in on the town


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happy saturday night guys! i’m home catching up and chillin’ out. it’s been a long time since i’ve been able to just goof off and surf the web, say hi to friends.


there are so many pretty things it makes me weak! but getting lost in never never land can keep you from doing just about anything else including eating and sleeping so i’m about to wrap it up and go read.


suffice it to say, a good time was had.



(my new best friend)



on a night like tonight, i could never retrace my steps, but it’s so nice to know these links will be here forever now, preserved. most of my everyday friends don’t even know i have a blog. some people don’t give it credibility and even think it’s frivolous. but it’s such a fundamental way to connect, share and create. i know i’m preaching to the choir.




and i always leave inspired no matter how many i got to visit.

rosebowlflickrbebe beaux



anyway to prove that blogging isn’t for sissies, take a look at tara frey’s book all about it. i was excited to get my copy over the weekend and thrilled she included me. thanks, tara. i would show you my own page but don’t have a header so it really doesn’t translate, so i’ll leave you with this beauty instead: which is making me wonder if should get more creative with the layout.


well i hope you had fun on this little tour, i’m off to bed with a head filled of the pretty places i’ve been tonight. sweet dreams!

September 20, 2009. Blogroll, Friends.


  1. Elizabeth replied:

    Oh no! Don’t let anyone tell you this is frivolous! I love your blog. I leave feeling refreshed and inspired every time. I also use your links as the beginning of my trips down the blogosphere rabbit hole.

    There’s just so much that’s beautiful and soulful here and in the places you link. I get dizzy with all the beauty.


    • theparisapartment replied:

      thanks elizabeth! it’s weird, if someone calls and i say i’m blogging it’s like i feel guilty! but on the other hand, i don’t know what i’d do without you guys!


  2. kara replied:

    I am loving all of these images. I am going to have to go and get that book! Thanks for the fabulous blog post!


  3. Pamela replied:

    The pink door! And the lilacs!!


  4. Bonnie replied:

    Trouvais is a beautiful blog! I love the green dress and the sparkly lights… and now I have the sudden urge to paint everything PINK!!

    Your blog is still my very favorite on of all! I will definitely check out the blogging book cuz I can’t imagine any blog more fabulous than yours! I have a Mac with Safari and it takes forever to create a post, with barely any way to adjust things. Blogging is just not compatible with it… yet. I’d love to learn how to do more. Thanks again for the pretty pics and websites!


    • theparisapartment replied:

      i hate to hear that bonnie, cause your blog is amazing. for you not to be able to create posts freely is something that has to change!


  5. JANN replied:

    I love your blog and adore viewing your gorgeous images, you come up with the best. Hope you get some much needed rest and just find time to relax.
    Keep up the inspiring work.


    • theparisapartment replied:

      thank you jann! i spent the entire day without turning on the tv and computer…till just now!


  6. Linda replied:

    Isn’t blogging the greatest? I’ve discovered so many interesting things and met some really wonderful people through blogging. I don’t know what I did without it.


    • theparisapartment replied:

      i couldn’t agree more. bloggers are so supportive, what an incredible collection of people i’ve had the privilege to meet, it’s insane!


  7. Caroline replied:

    I love that pink door! Lovely!


  8. charlie replied:

    These look and sound wonderful, I’ve never heard of some of them! I look forward to a few free hours of stopping by and getting acquainted with them.

    I hope you had a carefree night of visiting and reaching out to old and new friends. You sound great C :-)! Hugs!


    • theparisapartment replied:

      things are good charlie, thanks. it took a couple days to get into my 90 groove but it’s kicking in.


  9. Julie (Fabulous Finds Studio) replied:

    I’m enjoying my peaceful and beautiful Sunday morning surfing the web, thank you for including some beautiful eye candy for us to enjoy! I love Habitually Chic, I subscribe to that blog!
    Have a fabulous weekend!


  10. Amada Lebel replied:

    THese are all so lovely but the pink french couch and ottoman are my favorite! Thank you for the pleasent surprise! – new bogs to visit.


  11. Elaine replied:

    Some of my friends think blogging is silly or self indulgent. Others can recite verbatim what I’ve written on a post or they mention a song from my playlist. That is the greatest compliment.

    It’s not for everyone and that’s fine with me.

    Congrats on your feature in blogging for bliss.


    • theparisapartment replied:

      thanks, elaine! and you’re so right. the ones who make it to our blogs are the ones that matter :P


  12. Di Overton replied:

    Every one a gem.


  13. Tawney replied:

    These are such beautiful photos! I love the first one with lacy lingerie, touches of pink, Polaroids and high heels.


  14. Trish replied:

    I had to break it gently to my son that his baby picture was in circulation (he was grateful it wasn’t the naked one in the tulips). Thanks for the mention and new best friend label. You have a huge club of devoted followers. I had so much fun digging into your archives…good times. We need more Claudia (You Tube) tours. The great thing about loving beautiful old things…they just keep getting more valuable. Works for people, too. XO Trish


  15. the NEO-traditionalist replied:

    So much inspiration I can hardly take it. Love all the photos—you have such a dreamy, romantic eye!
    XX Kate “the NEO-trad”


  16. Berlkin replied:

    What lovely images you’ve shared with us in this post, thanks!
    Thanks for the book recommendation.


  17. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    You always leave us with the most beautiful things , and the most inspiring links and photos. I’ve already seen tara’s book at Corey’s home . You r page is fantastic, her book is great


  18. Red Lipstick Style replied:

    Your blog is wonderful! The pictures **sigh**…I also recently ordered a copy of Tara’s book; I’m a new blogger myself. I’m always interested to see what I might do better or add. Blogging is great fun, isn’t it? I’ve never encountered so many wonderful people as I have in the blog world.


  19. erika replied:

    great post!! love staying in, cozying up and looking at all the beautiful images blogs have to offer! i’ll have to check out this book! glad you mentioned it!


  20. Passementerie replied:

    Pink. I hadn’t realized how little we see of it until I saw this post (oh you inspire me as always!). I know what you mean about frivolity – I have had that criticism too and I hate it. People who know me in real life are always surprised when they read my blog, but I’m not sure what that means… Still, The Paris Apartment remains the most inspirational blog that I read, for what it’s worth.


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