Archive for July 2012

Sometimes you just need a little break… in Paris!

Carciofi Design goes to Paris

Carciofi Design goes to Paris!

I’ve been really behind on the blogging thing lately. When you run your own business life can be all about work, work, work! This year while I’ve been blessed to be staying very busy it just got to a point where I got a little run down and needed to do something for myself. So, no shows this year. No packing up the studio and heading across the country showing my wares. This year is ME time. The business is doing great and I finally felt like I could take a little break and focus on recharging my creative batteries. As an entrepeneur the urge can be just to keep pushing forward, but you have to remember the things that are important, that inspire you and help keep you going.

So, off to Paris with my mom and 2 close girlfriends for 10 days of sightseeing, fun and eating fantastic French food!! We rented an apartment in the 7th Arrondisement (with a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower right out the living room window). Amazing shopping and eating were steps out our front door! Here’s a little snippet of our trip. Now that I am over the jetlag it’s back to business as usual, but with fresh eyes and recharged mojo!  Enjoy et à bientôt!

From left to right:

1. I could get used to seeing this everyday!
2. Le fromage, OMG to die for!
3. Breakfast in our apartment
4. Lunch with the ladies
5. A real cassoulet. As amazing as it looks!
6. Water lilies at Monet’s garden in Giverny
7 – 9.  At Versailles. Gilding everywhere. LOVE IT!

Caroline Britton ~ Owner and Creative Director at Carciofi Design {Paper Boutique & Studio} a custom graphic design studio and boutique.