinner party to a weeklong visit chez des amis.
Some of the items are for French friends, others very French inspired gifts for non-French friends. Above are two examples of much more to come.
My goal is to be as creative as possible in my offerings. You’ll tell me what you think I hope and also add to the conversation.
Please stay tuned.
*In my collection of objects I have three boxes, but I cannot source them for you because I’ve had them in my files for so long that they are no longer available. I included the tea box and have two others for later. I’m hoping you can think of them as ideas. I’m also hoping I’m not annoying you.