millions of moments


happy new year guys! it’s been a long season and this is the first time i’ve had to sit and just enjoy some downtime at my laptop. it really is the world at your fingertips isn’t it? well i got to cruising pinterest for a pretty pic and of course fell down the rabbit hole. guests are already arriving so i have to go but luckily pics speak volumes so here are some favorite shots. i hope this year holds wonderful things for you and that we remember to stop, breathe and enjoy every moment for as long as we’re here.  happiest new year darling friends!


















December 31, 2012. Holidays.


  1. This is Belgium replied:

    ha ha
    do I love the shoe quote!
    have a happy one!

  2. Karen Albert replied:

    Wonderful quotes and images!! Thank you Claudia for your friendship and encouragement!

    Wishing you all the best in the Year ahead!

    Art by Karena

  3. Connie replied:

    Thank you so much for all of your gorgeous posts. Also, I want to thank you for being the very first person to ever comment on my blog two years ago! It means so much to me. Have a wonderful New Year!!!!
    Cheers! Connie*

  4. Ro replied:

    Thanks for your inspiring postings in 2012. I loved the quotes today.

  5. emily@UpstateCountryHouse replied:

    Happy New Year to you too! and thank you so much for the beautiful photos. I don’t think I’ve ever posted a comment on your blog, but I do read your posts every time they arrive in my mailbox and enjoy them very much!

    Best wishes from New York!

    Emily @

  6. Nancy Flemming replied:

    Gorgeous New Years thoughts !
    Thank you,

  7. Mom replied:

    Happy New Year. Buy the Shoes.
    LOL Mom and Dad

    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      aw thanks you guys!
      and mom is it lots of love or laugh out loud!?
      have fun at your soiree tonight!

  8. Micky replied:

    Beautiful, that is so true, live life to the fullest

  9. Marilyn replied:

    Hello, dear Claudia,
    Have a very Happy New Year!!
    P.S. Pics are all pretty, but my fave is those glittering stockings. Apparently getting older OLD! doesn’t change the 25-year-old deep inside! Would I wear them now? Of course!!!

  10. The Paris Apartment replied:

    and you would ROCK them at that!

  11. Lisa Harris Palazzolo replied:

    LOVE the quotes and images!! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Siobhan replied:

    Happy New Year Claudia xo

  13. Shelly Gregory replied:

    Happy New Year, Claudia! Thank you for every ounce of inspiration you have given to me and your other fellow bloggers!! God continue to bless you and your decorative talent!!

  14. Nikon replied:

    Beautiful collection of photos, Claudia, you sure can pick them :)
    Happy New Year, I hope that it’s a great one for you and your’s!

  15. Rhonda replied:

    Happy New Year, Claudia. Merci for a wonderful year of stunning images and sharing. I hope 2013 is a fabulous year for you and your loved ones.

  16. Clare replied:

    A very happy New Year to you, Claudia! Here’s to many exciting adventures in 2013!

    ~ Clare x

  17. sseungmcfarland replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    Very inspiring quotes and beautiful images. Certainly a lot can happen in a year, and I’ll be sure to focus on the positive things I want to accomplish. May you have a happy New Year as well. Your blog was the first one I read and fell in love with. Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. Wanda Ann replied:

    HaPpY NeW YeaR! Thank you for making last year, a little prettier, fun and lots of Awww’s… looking forward to year 2013!

  19. Style Maniac replied:

    What a wonderful round-up of images and words, filled with beauty and inspiration. So very Paris Apartment.

    Happy new year, Claudia, and thank you for making my world lovelier.

  20. Style Maniac replied:

    p.s. that sweet and sparkly rhinestone bag of candy image stayed with me all month — and just inspired a celebratory blog post. Inspiration, indeed.

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