Saturday, October 29, 2011

Le Chic Cocoon

I returned home yesterday after spending one week at High Point Market where I photographed the antique linens and textiles, the pillows and headboards, the people in bed (a post on this with photos will be forthcoming) for Pandora de Balthazar and where I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Jennifer Duchene, author of Le Chic Cocoon.

Meeting Jennifer for the first time in Pandora's showroom, where she was scheduled to sign copies of her book, while people to her left and right got into bed to experience Pandora's "Sleep System" and have their photograph taken by me and placed on Pandor's Facebook page with the hope of winning a set of pillows--meeting her was a joyful and moving experience, so much so, tears welled up in my eyes upon seeing her and hugging her.

I returned home to today's snowstorm and it feels fitting to write about Jennifer and her enlightening book, Le Chic Cocoon.

The book discusses the power of design and decorating and how a woman, in order to be her best self, needs a space of her own to flourish, dream, and be selfish, in the most positive sense of the word. By being selfish, we learn, a woman can unleash her creativity and reach her life's potential--and this can all begin with designing and decorating a room of her own.

Fittingly, each of the seven chapters begins with a Virginia Woolf quote. Those of you who have seen the curbside finds posted here and on Facebook which Susan and I have mixed with our art and antiques, will understand why this quotes speaks to me: "Arrange whatever pieces come your way."

In this thoroughly enjoyable book, peppered with quotes from Louise Hay to Lucille Ball, you will discover simple-to-follow action steps which will help you:

  • Create your Chic Cocoon
  • Increase your happiness
  • Cherish yourself daily so you are more present for your loved ones
  • Set boundaries that will empower you in evryday life
  • Get into the habit of saying YES.......to you
  • Decorate your Chic Cocoon
Jennifer is a graduate of UCLA Interior and Environmental program and has over 15 years experience in Design Color and Rearranging Furniture. She has been featured in Home Builders Magazine and named in the top 20 Interior Designs Firm by the San Jose Business Journal.

Le Chic Cocoon is available on Amazon and includes a Foreword by Ann Evanston.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

On The Road

I am
this morning
in Harrisonburg, Virginia
on my way
to High Point, North Caronlina
to photograph 
Pandora de Balthazar's product line

Somewhere in Virgina. Photo by Bruce Barone.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Cat Nadine as Model


In anticipation
of my trip to
to photograph
for 
I made sure my lighting 
equipment worked
last night
by photographing
The Cat Nadine

Photo by Bruce Barone.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Love Is The Key To The Storehouse Of Abundance



Love opens up generosity in me.
Love opens up generosity in others,
when I begin to love and bless them.
As I love and bless God
I find many blessing coming my way.

Photo by Bruce Barone.



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Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Stream at the Park


Mittineague Park
West Springfield, Massachusetts
October 14, 2011

Photo by Bruce Barone.


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Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Path At The Park


Mittineague Park
West Springfield, Massachusetts
October 14, 2011

Photo by Bruce Barone.



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Friday, October 14, 2011

Another Rainy Morning in New England


Mittineague Park
West Springfield, Massachusetts
October 14, 2011

Photo by Bruce Barone.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rainy Morning in New England


Mittineague Park
West Springfield, Massachusetts
October 13, 2011

Photo by Bruce Barone.


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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Autumn in New England


At Mittineague Park
West Springfield, Massachusetts
October 11, 2011

Photo by Bruce Barone.


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Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday at Mittineague Park


at the park
down the street
from where we live

Photo by Bruce Barone.


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Saturday, October 8, 2011

October in New England


The Lower Mill Pond
Easthampton, MA

Photo by Bruce Barone,

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Self Portrait Eating Chicken Soup


One year ago, today:



Eating leftover chicken soup which I made the night before for dinner.
Reading The Gardener's Bed-Book by Richardson Wright, renowned editor of House & Garden magazine during the 1920s and '30s.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Garden


Looking outside
my office window
this afternoon


Photo by Bruce Barone.
And then
on closer inspection

Photo by Bruce Barone.
And then
I found myself
at the park
down the street
from where we live

Photo by Bruce Barone.


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Miss Teen America


Portrait of Kaitlyn Tarpey
former Miss Teen America

Photo by Bruce Barone.



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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

When Fall Comes to New England

Photo by Bruce Barone.
Photo by Bruce Barone.
Photo by Bruce Barone.


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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Today's Nest

When Susan and I were at 
we had the great pleasure of meeting
a most wonderful man;
interesting, friendly, creative, loving--his name is
Sam Henderson
and he is the creative director of Today's Nest.

Sam is also the creative director for Savour Bakery
and olive nine DESIGN (sister companies)

The objective of Today’s Nest is to bring it all together in one place;
Modern Life, Home, Food, Art & Design.

Sam says here are things you should know:

"I have a wonderful wife and two sons."
"I try to learn something new everyday."
"I am guilty of a sometimes-unhealthy relationship with chocolate."
"I wish I had more time to spend on photography."
"I love what I do. Love it! …and that is all that matters."
"I know that with knowledge and willpower one can accomplish incredible things."

Sam Henderson. Photo by Bruce Barone.
 Susan and I are very fond of Sam.
As we are sure you will be, too.

 Go say "Hello" to Sam
over at Today's Nest.


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Monday, October 3, 2011

Pandora de Balthazar


When I was at the Brimfield Antique Show
I photographed (on location)
linens and pillows
from
a wonderful new client
whose products bring beauty into our lives
and nourish our spirits.
Susan and I know;
we are very satisfied customers.
I encourage you to introduce yourself

Photo by Bruce Barone.


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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mother and Child

Photo by Bruce Barone.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

At Mittineague Park Monday Through Friday

Photo by Bruce Barone.
Photo by Bruce Barone.
Photo by Bruce Barone.
Photo by Bruce Barone.
Photo by Bruce Barone.
Mittineague Park.
September 26-30, 2011.
West Springfield, Massachusetts.


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