Category Archives: living

Fern Verrow

The older I get, the harder I am to impress. And while I haven’t exactly been a star pupil of the Marie Kondo method, I have been quick to apply Kondo’s “Does it spark joy?” rule when considering new purchases. The brand-new Fern Verrow cookbook passes the Kondo test with flying colors: it’s full of joy. […]

#exploring Bath: The Fig Store

I’ve been to Bath twice now: my introduction to the city was a whirlwind day trip showcasing the best of the city, courtesy of my host, Cereal Magazine‘s über-chic travel savant, Editor-in-Chief Rosa Park. Even at our not-enough-time frenetic pace, I could sense Bath’s laid-back vibe and fell in love with the city’s gorgeous Georgian architecture. Earlier […]

Petersham Nurseries School of Garden Inspiration

A happy discovery at this year’s GROW London Contemporary Garden Fair was Petersham Nurseries‘ newly-launched “School of Garden Inspiration”. The gorgeous class brochure highlights the wide variety of class options that will to appeal to garden aesthetes whether they’re resident or tourist. Courses range from the serious (vegetable garden planning and rose-bush pruning) to the […]

Helen Beard Ceramics

As someone who loves the idea of collections but hates (fears) clutter, artist Helen Beard’s ceramics seem like the perfect compromise.  Her illustrated pottery begs to be displayed, but looks and feels like it can withstand use and “love”. I’ve been a fan of Beard’s for a while — I think my first discovery was her […]

Shop Visit: La Garçonne, NYC

Proof that Instagram lies: those of you following my #collegetours photos no doubt have envisioned an idyllic romp through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, replete with leisurely lunches and afternoon shopping. Nothing could be further from the truth: the tone for our odyssey was set on day one when we left our morning school appointment in […]