on the other hand


allo all! after a long day, we’re about to have a long night! we moved over to a new neighborhood and it and the new lair are as completely opposite from the last one as can be. the hood is beyond lively, as it’s the heart and soul of st. germain. the new apartment is 400 year old open and majestic aerie with enormous windows overlooking all the action but incredibly quiet. this is just another of the incredible collection of places put together by the inimitable erica of haven in paris. she’s really becoming my superhero.



the beams that look like they’ve been here forever and the furniture and curtains are all finished in patrica guild fabrics another testament to the attention to detail of erica and the owners is in everything from the state of the art kitchen and electronics to the silky cotton embroidered bedding.


genevieve called the room with the major view but it’s all good, there’s really not a spot in the place that’s not astounding! we’re about to go out and taste a little saturday night life and enjoy it all.


real quick we did hit the flea today with jean and found some fabu pieces for her apartment in the 7eme. i fell in love with these old coral sconces with beads made of wood.


of course i could furnish an entire building with what i fell in love with. but as i’ve complained, taking pics can be more of a hassle than it’s worth. there’s no sound more beautiful than the french language unless it’s a woman screaming at you!


anyway i tried to be slick with my camera but really haven’t mastered it. still, i know you appreciate my efforts and am going back tomorrow and promise to try to do better!

finally, i got a really surprising email from caroline taylor the other day, a writer for the financial times. she wrote a fascinating article on the the power of blogs and let me know that she included this one in her top pics! if you get a chance to pick up the FT today, it’s an incredible read. what blogs have become is nothing short of revolutionary!


the writers she interviews are breaking stereotypes and making real livings, bringing together communities and changing the face of publishing. she mentions places you can list your blog to get more exposure and tomorrow i’ll list some of her highlights. (gen’s restless)! it was inspiring cause if you have a blog you can really reach for the stars if you’re motivated. so keep on keeping on, blogs are the future and the future is now! bon nuit!


April 18, 2009. Clignancourt Flea Market, Clignancourt Market Paris, Haven in Paris, Paris Apartments, Paris Flea Markets.


  1. Vicki Archer replied:

    I saw that article today – fascinating reading. sleep well Claudia, xv


  2. Carolyn replied:

    Congrats on the FT – that’s tres exciting!!

    Btw the places you’re staying are incredible. I wish i could dash off for a weekend in Paris and crash at one of your lovely pads. ;-) Sigh, maybe next year??



  3. meg manion silliker replied:

    congratulations on FT – no surprise though!!! i love your blog and i am loving your videos – i saw about a dozen items already that i long to have from your flea market tour!! i think you are doing great with your “photographie” but you know who to call if you want your own personal photog along!! have a wonderful evening. xo m.


  4. Erin replied:

    Sounds like you’re having a glorious trip! Now I want to spend a month in Paris! Next year, perhaps! :D

    Can’t wait to see more pics :)


  5. theparisapartment replied:

    you know you all have a standing invitation to come where ever i am anywhere in the world and can always crash with me!


  6. YSLGuy replied:

    Congrats on the FT article!!

    I LOVE the new place, it looks very comfortable.


  7. My Melange replied:

    Lovely! Hope you are having a fab time ;)


  8. The Antiques Diva replied:

    Congrats on the FT article!!! You rock!
    I fell in love with your fab find – the “old coral sconces with beads made of wood” – simply gorgeous!!


  9. natasha replied:

    Claudia all these Paris posts are killing me!! You lucky girl :) These places are so so beautiful. Am looking forward to whatever else you have to report!

    Oh and congrats on the article mention!


  10. lilidebretagne replied:

    What a beautiful place ! Nice shots !!!
    Mille bises,


  11. angela replied:

    I, too, am in love with those coral sconces. That apartment is amazing…and that view! How will you ever leave!


  12. Marilyn replied:

    ooh la la, tres magnifique!


  13. Judith replied:

    Congrats on FT Claudia!!! Well deserved! I can’t wait to read it. I saw about 100 fabulous things in the video, I’m missing Paris so much everytime I stop in!
    Have a great trip!
    The apartment is to die for! I think this might be the way I visit Paris next time!


  14. a la parisienne replied:

    I can’t express to you enough my gratitude for all of the helpful information, inspiration, and encouragement you give bloggers! Congrats on your mention in the Financial Times. I am not surprised that you were listed. Your blog is listed ALL over the place in the blogosphere! I also appreciate you sharing your stay in Paris with us. When I heard the French spoken on the video of you at the Puces, my heart skipped a beat. Speaking French with Parisians or just listening to them speak as I pass by just thrills me!


  15. Julio Muao replied:

    I am enjoying your posts in Paris sooo much. Thanks for taking the time to share your fantastic journey with us. I cannot wait to go back. Congratulations on the article. Well deserved.


  16. Sandra replied:

    Congrats on the FT mention, that’s cool! Off to read the article.


  17. theparisapartment replied:

    thanks you guys. even after all these years of being in biz i still really appreciate even a mention. some of the writers in the article are starting fresh and really taking off. i have to keep on top of it and step up my game just like they did, like we all do. anyway if they can blog as a profession so can we right? to me that’s important and inspiring and shows me that taking our blogs seriously is top priority!


  18. stilettoheights {Jennifer} replied:

    congrats on the article.

    I love this new place you are in too, the beams are outstanding I think I would not be able to stop myself from constantly running my hands over them, almost as if I could read their history.


  19. mendofleur replied:

    I have this, but have it on a stack of things to read in a few days. I must get to it today. Your photos are amazing.


  20. Tania McCartney replied:

    Would love to see more on this article – and felicitations on the mention! What a joy!


  21. Kelli replied:

    Felicitations on your blog mention C! That is absolutely wonderful!
    Love the new pics of the 2nd apartment.
    My deepest condolences for the loss of your uncle.


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