Interior

French Chic Décor ala Suzy

french living room
SUZY'S PLACE:
ECLECTIC, ALLURING, & À LA MODE

On a recent visit upstate (New York), we stayed with our friends Suzy and Roman. For obvious reasons their alluring home is a feature this week on Jenée Sais Quoi. It's so French Chic with it's eclectic use of bold colors and rare objects. This is certainly a skill the French are gifted with which is why à la mode translates to fashionable. Oh, did I mention Suzy and Roman are French??? 

Continue on to see French taste at it's finest.
green velvet couch




painting of beach

throw pillows





ricard poster

3 Reasons to get into Cream

It was another typical summer weekend in BK filled with beach going and Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park. Yet, even a typical weekend in Brooklyn can still be filled new & exciting discoveries. 
This weekend I made some "creamy" discoveries that ultimately leave one feeling very cozy, content & sentimental. 


Creamy discovery #1: Van Leeuwen Earl Grey Ice Cream
At first this ice cream flavor seems strange, but after you taste it you think, "Of course this would be an amazing flavor!". Who doesn't like black tea with milk??? It is the taste of being content. Though, in the summer hot tea is not so appealing. Yet, turn it into ice cream and it's a year round treat.  Thanks Van Leeuwen for stepping out the box.

Creamy discovery #2: Sentimental songs from The Lone Bellow
Creamy discovery #2 lead us to creamy discovery #3. The Lone Bellow performed Saturday night and the Van Leeuwen truck lead us there

The Lone Bellow are fellow Brooklyn friends and we had the chance to see them perform on stage at Celebrate Brooklyn - the best outdoor concert venue in New York. 

If you are not already a fan, it's time you discovered them. Be prepared to have your heart melted as fast as an earl grey ice cream in a New York Heat Wave. You might want to listen in private because it's hard to hold the tears back as these guys sing with so much heart and soul!

This video is a personal favorite because we share the same subway home. It shows scenes that all F train commuters get a glimpse of when traveling to and from the city as sung in "Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold"..."The F train takes us home..."

This is "Bleeding Out'




Creamy discovery #3: Los Angeles Home Interior
While at the beach, the only thing better than watermelon is a brand new fashion magazine. As I thumbed through my new issue of Bazaar, I fell in love with the color palette of Interior designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's Los Angeles home. As opposed to the typical male inclination to decorate the home with ultra modern steely colors, cream paint was paired with black trim for a warmer, inviting more cozy homelike feeling. I love it.
Photos from Bazaar Online
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Interoir Lighting inspired by Junk

JUNKIES' PROMISES NEVER LOOKED SO APPEALING

Electric, Beautiful Junk, & Home Worthy
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting

On a recent Thursday evening the Paul Kasmin Gallery was buzzing, well buzzing more than usual with all of the electric art, at the opening of Junkies' Promises curated by Ivan Navarro. The first room was full of Light Fixtures and Hanging Chandeliers. Some were wild and decadent with jewels and one looked like it belonged in a Trump apartment in the 80s.  My love of interiors and all the objects that fill it made this my favorite part of the show. 

A Finely Curated Light Show

Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Junkies Promises, Lighting

Where Caffeine addicts go to die - Café Heaven


Chuch Alley Coffe Bar, Coffe, Coffee Cups, New Orleans

Church Alley Coffee Bar in New Orleans

A Surreal Fairytale that is Bohemian yet Victorian

This Week Mademoiselle Love took a vacation so I hope you can live this week with out your new french vocabulary lesson and the antics of Simone and Amy Lynn. French Fridays returning Next Week.

Chuch Alley Coffe Bar, Coffe, Coffee Cups, New Orleans
Iced Coffee with Coconut Milk
So in it's place I offer you a COFFEE FAIRY LAND I discovered during my last trip to New Orleans. Actually I may have never discovered this cafe had my coffee date not suggest it.  It's on a quiet block with no outdoor signage. In fact the subway tile in front of the door reads "Hair Store".  Based on the appearance of the block and the facade, I was not expecting much inside. Then I opened the door and I felt as though I  entered a fairytale land in which a Caffeine addict would hope heaven is like.
Chuch Alley Coffe Bar, Coffe, Coffee Cups, New Orleans

It's a quintessential New Orleans ambiance which is rarely so well executed. The whimsical hanging lights feel very Bohemian and playfully Surreal while the color palette and furniture lines are very Victorian.
Chuch Alley Coffe Bar, Coffe, Coffee Cups, New Orleans, clocks on ceilings
The Ceiling

Chuch Alley Coffe Bar, Coffe, Coffee Cups, New Orleans, glass collage
Chuch Alley Coffe Bar, Coffe, Coffee Cups, New Orleans
Chuch Alley Coffe Bar, Coffe, Coffee Cups, New Orleans
Chuch Alley Coffe Bar, Coffe, Coffee Cups, New Orleans, dog
The Guard Dog aka The Lap Dog
Chuch Alley Coffe Bar, Coffe, Coffee Cups, New Orleans

Chuch Alley Coffe Bar, Coffe, Coffee Cups, New Orleans
Chuch Alley Coffe Bar, Coffe, Coffee Cups, New Orleans
Chuch Alley Coffe Bar, Coffe, Coffee Cups, New Orleans, Subway tile
1228 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, Louisiana