Category Archives: travel

Week Sixteen: A SimplePretty Guide to Marylebone

Centrally located, and an easy walk from the Baker Street and Bond Street Tube stations, the charming village of Marylebone could easily be my favorite place in London to explore. At the very least, it is where I choose to spend most of my free time, and thus is the perfect spot to launch a […]

Week Fifteen: Exploring Munich — Carta Pura / Papierladen

My family spent a February holiday weekend in Munich, and while we had a great time walking all over the city, I must confess that in my planning I was most excited about finally having the chance to visit Papierladen, the retail outlet for the utmost in utilitarian luxe® stationery, Carta Pura. Papierladen is a meticulously […]

Week Four: Simple Pretty Picks / January 2014

It may seem like ages ago, but the holidays marked our family’s first trip back to the States since the move. We divided our time between “home” (Chicago suburbs: cold!) and California (LA/SF: sunny + warm!). For January, my picks feature the tried-and-true stops from our holiday travels. photos arranged clockwise, from top L Chicago […]

Week Thirty-one: Wilson Stephens & Jones

Once my sea container arrives, I’ll be hard at work really settling in. Though the house is quite nice right now, it’s not “mine” (which I realize is relative as we’re renting). One of my favorite ways to make a house more personal is with art. I’ve got some favorite pieces coming by sea, but […]

Week Twenty-nine: Hello, London.

We’re here; the suitcases are unpacked + I’m starting to acclimate to London living. Thankfully, the weather has been spectacular thus far. Am freaking out a bit about where all of my American “stuff” is going to go once the air and sea shipments arrive, but as we’ll deal with that later. For now, how […]