the timeless energy of a place

hi guys, hope you’re having a good week. i’ve been laying low trying to tie up loose ends before heading back to paris in 5 days. i guess you never really finish tying those ends and it’s really just one of life’s little jokes. everyday there are new strings so it’s sort of pointless and i’m just going to give in to it, otherwise i’ll never get to more creative stuff like writing.

i only realized this just now as i promised to announce a blogger meet up for a very special rendez-vous while en paris.

i’m heading to the maison objet with a couple pals and am really excited to meet fellow bloggers vicki archer of french essence and sande chase of a gift wrapped life. we’ve been trying to get together for years and are finally going to make it happen, and you’re invited too!

the girls have set up a meeting at cafe deux magots:

Date: Sunday, September 5th at 7 pm
Place: Cafe des Deux Magots
6 Place des Saint Germain des Pres
75006 Paris

i have to admit i’ve been there a couple times and always thought it was a bit of a tourist trap but searching for an old photo of it tonight, i realized just how much beauty, history and art has come from these walls.

all of these shots are from the cafe, taken by various photographers in different years, but all with the same outcome. pure magic.

i can’t wait to meet you, ladies, and hope we make some magic of our own! if you’re going to be in paris, or live there (martha, erica, madelyn) i hope you can come!

check out this link for other great old shots of classic paris cafes and have a bonne nuit, cher amis!

August 26, 2010. Maison et Objet, Paris, Paris Trip.


  1. A Gift Wrapped Life replied:

    I think you found the perfect photo for this trip Claudia……..the one with the ladies all napping sitting up. This may very well happen after walking the Maison et Object all day! See you soon and be ready for a very lovely hug. XO


  2. Splendid Sass replied:

    You ladies have a wonderful time! Wish I was there.


  3. cityfarmer replied:

    I guess Chicago will never compete with Paris ..

    feeling a little left out here …

    I’ll have to stalk you …. hehe


    • theparisapartment replied:

      joy oh joy! i was in chicago and am sorry we didn’t meet. let’s make a real plan, but it will have to be when chi town is warm :p


  4. Rachel @ * French at Heart * replied:

    ~*~*~*~Im si heureux j’ai trouvé votre blog ! Espoir vous avez un temps merveilleux dans des bénédictions de Paris~, Rachel ~*~*~


  5. Rachel @ * French at Heart * replied:

    ~*~* Im so glad I found your blog!I hope you have a wonderful time in Paris~ Blessings,Rachel~~*~ ;)


  6. Vicki Archer replied:

    See you there Claudia……can’t wait to finally meet, xv.


  7. Bonjour Romance replied:

    Bonjour Claudia,
    Sounds like a wonderful idea – I will definitely try to be there. I would love to see you again, and meet up with all these other lovely bloggers.


  8. barb replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    I am there in spirit! Enjoy your time.

    big hugs,


  9. Kate replied:

    And be sure and look at 42 Rue Bonaparte where Jean Paul Sartre lived as a child and again with his mother after his stepfather died. He was quite the Mama’s boy!


    • theparisapartment replied:

      aren’t we all? that’s right near there isn’t it? i’ll take a peek. thanks for the tip, kate!


  10. Bardot in Blue replied:

    HIIIII! Can I come to the blogger meet up? I would be honored to pass by and meet such inspiring ladies :-) I am in Paris comme habitude…


  11. theparisapartment replied:

    mais oui!! please do, we would all love to meet you too!


  12. uppalll replied:

    HI, Can I come to the blogger meet up? I would be honored to pass by and meet such inspiring ladies. I am in Paris comme habitude.


  13. babajee7575 replied:

    the timeless energy of a place is a good topic i like it.


  14. Heather replied:

    Looks like you are getting some spam comments :(

    Anyway, I hope you have a lovely time! I’m getting out of town this weekend for my birthday, but no where as lovely as Paris. But that’s the goal for next year!


  15. Claudia Tessler replied:

    Je suis triste que je ne vien avec toi a rendes avec ton “blogges”.
    Puet etre je gagne le lotto et J’arrive!!!!
    Merci pour tout


  16. Cynthia replied:

    Pooh, I’ll miss you – anyone going to be there Sept. 23-30.


  17. à la parisienne replied:

    Perhaps if this meet up became an annual event, I could come another time. I can only imagine what you three ladies (or more) will have to share over a bistro table and a glass of champagne. Wishing you all safe travels and happy souvenirs of Paris!



    • theparisapartment replied:

      now, that’s a great idea! same time next year…i’ll be there, god willing…and you too i hope!


  18. Beadboard UpCountry replied:

    I hate this! I went to the New York show so will not be there til Jan…….I am so glad you will all hook up!!!!!!!!!!I will be thinking of you!!!!!!!!Maryanne xo


  19. theparisapartment replied:

    how was the ny show? i was there but couldn’t muster the energy to go! we’ll toast to you :)


  20. francine Gardner replied:

    I am so bummed! i will be in Paris from thursday leaving Sunday morning for Avignon to work with my manufacturer!! I would have loved to meet you, especially I am staying at l’Hotel which is so close and my hang out is around the corner Cafe Flore! Perhaps we could say a quick Hello at the shows..Are you by any chance a member of Le Club at Maisons et objets , it is a great spot to meet over coffee.


  21. theparisapartment replied:

    darn! but yes, let’s hook up at the show. i’ll be there Friday, Monday and Tuesday. but wait, you said you’re leaving Thursday?
    as for the membership at Le Club, no i’m not one, should i be? what is it?


  22. Miss Amy replied:

    Oh I love the photo of the man and his dog at the cafe. His little looking glass peering into the newspaper, the dog on the chair doing the people watching. Great post. I’m hungry for a pain du chocolat!!


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