paris is perfect

allo toute le monde!  i never get tired of this city and the more i come, the more i see the less i know. mb came with a list of recommendations from friends and more than half i’ve never heard of! we’re currently enjoying a hood i haven’t spent much time in, the 7e which is the eiffel tower area. to say we have a killer view is an understatement and the rest of the apartment isn’t too shabby either.

i’m working with my colleague, madelyn who runs an incredible apartment rental service, paris the girls and i are staying at Calvados vacation rental in Paris and visited  some of her other gorgeous apartments including the  St. Amour Paris apartment and a couple others. i can only post a few each day cause any blogger worth her salt knows what goes in to resizing, cropping, editing and posting photos! i’ll be sharing more throughout the week but wanted to post these today.

the apartments are warm and welcoming, as are madelyn (an american) and her husband philippe (he’s french), and have fantastic baths and kitchens, impeccable towels and linens and some of my favorite touches is the artwork. these old watercolor perfume ads send me! can you tell i was obsessed? i wonder if she’d miss them?

if you’re a flea lover you’ve probably seen gloves like these, i love the way madelyn displayed them here.

mad’s got impeccable taste, toile bedspreads, dual color silk curtains, marble fireplaces and original chandeliers.

the place is calling us to have a dinner party but so far we’re all sitting around the table with laptops pretending we’re playing battleship.

of course, who wouldn’t want to cook in this kitchen? it’s calling our name but i have to say we’ve got to get out cause it’s almost 10 and we girls need to eat!

before we head out i thought i’d take you through st. amour, another sweet pied a terre that’s the perfect crash pad with great feng shui and the perfect decor.

if you’re coming to town, these are both great options, each sleeps 4 comfortably. i highly recommend both of them. but wait till you see what we visited today! i’d post them but you know i have way too many photos to edit!

so i’ll leave you with these and head out before everyone kills me for blogging instead of eating! more soon!

September 2, 2010. France, Paris Apartments, Paris Perfect Apartments, Paris Trip.


  1. shaylafish replied:

    I LOVE this entry!


  2. cityfarmer replied:

    there you are
    life just isn’t the same without you …

    lunch on Michigan Ave.????


  3. Splendid Sass replied:

    Such beauty! I am jealous that I am not in Paris with my favorite bloggers! Y’all have fun!


  4. theparisapartment replied:

    let’s make a plan for the spring of this time next year, we’re going to start a tradition :)


  5. Fiona replied:

    This is such fun to follow your trip. I so wish I was there, especially in those gorgeous apartments.I’m going to linger over the photos becos they are so lovely! Many thanks, Fiona


  6. Heather replied:

    I am so there in spirit with you!
    How utterly exciting :) I love the framed gloves and that huge mirror – SWOON!
    Living vicariously through you :)


  7. LuluD replied:

    I need that Louis Phillip mirror! Love it all.


  8. Jean replied:

    Love those apartments! Can’t wait until we can finally go to Paris with you. Wish I could be there right now.


  9. Janet replied:

    Ughhhh, too gorgeous and chic as can be Claudia! Right now I am sitting here on my laptop trying to find my daughter a Paris apt….but her budget is very tight. I’m sorry that she didn’t call you before you left, a busy girl! Back to searching~have fun in our city! xoxo, Janet


  10. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    Love it . iI love the frame with the eyes in it in one of the bedroom


  11. Dad replied:

    We’re so glad that you’re in Paris and have such a great view of the Eiffel tower. The last time we were Paris as a family we stayed at the Paris Hilton, right next to the Eiffel Tower but without the charming view you have.

    What a beautiful apartment! I really love your shots of the rooms. Your place is all you could wish for. You really capture the Paris I recall from decades ago and even tempt me to reconsider another trip.

    I hope this visit is even more enjoyable than your last. Say hello to MB and enjoy everything Paris has to offer.


  12. theparisapartment replied:

    thanks dad, j’taime, i miss you and mom and hope we can travel here together one day again! xoxc


  13. Miss Mustard Seed replied:

    Ooooo…I just love all of the furniture in this post. Those chairs…the beds. Beautiful. I love French country style and I so hope I get to pay the city of lights a visit some day. :) Thanks for sharing it through the blogs.


  14. katie Kirby replied:

    I love,love,love those aromatherapy prints!!!!


  15. Therese Waddell replied:

    Just exquisite. Just like you.
    Best wishes, Therese


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