giving in to my weakness

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why is it that i feel guilty when i blog? like i should be doing other things. like work work and more work!

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well truth be told i wish this was my work, it’s my favorite place to be, discovering your blogs, amazing sites, creative minds and well, getting to travel through infinity at any given moment.

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truth is i have a lot to do cause the paris trip is coming up and i’m trying to make tons of things happen at once.

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should i get into it? probably not right now so i’ll make this post a working one, to save my notes on how it’s all goin’ down. if, god willing, it even does.

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so it will be evolving. geez, i see how much i already have to label! one of the projects besides hosting clients is working on a book! that’s right, i said it! it’s about real apartments in paris and we’ll be going behind a lot of apartment doors.

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i guess what still fascinates me about paris apartments is that they have that je ne sais quoi. ok not all, but so many have it with so little effort. the above and below are just from a random craigslist swap for paris/ny.

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so is this one

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i’m looking for a 3 bedroom apartment cause 4 of us will be sharing it off and on between the 9th and 27th.

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i love this linen trend with the box that’s ever evolving.

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yum, these wide ones really get me! this is what i mean about effortless. these rooms speak volumes with next to nothing in them! then again there is that ever present view out of the iron out the window. there’s some kind of magic in that…

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i’ll keep an eye out for these linens while i’m there. ok back to it for moi! mwah to vous!

oh and ps, the flights are looking really good today! via cheapoair.

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just heard from my other clients, a family, and they’re confirmed so now i have to bite the bullet and really go. besides, this is madame’s wish list: a bed, mirror, ship chandelier, linen, linens, sideboard, chest, small tables! how could i resist? it’ll be great to see paris again. judging from the solid hotel and apartment bookings, paris will never suffer from a lack of admirers who keep coming back for more. guilty!

March 30, 2009. Bedrooms, France, Hotels, Linens, Living, Paris Apartments, Paris Hotels, Paris Trip, Travel.

20 Comments

  1. my favorite and my best replied:

    wow! can i come too?

  2. gatherings home replied:

    I know what you mean about feeling guilt. But alas…I think we girls are hardwired this way. As much as I try to justify my reasons for reaching out to people via the internet, (I mean my business needs all the help it can get right now) I am plagued with a sense that I should be attending to other things. It is a never ending internal struggle. Wish I new how to turn it off!!!

  3. v a n e s s a replied:

    Oh my… those photos are fantastic. I need a trip to Paris asap!

  4. theparisapartment replied:

    he ladies! yes, girl you are totally invited! everyone is! just get your ticket and give me a call!
    as for the guilt, that’s one of the reasons i posted about technorati yesterday. reading this made me really think:
    Blogging is…

    * A truly global phenomenon: Technorati tracked blogs in 81 languages in June 2008, and bloggers responded to our survey from 66 countries across six continents.
    * Here to stay: Bloggers have been at it an average of three years and are collectively creating close to one million posts every day. Blogs have representation in top-10 web site lists across all key categories, and have become integral to the media ecosystem.

    Bloggers are…

    * Not a homogenous group: Personal, professional, and corporate bloggers all have differing goals and cover an average of five topics within each blog.
    * Savvy and sophisticated: On average, bloggers use five different techniques to drive traffic to their blog. They’re using an average of seven publishing tools on their blog and four distinct metrics for measuring success.
    * Intensifying their efforts based on positive feedback: Blogging is having an incredibly positive impact on their lives, with bloggers receiving speaking or publishing opportunities, career advancement, and personal satisfaction.

    Blogs are Profitable

    The majority of bloggers we surveyed currently have advertising on their blogs. Among those with advertising, the mean annual investment in their blog is $1,800, but it’s paying off. The mean annual revenue is $6,000 with $75K+ in revenue for those with 100,000 or more unique visitors per month. Note: median investment and revenue (which is listed below) is significantly lower. They are also earning CPMs on par with large publishers.

    Bloggers are sophisticated in using self serve tools for search, display, and affiliate advertising, and are increasingly turning to ad and blog networks. Many bloggers without advertising may consider it when their blogs grow – the inability to set up advertising will not be a factor.
    Brands Permeate the Blogopshere

    Whether or not a brand has launched a social media strategy, more likely than not, it’s already present in the Blogosphere. Four in five bloggers post brand or product reviews, with 37% posting them frequently. 90% of bloggers say they post about the brands, music, movies and books that they love (or hate).

    Company information or gossip and everyday retail experiences are fodder for the majority of bloggers.

    Companies are already reaching out to bloggers. One-third of bloggers have been approached to be brand advocates.

    sooo…

  5. Jessica Potter replied:

    Beautiful and inspiring! I especially love the room you marked as dreamy :)

  6. gatherings home replied:

    Okay, okay, no more guilt! :)

  7. theparisapartment replied:

    ok! we’re free!

  8. Jill replied:

    I haven’t read the other comments yet, but I bet they will agree with me. Blogging to me is a form of work. It’s my virtual inspiration board. I stay up to date on trends, beautiful locations, music, culture…etc. It makes for a well rounded person. Keep it up! I thoroughly enjoy your blog.

  9. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage replied:

    Wow! The flights really ARE looking great today! Makes me wish I could jet away like you’re doing. :)

  10. Judith replied:

    Claudia, please don’t feel guilty! Sometimes, you make my day with your posts! :) How I wish I could go to Paris and help you with your book!!!! A dream for now :) Endless hours looking through apartments sounds like the perfect way to spend a week! I wish you so much luck and success!
    xoxo
    Judith~

  11. theparisapartment replied:

    i like that jill, looking at it as an inspiration board. and thank you judith, that means a hell of a lot to me and i wish you could come too! paris is a pipe dream even for me every time. i have clients who are booked but have suddenly gone mia now…it’s stressful but will be worth it if/once we get there. anyway there’s always september! cindy, come on girl!

  12. Vicki replied:

    Stop feeling guilty…you are working!!! You inspire many of us…and your posts make us want to go to France.
    You should be on the payroll of the French tourist dept!!! Love the rooms…I can’t wait until Oct. when I return to France. I just love your posts…thanks!!!

  13. YSLGuy replied:

    I love the arrangment of the sofas in that one pick. Back to back and along the wall of the room. Looks like a great place for a party or a friendly gathering.

  14. theparisapartment replied:

    hey vicki, have a great trip in october. maybe i can get a grant to study my francais in paris, lord knows i need it.
    ysl guy, i love the back to back sofas too. isn’t the furniture placement in that room perfect?

  15. Judith replied:

    Okay, September I can do! If you go I will be there. That’s perfect timimg for me :) Oh Claudia, yet another way you inspire me! I can go sans little prince then :)
    xoxo
    Judith~

  16. Olga Granda-Scott replied:

    Great photos, so refreshing. I’m working on more white spaces in my house right now. And the guilt, I’m right there with you…I tell myself it’s work but somehow I still feel like I’m slacking off.

  17. FrenchBlue replied:

    Now now… what did I tell you? This is your work, this is your passion and THIS dewdrop is what will make it happen….put your guilt in a suitcase and leave it on the side of the road…

  18. Ivory Pearl Interiors replied:

    Amazing apartment. Absolutely delightful. Very French and inviting. I love it!

  19. theparisapartment replied:

    ok judith, it’s a date! as for the guilt, it’s a useless emotion as they say and i’m glad to be feeling it drift away. thanks for the encouragement, i hope your guilt is subsiding too :)

  20. Noel replied:

    Oh Claudia! You have a ton on your plate! I am loving you wonderful pictures! that last one is so amazing! I am printing it out as an inspiration for my bedroom someday.

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