a new perspective


hi friends, this is a hard post to write… i guess cause i don’t really want to write it, but have to. i’ll be taking a few weeks off from blogging while i develop some projects i’m not allowed to discuss (that’s hard cause i want to share with you)! and rethink my life in general. it’s my birthday in a few days and i’ll be giving myself a gift of freedom from vices (which i need in a big way)! i guess we all go thru times of change and please know that i will be back soon. in the meantime i’ll be visiting your blogs and enjoying life from another angle.

love to all and see you on the other side!


ps these are both pics of marilyn monroe, she seems to sum up how i’m feeling right now so thanks mm for your undying inspiration!

April 4, 2008. Dreams, Travel.


  1. a. replied:

    I know where you’re coming from…and my birthday is a week from today so happy early birthday from one Aries to another!



  2. Gloria replied:


    Happy Birthday! Wishing you all the best in this “new year” to come. I have been busy painting on a commission and have not taken time to comment lately. I so enjoy looking at my little hat box of goodies from you. They are displayed in my studio awaiting new projects. I hope you will be good to you, and live into this time of change in your life. I hit a birthday this year that gave me the gift of introspection. I am changing some things in my life also and it feels right. Not necessarily easy, but right.

    Best regards,


  3. theredvelvetshoe replied:

    Enjoy your space.
    We all need that sometimes!

    Take care,


  4. parisapartment replied:

    thanks ladies, i knew you would understand, and best of give me a lift!


  5. Chic and Charming replied:

    Good Luck! Enjoy your time off and Happy Birthday!


  6. Fabulous Finds Studio replied:

    Happy Birthday, Claudia! I’m an Aries, too, my birthday is April 19 and this year is the big 4-0 :-(
    Please don’t be gone toooooo long, I will miss your posts!

    Best Wishes Always,


  7. Jenny replied:

    I totally understand, take your time!

    Happy early birthday to you :)

    Love, Jenny


    PS. Thanks for sharing the photos of Marilyn, I adore her so much…DS.


  8. kathy replied:

    It must be Spring Fever! There are several of us ready for a break and a bit of a change. Happy Birthday :)


  9. Carolyn replied:

    Happy Birthday! I love your blog and look forward to visiting it. I hope that your time off is rewarding. I think we all need to readjust and refocus at times. My best wishes to you.


  10. Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall replied:

    Happy Birthday to you Claudia. My bday is a week from this Saturday, I only have one more year in my 20’s. I’m having a difficult time with it, but living life to the fullest as much as I can.

    Please enjoy your time off and away from your vices. That’s an inspiring idea, I should think about doing the same.

    We shall miss you!


  11. Paul replied:

    Happy Birthday & enjoy your interlude – I hope that it gives you the pause that you’re looking for.


  12. Vicki replied:

    Hi Claudia, Wishing you a fabulous birthday!!! We will miss you….enjoy your time away.


  13. Lisa & Alfie replied:

    Hi Claudia,
    It is so critical to decompress and give our selves that gift of down time. You have had an amazing and exhausting last few months. I am coming up on a huge relocation of my store. My birthday falls right in the middle of moving week and I am committing to taking the day completely off regardless of what mess I am in the middle of. And in spite of the fact that I will be reopening in the new location 2 days later. I will probably be feeling torn all day.
    You take care,
    Lisa & Alfie


  14. Joy replied:

    Fly birdie – fly!

    Have a wonderful, joyous birthday!



  15. violette replied:

    I just wish you all the best my dear.
    Hugs from Paris !


  16. Rebecca replied:

    I just discovered your blog today and I am so pleased. This will be a daily stop for me. Keep posting because it is wonderful.:-)


  17. anne replied:

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday. I understand that you have to take a break from blogging…hope you come back and tell us all about your break.

    I have been through my 30’s and 40’s, so depressing when I think about it…but its what you make of life that counts…:-)


  18. Pink Heels replied:

    Enjoy the time off! It is well-deserved. Please let me know if you need anything as transition into a new phase of excitement.


  19. Country French Antiques replied:

    joyeux anniversaire Claudia
    Enjoy your time!


  20. Passementerie replied:

    Have a fun break from blogging – I do hope you keep your promise and keep reading your readers though (quis custodiet…?). Have a wonderful birthday and hugs from India! Let me know when you’ll be in Paris – don’t forget!


  21. Amy replied:

    you tagged the post with Travel! Where are you going!?!?!? and more importantly….
    Happy Happy Birthday
    Happy Happy Birthday
    Happy Happy Happy Happy
    Happy Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyy

    ::hug hug hug::


  22. parisapartment replied:

    i must have meant astral projection travel!
    thank you all for your birthday wishes you sweet angels, it’s tomorrow, the big 43!!


  23. rochambeau replied:

    Happy Happy Birthday Claudia!
    I’m so glad you were born! You add sparkle and joy, taste and glamor to our world! May you come up with lots of great brain storms and new ideas!

    A toast to you!



  24. parisapartment replied:

    Constance you say things that make me blush! I love you and thank you for being such a generous fairy!!


  25. Villa Anna replied:

    A very happy birthday to you Claudia, may all your wishes and dreams come true!

    I’m sad you’ll be away for some time, I miss you already but I’m excited that you are working on these mysterious projects. I can’t wait for the unveiling.

    Anna :)


  26. bre101 replied:

    awww! i just started reading some of your other posts and i really wish you would still keep blogging!
    check out bre101 at http://www.bre101.wordpress.com
    join in on the crazy world of bre10!

    new pages, new stories, new bre101!
    (make sure to read the about me for some interesting info)
    you won’tbe let down.
    especially if you hate perverted old men.


  27. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    Joyeux anniversaire, my dear!
    Blogging world without you ???
    I can not think about it ..
    Hope to see you soon in Provence


  28. Wendy replied:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope your down time brings you the answers you need. Enjoy your space and know there are many of us out here in the same boat and thinking of you! Take care!!


  29. Janet~Shabbyfufu replied:

    Happy Birthday Claudia……enjoy your time off! ~XO~ Janet


  30. this is glamorous replied:

    Happy, happy birthday, Claudia! Enjoy your time off–it’s always wonderful to take some time to put things back in perspective.



  31. Irene replied:

    Happy Birthday and many beautiful projects to you. The most important and the most accomplished being yourself.


  32. Easy and Elegant Life replied:

    Happy birthday. I hope your week was perfect. And remember: the only constant is change. Isn’t it wonderful to be living your dreams?


  33. Lorena G replied:

    Remember that YOU, Claudia, are “one in a million”…a chance of a lifetime… and I greatly appreciate that I came upon your beautiful place… Giving as you are,take time to LOVE yourself and find jouissance in this new day.


  34. Mrs Meow~ replied:

    Whatever you do, and whatever may be … your path will end up beautifully, my friend …. I like to think of that quote that goes something like, “You’ll hear a little voice that whispers in your ear, ‘This is the way, Walk in it.” … and that is your angels near ……


  35. Cakespy replied:

    Bully to you for realizing it’s time to make some changes. We’ll all be waiting on the flipside! :-)


  36. Fifi replied:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You will always be beautiful and charming, whatever age you are!
    Wishing you many more and much happiness, always


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