Category Archives: living

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 […]

Perfectly Simple: March Monogram Tableware

I’ve become such a fan of simple, white tableware. It goes with every setting, can be dressed up or down, and let’s face it: Instagram shots of croissants look better when said croissant isn’t competing with a pattern for attention. Since moving to London, I’ve become attached to my Emma Bridgewater Utility dishes, and I know […]

Wilma’s World: The Book

Wilma, a nine-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, really knows how to live. She enjoys a good meal, likes to sleep in, and makes friends wherever she goes. (Moreover, she has a great sense of humor about it all!) Charmingly photographed by her friend/mother/owner, artist Rae Dunn, Wilma shares her insights daily at Instagram, and I’ve become a […]

London Pop-up: Kenkō Tea Bar

I don’t know why, but Londoners seem skeptical about the goodness of iced tea. Here’s hoping that Kenkō Tea Bar changes that. Currently a pop-up shop at Old Street Station (Northern Line), this new line of cold brew teas have no added sugar but pack plenty of flavor, with each blend steeping for at least […]