Only one fruit and vegetable store open on Mondays in #myneighborhood #ruedufaubourgsaintdenis (at Porte Saint-Denis)
Rue des Barres this weekend. Near l’ébouillanté a treasure to stumble upon behind l’eglise Saint Gervais, between Rue de Rivoli and the quais of the Seine. I am exhausted. The weather is falling apart. So is my upper left thigh, like the bone connecting to my pelvis is rusting. Berry on Wednesday night and I am still not back into work.
Slow day. Was with Suzy from Melbourne and Antoine from Paris who spent crazy times in Melbourne. Ran into the most attractive couple I have come across Lucas et Marie in the Marais. Watching Milk now.
Pause pastel on the rooftop. Maude’s real birthday today. What a wonderful week from Sunday night to now
Gare du Nord watercolor I did a few weeks ago.
The past days have been wonderful. Josh + Antoine on Monday night (!). Gelinas prints to NYC. I am getting my official website www.arianechang.com together so that it looks more professional. I am going to do this thing because it is making me feel terrible about myself each day that goes by that I am not working toward some sort of artistic goal. Antoine and I went to the Louvre last night for the nocturne (but were really not into it at all) and then the Fumoir. I have been there a lot recently and for very good occasions - Nick and Marie Blanche et sa boite a jambon playing Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”/ Maya and future husband / Mommy. I am motivated and I want to go to Asia. Separate thoughts.
Morning at chez Jeannette on the say I took off on Wednesday to draw. Mayayaya here in Paris with her good man.
Taken at Porte Saint Denis outside my street.
This morning at Chez Jeannette. Yesterday during the day displaced person, Camille came over to get a phone. Dani (who is going to Yale Law School next week) and his other accomplished friend (before going to DC to do his amazing thing) are in town and we walked 4 kilometers together from Arts & Metiers, up Canal Saint Martin, through Belleville to Butte Chaumont for some rosé at Rosa Bonheur. Rosa Bonheur the artist of one of my favorite paintings, the Horse Fair hanging in the Met.
Chez Jeannette this morning with Cousine Camille who suggested I draw the same thing. I couldn’t so I did this. Last night I hung out with Palash (and Camille) on a boat with a jazz band parked in front of Notre Dame. I have never been inside in my 5 years here.
This morning at Chez Jeannette. I woke up at 6:30 am. My cousin Camille just got to France to be an au pair.
Last night I painted this and fell asleep at 10:30 pm watching One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Took the afternoon to hang out with my mother who is here for the week. We just went to the musée des lettres et manuscripts on boulevard st germain after a very charming but very expensive lunch at Ralph Lauren’s RALPH’S for this special occasion on the really lovely terrace. However: Mediocre Cobb salad for 26 € eeeeeek with cafeteria tomatoes and shredded iceberg lettuce yuk but you cannot make a Cobb salad untasty. Good wine. Men all dressed the same. Nice dutch guy sitting alone next to us who was designer at Dior and just launched his own line that was bought by saks fifth but forgot the name. “Profit” or something. His name was Etienne. Dont get me started on the lobster salad which was too much for too little. Good experience over all but make sure you’re not the one paying.
Interesting news from work today.
Sant’Antonio in Milano.
I am really hung over.