austerity measures

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good morning guys! i hope your day is off to a great start. i’ve been hearing so much about greece for the last few months that today i searched a few pics and remembered why i love it so much. it’s the perfect combination of simplicity and strength.

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with what’s going on under my window i’m almost ready to move to an island! i wonder if it would help if we all vacationed there for the next few years?

anyway it’s becoming pretty austere here, most of my stuff is out and all that’s left is ironically the ikea furniture.  i guess those pieces end up being staples, sort of like kakhis from the gap.

i finally like the way the furniture is laid out now that i’m leaving. it’s become a bit of a photo studio for the past couple weeks and the apartment hunt is still on.

all i really feel like doing is blog a little and read what you all have been up to. i did get a little ride of the wave last night and wanted to share some of the breadcrumbs left behind since a simple, positive theme kept showing up. i kept a couple of the links and am posting them before i head out. still trying to keep a shiny attitude, eat right, feel my heart beat and stay on top of work. i hope you enjoy a little morning sunshine and have a fantastique day!

mydesignchic.com/2012/05/in-good-taste

thedaintydollshouse.blogspot.com/2012/05/10-ways-to-sparkle

thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/29-ways-to-find-tranquility-in-your-day

ps to all my lovely friends who leave comments: wordpress has a ‘new’feature where you receive all comments on a post after you leave one. it’s a default that you manually have to select not to receive them so please check that out and uncheck it if you don’t want that! i’m trying to get them to remove it but have a feeling it’s going to take a few emails…

May 17, 2012. Life.

27 Comments

  1.  lighthouse replied:

    great photos C
    – and great advice too!
    (now where’s that perfume ;-) )

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    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      haha! what perfume do you wear? that was the only one i wasn’t sure about doing, some perfumes can be awful to get close to and i don’t have a current fave!

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      •  lighthouse replied:

        “light” perfumes nice… but not fluoro – scent ;-)

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      •  lighthouse replied:

        not too fluoro – scented that is!

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      • Rebecca Grace replied:

        Okay, I’m going to go out on a limb and choose a perfume for you, which is totally appropriate since I’ve never met you. ;-) But I think you would like True Religion for Women. It’s a light, fresh floral, soft and subtle (definitely not overpowering) and not too sweet. It’s romantic and not always easy to find (a good thing, because who wants to be wearing the equivalent of Eternity in the early ’90s?) and you can get it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Religion-Women-Fragrances-3-4oz-100ml/dp/B002XQ1YDQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2U8PRF1L2CGEA&coliid=I189UEQDU02YH1. You’re welcome!

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      • The Paris Apartment replied:

        great recommendation, thanks for that, i’ll check it out!

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      • nancy replied:

        what a great list of daily ‘to-do’s’
        BUT, for those of us with asthma perfume is deadly ! along with the scented detergents now that have me close to be becoming a recluse !
        i hope someone continues the studies re: the toxicity of the detergent/additive products that seem to be getting stronger and stronger with the LAYERING now. there is a doctor in Pa. who has said that womens breast tissue stores the chemicals in these fragrances–scarey!

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  2. Peggy Braswell replied:

    you are so generous! will trot over to thos blogs now + Greece is wonderful. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  3. Karen Albert replied:

    Lovely thoughts and links Claudia; you do have a great attitude. Thank you for the links. Oh and I adore the apricot velvet stool!

    2012 Artist Series featuring the gifted Decorative Painter Theresa Cheek

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  4. The Paris Apartment replied:

    haha! love that lighthouse!! how’s our crusade going?

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  5. Jean replied:

    I just watched The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants with the girls, and one of the stories takes place on Santorini. It was so gorgeous, I just wanted to go there right now!

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    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      i want to watch the sisterhood of the traveling pants with you and the snugglemuffins even though it’s bad and i’ve seen it twice!!!!!

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  6. Nikon replied:

    I love the shots of Greece, but I like the interior shots of your apartment even more! Too bad that you are being tormented by the racket…..
    Stay well.

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    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      haha!! thank you, it’s actually only been noisy from 7am-8am…weirdly quiet the rest of the time. lulling me into a false sense of security. well at least my view right now is better than ever.

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  7. Shelly Gregory replied:

    Gasp! I wanted to stop at the first photo–took my breath away! But, I read on, and glad I did. Still sad that the construction is forcing your move, but one never knows the reason why the move will really take place. And, the “How to have a lovely day” list–I saved that the other day and thought I’d post it eventually myself. Was happy to re-read it!

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  8. Rhonda replied:

    I’ve decided your blog is the classiest blog I read. Full of inspiration, gorgeous images and a message every single post. Oh, and I adore Santorini…sigh…one day. xo R

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  9. The Paris Apartment replied:

    hi rhonda, you just made my night. i’m a little misty even.

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  10. Claire from French Furniture replied:

    I love that moon and the gorgeous stool. Are they going to block out that view? I hope you find an apartment you love.

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  11. LeBlogDuSpectateurSentimentale replied:

    a lovely day to you too!

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  12. Nádia Rocha replied:

    Your blog is very lovely! im gonna absolutely share this with my friends here in Brazil!

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  13. barry replied:

    Hello,

    Are you looking for an apartment to rent or you want to buy a house of your choice,contact:agentbarry522@yahoo.com.for more information’s.

    Thanks.

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    • panta rei replied:

      Ha ha! yes C, contact secret agent barry
      “licence to kid”….you out of your money
      methinks someone has been sniffing out any website with “apartment” in them!

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