sustainability

  • winter wardrobe resolutions with thredup.

    This post is sponsored by thredUP, a secondhand shopping website selling high-quality, like-new clothes for a fraction of the price. On any given day of January you might find me opening my tiny notebook and…

    January 11, 2018 18 Comments
  • make your own: calendula salve.

    For all of its loveliness, January is a month in New York that requires some amount of defending against. To fend off the cold we need extra layers of wool. To combat the blues…

    January 8, 2018 36 Comments
  • make your own: ice lanterns.

    Growing up, I’d light luminaria with my Uncle Ralph on Christmas Eve. He’d have filled the bottoms of white paper bags with beach sand and lined them up along the edge of his street.…

    December 21, 2017 16 Comments
  • stocking stuffers.

    James and I will be celebrating Christmas morning in our own apartment for the very first time this year and I’m so excited to have the chance to recreate some of my favorite childhood…

    December 19, 2017 62 Comments
  • make your own: ice ornaments.

    I was planning a final week of gift guides, but I got distracted by freezing temperatures and the exceptionally perfect chalky blue of juniper berries and so instead I decided I’d close out the…

    December 18, 2017 32 Comments
  • eco-friendly efforts at the holidays.

    We’re in the thick of what’s arguably the most indulgent time of year. I’m not here to tell you to lay off the egg nog or the gingerbread cookies, but I thought it might…

    December 11, 2017 17 Comments
  • knits from elizabeth suzann.

    This post is sponsored by Elizabeth Suzann, a clothing label committed to finding comfort in clothing. “You’re wearing a sweater to bed, Mama?” Faye was equal parts enthralled and scandalized when I slipped into her bed…

    December 5, 2017 34 Comments
  • habit shift: natural hair care.

    Writing about a natural hair routine in the lifestyle realm feels a bit like pandering. Everyone wants a foolproof fix and so there are roughly one million blog posts convincing people that their particular…

    November 15, 2017 105 Comments
  • fall arrivals from tradlands.

    This post is sponsored by Tradlands, a favorite source for ethically made essentials for modern women. Selvedge denim jackets, cozy flannels, organic poplins, chore coats in three colors, and just-launched chinos. Suffice to say, the folks at…

    November 14, 2017 9 Comments
  • make your own: squash lanterns.

    Today, a brief tutorial on how to make a seasonal craft that gives an autumnal walk or an autumnal dinner just the right bit of whimsy and light to make everything else disappear for…

    November 8, 2017 22 Comments