Category Archives: living

E. Frances Mother’s Day Cards

Newport, RI-based E. Frances has some darling Mother’s Day cards out this year. I spotted these at my local flower shop on one of my (very) regular flower runs, but if you’re not in my neck of the woods, there’s always the E. Frances online shop. images via efrancespaper.com

Easter Musings

In late March, Chicago hangs on the cusp of spring, with warm days sending everyone into a happy delirium, with not-infrequent slides into chilly temps to keep our egos in check. (In my own yard, the snowdrops are the only flowers in bloom, with the narcissus and tulips just starting to poke through the soil.) […]

March Update (aka One Year In)

It’s hard to believe (and on the other hand, quite easy to believe) that we’ve crossed the one-year mark of Pandemic Life. New routines have been necessarily established, horizons have shrunk and and with them, expectations, which are now sometimes as simple as “Is it cocktail hour yet?” while we await our turn for the […]

January again …

It’s January again. A time for new habits, whether it’s dry-January (truth be told, this is not the year for that), or exercise, or just general self-improvement. Like most of us, I’ve already radically re-jiggered my life thanks to lockdown, and so I view this new year as a time of re-commitment to the re-ordered […]

Apropos of Nothing

Hello … it’s become increasingly apparent that deciding to re-launch this blog does not pair well with a pandemic, especially when said re-launch was to focus on travel, and sharing my favorite spots from cities we had hoped — and planned — to visit. But we’re not going anywhere, and I doubt any of you […]