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Hi friend. My, doesn’t the world look different than when we last spoke. First and foremost I want to say that I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and holding up ok in this crazy time.

After nearly four months of being closed down, I am thrilled to announce that APARTMENT 34 IS OFFICIALLY BACK!

Why we had to shut down is a long story, the short version of which is that I was sued and now the lawsuit has come to resolution. For now, I am just beyond happy that the site is live for you again.

You can now access reams of our archives from decorating ideas and how-to’s, recipes, and travel recaps (we must keep dreaming after all), artist, designer and maker profiles, it’s all there for you again. And I am so excited to return to bringing you fresh content that I hope might in some way inspire right now.

Of course, nothing in our world is the same so neither is Apartment 34.

To start there are some long overdue cosmetic changes around here. We have a brand new homepage that I hope you like! My goal is to help you find what you’re looking for more quickly and easily. As you scroll the homepage you’ll also find a new quick-click-to-shop section where I am sharing the pieces for my home, closet, and beauty regime that I truly stand by. These are items made by companies that focus on things like sustainability and ethical sourcing, are green, or come from small businesses or independent artisans. That’s one of the ways I’m shifting during this pandemic – paying extremely close attention to anything I do happen to buy.

But behind the cosmetic updates, I’m also in the process of making a bigger shift when it comes to what I want Apartment 34 to be for you. I ultimately began blogging all those years ago (13 now) to simply share. To share what I was excited about, to share what’s caught my eye or what I’m coveting. I’ve always thrived on connecting others to what they are seeking or what they might never have discovered otherwise. That is my primary motivation. Now more than ever I want to share whatever I can that might help you bring a little more intention to your days. Especially as our days are so dramatically different now.

So I would love to know what is keeping your spirits up at the moment. Are you working on home projects? Baking the days away? Homeschooling? Becoming a professional wine drinker (it me!)? Or are you just trying to survive?

Even as our communities are gradually beginning to reopen, I do not think our way of life will go back to “normal” any time soon. And really neither should we. This is our opportunity to take the time we’ve been gifted and dig deep into what we truly care about. I plan to share what I truly care about with you here. It is but the smallest act I can take to help you during this time.

So please do look around the new homepage. I’m so happy to have the site back to serve as another little source of joy and beauty for you. I’ve certainly drowned my anxieties in a fair share of my favorite wine over the past weeks – but I’ve also continued to do, plan, and dream and I’m going to share all of that with you here. I hope it helps you plan and dream too.

What do you think?

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14 Comments

  1. Now that everything is opening up, you are now back online. Too little, too late. Where were you when we needed you while we were isolating?

    1. Sadly Dawn, I had a legal issue that forced my site to close. It took me much much longer to resolve than I’d ever hoped as I so wanted to back sooner too. Hopefully you were able to turn to Instagram & Pinterest in the interim. I’m looking forward to sharing my latest projects and how I’m navigating the new normal – as I don’t think life will be quite the same for some time. I hope you are safe and well!

  2. Welcome back !! During the absence time of Apt34.com, I can only visit ur Pinterest for inspiration and now I’m so looking forward to visit ur site again!

  3. It is such a joy to have your back. Apartment 34 is a such a peaceful frolic….

  4. SO HAPPY YOU ARE BACK!!!! Thanks for bringing your beautiful and inspiring world back to share with us. I’m so sorry for the stress and sadness I am sure you have gone through. Wish I could give you a hug through this comment box.

  5. Hi Erin,
    When I first started reading your blog ten years ago I was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. I was very sick and confined to my house. Your blog helped me pass the time, comforted me, inspired me, gave me something to look forward to. I am healthy now and I appreciate your blog as I did then. I am here for whatever you so generously give your loyal readers. I too am sorry for the worry and pain your ordeal must have caused you.