Friday, April 15, 2011

Restaurant Update...Pass the Knick Knacks

Okay am I the only one out there who is so glad it's Friday they wanna marry it?  This week went by in a blur of boxes piled everywhere, hectic days at work, the car locked in the garage, and yesterday morning a gas leak.  Yes friends I said gas leak.  Just what I need:  to kick off in the confines of my own home without one last swig of Don Julio on a Friday night.

Seriously though:  gas leak = no bueno

Thankfully it's all fixed, however the car is still in the garage.  One thing at a time, Carrie - this has become my mantra.  I do believe the Chef and I are chanting it in our various locales throughout the day.  He's up to his eyeballs in renos and building codes and inspectors, so it's been a wild one.  Here's to a light at the end of the tunnel for each of us.  In the meantime here are a few pictures of what's going on.  This was very early in the week and I kinda got wound up in the artifacts so this is less progress and more me making a mental note of things I wanna cart out of the place.  Is there such a thing as Asian boho chic when discussing interiors?

 Here's what it was....
Aaaaaaand....
Here's what's left of it. Pretty much cleared out.
They primed the ceiling today so I have to get in there for some more update pictures.
And to make sure no one runs off with (read:  the Chef is persuaded to sell)
that dragon.  Not sure where I'll put him, but he's pretty cool.
As is this fabulous screen.  Mother of Pearl!  On the screen and also one of my
fave expressions however that alone may not be grounds enough to escape with it.

Whatever the case may be hopefully I'll have time to bust over there and get some more updates before the end of next week.  What do you guys have planned for the weekend? Saturday will find me glued to the maison as I try to get the clutter out from in front of the television so as to resume the 30 Day Shred.  I'm actually terrified of the pending pain of diving back in.  *ouch* *ouch* *ouch*  Perhaps I'll make time to take in some fresh air, but that would involve taking a shower and readying myself for public and right now I'm all about a nap.  Have a great one whatever you do.  Oh and if you're going to Coachella - steer clear of the vomit piles and don't forget your deodorant.  Good luck with that!

51 comments:

Katie said...

Uhh more pics of the stuff you're collecting from the restaurant, please. Its a treasure trove in there!

this free bird said...

I feel robbed...there was so much and I didn't escape w/much because he was able to sell a lot of it. I did manage to secure an AMAZING silk embroidered picture straight from the Orient. Prepare to fall over on the ground. I think of it about 10x a day!! As soon as I get it in the house will most def showcase on here. That and the foo dogs off the roof. Hell yes I just said that.

Weeeeeeeeekend!

xo,
Carrie

Josie said...

I love the dragon! Very cool and it will look FANTASTIC in your new place! And dear me, Carrie -- a GAS LEAK? I'm so glad that you caught it and you're okay. One step at a time... And on the bright side, it's Friday! Treat yourself to a margarita, okay?
xo Josie
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Marcela said...

Really cool stuff. But I cant wait to see what they gonna make of it.

Ill have my dinner there when I´m in CA, nooo???

xx
M.

oh, yeah, and lovely weekend!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Wow that screen is a total keeper! Definitely look towards the light at the end of the tunnel my dear!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

annelise said...

How exciting - new homes, new restaurants. Gas leaks, not so exciting. Can't wait to see how the Chef's venture turns out.

CC said...

Wait ... why are you emptying out a restaurant? Are you guys opening one of your own? :O
Xx

RosaLovesDC said...

Lady, everything happened to you this week! But I like you mantra, one thing at a time. I also recommend "keep calm and drink champagne". Works for me all the time.
Enjoy your weekend.

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goddness, a gas leak? That is not good! So glad that its all fixed and I love those photos! I cant wait to see how the space will look:) Have a great Friday, sunshine
Kisses

Closet Fashionista said...

YAY! It's looking good!!!!
And that dragon is soooo cool! And that screen is AMAZING!
gas leak = BAD though, haha
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I wish I lived in LA. I would totally come unpack for you. I need a good day of organizing something. It makes me feel accomplished.

Stephanie Shepherd said...

I feel like I could do something with one of those red and gilded screen/room dividers. Send one my way? Hang in there girl and try to enjoy your weekend!

Taylor said...

LOVE YOU!!!!!!! And tell Chef YOU NEED that stuff...save you a few decor dollars!

Have a FAB weekend to a FAB Lady!

Bonnie said...

I am so happy for Friday -- It's like a Friday-gasm. A Fri-gasm. Fridorgasm? You know what I mean.

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Mary @ stylefyles said...

Asian boho chic, huh? I like it!
Sorry about the gas leak - good luck with the rest of it. That dragon DEF is fantastic. You should big time find a way to feature it!!!

Ashleigh said...

I share in your Friday excitement. And enthusiasm and location uncertainty of the dragon. He needs a name.
A lot is going on in bird world! But progess is made each day, whether it feels like it or not :) Hope you get some rest!

Courtney Erin said...

I love all those restaurant decor treasures! You need to start a Curios From the Far East shop or something (hey, I'd shop there). Good luck this weekend!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Valerie said...

HAHAHA, I've never been to Coachella, but that's EXACTLY how I envision it to be. Thank goodness your gas leak has been fixed, but you need your car! Hopefully that happens soon. That screen is amazing! I could totally see that in your apartment. Good luck with the shred this weekend! It's going to be 80 degrees today!!! So excited about it!

xo
Val

Ms. Givens said...

Love the screen and put that dragon outside your front door.
I will be at Bark Walk tomorrow helping out my Tulsa Boxer Rescue friends. Sunday I am celebrating the death of Jesus Christ.
Hope your weekend goes smoothly.

TheChambrayCountess said...

I love the collection of interior decorations- it's like a movie set!
Have a great weekend!

Pop Champagne said...

this makes me want chinese food for lunch LOL! it does look like a movie set, hope you have a great weekend!

la petite coquine said...

Girl, this has been quite a week. Truly, nothing can compare to the crazy of your move, car debacle and GAS LEAK, but let's just say I did a celebratory dance this morning when I thought about how tomorrow was Saturday, AND I asked John if a plaid shirt effectively communicated, "F*ck it, it's Friday."

Thank heavens for tequila!

xo, Lena

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Asian boho chic! I LOVE! Seriously I'd have to take it all :)

Have a great weekend, sweetie!

Dancing Branflake said...

Ha! Thanks for the Coachella warning. Hilarious but oh so true.

kimbirdy said...

oh my goodness, you have had quite the week! one thing after another. well, that must mean you have a long string of quiet, peaceful days coming up soon in your future. the universe totally owes you. and i can't wait to see what the restaurant will look like!!

Claire Kiefer said...

Sadly, I'm passed the days of music festivals. I just can't hang anymore. A quiet evening at an outdoor amphitheater is much more my speed. And as for the nap--let me tell you, I cannot WAIT to sleep in tomorrow for the first time in God knows how long. It's gonna be amazing.

Good luck organizing (and shredding)--I'm sure your new apartment is gonna look fantastic.

xoxoxo

Daisy said...

no coachella for you?! good luck shredding!

this free bird said...

No coachella for me...i prefer palm springs when far fewer ppl are there and i can actually get some rest in the hotel/at the pool. i will however be tearing up the flea market. look out!! have a great weekend!

xo,
c

Kristin said...

Dude, I'm going to the Warped Tour, Coachella is a step up! haha.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

SO glad the gas leak is fixed...that is some scary shizz. That screen is siiiick! Love it. Wishing you a fab weekend...gets some good finds at the flea! xo

Debby said...

Wow the place is really coming along! I can see that screen in your home... very cool! Lots of big changes for you two.... hope you find some time for a relaxing meal together this weekend. xo xo

OneCraftyFox said...

The restaurant is really coming along! And congrats on being blogger of the month, great feature.

I'd like to invite you to join my Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway :)

Ashley said...

Wait. Gas leak? What?! This sounds dangerous. But as long as everyone and everything is okay, I suppose I won't ask you to relive it by giving us more details. Yuck! Seriously.

I've been silently following along on your restaurant adventures. I shall await more updates patiently! I'm excited.

Jess said...

Haha - seriously Carrie, could you be any busier?! Try to relax for a few minutes this weekend and drink a glass or two of wine (those are my plans, hahah).

and p.s. - shred a little for me!

xo

drollgirl said...

um, if you don't want that dragon I'LL TAKE IT!

hope you find some free time and that squeak in a good weekend! ;)

this free bird said...

Diana I need some shabby apple in my life...clear the way!!

xoxo,
Carrie

My Heart Blogged said...

I think anything can be boho chic if you put your mind to it. That dragon is awesome. See I would do something totally nuts, and make him into a table (put a glass top on him), or a lamp. I'm completely exhausted, and don't have a day off until Monday. Excuse my crazy babble.
My Heart Blogged

Torrie said...

Asian boho chic? Totally works.

Have fun shredding... and organizing!!

(cocktails too, right??)

heather yalin said...

haha you're funny about coachella. wishing you a lovely weekend. out from under the boxes. hearts.

Rachel from Love a la mode said...

The weekend truly couldn't come soon enough for me... I'm in a play which opened last night and my mom and aunt are in town for the weekend to see it. As is my boyfriend's mom. And our moms have never met before. Umm fingers crossed for me?

Stacey said...

Yeah, i've been daydreaming about the weekend since Monday:-). Did i tell you that i'm back in the classroom-teaching, so life has been one crazy ride-literally no down time. Anyway, a gas leak is always so scary-glad it's fixed. You may have just coined a new decor term-asian boho chic:-). love it and it's so you too! hope you get to relax this weekend, that's my only goal for this weekend...XX

Marcie said...

Very exciting, Carrie! I can't wait to see the final space.

I have to tell you that I've enjoyed reading your tweets! You are hilarious.

x Marcie

Krystal said...

Carrie, I am so excited to see the final product with the restaurant!!

Leia said...

I am really loving the restaurant updates!!! I can't wait till you show us the final pictures. It's going to be awesome!

I'm totally not a festival person so I don't think I could handle Coachella or anything like it... days without a shower, not for me thanks! :P

Leia

Jess said...

Just saw your post on Ruche... I've only ordered one thing from Ruche before, and the sizing was pretty normal. There is a "size chart" on the website that you might want to check out.

And that lace dress is A-MAZING - and so cheap too. I think you should go for it!!

xo

Priscila Peters said...

The screen is very pretty!

Corks + Caftans said...

Dig the screen... don't let it get away! My grandparents traveled all over China and Japan and have all kinds of great stuff I covet, and if they can work it into a beach cottage style house, I'm positive you can make it boho.

please no kicking off in your apt...!

Good luck to the chef in his marathon sprint!
xx
C

LyddieGal said...

That screen is gorgeous, I hope it makes it's way into your new apartment!

RedPoppy said...

Really fab photos! hope you have a good and relaxing weekend and can't wait to see more photos xo http://www.redpoppyfashion.blogspot.com

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I hope you had a great weekend, Carrie!
Looking forward to more pictures :)
I am pretty glad I skipped Coachella this year...I think it would have been soo hot outside!

Kelly said...

New homes, new restaurant! Lots of change - but in a good way. I'm resistant to change too, so I hear ya ;)

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