Travel Inspiration: Paris Prep {Our apartment in the Latin Quarter}

June 25, 2012



This will be our home away from home
in a few months when we visit Paris.



The apartment is located in a typical Haussmanian building
one block from the Seine and just across the river from
Notre Dame in one of Paris' oldest districts.

I also wanted a balcony, and in this apartment

there is a little one which is just fine for me.


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One of the important requirements for me
was LIGHT! I need lots of glorious light!

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The bedroom is tres jolie, isn't it?
It overlooks a quiet street, and the
lavender tones are soothing.




Will we be watching TV?
Doubtful.
The true test will be summoning the willpower
to not rearrange these shelves in a more
appealing manner.


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A small but efficient kitchen
with everything we need.
(and more light!)

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And a casual dining space.

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Yes, please.

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I thought the towel warmer was a great perk.

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We will be walking 4 flights up.


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We booked the apartment through
Haven in Paris,
and of course I will share
more of the Paris experience
after our stay.

Peace to you right where  you are.







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20 comments

  1. Looks and sounds absolutely divine! :-)

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  2. Absolutely beautiful, Michele. Lucky you!
    I know that you are so excited.
    Happy Monday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  3. It looks fab! Do you think you'll go out at all?! :) hx

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  4. dreamy michele!

    gorgeous views on which to sip champagne and toast yourselves for being in such a fabulous city!

    never saw a cornered commode before.....smart
    let us know what those kitchen floors are made of when you arrive, looks like navy glass

    sweet dreams
    debra

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  5. You'll have an amazing, amazing time! Not sure if you noticed by reply to a comment of yours way back when - just in case you have time on your Helsinki stopover, do get in touch, x

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  6. You aren't excited are you Michele? It all looks so wonderful and atually large for a Paris apartment. I have several American friends who live there and their apartments are tiny!

    XX
    Debra~

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  7. yeah, not excited at all!

    @rebecca
    how incredible will it be to possibly see you in helsinki? if only for a cup of tea, i would love that!

    :)

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  8. Looks wonderful, have the time of your life!
    Dolly

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  9. Are you freakin kidding?!??! That is one divine abode!!! Wonder if they house/exchange?? Can'twait! franki

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  10. Oh Michele! This is just perfect! I love everything all the way down to the side table in the bedroom. That towel warmer .. pure luxury, and I agree, you won't have time for much t.v. ;)

    I'll look forward to hearing more about your adventure ahead!

    leslie

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  11. Wow lucky you!! Its beautiful!!! Have a great time and maybe someday I will do the same!! Have fun! Leslie

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  12. I will take it....bloggers conference perhaps? Just gorgeous...and that view, oh my!
    Did I mention how I love the view? Ahhh the city of dreams and beautiful digs:)

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  13. This is so beautiful! I'm in love with the headboard... and what a perfect, quaint little dining rm! So lovely... you'll have such a great time! x

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  14. Mon Dieu! You will not be coming back...!

    Michele, you are going to have the most wonderful time. It is Paris Baby! I am so happy for you and hubby!

    Did I tell you that my best friend Stacey and her family are also going to Paris? Leaving July 3rd. And they are renting an apartment downtown! Wouldn't that be fun if I could put you all together!

    Hugs to you lovely friend.

    Mon

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  15. You are going to have the BEST time! The apartment is gorgeous and looks like the perfect place to unwind after a full day soaking up the sights and sounds of Paris!

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  16. Lovely!!!! That blue door is so chic - the whole place looks great. We rented a lot of apartments during our travels in Europe vs. hotels (much easier with kids). I LOVED it. I felt so much more like a local but yes, it was hard not to rearrange everything on shelves, etc. :) So excited for you!!!

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  17. Oh that is just a GORGEOUS space! How lucky are you!! Go and rearrange those shelves, they need the 'Michele' touch of magic! ;) xxx

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  18. Oh my goodness gracious! A balcony in Paris with lots of light and a view...! love the bedroom with the soft lavender, and the shell prints over the bed. Everything looks so clean and bright and uncomplicated... the perfect backdrop for your Paris experience...

    Cindy

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  19. Goodness.....aren't you just special.....that place is like a palace. When do you leave and how long are you staying???im terribly jealous.

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  20. I love the blue door. It has such a nice polish.

    zane

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