that’s what’s up

good morning guys! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. i’m finally recharged after getting to bed early every night for the past few days. i haven’t felt like i had much to say lately cause, as you know, i can’t write when i have a TO DO list, but it’s finally dwindling ever so slightly! i  wasn’t going to mention any of the following press cause, well, it’s kind of self promoting but i thought what the heck, isn’t this a ‘log’ of what happens? and i have acknowledge and thank the editors and magazines for actually thinking of me for their articles. and since things can get tough and overwhelming, at least i’ll have this to look back on when i’m 100 and remember the good old days!

and now back to us! i’ve been meaning to do this giveaway since before the holidays and it’s now or never! gliteratti has sent two divine books from their new collection. the first is ‘stealing magnolias’ and the second is ‘three weeks with coco chanel in 1962’. if you’d like either of them, specify which and we’ll draw a winner for each on friday.

i wonder if the sartorialist would have stopped her today?

these are from the magnolias book, it’s filled with traditions and memories of new orleans and life in the south from yesterday and today. just gorgeous, i love both books!

well have a great week. i hope we all get a lot done and love doing it!

March 5, 2012. Books, Giveaway, Press.


  1. nghiacoi replied:



  2. Lindsay * MyStyleLoft replied:

    Lovely picks : )
    beautiful as always


  3. lelanie replied:

    Well done Claudia, that’s great. Keep up the good work.


  4. à la parisienne replied:

    Congrats on all of your features! I enjoyed reading your feature in Romantic Homes. I haven’t seen the recent issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. I’ll have to go buy it!
    Either of these books would be wonderful to have, but if you would like for us to specify…The book on Coco Chanel would be lovely to own!

    Bonne semaine,


  5. Heidi replied:

    The first two magazines I have also and devoured them cover to cover yet the next one you showed looked fabulous…the black and whites….to die for!

    It feels good to sleep in and re charge…I must say I had a few peartini’s and they finished my weekend off nicely!
    Have a splendid week….


  6. Virginia Smith replied:

    Those books look delicious! My husband’s family is from the South and my daughter lived in New Orleans to help with Katrina relief work so the Magnolias books would be wonderful to have.


  7. Danielle Mifsud replied:

    Totally love all the spreads ~ wonderful work :) Such a beautiful blog,perfect Monday afternoon inspiration..

    Both books look divine, but the Chanel one, of course, looks mesmerizing..

    Have a lovely week ~ d xo


  8. Jeri replied:

    First, congratulations on all the magazines spots!

    The books are lovely, but if I had to pick, it would be the Magnolia’s book. New Orleans is one of my favorite places in the world, it’s steamy decadence is provocative, and the culture speaks to my very core. I would love to own that beautiful tome.


  9. Mademoiselle Poirot replied:

    Wow! Congratulations on all that press coverage – magnifique! The Coco Chanel book looks wonderful (I’m sure she would make an appearance on all the great street style blogs today) and I was wondering if your giveaway is open to UK readers? If yes, then I’d be happy to be counted in – if no, then I’m sure the book will make somebody else very happy :-) Have a good Monday, Love from London xo


  10. Rosemary replied:

    Congrats Claudia. Nothing wrong with self promoting when you’ve worked as hard as you have. Great accomplishments. I saw the Romantic Homes article. I would love to have “Stealing Magnolias”. The images are beautiful. Have a wonderful week.


  11. peggy braswell replied:

    Congratulations + thank you for the heads up about each article. Since, growing up on the Gulf Coast in P’cola, NOLA is a favorite place; however, the Chanel book looks divine. Either one would be wonderful. Thank you,


  12. Rebecca Grace replied:

    Félicitations, Claudia! You deserve all the good things coming your way. As for the books, they both look tantalizing but I’d have to choose Coco Chanel.


  13. Shelly Gregory replied:

    How wonderful for you to be experiencing an abundance of coverage. Your talent deserves the attention. Both books are fabulous. Would be terribly hard to decide, but this very moment I have to go with Stealing Magnolia’s. And, what a great question in regards to whether or not the Sartorialist would have chosen Coco. Have a great week!


  14. Connie replied:

    Oh my, you have been busy! I think that’s WONDERFUL. You deserve good things. As for the books…I have to choose Chanel. I have always been cuckoo for Coco!


  15. Nancy Reynolds replied:

    Bon Jour! My first time to post! I’ve had your book for a while now and have been peeping in to your site for a long time. Always love the gorgeous photos, it’s my bit of calm and beauty in an otherwise busy workday. I would adore winning the Stealing Magnolias book……I have had one failed attempt at a vacation in the Big Easy years ago, and a disappointing day trip there once before that (went for lunch {yum}, but was denied a chance to go to an estate sale, which still haunts me to this very day!). But I continue to wish and plan for a trip there one day again soon, albeit post-Katrina. The mystery and decadent elegance of the city beckons to my very soul, for reasons I cannot explain. I must have lived there in a former life! Thanks for the chance to win.


  16. Karen Albert replied:

    Claudia congratulations on the wonderful press!! Much Deserved of course!

    I would really love the Coco Chanel book!

    Art by Karena


  17. This is Belgium replied:

    very impressed by the press coverage!


  18. Marielle replied:

    Stealing Magnolias old be my chice.

    Congratulations on articles. Lovely. Really lovely.


  19. Marielle replied:

    Ugh! Done in again by iPad spell check.

    To clarify: Stealing Magnolias would be my choice.

    And, congratulations on the spectacular press exposure. You deserve it.


  20. Alexis Macklin replied:

    Beautiful blog! J’adore . . . and pls put me in the drawing for Three Weeks with Coco. xox


  21. Teresa@ Splendid Sass replied:

    Would love either, but the CoCo is a book I have on my list!
    Happy Monday, and congratulations on being a major celebrity! Just beautiful, Claudia.
    Happy Monday.


  22. Tracy replied:

    So fabulous! Congrats!


  23. Emilie Marie replied:

    Your blog has inspired me both in business and at home. A BIG thank you.

    please count me in for the Magnolias Book give away.

    Many thanks,


  24. Sarah B replied:

    As a Southern girl, I’m loving the “stealing magnolias” book! Great giveaway!



  25. Chloe guss replied:

    Congrats on the gret press!! Looks fantastic! Inspiring as ever!


  26. Nikon replied:

    I’m so glad that you are such a hit! We all knew that you know your stuff, but know it is in the news for all of the world to see.


  27. D' Forman replied:

    Congratulations on all the wonderful press. If drawn, I’d like the Coco Chanel book.


  28. Belle Inspiration Magazine replied:

    Great features Claudia. You deserve them all. Now about your dream of slipping away to Paris and filling a container full of treasures…
    Bonne semaine,


  29. allysonkdesigns replied:

    I already own the Magnolias book and would love the Chanel publication. Thanks so much for this opportunity.


  30. Karen Bradsell replied:

    Would love Three weeks with CoCo!


  31. J. Quigley replied:

    How wonderful to be in the press!!! Congrats! I would absolutely love the Chanel book or the Magnolias book….P.S. I really enjoy your blog…it is beautiful. :)



  32. Natasha Price replied:

    I’ve been following your blog for a while now. It was lovely to see you mentioned in “In Style’ and ‘Romantic Homes’, they’re two of my favorite magazines, Congratulations!
    I would love to be entered in the drawing for ‘Stealing Magnolias’.
    Thank You!


  33. Judy replied:

    Hi Claudia! Glad the workload is easing up a bit {that’s selfish really because it means we get to read your posts!}. I was reading In Style last night & right there near the end I saw you! I squealed with excitement. Congrats on all of the amazing press. So well deserved!

    I love the giveaway! Those books are amazing. I have a soft spot in my heart for Coco, so I’ll throw my name in that hat. ;)

    Hope you have a great week!


  34. Paris Rendez-vous replied:

    Wow….pretty amazing Claudia. Which book? J’adore Coco…merci beaucoup.


  35. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    félicitations, ma chère . I would die for the book about Chanel . Bisous


  36. Kelly replied:

    How awesome! I saw that magazine and didn’t get it. Now I know I NEED to go buy a copy!! :D


  37. Barbara replied:

    You deserve every bit of press you get! I have that issue of Romantic Homes, but haven’t read it yet – I’ll be on the lookout for your feature!


  38. Corrina Tough replied:

    Hi as a ‘book-a-holic” either books would be fine -but I would be in Photographers heaven with that book on Coco channel- yep if you draw my name please send the coco channel book- too divine xxCorrina


  39. Clare replied:

    Well that’s a lot of great press! Congratulations!!

    What a delightful giveaway. I would love the ‘three weeks with coco chanel in 1962’ book if I won :-)

    ~ Clare x


  40. L replied:

    Bonjour, Claudia. If by wacky chance I am chosen to win, I would love the Stealing Magnolias book! Merci!


  41. Bonnie replied:

    Congratulations on your magazine articles and recommendations for The Paris Apartment… it’s fabulous! Containers full of treasures from Paris would be a dream come true… as would Coco Chanel’s book. Keep up the great work and treasure hunting. Thank you Claudia :)


  42. mademoiselleiqra replied:

    Congratulations on the sensational press features. Both books are absolutely magnificent, but the Douglas Kirkland book looks alluring.


  43. nancy replied:

    your wonderous journey continues,,thanks for taking us along.
    coco chanel =first choice please


  44. Janice Hiestand replied:

    Ms. chanel and I share the birth date, love to have the Chanel book. Either would be a treasure.


  45. lily replied:

    Congratulations on all the press…so fabulous and completely deserved !!


    ps love that Chanel book :)


  46. Pamela replied:

    I like it when you toot your horn – Toot Sweet!
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  47. Carole replied:

    What impressive news! Congratulations. The Chanel book would be my choice!


  48. Merillion replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    Congratulations on your features! Especially love “At Home with Claudia…”!
    Just wonderful for you! You needed some extra rest after all that.

    If I were to win, I’d love the Chanel book.



  49. Style Maniac replied:

    Of course you must share such exciting press! Congratulations!

    Those Glitterati books are great — I have one of them :)


  50. Patty Floeck replied:

    I would love the Stealing Magnolias book. I’m a NOLA transplant living in Dallas and miss “my” city.


  51. Noisette replied:

    That Instyle clipping describes me exactly! I was just looking at that Z Gallerie chest at the store in Beverly Hills.

    I would love the Coco Chanel book, if I was so lucky as to win.



  52. Bangkok Serviced Apartments replied:

    Both books are fabulous. Would be terribly hard to decide, but this very moment I have to go with Stealing Magnolia’s. And, what a great question in regards to whether or not the Sartorialist would have chosen Coco.


  53. Bonnie replied:

    Congratulations on your fabulous press! You are so talented and I love your work! That’s so nice of Gliteratti and you to offer such wonderful books. I would choose Coco Chanel’s as I am a big fan and love her style. Thanks Claudia!!!


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