in through the out door


stiletto heights on etsy

hello everybody! it feels like it’s been a lifetime since i was last here. funny how blogging keeps you focused in a way, you can sort of track your progress, see where you’ve been and where you’re headed. for the past few days i’ve been focusing on cleaning out the store, visiting family and generally revamping to have less clutter in my life.


of course life goes on and so much has happened that when i try to write about it, it’s just too overwhelming. this new phase is going to be less about multitasking and more about focusing on doing one thing at a time and doing it well. i’m over being overloaded and trying to cram everything in life into a minute, post, trip or conversation.

one of the prettiest things that’s happened is the addition of jennifer gordon of stiletto heights to the sidebar. she’s a brilliant artist who creates masterpieces with old photographs of strong women. she layers them with script and detail from back in the day to bring them new life.


i find them incredibly moving. no matter how close you look there’s something more to see. i have a feeling you’ll love them too so take a look at her site if you get a chance. they make great gifts on canvas and stunning note cards.


welp, there’s so much more but for now just wanted to say a quick hello. my new life still includes drudgery of actual work so i do have to get back to it.


and fyi, nyc is heavenly right now. (this shot is from a street fair last weekend). the sun is shining, the energy’s good and best of all i have my friends (hi tony and carol)! and family. now that the air is clearing i hope to spend more time blogging. i’ll be back to visit chez vous over the next couple days, so bye for now and thanks for always being there!

May 14, 2009. Uncategorized.


  1. Deborah Milne replied:

    Jennifer Gordon’s work is stunning. Talented individual. Glad you are happy in NY, friend & family are the best medicine. Is getting your real estate license still one of your goals?


  2. theparisapartment replied:

    hi deborah! isn’t she incredible? yes, family is great medicine, that’s a great way to put it! as for the real estate, yes i do want to do that!
    what about you? check this out:


  3. meg manion silliker replied:

    how perfectly lovely. hope all is going well in your world. relax, breathe and enjoy the moments!!


  4. theparisapartment replied:

    thanks meg, i’ll take your advice right now!


  5. A Gift Wrapped Life replied:

    Wonderful artist and so glad you shared her work so we can get the word out. Quite unusual in a most beautiful way. Hope your focusing goes well, mine never did! And I have been at that for alot longer I am sure. I keep trying though.


  6. theparisapartment replied:

    thanks i will. the most important thing i want to master is uni-tasking!


  7. Jessie replied:

    Her work is stunning! My mouth actually fell open a little.. thanks for the spotlight!!


  8. theparisapartment replied:

    LOL that’s funny, jesse! i’m sure she’ll appreciate that!


  9. Berlin replied:

    Jennifer Gordon’s artwork is amazing, thank you for the link. I agree, NYC looks beautiful in your picture. Those window boxes are perfect.
    I responded to your question about my camera in my blog.
    Thank you so much for peeking, please stop by any time.


  10. Stephanie replied:

    I couldn’t resist, I love her artwork! Thanks so much for sharing.

    I am so not a multi tasker. I’m horrible at it. I find when I focus on one thing at a time, things actually get done faster and better than when I multi task. Breaking things down into smaller increments always works for me. Thanks for the reminder because right now I’m not very focused.


  11. Nadine Bouler replied:

    I’m a sucker for text and image combined– very lovely. Looking forward to NYC this weekend myself–


  12. The Antiques Diva replied:

    Claudia –
    You had deep things to say today, “focusing on doing one thing at a time and doing it well. i’m over being overloaded and trying to cram everything in life into a minute, post, trip or conversation”

    I’m sure these are sentiments can understand and learn from. Thanks for being real!



  13. theparisapartment replied:

    hi gang, it’s day two and i’m determined to keep my balance. it’s funny when i multitask how much faster i work and how many more mistakes are made!


  14. Jennifer {stilettoheights} replied:


    thank you so much for this lovely feature, I am honored to be on your blog.

    I am happy you have made it to day 2 with more focus, I usually give up half way through day one.

    You will be enjoying life much more now, I am sure.


  15. theparisapartment replied:

    hey jen, the pleasure is mine, i really adore being able to see your pics roll by, they drive me wild! as for the focus, i haven’t really focused, it’s true, but just keeping centered is good enough for now!


  16. YSLGuy replied:

    I love those!!


  17. Loredana replied:

    Ton blog est merveilleux, tu dois être une personne spéciale!!!!
    J’admire ton esprit et ton âme….
    Un salut de l’Italie…


  18. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    love her work, that looks fantastic !!


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