Monday, October 7, 2013

A French Writing Table

"If your desk isn't cluttered,
you probably aren't doing your job."
-Harold D. Green

A French Bouille style ormolu mounted writing table
late 19th/ early 20th century
31" H 51" W 31" Deep 

“To our Creator, a small detail is a big deal.” 
― Todd Stocker
Details on this desk is amazing!
This desk need a spectacular room.
At the right place, it makes a great statement!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fine Art

These 2 paintings caught my attention at an art auction house in New York City.

"The world always looks brighter from behind a smile." 
André Brasilier (French, b. 1929) 
- Village aux toits jaunes.
Oil and pencil on canvas. 51¼ x 38¼" 
Painted in 1972. Seen @NYC.

 My Fair Lady
"The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain"

Paul Augustin Aïzpiri (French, b. 1919) 
La Chapeau de Paille. 
Oil on canvas 25¾" x 21¼"
Seen @ NYC.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Petrossian @ New York City

Living or visiting New York City, one must visit Petrossian at The Alwyn Court; it is a must experience especially during holiday season.

The Alwyn Court is a 12-story apartment building, built between 1907 and 1909, designed by Harde & Short in French Renaissance style, with elaborate terra-cotta ornamentation in the Francis I style covering the entire facade. It is a distinctive building, so much to see and take in.

Petrossian is introducing "The Petrossian Fleur de Vers" - it is a mixed drink with caviar powder. You have to sink the "Titanic Caviar" to get the aroma and flavor of the drink. I was skeptical about it but it was really a sensational drink (recipe is below)
I was sipping the drink with good friend from IN New York magazine's Anna Ratman .... glorious caviar hor d'oeuvres were passing around and later Caviar white chocolate! The art deco interior always elegant, I found the bar area was intimate.

In New York City, you want caviar, Petrossian would be the place to go!
For more info on Petrossian, 
“The More The Merrier”