Category Archives: travel

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 […]

Oh, The Places (We Hope To) Go: Here

Let’s face it: nobody’s going anywhere at the moment, unless it’s a riveting (and necessary) trip to the grocery store. Which means if you’re a person who likes to travel, you’re trawling social media more than you should for glimpses of what life could be like again. Someday. (Guilty.) I’m compiling lists of places to […]

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 […]

5 Simple Joys: Nashville

When you live in Chicago, Nashville is the perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway for that small-but-important weather upgrade. My husband and I spent a recent weekend in Nashville in order to visit the Antiques and Garden Show. On Super Bowl Sunday, ready for an afternoon of exploring, we headed to the charming 12 […]