Category Archives: living

Artistic Sourdough Bread by Linda Ring

One of the things missing in my life circa Covid-19 — actually, since moving back to the US — is accessible good bread. Although I have no plans to adopt a sourdough starter of my own to be on trend during lockdown, I am completely besotted with the artistic loaves created by Swedish photographer/stylist Linda […]

Oh, The Places (We Hope to) Go: Petit Marché

Still sheltering-in-place, taking walks, scrolling Instagram, and dreaming. Dreaming of Stockholm, and a visit to Petit Marché, a completely charming sort of shop if your interests tend to flowers … and coffee … like me. images from petit marché stockholm at facebook

Oh, The Places (We Hope to) Go: Shoppe

2020 travel started off well enough. January brought a trip to Charleston; February took us to Nashville … and March was supposed to be Birmingham, expressly to visit Shoppe, a shop I have been obsessed with of late. Owners Jay Draper and Mark Thompson have created a flower and plant wonderland, complete with an authentic […]

Quarantine Round-up, Easter Edition

Week three of stay-at-home is underway, with no end in sight (as of now, Illinois’ end date is April 30.I am hopeful, but doubtful). Meanwhile, the daffodils and tulips are pushing through the soil … trees are flowering … and even the grass seems a bit greener than it did a week ago. I’ve been […]

5 Simple Joys: Quarantine Edition

Well, that was a title I never thought I’d type. But here we are, sheltering-in-place, social distancing, and generally trying to feel productive and purposeful while also trying not to freak out. Just today, I realized that I am wasting wide swaths of time scrolling through Instagram: something I’m certainly going to address, in a […]