Category Archives: travel

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.) […]

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 […]

Zoe de las Cases: Paris and London

I STILL miss travel. I particularly miss London and Paris, and have spent far too much time during this year-of-going-nowhere mooning over shops in those two cities on Instagram. Which is why I was thrilled to discover these two new travel guides from Paris illustrator Zoé de las Cases. (Instagram: @zoedelascases) Each is part coloring book […]

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 […]