A colorful, visual retreat from the typical day to day routines. These images that you so graciously share with us are much appreciated. A simple, yet unique reminder of the artful world that surrounds us all. Thank you for the journey, Claudia.
Happy Belated Birthday, “P.P”!!!
Wishing you your best year ever! I think you must be off to a pretty good start, with the success of the show recently, etc. The pictures from Polidori are so wonderful. They remind me of interiors from New Orleans and other Southern destinations… very intriguing. Makes me want to live in peeling paint :-)
Happy b.d. late!
thank you again for my birthday wishes. i haven’t been able to be here much lately but hope to get back soon. you know i love you and definitely miss you! i want to visit each of your sites before i get back to my own!
It was so great to find your blog… I stumbled upon it from some of else’s blog… and I thought “The Paris Apartment” sounds so familiar… I went to my bookcase… and there was your book… I bought it when it first came out… I love PARIS… so I had to buy it!… Anyway… Great photographs… makes me feel like painting…
so super cool! i LOVE your blog. i work at domino mag and have just started my own design blog, http://www.urbanfleadesign.com. i linked to your site, and would be forever indebted to you if you did the same for mine! in the meantime, keep up the awesome work and cheers!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea
Great pics! I have to tell you, I just read your book from the library and did not realize it was you! Duh! After I clicked over to your blog, the bells went off and I checked your web page.. I LOVE It!Great book! any chance on a second one?
I do hope you are checking back here once in a while.
I have been so lax (sp) in blogging…so much going on….But all this to say I am always thinking of you…AND happy birthday….remember our little chat from a long time ago to someday have lunch together.
Nic is being married at my parents farm estate in Indiana in June…wanna come and party down under a big white tent????
hi friends! oh i do miss you!
yes i want to come to the party! and yes i have other books in the works and yes i’ve had a good time off but feel so cut off and sad not to be here. i promise to be back soon, it may even be tonight! thank you for caring and all the love you send every day!
I also just discovered your website and blog. I have your ordered your book and cannot wait until it arrives. I am practically salivating at the chance to come on one of your Paris trips in the near future!
I hope your birthday was lovely!! May the coming year be your best ever ~ filled with all of your favorite things. Keep being your beautiful self, and keep living your life generously. You’ll never regret it.
Hi Claudia. Just wanted to let you know how much I am missing you. Hope you are well. Aren’t you in France soon? Please send pics for us to savour (should you just happen to get the chance?). Take care and have fun!
Dear Miss Claudia~
I hope wherever you are that you are well! I miss your whimsical words when I visit but I know every genie must have it’s inspiration!
Just wanted to make sure you know I have my One Year
Blog Anniversary coming up and am hosting a give~a~way~~since you were the first blog I ever visited I wanted you to have a fair shot at my little grab bag. . . you gave me a reason to believe I could have a voice, even if it was a little one. . .and I just wanted to say thank you and may you find your place and your peace. . .and may they be one and the same.
All my best to you,
I saw this post a few weeks ago and felt haunted by Polidori’s images, so I ordered the book. It is absolutely stunning. I sat there looking through it for what seemed like hours, the irony in those pictures, all the beauty and tragedy, I couldn’t look away. Thanks so much for posting them, the book is a great inspiration.
My mom fled Cuba in the ’60s & the one story of hers that is most upsetting to me about the Revolution is that when Castro took over, the government confiscated her family’s big ancestoral home & most of its contents for “official use”. Her family lost everything & was relocated to some little one-story as was the rest of the displaced upper middle-class. The house she grew up, MY ancestoral home, could be pictured in a book somewhere & I’d never even know. Oh well..
My heart goes out to you and all the people of Cuba. It’s so unfair that this exquisite place has been under siege for far too long. Cuba Libre! When I found these pictures I was stunned by their beauty and tortured by the pain of what life must be like there.