Category Archives: living

Oh, The Places (We Hope to) Go: Petit Marché

Still sheltering-in-place, taking walks, scrolling Instagram, and dreaming. Dreaming of Stockholm, and a visit to Petit Marché, a completely charming sort of shop if your interests tend to flowers … and coffee … like me. images from petit marché stockholm at facebook

Oh, The Places (We Hope to) Go: Shoppe

2020 travel started off well enough. January brought a trip to Charleston; February took us to Nashville … and March was supposed to be Birmingham, expressly to visit Shoppe, a shop I have been obsessed with of late. Owners Jay Draper and Mark Thompson have created a flower and plant wonderland, complete with an authentic […]

Quarantine Round-up, Easter Edition

Week three of stay-at-home is underway, with no end in sight (as of now, Illinois’ end date is April 30.I am hopeful, but doubtful). Meanwhile, the daffodils and tulips are pushing through the soil … trees are flowering … and even the grass seems a bit greener than it did a week ago. I’ve been […]

5 Simple Joys: Quarantine Edition

Well, that was a title I never thought I’d type. But here we are, sheltering-in-place, social distancing, and generally trying to feel productive and purposeful while also trying not to freak out. Just today, I realized that I am wasting wide swaths of time scrolling through Instagram: something I’m certainly going to address, in a […]

5 Simple Joys: Charleston

Charleston is one of my favorite US cities to visit. It’s decidedly walkable, and I take full advantage: peeking at the beautiful houses and gardens over a quiet morning walk to a leisurely strolling into the shops on King Street. And not to worry: there are a multitude of excellent places to stop for a […]