iloveparisapartments.com, how appropos
bonjour friends, how are you? i miss you and feel so out of touch what with getting this trip together. it’s been all consuming. i admit i do things on the fly and expect great things but it was getting pretty scary there for a sec even for me.
it’s been tricky finding something great on short notice and waking up in a panic is no fun. but miracles do happen, just wait till you see what’s up! i hit the tip of infinity! (more on that later :)
i’ll be in four apartments throughout the trip! i’m looking foward to it cause they’re in different neighborhoods. i’ll just pack light and be ready to jet. it’s not like i have a lot to bring! (maybe i’ll get some scarves and advice from liz)
i’m staying with one of my favorite apartment services, I love Paris Apartments run by Porter Scott who among many things is also a gifted writer. i love reading his descriptions of the apartments and their histories.
we met a few years ago and clicked right off the bat. i thought of him as my male counterpart cause somehow he was just like me. well, maybe not me yet, but he’s into antiques, does tours, restorations, property management, real estate sales, and runs the company overseeing all of these beautiful apartments.
his collection is in the 1st through 6th arrondissements, right in the middle of everything but all tucked away on tiny side streets and courtyards. you know the big doors we all love? they’re back there!
i think he has a dream job! anyway he couldn’t be nicer or more helpful, i know because i test him all the time :)
each apartment is immaculate and has just what’s needed.
and each has its own personality after a few hundred years.
yet some seem as new as morning dew.
i’ve seen a few of these in person and hope to visit even more to shoot and include in the book.
this is the one i’ll be staying in for my first few days (below).
fact is, they’re all real gems.
he even has a place in the loire valley that looks really inviting for a summer trip.
it’s both cozy and classic
Thanks, Porter for always being there!
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ok well that’s it for tonite. it’s almost midnuit and it’s my b’day tomorrow so gotta get some zzz’s. sweet dreams!