• paris_toddler_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_0194

    paris with a toddler.

    If the flaneurs walked turtles, then parents of toddlers have chosen to walk moody puppies who shift from sleepy and complacent one minute, to bubbly and delightful the next, to wailing and obstinate, and back ’round…

    May 31, 2016 17 Comments
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    go for a wander.

    While we’re busy battling jet lag, missing coffee meetings with friends while we oversleep, and generally bumbling about town with our eyes half-open, here are a few thoughts on traveling—somewhere nearby or far flung—and…

    May 26, 2016 16 Comments
  • packing_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_9994

    packing for a month away.

    Gulp an elderflower cocktail and throw caution to the wind while you fling your favorite things into a bag. There ends my packing advice.Just kidding. A few more cents below for what they’re worth.When…

    May 24, 2016 24 Comments
  • bridge_and_burn_packing_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_9354

    a summery giveaway from bridge & burn.

    This giveaway is sponsored by Bridge & Burn, makers of classic and understated apparel for men and women. I’ve got a running list of things I’m planning to pack for our stay in France.…

    May 11, 2016 29 Comments
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    make-believe: paris morning.

      We’re checking the days off the calendar and somehow it’s feeling more and more unreal that we’re bound for France in just two weeks. (Ack!) We’ll be staying a few nights in Paris when…

    May 10, 2016 17 Comments
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    I was marooned in a café recently, minding my own business, when a couple of bros sat behind me and began to wax expert on some kind of startup that at least one of them was…

    April 27, 2016 54 Comments
  • sublet_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8231

    a little bit of brooklyn?

    We’re taking off for little spell. Maybe you’re just landing?We’re leaving in late May to spend the month of June in the tiny Breton home of my godparents in France. While we’re on our adventure, we’re hoping…

    April 18, 2016 20 Comments
  • joshua_tree_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6103

    out and about: joshua tree.

    We’ve had a decidedly indoor series of days and so, I thought, it’d be nice to live vicariously through photos of a few decidedly outdoor days that we passed earlier in the month. We headed…

    March 21, 2016 11 Comments
  • date_bars_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_5361

    plane food/brain food.

    A nice breakfast bar is a special treat for anybody, but for parents traveling with toddlers, especially.It’s no secret that I like a sweet treat every now and thenday. But in a week with…

    March 7, 2016 26 Comments