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Thursday, December 17, 2009

When the going gets tough, the tough go to.... Paris

I've been thinking that maybe I need a little break from all this layoff angst. I've decided to take a trip to Paris (leaving on Jan. 20) to sip hot chocolate and stroll through the 7th arrondissement with my friend Elaine, who lives there with her husband, Jean-Loup. I'm doing this on the cheep because I'm watching every dime. I've got a great rate on the plane fare, and now I'm looking to rent a studio apartment. It won't be like the one below. But this lovely pied-a-terre -- in the newest issue of Paumes Appartements de filles a Paris -- has me so inspired.

Have a look:

Can't wait, can't wait!



Blogger Basht said...

wow, I've been seriously dreaming of doing that for over a year. if i had the cash my daughter and i would be there in a heartbeat. have an amazing time, you deserve it!

December 17, 2009 at 10:51 PM  

So happy to hear exciting Tina! I was there 2 months ago, still beautiful & lovely...more than ever!

December 17, 2009 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Simply Mel said...

Nothing heals the soul quite like Paris!

December 17, 2009 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger vicki archer said...

Sounds like the perfect therapy...xv

December 17, 2009 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Federica said...

Oh wow, that's fantastic! I need a little break too, I will take a trip to London next week! I can't wait!
Have a nice day,

December 17, 2009 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger alissa said...

i agree, paris is the perfect medicine!

December 18, 2009 at 12:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a fabulous idea! for some reason i keep dreaming about running off to paris too (slightly easier for me to do, just hop on a train!) cannot wait to hear all about it! xx

December 18, 2009 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

@vicki, i just took your beautiful book off the shelf tonight to look through it again. i love that girl with the umbrella. i found an umbrella like that in london last year and had to buy it because it reminded me of that paris girl...

December 18, 2009 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger Chloe said...

that looks like a beautiful place to live

December 18, 2009 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger the art cupboard said...

wow how lovely! have fun in paris dear
best wishes

December 18, 2009 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger Daydream Lily said...

I hope you have a wonderful break in Paris lovely. xo

December 18, 2009 at 12:57 AM  
Blogger The Gourmet Traveller said...

That doesn't look too cheap!! :)The apartment looks gorgeous! Have a wonderful time - it will nice to take a break and be inspired.

December 18, 2009 at 1:00 AM  
Blogger Sundari said...

Oh good for you. This is a much deserved break for you. I'm wishing my first trip to Paris to come soon. My roommate is going to France to visit her sister around the same time.

December 18, 2009 at 1:50 AM  
Blogger Shokoofeh said...

wow wow wow!
I am so exciting as well, my darling! Your trip to Paris will be the best choice. I am sure everything will be much nicer when you come back home.

love you

December 18, 2009 at 2:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you room for another?

December 18, 2009 at 2:48 AM  
Blogger missb@dragonflyvintage said...

mon dieu! I am so excited for you! I *think* (HOPE!) I'll be going to Paris in June - my first Paris trip ever, I can't wait! I'll have to tide myself over with stories of your upcoming trip....

December 18, 2009 at 3:26 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

ah, paris...would be nice.

December 18, 2009 at 3:57 AM  
Blogger jamaica byles said...

Ha....we are definItely on the same wavelength...I too have been dreaming of Paris as of late.In fact I'm planning to do some Paris themed posts next week.Have a wonderful time.The perfect antidote for whatever ails you.

December 18, 2009 at 4:38 AM  
Blogger Meg Fee said...

what a fabulous idea! i can't wait to hear all about it!!

December 18, 2009 at 5:14 AM  
Blogger Giulia said...

First sensible thing I've heard/read today so far. Yes, it's only 8:26am EST, but still. xoxoxo

December 18, 2009 at 5:26 AM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

AMAZING! I am SO excited for you....this is JUST what you need!! So fabulous...I can't wait to see your pictures!

December 18, 2009 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger M.M.E. said...

A perfectly marvelous idea. You have a gorgeous blog here and I'm so happy to have stumbled upon it.

December 18, 2009 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger {Tara} said...

I'm so sorry about the stress with your work -- I hope it all works out for you! These photos are just so inspiring! How lucky that you know someone in Paris! You should definitely go...

December 18, 2009 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger DailyDivaDish said...

Great idea. Sounds like just what you need right now. Have an amazing time!
XO Piper

December 18, 2009 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger La Belle Lumière said...

That's funny, that's what I did after my layoff! I spent a week in Paris and a week in the Norman countryside — completely unplugged from the rest of the world.

Go and enjoy yourself! Nothing soothes the soul better than a little time in Paris.

December 18, 2009 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Laura [What I Like] said...

Oh my god are you kidding me? That mirror alone is causing me to swoon.

December 18, 2009 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Cassandra Marie said...

*Sigh*...a Paris vacation! I've been wanting to go back there again. It's so beautiful :) Have a great trip!

December 18, 2009 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Hermione said...

Oh, hope you have a wonderful time, and spot at least a handful of gorgeous French men:) Sounds lovely!! Merry Christmas!

December 18, 2009 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Liana Aghajanian said...

I hope you have an amazing time! I feel my time for a break is also overdue, and there's no better place for that than Europe. I will be in London and Paris (hopefully) in January. Bon Voyage!

December 18, 2009 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Liv Lundelius said...

oh how exciting!
sounds like great fun. enjoy the planning.
i could also really do with a little holiday.

December 18, 2009 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger hawthorne girl said...

ah yes, when the going gets tough...go to Paris! I think that's the best idea yet.

December 18, 2009 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Dream Chymecindy said...

Such a gorgeous pix! Good luck to your vacation..

December 18, 2009 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

You are doing one of my cherished dreams. To run off to Paris for a while. Enjoy your trip!!

December 18, 2009 at 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how exciting! have fun in paris. plenty of photos, please.

December 18, 2009 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Paris is the perfect getaway.

December 18, 2009 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Sabine said...

Just discovered your blog through the lovely Antonio from the Singular. I hope you have a great time in Paris (just around the corner from London...). BTW, I really love your blog and have put it on my blog list and feed. Sabine x

December 19, 2009 at 3:29 AM  
Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

ooooh, how wonderful!!!!! paris is so gorgeous and inspiring, i'm sure you'll feel so happy and bolstered! :) xoxoxo ps. our favorite restaurant was Intineraires-- you need a reservation (and must confirm it the same day, which we forgot to do!) but it's AMAZING:

December 19, 2009 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger My Dog-Eared Pages said...

The most beautiful city to cheer-up a girl!! C'est une bonne idée! oxo

December 19, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Taylor Kitto said...

wow, this house is so beautiful!!!
you have the loveliest blog ever.

December 19, 2009 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

i'm so hungry for a worn in wonderful dark leather chair.

and Paris! yes! i'm so glad you are going.

December 19, 2009 at 10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a very smart lady. My I like the title of this post, my own personal version is, "when the tough turn 30, they 30 year old goes to Paris." That will be me in April and I decided to do something fabulous instead of staying home and moping. Nothing cheers you up like Paris, you've made a wise choice!

December 20, 2009 at 4:17 AM  
Blogger Louis Duke said...

Sounds wonderful!! Have a great time!

December 20, 2009 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger kbd said...

Ooh, I am SO jealous. Have a wonderful, soul-restoring trip

December 20, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

A trip to Paris sounds like the perfect getaway! Enjoy!!! That little pied-a-terre looks cute. I love all the eclectics.

December 20, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to get a studio apartment in paris for a little while. The times I've been there, I'm either in a hostel or dorm. How long will you be there for? As much as this economy sticks, its great for people who are still in a semi-good situation with there jobs. Just means better travel expenses! =D

December 20, 2009 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger jesska said...

Sounds divine - looks like all your blog readers are jealous, me included! I am trying to learn French at the moment so am hoping that will be a good excuse to get there soon.

December 20, 2009 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger alanna said...

when i was stuck in a rut last year the perfect opportunity came around for me to spend a month in paris. i came back a new person...i hope it works out for you too!!!

(macarons and cafe cremes helped a lot)

December 20, 2009 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Mya.L said...

Hiya, one of my friends is renting her flat near Bastille from mid-Jan to mid-Feb. Give me a shout if interested.

December 30, 2009 at 4:13 AM  
Blogger Adriana said...

Happy New Year Tina! Slowly catching up on the blogosphere since my Christmas vacay, so thrilled you're taking you time in Paris - only 24 more days..yahoO!

January 6, 2010 at 1:51 AM  

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