Friday, November 27, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
If you've somehow managed to miss the show the past six months about our Paris pied-a-terre, it's airing again on Monday at noon Eastern/Pacific on HGTV (episode link for more info).
Mary just got back from a week there and said it still looks great, after more than 50% occupancy the last 11 months. She said it hardly looks like anyone's been there. Credit out management company - Adrian Leeds - and designer - Martine di Matteo - for recommending quality furnishings and then managing it well.
Posted by Jeff Ballinger at 2:28 PM
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Just a sampling of some of the colors we saw in Cold Spring today. As much as I'd like to say I rode my bike there, we took the more comfortable route via the train. Nice ride, by the way. A lot less effort than the bike...
Mary took the photo at upper right (click on it for a larger version. I took the one below left, as we were waiting for the train home.
There's not a whole lot to do in Cold Spring, but we enjoyed ourselves on a nice, cool day outside the city, whiling away a few hours drinking hot chocolate in the town honky tonk, meandering through a handful of the village's seemingly dozens of antique shops, and strolling by this picturesque Episcopal church at bottom right. At bottom left is a sunset I captured from the moving train on the way home, somewhere south of Bear Mountain on the West side of the mighty Hudson River.
Posted by Jeff Ballinger at 7:28 AM