Category Archives: living

Week Forty-eight: Giving Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving Eve, and I’m sure many of you are in the throes of house cleaning and menu planning (or the alternate: packing and traveling) at the moment. Completely understandable. Tomorrow, though, I hope you find a quiet moment to say thanks to those who have helped you over the past year. Even though I […]

Week Forty-seven: Simple Pretty Picks / November 2013

My November favorites could double as a holiday gift guide, assuming you live by the “one for you; one for me” rule like I do: Virginia Johnson crewneck intarsia sweater swan: I love the graphic feel of this oversized swan. Bonus points that it’s knitted in a cozy grey cashmere/merino blend.  The style reminds me […]

Week Forty-six: New Lifestyle Books from Monocle + Remodelista

As a blogger, one of the questions I’m asked most frequently is “What are you reading?” And while that list is ever-changing (I seem to cycle between food and fashion blogs: surprise!), two constants are Monocle magazine and Remodelista. I read Monocle for its dedicated, global analysis of culture and design, and Remodelista for its […]

Week Forty-four: Architect Vincent Van Duysen / A. Magazine

My discovery of architect Vincent Van Duysen happened in a roundabout fashion. First, I fell for his austere (but beautiful) wooden bowl for When Objects Work at Maison et Objet. Then, I stumbled across a T Magazine piece featuring his Antwerp home. That led me to the Van Duysen website + its rabbit-hole-for-the-minimalist portfolio. Thames […]

Week Forty-three: Fall Baking + New Books

There’s something about the first cool days of fall that makes me want to fire up the oven and bake a batch of cookies. As I’ve felt off my game since moving to the land of metric, I decided to take a French Pastry class over the weekend, in hopes that it would a) get […]