quel difference a day makes

allo everybody! how is your summer going? it seems to be whizzing past and i’m still playing catch up with a lot of business stuff. even as i write this it’s fleeting cause i have a phone meeting in 15 minutes and have to prepare PDQ.  i just wanted to say hello and give a quick update.

thanks to liz for putting together the new table/desk so she has a real workstation and even if it’s temporary, makes life more civilized. it’s been hard to commit to furniture but the one thing we seem to be doing is getting pieces that serve two functions like the table/desk, sofa/guestbeds, cocktail table/bench.

even with all the stuff we’ve amassed it still looks bare and a little pathetic but it’s home sweet home. chairs are next!

it’s been up and down around here from one day to the next in terms of what we’re accomplishing, and for the first time i almost gave up yesterday. but today’s a new day and it seems a bit brighter.

i don’t know if you remember liz’s house in surfside but she had some amazing pieces. she’s downsizing and has a couple of my personal faves on ebay. her auctions are ending tomorrow so in case you’re interested please take look at her stuff. actually i’d love to have some myself including the tufted stool and the mirrored chest behind it.

not to mention her collection of white hatboxes and suitcases!


finally, oh crud, the phone is ringing, 3 minutes early! this is a storefront that’s available here in miami. i’m seriously considering taking it with a couple of girlfriends and creating a salon/atelier. more on that tomorrow i guess, sweet dreams for now!

July 14, 2011. eBay, Florida, Liz.


  1. Tamra/The Gilded Barn replied:

    Do it!

    I can’t wait to see what you do with that building!

  2. The Paris Apartment replied:

    just got off the phone! thank you! i love your spirit!!

    • Karena replied:

      Claudia, wow it is looking so great! I know it is difficult when you want everything finished at once.

      That storefront could be perfect for you!

      Art by Karena

      Do come and enter my new Giveaway, a painting!

  3. Lily replied:

    You would make that store so fabulous and a huge success I am sure !! I would make it out to Miami to visit (and soak up some sun) :) Everything’s looking great in your new home !


  4. leigh replied:

    Yes!! A salon, just like the old days in Paris! It is the perfect idea for your creative and generous spirit!

  5. Bonjour Romance replied:

    SOunds interesting Claudia. I’ll have to get back to Florida to visit! Your place is looking good, it takes time to get things the way you like ti!
    Tade care,

  6. meg manion silliker replied:

    your store will be brilliant brilliant brilliant!! are you east/west coast of fla? your place is looking great – i bet you are so much fun to work with. i adore those vintage white suitcases.

  7. Marilyn replied:

    the table looks nice! Have patience! (easy for me to say).

    You’re doing great.


  8. plastic cards replied:

    amazing house. this life style is great

  9. Sandra Conti replied:

    Claudia, I think the store is a great idea. Hope it works out for you, would love to be a part of it!

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