minuit à paris



allo tout le monde! how’s your winter wonderland? i hope it’s warm and cozy in your world. i wish i could say this was me in the shot above but alas don’t think i’ll ever be that girl…but i just landed in paris and am about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.



i left miami today and snap, it’s midnight and i’m in gay paree! i vowed never to come again january but my most exciting flea market tour ever is about to go down. i don’t mean to play coy and am dying to drop the bomb on who i’ll be with but haven’t got the OK (hint hint) to post about it yet!



we’ll be traveling to the markets and also going to the outskirts of town with a friend/merchant who’s had a stall passed down for over 3 generations at clignancourt. it’s a place i’ve always wanted to check it out and now finally have a reason to go.

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it was snowing earlier but once the jet lag hit i crashed and didn’t get to run around and shoot the beauty that is paris in the snow.



so instead of reinventing the wheel i searched for images of paris in winter and came across so many wonderful interpretations and moments captured over the years.



while i’m here, i’ll be shopping for my next OKL sale which is scheduled for the week of march 3rd. if you want me to look for something special let me know!



for now it’s off to bed. it will be nice to have the next few days at lorraine’s place with not too much on the agenda except enjoying the city for a change.

Roofs of Paris in the Snow, Herbin, 1902


i’m hoping to get some flowers and take shots of her pretty little pied-à-terre that she has so beautifully maintained over the years. it’s like coming home and just knowing it’s here is such a dream.  it’s right in the heart of the marais at the place des vosges.

Place des Vosges Carla Coulson

Carla Coulson

she rents it out so if you come to paris and need just a little place to hang your hat, retreat or write, this is it. luckily not too many people want to come in january so this week it’s all mine!



the clock is about to strike midnight so i’m heading off to dreamland, have a beautiful night and sweet dreams to you my darling friends!

January 15, 2013. OKL, Paris, Paris Flea Markets, Shopping, Travel.


  1. Connie replied:

    I actually like Paris in the winter. There are so many cozy spots.


  2. flyingcatblog replied:

    this made my day; merci


  3. vintagerevivalnz replied:

    I’m jealous. I have never been in the winter. Its looks magical! Also you are so much more than that girl. x


  4. Mom replied:

    Sweet dreams and we hope the time in Paris is everything you would love it to be.


  5. Carina replied:

    Welcome back to Paris. I’m certainly hoping, fingers crossed there is some more snow in the coming days…..I’m busting to get out with the cameras. :)


  6. Gale Reeves replied:

    You are in one of my favorite areas of Paris. I’ve stayed twice on Rue du Parc Royal, just a short walk away. Enjoy Paris!!! I can’t wait to return this summer.


  7. Julie replied:

    I’ll be there in three weeks, I love winter in Paris! Have a great time!


  8. Rhonda replied:

    Sigh…you are livin’ the life!


  9. Marilyn replied:

    Hi Claudia,
    How do you find these gorgeous pics? So good to look at. Especially with the snow! Enjoy it all.


  10. curiousclare replied:

    How beautiful! I’d love to see Paris in the winter. I’ve only been when it’s warm. As for me, I’m very warm right now. It’s summer here in Oz which means boat rides on the harbour, beachy days, and late night swims!



  11. Natalia replied:

    Enjoy Paris and its cosy ambiance. I went to see a few art exhibitions last week and even though we had to queue for 2 hrs in the cold, it was worth it. Ah, Paris and its charm!


  12. Amanda replied:

    What beautiful photos of Paris covered in snow! Thanks for brightening my day!


  13. Vero P replied:

    Never been in winter… but Paris is beautiful all seasons I guess!


  14. Nikon replied:

    What a beautiful collection!


  15. shari replied:

    i am a winter lover too! (Minnesota. Lots of winter here. Alas, not, um, remotely Parisian. But I look for it’s charm :-) Your blog and website are stunning and inspiring – never bad to be driven toward hunting for beauty!! Especially in the home I share with my family. I have no oversea travel budget for awhile, but I’ve just added winter in Paris to my bucket list :-)

    Thanks for your beautiful blog and site – found you through pinterest and pinned direct :-) Made my day!


  16. Jen Ramos replied:

    Wow would love to be in Paris right about now!



  17. Biggiest Fan replied:

    That girl doesn’t hold a candle… :)


  18. à la parisienne replied:


    Paris capped in snow is one of the most magical, beautiful things I’ve ever seen. I felt like I was literally inside a fairy tale snow globe.

    Enjoy your time in Paris, and that apartment sounds like the perfect retreat after a long day of shopping the fleas.



  19. Heather Lindstrom replied:

    We are just back from spending the holidays in London and Paris. It was magical. Enjoy your fabulous trip!!
    Cheers, Heather


  20. Missy Dorsey replied:

    I am in love with your blog. I am coming to Paris this summer to study french for a few weeks and I am looking for an apartment to rent for a
    few weeks. The instructor said the 5th Arrondissment is best but not
    mandatory. Any ideas? I read in this post that your friend rents out her
    apartment sometimes. Is that a possibility?


  21. Kat replied:

    Just signed on for updates. What a wonderful blog!


  22. Style Maniac replied:

    How chic is that outfit! J’adore.


  23. frenchhensnest replied:

    Absolutely love this website, the pictures are beautiful, wanderlust is taking over. Thank you, I’m going to look at more of your posts now, and wish that I were there..


  24. pornoleffoja replied:

    What a material of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious experience about unexpected emotions.


  25. Stir Fry replied:

    Hello, I found my way here to read about your dogs, but got caught up in this beautiful Paris post. I just love it all.


    • Stir Fry replied:

      Ooops, sorry, I clicked through from somebody else’s blog…and that’s how I found myself here. So pleased I did.


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