to the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world

bonjour toute le monde!

i hope you’re having a bon weekend and le soleil is shining.  i’m winding down my trip and just wanted to share this little handpainted card on parchment i picked up this morning for a euro. my french is far from parfait but basically it says that to be happy with myself, i need my friends. it made me think of you and how much it meant to have you along on the trip even if it was from afar. your notes and comments mean so much to me and without you this wouldn’t be half the fun, so thank you for being there and i hope to share paris with you one day soon. i’ll be back in september, so  check for flights!

anyway tomorrow is another early morning, i’m shopping for a sweet pâtisserie in california so lots of goodies are headed west. monday i’m back with my clients to make sure their chandelier crystals are all in line  ;p

for now it’s close to 3am and i’m ready to drop so bonne soirée with love from paree!

May 30, 2010. Ephemera, Fleamarkets, Friends.


  1. pamela replied:

    Ooh, it’s lovely!


  2. Judith replied:

    Bonjour Claudia! Have a great flight home and good luck with the chandi! Thank you for transporting me to a place so near and dear to my heart, if only in the pictures! Seriously counting my savings and trying to see if I can make it in September. Fingers X’ed!


  3. theparisapartment replied:

    hey judith,
    once you’re here you can live on love and baguettes! it’s just the airfare (ok and apartment but you can share). if you book early it’s such a pleasure. if you wait till last minute then it’s no fun cause you pay so much. i’ll help you look for a place to stay if you want!


  4. Claudia Tessler replied:

    No truer words can be spoken.
    Not only the card but the title as well. I was blessed with a friend like you . Paris would not be as sweet if you were not there to grace it.
    Bon voyage


  5. theparisapartment replied:

    you little angel! heading to vanves for one last hurrah! and a rococo candlestick. do i have a problem?


  6. Kristin replied:

    What a beautiful quote!

    Kristin xx


  7. Alison Gibbs replied:

    What a beautiful card.


  8. nancy replied:

    bon jour claudia.
    this trip DID IT for me….i have talked my sis into joining me for a trip with you —september or early 2011…david lebovitz’s book is the best !…..thank you for that ! and every single experience you share.
    we LOOOOOOOOVE you !


  9. Dawn @ The Feathered Nest replied:

    Oh Claudia, this card is just gorgeous!!!!! Do you mind if I save the image to use on a piece of artwork?? Thank you always for sharing the beauty of Paris with those of us at home….hugs and love, Dawn


    • theparisapartment replied:

      hi dawn, i’m flattered, of course you can use it!! please let me know what you do with it!


  10. Cris replied:

    Thank you for your painted mirror answer! I truly appreciate it and am rethinking how I will paint. When I finally finish the project I will email you a picture (sigh, not that it will be anytime soon).

    I hope the remainder of your time in Paris is fruitful and enjoyable. Can’t wait to hear and see more!


  11. Paula replied:

    Have a safe flight. We welcome you home to us here in Miami. Your adventure continues and I thank you for taking us on your journey.


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