• zady chunky knit | reading my tea leaves

    travel made cozy with zady.

    This post is sponsored by Zady, standard-bearers for ethical fashion.Tomorrow we pack our bags, shuffle our way to Penn Station, and board a train that’s going to have us choo-choo-chooing all the way across…

    November 24, 2015
  • birch and pine simple matters reading my tea leaves

    simple matters 02: kate oliver.

    Kate Oliver | Birch & PineOver the past year, Kate Oliver and her wife, Ellen Prasse, have painstakingly taken a 1950s Airstream trailer from mouse-infested and rotting to bright white, clean, and decidedly modern.…

    November 10, 2015
  • portland, or reading my tea leaves

    out and about: portland et cetera.

    If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you might have noticed that we jetted off for a quick trip to visit family in Oregon last weekend. Since my sister Cait moved to Portland this…

    November 5, 2015
  • chelsea fuss simple matters reading my tea leaves

    simple matters 01: chelsea fuss.

    Chelsea Fuss | Frolic!  Chelsea’s blog, Frolic!, was one of the first that I ever read. Her approachable and beautiful space is unique on the internet and a visual feast where the feast is…

    October 27, 2015
  • chelsea fuss simple matters reading my tea leaves

    the simple matters series.

    A quick note to whet your appetite for a new series that I’ve been working on this fall. While I was writing my book last winter, I spent a lot of time thinking about…

    October 22, 2015
  • island

    out and about: monhegan island.

    The islands off the coast of Maine have always intriqued me. After finishing graduate school I seriously considered moving to an island off midcoast Maine. And even though circumstances were such that I made…

    August 25, 2015
  • mountdesert

    out and about: mount desert island.

    We spent the first half of our trip to Maine exploring Mount Desert Island. There’s so much that’s lovely to see on the island that you hardly need a guide, but we made it…

    August 19, 2015
  • camping

    family camping trip: doing it.

    Once you’re in the woods with mosquitoes, and middle-of-the-night rainstorms, and things that go bump, all of your planning gets put to the test, quickly. Here’s a little rundown of how our first official…

    August 18, 2015
  • points-north-video

    points north.

    We’re back at it here in Brooklyn but our hearts are still very much still in balsam-scented Maine. I’m working on a few posts for this week to share some of the favorite spots…

    August 17, 2015
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    traveling tea leaves.

    In the spirit of powering down, refreshing the spirit and the senses, and finding a little breathing room to explore the wide world, things will be a little quiet in this space until we’re…

    August 5, 2015