it will never the same

hi guys, greetings from gay paree! it’s chilly and dreary but that didn’t stop us from trudging a good many hours yesterday. no matter how many times i visit paris it’s always a brand new experience.

these first two shots were taken by my sis in law. thanks, jean!

our apartment has everything  a couple of gals could want but the link isn’t working and we’re about to head out.

so i’ll leave you with a couple shots of the view. it’s kind of surreal and the first time i’ve had the tour right outside the window. we’ve been taking pics to try to capture it and i’m not sure we did but this will have to suffice for le moment. we’ve got to get to those croissants!  more soon!

PS we’re having another giveaway! this time it’s a beautiful handmade piece from leslie andrews who created tarnished lace. she made this beautiful necklace just for us. it’s full of gems, pearls and an antique key. if you’d like to win it, please go to her facebook page and ‘like’it. then leave a comment below and it could be yours! bon chance!

November 18, 2011. Paris, Paris Apartments.


  1. Deborah Peterson Milne replied:

    Greetings Claudia from just a couple hours away in bonny Scotland. In fact, I’ll be in Paris on Wed. but only get the opportunity to stand in the darn airport! Your photos are gorgeous, despite the dreary skies. I suspect you can’t get a few Paris loving shoppers down!! Happy Thanksgiving to you a bit early. I’m glad you are in the city you adore. x



  2. The Paris Apartment replied:

    ah greetings back atcha deb! (said with a scottish accent)! i’m leaving tuesday or would have insisted on a rendezvous, even at the airport! hopefully one day soon and thanks for the good wishes!


  3. Shelly Gregory replied:

    The photos did it for me! Le Lovely!!!!


  4. Regina Ferreira replied:

    I am loving these shots and cant wait to see more of this place! Claudia do you do shopping / market tours? Ill be in Paris Dec – Jan! Fingers crossed its a ‘oui’! x


    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      yes i do the tours, i have clients this weekend in fact. i’ll be back in january and would love to connect!


  5. ParisienSalon replied:

    Gorgeous view! Enjoy … and stay warm!


  6. Rhonda replied:

    Such lovely shot of La Tour and all the views from your window.
    I love dreary, Paris dreary! I’m originally from Chicago, it was dreary often.

    Thanks for visiting me, you made my day!


    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      dreary works here, i admit. chicago, not so much, there i prefer sunshine and everyone playing in the parks :)


  7. Teresa @ Splendid Sass replied:

    Such beautiful images, Claudia.
    Thank you for sharing and have a great Friday.


  8. The Paris Apartment replied:

    hi teresa, thanks and have a great weekend too!


  9. Mademoiselle Lala replied:

    Just “liked” the page.

    Ohhh Paris looks wonderful. I’d love to visit it in autumn. X


  10. Nikon replied:

    Very beautiful scenes, Claudia!
    Just how Paris looks in my imagination :)


  11. Beth S replied:

    Thanks for giving me a glimpse of Paris. It’s on my list of dream destinations.

    Love the necklace – would make an excellent holiday gift for my best friend. Just sayin’. ☺


  12. Mademoiselle Lala replied:

    I am what you may call a ‘silent’ follower. :) X


  13. Sara replied:

    I love the photos…always! I look forward to all your posts, so inspiring!! As a matter of fact I just opened your book for ideas for my salon. I am taking my memer to Paris in 2 years time. Our mother daughter trip!!


  14. Debie replied:

    For a brief moment your beautiful blog takes me awsy from a mundane day thank you!


  15. ann replied:

    So gorgeous! Good luck to all!


  16. Sadia | سعدية (@sa3dooya) replied:

    Just “liked” her fb page! :)
    hope I win!! ^_^

    ‘s’ is for sadia


  17. M-T replied:

    Gosh, it would be wonderful to run around Paris with you. My Parisian frirends would love you. Maybe next time!!???


  18. Vicki Archer replied:

    Enjoy your time in Paris Claudia… I am excited because I will be there next weekend… Sorry we don’t overlap…. later…. xv


  19. Vicki Bonne Amie replied:

    How I wish I was there!!! Enjoy your time in Paris!!!


  20. Rebecca Grace replied:

    With all the comments about the weather in the fall, I just couldn’t resist: “I love Paris in the springtime (do-doot-do-doo!) I love Paris in the fall (do-do-doo-doot-do-do…” ;-)


  21. ParisienSalon replied:

    LOL … I’m staying in the same apartment starting next weekend. Please make sure you leave it nice and tidy. ;-)


  22. Lucinda Keller replied:

    Wow, you are one busy lady! I came on last night and back this morning to go through more of your wonderful posts and check out all of the gorgeousness! Hope you are having a beautiful weekend. Believe it or not it just started raining in LA and is feeling very “fall.”

    Blessings and light to you!


  23. Karen replied:

    Every Sunday morning I settle in with my breakfast and look at all my Paris blogs I have bookmarked, my heart is always there even if my body is not. But thanks to your lovely blog I can get my fix! The pictures are lovely, we always stay in Apartments when we visit Paris, they are so much fun and always make me feel a little more Parisienne!


  24. Keely Marie replied:

    I want to go back! love the pics. liked the tarnished lace facebook page


  25. Jelatin replied:

    Mission completed! Liked, and leaving the comment?
    Do u bother mailing international? ;)


  26. Isis replied:

    What a beautiful necklace. While “liking” the Tarnished Lace FB page, I saw that she features many beautiful and inspiring pieces. You’ve also inspired me to layer up and explore the Puces again today. I look forward to finding some wonderful surprises. Enjoy Paris!


  27. Jill replied:

    Thanks for the give-away. It’s a bonus to all the great images you post. Safe travels.


  28. Ashley replied:

    What a beautiful view! How grand!! And a beautiful necklace to suit.


  29. Rosemary replied:

    Lovely necklace – love that it has a key. I really enjoy your blog. I can’t wait to get back to Paris. It’s high on my list.


  30. Arrielle Pascua (@arrielle_p) replied:

    Nice to live any of those apartments. I love Paris. Wish I can go and visit there someday.

    condo Philippines


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