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Monday, February 12, 2007

Zoomies

In the West Village at 434 Hudson Street, I stumbled on Zoomies, what turned out to be a chic Parisian boutique for dogs owned by Angelique M. Graux and Susan Bartholomew. Angelique, a restaurateur from Paris, combines her expertise in French cuisine with Susan's background in fashion (she was Vice President of retail for Christian Dior Couture). They feature custom made beds, collars, accessories, apparel, toys, and of course treats - homemade biscuits and decorated treats displayed in an antique patisserie case at the 1st Biscuit Bar for dogs in NYC. This type of place seems to be part of an increasing trend towards indulging and pampering your pet - Brooklyn opened the first bakery just for dogs - Buttercups' Pawtisserie where pupcakes are made; there are rumors of a line of puppy couture called Ruff Love ...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think people are getting more and more into their pets and dogs, particularly in hyper competitive environments like NYC because it's a safe outlet for unconditional affections and a connection to the more simple joys of nature, in many ways...

Mario Hemken said...

Hi
what a great blog. My name is Mario and I´m from germany. I´ve been in NYC three times: 2000, 2001 & 2003. Each year for 3 weeks, most alone. And I fall in love with NYC. I swq all your pictures and I saw a lot f places I`ve been, too. I met the naked Cowboy or the magician at Washington Square. I`m a blues musician, I play the blues harmonica and I know some places in the city where to play great blues: Hogs & Heiffers or Roadstop near Ground Zero. I hope I will be back some day in my real home.

I watch every day yor blog and i`ve got a question: which camera do you use to make such brilliant and clear pics ?

Greetings Mario

Brian said...

Mario;
I use a Canon 30D with a 17-85 zoom lens. Actually I feel that the photos could still be sharper - my photographer friend Bill is really crazy about sharpness; so am I.
Brian

Carlos said...

Wow, I remember those cars. I love this shot Brian.

Mario Hemken said...

Hi Brian,
thanx for the camera information, I know how strong the wish is to be perfect, but trust me, I`m "just" watch this pictures and they look really good..!

You`re one of my favorites blog...:-)

Greetings from Münster/Germany

Mario

Anonymous said...

My dog would never go for any of that nonsense.

kurt said...

;-) made me smile.