on the road again

hi guys. how’s life? i have about three minutes before i have to shut down. i’m at the airport on my way back to paris.

i got a call to take a client shopping that i just couldn’t refuse. i wish i could tell you who it is but this guy is such a major player that i better just keep it tight (for now anyway)!

liz and i tied up most of the loose ends and between drudgery of actual work i took pics of some of the stuff i’ve been bringing back here and there.

this pink book was in the plastic but i opened it to check it out and enjoy it myself. then i thought it would be fun to do another giveaway before the holidays since i love you so much and you appreciate booka. so if you’d like to win it, let me know! as for the winners of the chanel and the magnolia, the random number generator chose numbers 11 and 23. if that’s you send me your address.

this is today’s book! i have to board so au revoir and more from the other side!

December 8, 2011. Books, Paris.


  1. Deborah Peterson Milne replied:

    Oh Claudia – a wonderful life you live! Safe travels to you and keep that ‘player’ in check! The book looks absolutely enchanting.

    Happy shopping and merry holidays xo



  2. Nikon replied:

    Beautiful photos of beautiful items, Claudia!
    Have a great trip & sign me up for the book, OK?


  3. ParisienSalon replied:

    Bon voyage!


  4. Petite Paris replied:

    always enjoy your little snippets! short and succinct and full of inspiration and beauty! Claudia do you do tours to paris markets in dec and Jan?


  5. Toni Yvonne replied:

    I am so happy to have stumbled across your blog! These pictures are gorgeous and full of inspiration!
    Have a safe trip


  6. Jean replied:

    Oh, so jealous that you are getting to go back so soon! Have a great trip!


    • Karen Albert replied:

      Oh Claudia I wish I were going with you!!

      Still many surprises coming up in our amazing 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!! The French Basketeer has a lovely offering right now! Your exciting gifts are next!


      Art by Karena


  7. Jill sangster replied:

    Oh how I wish I could say, only a few minutes before I have to get ready to return to Paris. Until then, I live vicariously.

    I hope you enjoy being back in your lovely, ever evolving apartment.

    Have a good trip.



  8. Cris replied:

    Safe travels and tell us all about it when you can! Bring back lovely things and delight us, as always, with the pictures.


  9. Fifi Flowers replied:

    Bon voyage… can’t wait to see all of your FAB photos… YOU inspire moi to paint !!!! ENJOY! Fifi


  10. Connie replied:

    Oooooo..I can’t wait to hear about your trip. Amuse-toi bien!


  11. Bron replied:

    Would love to know who your SECRET client is….will you EVER be able to tell us. ENJOY!!!


  12. Marilyn replied:

    I love Rene Gruau from buying HPrints. Please put me down for a chance to win!
    Have a great time – even though working!


  13. Fabulous Finds Studio replied:

    I want to jet-set all over the world just like you :)
    I would love to win…thanks for the giveaway and have fun!


  14. allysonkdesigns replied:

    The book looks totally charming. Very Kay Thompson and Eloise-ish.
    So nice to “know” someone headed to Paris!!!


  15. Vicki Bonne Amie replied:

    Don’t you just love your job……give my best to Paris!!! Love the book…enjoy!!!


  16. Teresa @ Splendid Sass replied:

    Jealous! You live the life, lady.
    Have fun.


  17. Clare replied:

    Oooh! Sounds all so very exciting!

    Thanks for the chance to win lovely books!

    ~ Clare x


  18. Sandra Guill replied:

    Claudia, Put me down to win the book. It looks beautiful. Have a safe trip and get in the Christmas spirit in Paris.


  19. Rhonda replied:

    Sweet…off to Paris…so impromptu and fun! Love the book….but seriously, have a fabulous time.


  20. JWK replied:

    Would LOVE to have Gruau on my bookshelf!!!


  21. Brandy replied:

    Please include me in your drawing, again. Looks like a fabulous book!!!
    Enjoy your trip to Paris! Eat a crepe au chocolat for me :-)


  22. athena replied:

    hi, i’m new to the blog! i love your pictures (have already pinned one) and feel totally inspired. i would also love to be considered for the book. :-)


  23. lelanie replied:

    I didn’t win last time, so I will try again. I would love a gorgeous book Claudia.


  24. marie soderberg replied:

    hello I like the pink rokoko picture..lovely inspiration /Marie


  25. LMK replied:

    I want to win this book, so fun and mysterious! Thank you, Claudia.


  26. sharon replied:

    Book looks fun, and sounds as if your client is going to be a fun adventure as well! Safe travels!!


  27. Ivy Clad replied:

    have a wonderful time in paris, and feel just how lucky you are!! the book looks delicious. look at me… typing the way you do on your blog with no caps; i’ll have to do this more often, it’s so fun and… free! lol

    happy weekend!



  28. awedsilence replied:

    Reblogged this on awedsilence.


  29. designchic replied:

    How exciting…hope you have a fabulous trip!!


  30. L replied:

    The book is adorable!!


  31. Susan replied:

    Hi Claudia, I enjoy your blog and envy your lifestyle. this book looks enchanting.


  32. Vivi replied:

    What a wonderful blog you have! I would love to win the book.


  33. {k}nest replied:

    Beautiful, beautiful and did I mention beautiful? Your blog is my pick me up. I visited Paris as a wide eyed 16 year old nine years ago and it will be awhile until I can afford to go back, but your blog takes me back whenever I want. Thank you.

    Amy (knest.wordpress.com)


  34. Louise replied:

    J’aimerais beaucoup gagner ce livre… René Gruau is a discovery for me right now. I find his illustrations very inspiring for my own art. As is this vignette you created with the book on the tray for my own space. Merci :)


  35. Carolyn replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    So glad to hear that your Dad is making a speedy recovery and sending more well wishes. Was great to come and visit your gorgeous blog.
    The book looks fabulous.

    Happy week


  36. Style Maniac replied:

    Oh that book looks sublime! Awhile back I featured the cover on my Tumblr–had no idea there was an entire book of this artist!


  37. Service Apartments in Gurgaon replied:

    Absolutely unique!!! Love that lady on chair……..great artist!!!


  38. Denise replied:

    What a fabulous book! Please put me down for a chance to win.

    I hope that your dad is doing much better today. Please travel safely.



  39. Dhk replied:

    I would like to win this fabulous book!


  40. Ruby Lee replied:

    Another beautiful post! Thank you!


  41. Michelle replied:

    I just found your blog through MakingMagique and I was be onored to be the proud owner of Rene Gruau’s First Century. As an avid fashion illustration appreciator, this book would be the ultimate centerpiece on my bare coffee table. I just relocated from NYC to Boston to live with my boyfriend and this was on my Holiday Wish List, I hope I am not too late!! Thank you for you time and consideration. Take care and happy new year!


    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      Love your pretty tumbr and glad you stopped by! I love Making Magique and have to go visit. As for the book, it’s already spoken for and has to be someone who made a comment when the giveaway was on. so keep an eye out for the next giveaway, i’ll have lots more! happy new year! claudia


  42. De Camille replied:

    As always, everything you spot, select, and speak of is so lovely. Love coming here, as always!


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