Category Archives: living

Week One: A Fresh Start

Typically, I mark a New Year by examining the excesses in my life over the past 12 months, and then resolve to be more mindful and purposeful, and less consumerist. The start to 2014 is different: I am keenly aware of time passing since our move, and so I’m focussed on maximizing experiences instead of […]

Week Fifty: Simple Pretty Picks / December 2013

I’m hesitant to call this a gift guide, because it’s a gift guide only if you’re buying for me. (Which makes it a wish list, but perhaps after reading, you’ll be wishing for them, too.) These are the items at the top of my mind with two weeks to go. They’re the items I keep […]

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 […]