Jan 21, 2010

by English Muse

Hello, I’m finally settled in my Parisian apartment. Except for taking off into a massive thunderstorm in Los Angeles, the flight was smooth as glass. Over the Arctic Circle I raised the window shade and there were the stars glowing three times as brightly as they do over the California desert. After a taxi ride to the apartment, I went out into the neighborhood to buy groceries (and other things with gorgeous French labels). The previous occupants had thoughtfully left a bottle of white wine in the fridge, and so I’ve settled in for a snug evening. Outside my window, there is wonderful street life. Here, even the police car sirens have a special music.

Tomorrow I will have even more to tell you — and iPhone photos of this beautiful city.

Au revoir from the 16th Arrondissement!


This entry was posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 6:07 pm. It is filed under Paris. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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61 Responses to “My Little Paris Apartment”

  1. Miranda says:

    What a lovely and totally French setting! I'm living in anticipation of your photos. Enjoy, as I know you will.

  2. TheBeautyFile says:

    Enjoy your stay and your wine! I can't wait to hear all about it!!

  3. Alejandra says:

    So happy for you……….I left paris on tuesday……a great city…donΒ΄t foget to drink a hot chocolate at La Jacobine(belive me..the best)at saint germain …www.paris.planresto.fr
    bon voyage

  4. Meiry says:

    Bienvenue Γ  Paris ! πŸ™‚
    (une parisienne)

  5. niki tennant says:

    looking forward to your lovely and interesting photos of the city of lights……ahhhhh, Paris…..my favorite city! Enjoy!

  6. Zoe says:

    Looks beautiful, have fun πŸ™‚

  7. Sabine says:

    What a great welcome! So good to know you're settling in well with a lovely apartment as a base. Sabine x

  8. hawthorne girl says:

    oh, it makes me miss Paris so much. Have a great time. Paris is such an energetic city. I loved just walking everywhere.

  9. Laura Trevey says:

    The apartment is beautiful! I can't wait to see more photos ~~

  10. Karin says:

    Welcome to Europe. Paris is so beautiful. I hope you'll have a wonderful time!

  11. Alisha says:

    So beautiful! Hope you are enjoying yourself. I'm looking forward to reading more about your life in Paris. πŸ™‚

  12. Giulia says:

    Good to know you're on the ground & warm (I hope!)…


  13. Daydream Lily says:

    oh such a beautiful apartment. Have fun exploring the city lovely !

  14. laboursoflove says:

    Lucky Lucky you. Enjoy you new abode!

  15. heleen says:

    Woaah, your apartment looks amazing! My sister is actually getting herself a Parisian apartment in March, I already told her she'll have to endure me there during quite a lot of weekends! Citytrips, here I comeeee.

  16. laura says:

    My goodness, what a lovely lifestyle! And in the 16th? May I please come again and visit?

  17. Emily says:

    Looks supa cozy and lovely! Enhoy Pareeeeee!

  18. Brandi says:

    I want to throw open those doors and walk onto that little balcony. It's perfect — precisely what a Parisian apartment should be. Enjoy your stay!

  19. Cathi says:

    How beautiful! I can't wait to hear more about your trip! πŸ™‚

  20. Rosie says:

    oh this is just too perfect and parisian for words! j'adore!

  21. M says:

    beautiful, beautiful apartment! very French! love the chairs.

  22. Ali says:

    Oh sweet, sweet Lord…you are living my dream life right now!

  23. Taylor Sterling says:

    wow so beautiful! Love it! xx

  24. chelsea rebecca says:

    this is so wonderful! i adore it! have fun!

  25. The Wanderers' Daughter says:

    Oh, heaven! It's just lovely. May you be oh, so happy there!

  26. Hermione says:

    Oh, it sounds absolutely lovely. And looks it too. Looking forward to hearing and seeing more about this!

  27. Ta says:

    What does the window overlook? This room looks really lovely.

  28. aerussell says:

    So beautiful! What a lovely place to stay.

  29. Brian Miller says:

    wow. looks like a lovely place.

  30. Jackie says:

    ahh france is so romantic!

  31. {Tara} says:

    So gorgeous! I hope you have some delicious, romantic French adventures!!

  32. ashlina says:

    oh wow. that room looks divine…enjoy pairs.

    p.s. i am slightly jealous that you got to leave this LA pour down and jet off to the beautiful city….

  33. Ms. Jenn says:

    ok, how did you find it and can you share the rental info! amazing!

  34. Simply Luxurious says:

    To live in an apartment in Paris. . . I'm so very envious! Look forward to your next post.

  35. alyssa says:

    Hi I'm Alyssa! I just started following your blog and I find it completely fascinating. I love the photos of you paris apartment; it's making me extremely jealous!

  36. My Dog-Eared Pages says:

    So happy you are there and in a cozy apartment. Have you heard about the Supreme Court ruling here today? OMG… I think I might move to Paris!!

  37. Classic Twist says:

    Hi! This is such a cute apartment….do you mind telling me where you found the site to rent it? My boyfriend & I are thinking of a Paris trip and we love renting while we're away…I'd love your advise. Thanks!

  38. Anthem says:

    Lucky girl! It looks gorgeous


  39. destined to design says:

    ah, my heart swells for you. there's nothing quite like the feeling of being in paris. the energy is just different (and by different, i mean so much better). have a wonderful time.

  40. Brigitte says:

    I've only been to Paris on Google Earth. haha. My mom went when she was a teenager and she got to describe it to me, too, though. (:
    I'd love to go there in person.
    But google earth helps my fix. XD

    Watch your bags for the pickpockets!! ;D



  41. Solanah says:

    Oh wow. My jaw actually dropped. You must be having such a wonderful time!

  42. Kiki says:

    I've been following your beautiful blog for a long time now! I live in Antwerp (Belgium). That's a 4 hour drive from Paris. It's weird and cool that you are so close now! I hope you enjoy every moment in Paris! It's an ancient city with a lot of soul! If you ever need some European help or a trip to Antwerp, don't hesitate to contact me. I would be more than happy to show you around.

  43. nath says:

    oh la la, c'est magnifique! hope you and your silk thermals have a wonderful time, make sure you take some time to just walk, and walk, and walk, the best discoveries in a city are made that way. i envy you, i do so love Paris.

  44. Selma says:

    So glad to hear you made it. πŸ™‚ Enjoy Paris and its French beauty! πŸ˜€

  45. eva ravenstein says:

    ohh, lucky lucky girl, have a great trip!

  46. Vanilla Press says:

    Wow, your apartment looks stunning!

  47. Elisabelle says:

    it looks like a very nice place!

  48. Molly Jean says:

    so darling & lovely!

  49. La Belle Lumière says:

    Enjoy yourself!

    P.S. Nice digs πŸ™‚

  50. Joanna Goddard says:

    oh my goodness, tina, it's so beauiful!!! i'm so excited for your paris posts!!!

  51. Daisy says:

    How lovely ! Have fun!

  52. Valerie says:

    Gorgeous! I'm so jealous of you. πŸ˜€ I can't wait to see pictures so that I can live vicariously through you.

  53. Adriana says:

    Wow Tina, look at all these comments you're getting! Everybody so excited about your Parisian adventures, looking forward to catching up on yoru posts and seeing your photos πŸ™‚

  54. Jo says:

    That is a dream apartment!!

    I love that the previous guest left you a bottle of wine! I'll be curious to see what lovely surprise you leave for the guest to come after you! πŸ˜‰

  55. Natasha says:

    What a picture perfect apartment! Please do post more shots and tell us how we can rent it too…I'll be there in the summer and can't wait (more so now after seeing your photos). xo

  56. denise, the prime magpie says:

    ah… makes me wish I had a cup of coffee and a flaky croissant in hand, watching the morning light come in…

  57. reckless daughter says:

    me = officially jealous of your Parisian adventure!

  58. Araminta Rose says:

    I too would love to know how u came across such an awesome apartment ?

    the pictures look wonderful and i am glad ur enjoying yourself

  59. Caroline says:

    Gorgeous and I am unbelievably jealous!

  60. Dave Blake says:

    These apartments are really nice….

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