it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together

ticklish from a distance

hi everyone! it’s one of those cold wintry days where i could easily get sucked into the photo vortex and ignore all i have to do! ok, truth is i should already be with my nieces and nephs, parents et al making gingerbread houses so i have to make this short and sweet!

a life in focus photography via

i’ve been saving holiday pics to my desktop again and just wanted to share the links, not that any of us have a free sec right around now and sorry if you get pulled into the abyss too…

but some are too pretty to file away. besides, this is what i meant to shoot while i was in nyc but never got around to it! luckily heather at habitually chic took shots of doors (above) in nyc and bergdorf’s holiday windows for us, even with a bad cold. thanks heather!

some are just gorgeous inspiration shots by jessica enig of such pretty things (above)

others are great conversations, like vicki archer of french essence on the skirted roundtable

if you want to take your wrapping up a notch, get inspired at a gift wrapped life

or see what they’re up to en paris, visit carla loves photography

hello gorgeous

and this i just couldn’t resist as an app lover…anyway i better jet. i’m gonna try to get some good shots of the houses and hopefully have some of my own festive pics to post. if i don’t get back here though, happy holidays and thank you all for a wonderful year. looking forward to sharing the new one with you too! xoc

December 23, 2010. Holidays.


  1. Splendid Sass replied:

    You have a wonderful holiday, friend! You are a bright star in the blogging community!
    Merry Christmas.


  2. Nancy replied:

    Happy Holidays to you! Thank you for the beauty you share through every season!


  3. A Gift Wrapped Life replied:

    Hey Claudia,
    Get going and have some fun with those neices. Thank you for the lovely mention and I hope your holiday is magical. Take some well-deserved downtime, you have had a busy year! Big hugs. Much love XO


  4. ursula replied:

    Happy Holidays, Claudia! May the new year bring you much joy!


  5. theparisapartment replied:

    hi friends! i love getting holiday visits from you and will stop by to see you too!


  6. Lucinda Keller replied:

    Gorgeous. Thanks for the abyss! ;)
    I will be back for more later– off to watch Meet Me in St. Louis with an old friend!
    Happy Holidays to you!


  7. Write Girl replied:

    Beautiful photos…I enjoyed getting lost for a while. Wishing you a very merry, happy, and wonderful holiday.


  8. Gypsy Purple-Chamara replied:

    ……may love, joy, peace and goodwill be your gift at Christmas…..may the Wonder of Christmas be with you forever……. and may God shower you with blessings all the New Year through…….. xx Gypsy Purple


  9. Kay Ellen replied:

    Love that cup of coffee!! Amazing capture~~~

    Merry Christmas sweet Claudia~~Enjoy your time with family & friends!

    It has been pouring rain for week at my house..we finally saw a little sunshine today:)) It does feel like Christmas:))

    Blessings to you,


  10. Judith replied:

    Mery, merry Christmas Claudia!!!! Wishing you a very merry and magical holiday!
    Much Love to you Doll!


  11. theparisapartment replied:

    oh i love to see your beautiful selves! thank you so much for the holiday visit! as soon as i can i’m coming over too!!


  12. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage replied:

    Merry Christmas as you celebrate with your family! Have a wonderful holiday.


  13. Kirsten replied:

    Merry Christmas to you! Oh how I love that coffee decor art with the Christmas tree and snow! Must check them out. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!


  14. Vicki Archer replied:

    Happy Holidays Claudia….have a wonderful time…and thank you for the great year of fabulous posts…always gorgeous, always inspirational….xv


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  16. Mary Ann Pickett replied:

    Sigh. We had some beautiful Christmas’s when we lived in Paris. I remember our son and his friend on their new razors wheeling around the Louvre pyramid on a snowy Christmas morning. Thanks for the pretty images.
    Mary Ann
    PS We are going to Paris is April and I believe I got the Haven in Paris referral from your blog.


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    The above pictures are NOT just gorgeous inspiration shots, they are excellent inspiration shots…..


  18. Electricians in Melbourne replied:

    great! I can smell the breeze and the coming of holiday seasons in these pictures! nice shot!^_^


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