Category Archives: travel

Photo Favorites: March 2015

Is there anything better than a few days in Paris? Not to me, there isn’t. I still pinch myself every time I board the Eurostar. And I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface, so a few return trips are in order before we end our expat experience. I’ll be sharing a slew of photos […]

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 […]

Simple Pretty Chicago: the Holiday Edition

Chicago: a place that, after last year’s ridiculous weather, was somewhere I was in no hurry to get back to anytime soon. In fact, I swore that I was not. going. back. this year. Funny how family and the holidays changes that: once again, I found myself sitting on a plane headed west on Christmas […]

London Shop: Pedlars

One of my favorite shops at the moment has to be Pedlars, which is based in North Wales but has a retail shop in Notting Hill. (128 Talbot Road, a stone’s throw from Portobello Road.) Long known for its design-lover’s assemblage of clever-yet-quirky British homewares and accessories like Hovis tins and vintage bus blinds, the shop […]

London Shop: In House

New to London’s Redchurch Street (Shoreditch), In House is a clever combination of exhibition and shop. Curated by the design team at In House Studios, each month presents a new shoppable theme. The debut collection, “In Print”, is dedicated to all things paper and ink (filled with pencils, notebooks, rulers, and such — right up my […]