here comes the sun


hey guys, happy sunday~

it’s been a pretty tough week i daresay. i went into a tunnel and am finally coming out today, thank god. there are so many ways to look at the world and we’ve all seen more than enough of the bad. this week was one where i had to decide between darkness and beauty. i’m choosing beauty. with a dash of awareness.


anyway i learned a lot and am a little changed. but growing up isn’t always bad, the grown ups are the ones who make the decisions. so i’ve got that going for me, which is nice.


i wanted to say thank you to my friends who supported me and championed my light bulb/aha! moment,


and another thank you to all you blog friends (and family) who make the world such a lovely place. so without further ado, i’ve been asked to nominate 7 blogs for an award so please say hello to seven good friends featured here.

we’re also supposed to tell 7 things about ourselves that blog friends don’t know.


thank you, leigh for passing it along.

Wish 001Fanciful (thanks for all the help you’ve been giving me, noel)!


good luck on all your projects cindy jo and thank you for promoting other women bloggers!


thank you katy for sharing the instyle scan!

well, about those 7 things we don’t know about me? i guess i’ll just freestyle:

i love hawaiian music

i went through a midlife reflective phase (not quite crisis) but i got the gist

i get really passionate and will live and die for a cause i believe in

i’m thinking of getting a new pup

i want to travel the world for a year

i love to promote bloggers’ blogs and art/work

i’m working on an iphone app

well, that’s about it for tonight, it’s getting late and i’d love to hit the sunrise yoga tomorrow. if i crash now it just might happen for the first time in years. it’s always been one of my favorite things to do here. i’ll bring my camera if i make it :)

sweet dreams and thanks for always being there

October 26, 2009. Blogroll, Friends.


  1. Melissa replied:

    Sunrise yoga is my specialty!
    Wishing you a wonderful and brighter week ahead…


  2. Nina replied:

    Thanks for the mention Claudia! I’m definitely appreciating all the new connections and friendships that come from blogging. It’s such an empowering and positive thing to have in this busy, crazy world.
    And I fully support your idea of getting a pup!


    • theparisapartment replied:

      me too, you! bloggers are the best…so are puppies! maybe i’ll just a peek at the aspca website later.


  3. Nadine Bouler replied:

    Those reflective moments in our lives are where we mine for the best diamonds of our souls. It sounds as if you’ve been there and coming out with arm loads.


  4. alyssa replied:

    Congrats on the mention in InStyle! Now I am definitely going to buy something :) xo


  5. Redness replied:

    Hang in there gorgeous girl … you’re not alone … ever. xo


    • theparisapartment replied:

      well being called gorgeous always makes me feel better and knowing my blog buds are around, well, top of the world, ma!


  6. Cafe Fashionista replied:

    I’ve only just this very moment discovered The Paris Apartment and I am smitten times one hundred. It is so delicate and divine. I will definitely be back.

    And the tunnel that you mentioned…I believe that it is necessary for us to enter those at times, if only to clear our heads and have the ability to emerge with a new outlook on things. :)


    • theparisapartment replied:

      i’m thrilled you’re here fashionista and totally agree about needing those times in order to see the world from another perspective. i was never a believer in depression per se but can see how easy it is to fall into it. the hard part is not letting it take over!


  7. Alexandre Dyle replied:

    ‘There’s a time for everything’ as Vincent Delerm would say. And in Paris, there’s too many tunnels to escape. Have a very good evening.


  8. Paris, Paris « obsessed with replied:

    {Sunday Suppers} |{Paperblanks} | {Montblanc} | {Parisien Salon via the paris apartment} | {J.Crew}


  9. Passementerie replied:

    Thank you for these! I love coming across new sites like this – especially from someone with your wonderful taste!


  10. Leigh Chandler replied:

    Working on an iphone app? What don’t you know how to do? You never cease to amaze me with your kindness and talents – WE NEED YOU!!


    • theparisapartment replied:

      lol leigh! my friend linda from parisien salon is working on an app and we decided to team up on one together. thanks for your note, it feels good to be needed!


  11. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    There is time for everything and unfortunatly there are moments we don’t like and we all have to pass through these bad times !!! I can see that no matter what , you are always there to inspire us with your beautiful pics ,and inspiring links.
    Merci Claudia


  12. Chessa! replied:

    i’m happy to know that you are better…those weeks sometimes suck the life out of me but then I realize how strong I am when I’m able to lift myself out of it…and of course it always helps to have your friends and loved ones around to support you.


  13. amy replied:

    ok ditto that midlife crisis what cha ma call it!!!


  14. A Life More Fabulous replied:

    Thank you so much for the mention! I’m so honored to be included in your list.
    I loved learning these things about you – definitely get the pup! What kind are you thinking of getting?
    I share your desire to want a year off to travel the globe. I’m going through a period of serious wanderlust.


  15. charmaine replied:

    hello! thank you so much for your very nice comment. i am a serious fan of your beautiful work! i would love for you to give me the link to the image. i would really appreciate it. also, if you don’t mind, i would love to post some of your items from your lovely website on my blog. of course i would link it back to you. i visited your online store and your items are absolutely beautiful! i wanted to check with you first to see if it was okay. can you please email me and let me know. have a lovely evening and thanks again.

    God Bless,


  16. Ton Pere replied:

    No, I don’t believe it! A love of Hawaiian music can be inherited?


  17. Deborah Milne replied:

    Bravo to all the marvelous bloggers and you Claudia. I must admit, life has certainly been difficult as of late. Glad we are never alone.

    All the best to you ~ xx deb


  18. City Living Girl replied:

    Claudia, I was thrilled to see that you will be speaking at Pierre Deaux, DCOTA. It is going to be a sensational day. I look forward to meeting you in person! Best, Lisa


  19. Di Overton replied:

    Ah beautiful gets my vote every time


  20. {g} replied:

    so sorry to hear about your tough week, but happy it’s getting better — beauty is always the best choice!



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