Wednesday, April 21, 2010

my Paris apartment

she looks out her 5th story apartment window and wonders if it is a dream. The gorgeous stone building sits directly across from the
Louvre.( the low wall in bottom left corner is actually the outer perimeter of the museum)
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Facing left on her outside balcony she notices the only thing that separates her from the SEINE is a single street, which also runs along the LOUVRE. However did she manage to be in such a prime location in the 1 st arrondissement !
For two weeks she would enter this spectacular door and ascend to her dream escape, her rented apartment. For this short moment in time, she was a Parisian. She would shop at the markets, dine at the cafes and have the time of her life.
yes, she's me!
Oh, to choose to climb this grand staircase or indulge in a ride in the glass elevator. It would all depend on how many croissants I consumed (or glasses of wine)...
Once inside, I would revel in the designer decorated apartment, not to mention the view
out the window of the
Eiffel Tower and more...
Awaiting me were stacks of art books with an antique photograph of the building!
One last nightly panoramic view from my balcony.
Sweet dreams Paris,
I miss you...
ALL IMAGES: Brayton Homestead Interiors

13 comments:

McCarthy Designs said...

Oh Karen it sounds devine! My dream is to 'live' in Paris and enjoy the city. xx

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

wow- now that is is a great plan.it is divine...

Karen

AshTreeCottage said...

That lovely staircase and those beautiful windows!! Only in Paris!! What a lovely getaway!! I hope that Krumpet gets to go along with you!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Pretty Things said...

Oh wow, divine!

Crystal said...

How lucky are you. I know I enjoyed my stay and I did not have such a divine location. I hope you really enjoyed yourself. I know after I came home, it was almost like it wasn't real. It was like it all went too fast and a big dream.

Thanks for sharing.

Annie said...

Oh, what a dream vacation. That's my favorite area in which to stay. What a charming apartment!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

your lovely comments make me smile- 2 weeks of Parisian heaven..
thanks,

Karen

AuroraSuzette said...

All I can say is wow!

Lisa said...

What beautiful pictures and descriptions, again you take me away,... Oh how nice!!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Wow Karen, what a dream to have a Paris apartment. I always enjoy you stopping by, have a great evening, T

Chrissy said...

There are no words to describe this post.....just a deep long sigh...aaaaaaaahhhhhhh! Lovely!

Edward said...

Gisele said,"
Those are spectacular pictures of Paris!! Like in the movies, to actually live and be in the center of it all!! What a blessing and a dream. Thanks for sharing."

~Esther (Charmed Eras) said...

Hello Karen, my name is Esther. I came across your blog via The House in the Roses.

An apartment in Paris, how fortunate you are! I've been dreaming of visiting France for a very long time. Paris and Provence are on the top of places I want to experience. Beautiful photos, I can picture your little Krumpet (on the sidebar photo) enjoying Paris with you.