picture perfect life

bon soir tous! i hope you’re enjoying a peaceful night.

i’d like to introduce you to one of my beloved muses, haleigh of making magique. we are  kind of like kindred spirits. ok exactly like kindred spirits. we met briefly in paris and didn’t get a chance to chat but knew each other in a flash. tonight i went to visit chez elle en paris to get a  french fix and some fresh air.

haleigh is so much fun to hang out with even if just on her blog. she’s got sensational photo skills and her apartment is a glorious work in progress. she just moved paris apartments and is taking us along.

when she visits museums she gets the shot i always tried capture.

she’s uber girly

and appreciates vintage powder puffs!

she takes the time to document her beautiful reality with still life shots and self portraits.

oh and she  twirls in gardens

and makes a great exit

haleigh sees beauty everywhere and she’s capturing  and sharing it. it would be nice to do a little more capturing the beauty of daily life.

i could go on with more photos but am officially calling it a night. sweet dreams!

March 31, 2011. Haleigh Making Magique, postaday2011.


  1. Marilou Belo replied:


  2. Vicki Bonne Amie replied:

    She is like a blonde Claudia….wonderful photos!!!

  3. pam robinson replied:

    darling… and wanted to say hi friend… hope you are well… xo

  4. Lily replied:

    I found Haleighs blog through your blog months ago and have been following her ever since! Her photos are amazing and she really does seem like so much fun!


  5. beverley christenson replied:

    Haleighs blog is so sweet and feminine thank you for introducing me to her Love Beverley xxxx

  6. Tatianna replied:

    Ahh so beautiful :)… I’m so happy I stopped by today, because I felt a little depressed, but your beautiful pictures took my breath away :). I come here and i’ts like a trip to Paris.

  7. Carina replied:

    Haleigh’s blog is adorable, all the way back from her Bardot in Blue days.
    I’m so happy that she has decided to keep it going…. it’s such a wonderful window of girlie heaven to look into.

  8. Mademoiselle L. replied:

    amazing photos, I’m going to check out the blog right now :)

  9. Haleigh replied:

    Oh Hello Darling!!!

    Yes indeed we are kindred spirits. I knew it from the moment my mummy said I must start reading your blog. I am blussshinggggg with delight being referred to as a muse!

    I always loved all things girly, french, and fun! But I think following your design over the years know has really showed me how I can refine my taste, especially in the new home!, into something elegant, romantic, and mature while still fabulously flirty and feminine! I come here so often now for inspiration decorating the new place!

    It is getting warmer and sunnier here in Paris which means there are no more excuses for not making a trip here in the coming months! Rest assured when you do I would love to have you to my little Paris apartment for some tips and to share from of my flea market finds :-)

    Merci encore ma belle copine pour partager mon petit blog et tes mots gentilles avec tes lectrices!

    XOXO *The Blonde Claudia* ;-)

  10. Meg replied:

    Awww so lovely! Love all of this!

  11. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair replied:

    She is one of my favorite bloggers<3

  12. Nicole replied:

    these are gorgeous!

  13. meg manion silliker replied:

    oh i love her imagery – and paris. but of course. xo

  14. The Dandelion Chronicles replied:

    She’s got one of my favourite blogs.. :)
    I always love to pop around her site and check out her dreamy photos (mad skills, I second that!)

    And so do you.. :)
    Thanks for always showing the beauty in life.

  15. Fabulous Finds Studio replied:

    I love her blog! I’ve been subscribing via email for quite some time now and it’s one of the blog posts I always look forward to reading. Every photo is always well though out and lovely.
    Have a fabulous day!

  16. Karen replied:

    Really lovely photos. She’s amazing.

    p.s. I really enjoy your blog! :)

  17. Christina replied:

    oh thanks for posting this! So many truly beautiful photos! A joy to look at!

  18. kerington replied:

    your blog is so relaxing to me :)


  19. Khrystine replied:

    I love Making Magique. I think I found the blonde me!

  20. wanda replied:

    love the pictures.. brings my dreams in to focus!!

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