This article in the NYTimes made me smile
I called up a restaurant that we had been wanting to go to for a while when we visit New York (my wife and I are both native New Yorkers). A young woman answered the phone.
“Hi, I’d like to make reservations for Valentine’s Day,” I said.
“Sure, sir, I think I can do that,” she replied. “Let’s see, Friday the 14th . . . ”
“Do you have anything available at 7?”
“Yes, we do. Seven o’clock, table for two?”
“Yes, that’s great,” I said as I gave her my name.
“You know,” the woman said, “of all the reservations I’ve taken for Valentine’s Day so far, you are the first guy to have called. All the other reservations have been made by women.”
“Really?” I asked, somewhat surprised.
“I’m even looking at the other names that are here on the list, and they’re all women’s names. So you’re the only guy. You get big points for that in my book.”
“Thanks. Do you mind if I tell you something?” I asked.
“Sure, go ahead.”
“I picked your restaurant and the time because that’s what my wife told me to do.”
…and this new hotel just opened in Paris where the name is concept as it seems : Hotel Crayon.
I’ve never really stayed in a hotel in Paris. On my first visit I stayed at this great hostel, in the middle of Paris and then I always stayed at friends or in the end in my own appartement. People sometimes ask me if I can recommend a hotel while staying in Paris and I never know what to say but if I would visit Paris now I would definitely want to try this one. I looks really fun, don’t you think?
It was designed by architect Julie Gauthorn who used the reference of crayon pencils to choose wallpaper designs.
And have you heard of Steve Job’s time capsule that was found and unearthed after 30 years?!
It was put in the ground at the Aspen International Design Conference in 1983.
It contained among other items the simple one-button mouse from Apple’s Lisa computer, a Rubik’s Cube, an eight-track of the Moody Blues and some… beer 🙂
Have a good one!