A New York City Feng Shui Consultant--And LUCKY CATS?

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Home Stager with Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island #888

 

As a New York Feng Shui Consultant, I am often asked ONE question:  Does my home need to look like a Chinese Restaurant?   It's a common misconception with Feng Shui and I tell them absolutely not.

When making suggestions for any changes necessary, I always seek to work not only with a Client's budget but their style as well.  Quite often nothing needs to show at ALL and some of the Feng Shui "remedies" we use are common objects such as lights or plants.

Still, I wouldn't be honest with my client's if I didn't pass along a story and leave the decision up to THEM about whether or not to use this one thing.  Some find it funny, some take it seriously but in almost all cases my clients report back that they have purchased one and used it---and have had good results.

Val Allocco first wrote about this about this long ago-the blog dates back to 2007 and was an account of our attempts to find a "Lucky Cat" in Flushing, New York. 

My Quest for the 'Lucky Cat'

We did and at first we found the results funny....she had set her cat up prior to me and called me the next morning.  She had received two jobs just that morning.

We laughed about the "power" of the Lucky Cat.  A few days later, I set mine up to "beckon" in the good, new Energy from the front door.  And that very day I myself got three Feng Shui Consultations.  Neither one of us are without our Lucky Cats now and we don't laugh at them anymore---EVER!

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I do mention this to my clients because I don't believe it's a coincidence.  I believe I am solely responsible for a HUGE increase in Lucky Cat sales : )  Do they look odd, out of place, absolutely ridiculous?  Maybe.  Do my clients use them?  Absolutely!

Here is a recheck of an office still undergoing changes....this was taken after warming up the space with a beautiful yellow color and if you look down in the right hand corner, you'll see it---her Lucky Cat.  They're NOT just for homes!

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If YOU try one, face it toward the Front Door.  If that's not possible and you do a lot of work on your computer, have it facing your computer...and don't be surprised if your phone starts ringing.

Btw, I heard from Val recently.  She's put her heart and soul into her business and it's doing VERY well.....as she wrote in her email "Be careful what you wish for." 

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**Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island and New York  Along with Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano, on site Feng Shui Consultations are provided for New York City, Queens and all of Long Island.

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 

 

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Gary Woltal
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Carole, you always come up with something new as I read your post. Never heard this one before with the lucky cat.

May 29, 2009 04:25 PM #1
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Liz Moras Migic
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ok time to go shopping for my lucky cat - does it need to be gold? :-)

May 29, 2009 06:51 PM #2
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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Carole

"Does it have to look like a chinese restaurant" that's funny. I think I am getting this Feng Shui more everyday. If I go to New York next month I will be thinking of you and Feng Shui. Hope all is well.

May 29, 2009 07:00 PM #3
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Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

good morning Carole,

This is the first I've heard of lucky cats.  It sounds like you and Val have had very good results with your lucky cats....
does it matter what the cat looks like? I have a blue and white ceramic cat that kind of looks like a sphynx...maybe I can use that?

Jo
ps.  writing this from the boat this morning.....it was cold when I woke up however the heater is going now and i have my decaf close by.

May 30, 2009 12:43 AM #4
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Chris Fisher
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Hi Carole - I believe real cats are lucky, so why not try a lucky cat statue.  I'll order one and let you know how it goes!

May 30, 2009 07:01 AM #5
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Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
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Carole, what does a lucky cat look like?  What must it be like?
I have lots of cats around my house ... even my wind chimes are cats, and they are at the front door. :)

May 30, 2009 07:38 AM #6
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Kim Peasley-Parker
AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc. - Sumter, SC

Uhm, I think I need to go find a lucky cat.  I have seen these and restaurants, just didn't know they were lucky cats.

May 30, 2009 09:53 AM #7
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Laura Cerrano
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Gary, They work!  If Val was here she'd say the same thing but she's too busy right now :)

Liz, It doesn't have to be gold but we both did buy the battery operated ones...where the arm actually moves.

Tom, Wow, I didn't know you may be coming to NY!  If you are I wish you wonderful weather and call me while you're here if you have time.

Jo, Ah, go ahead, rub it in about the boat :)  Who knows, one day I just may join you!  It doesn't have to be gold and they do make ceramic lucky cats...the ones we purchased had real moving arms and ran on batteries. 

Chris, Please do, I would love to hear it from someone else!  My clients hear the story and purchase them :)

Sylvie, I have a picture and will have to come back and post it.  They're all over China town and in every single Chinese Restaurant!  I love my cats (I now have more then one) and give them out sometimes as gifts!

Kim, They're hard to miss....I have never seen a Chinese Restaurant without one.  It's funny that even if my clients don't want to say they've had a Feng Shui Consultation, people notice these cats and it doesn't stop them from putting them up :)

May 30, 2009 10:21 AM #8
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Laura Cerrano
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Feng Shui Lucky Cat by Feng Shui Long Island ConsultantMy Lucky Cat

May 30, 2009 10:31 AM #9
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Sylvie Conde
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Carole, I printed a couple today, after doing a search for FENG SHUI LUCKY CATS :)))
I will try to go back Chinatown tomorrow, to see if I can find a couple.
Thanks,

I love cats too, but didn't know about the lucky cats.

 

May 30, 2009 02:55 PM #10
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Carole the lucky cat matches the color of the room to a tee! Hope you are well. I have been missing in action too:)

May 30, 2009 11:34 PM #11
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Sylvie, I haven't met a client yet who was sorry they purchased one!  I know you're going to enjoy it :)

Bill, It does, I happen to like them. Missing is a good sign, you're either playing or have lots of business---I wish you BOTH!

May 31, 2009 10:11 AM #12
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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Carole ~ What an interesting concept -- the lucky cat.  It was fun to read that they've worked for you and for Val too.  I will have to go out and look for one -- thanks again for sharing your wisdom with us!

Jun 06, 2009 01:27 PM #13
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