• st_malo_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_1373

    evening in saint-malo.

    On the evening that we arrived in Saint-Malo, the light made the city glow like a colorized old-timey postcard. You know the ones? Everything cast in a pale yellow or green-blue or washed-out gray.…

    June 27, 2016 14 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this shell.{for fitting right in.}2. these hydrangeas.{for blooming before we have to head home.}3. this little yellow jacket.{for being an over-sized solution for keeping a tiny bug moderately…

    June 24, 2016 12 Comments
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    baby proof: travel tips from a toddler.

    It must be known that a two-year-old is an intrepid traveler: all gut checks and self-care and general enthusiasm for the new and unexplored. To be fair, a two-year-old is also a terrible traveler: indifferent to…

    June 21, 2016 20 Comments
  • watercolors_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_1186

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this little yogurt jar. {and those lil’ guys for hanging on.}2. these sandals. {because it’s warmed up again around here. also, twinsies.}3. this butter.{because it’s at room temp and…

    June 17, 2016 12 Comments
  • grapes and laundry

    picking grapes, sorting the laundry.

    These are things I like to write about: Joy found in spreading salted butter onto already buttery brioche. Joy in picking roadside flowers and sticking them, in all their messy glory, into a jar in…

    June 16, 2016
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    photographing a family vacation.

    I’m not an expert of photography, but over the years I’ve developed a philosophy on picture-taking while on vacation that I thought might be helpful to share.Over the course of a family vacation, it’s possible…

    June 14, 2016 19 Comments
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    visit france.

    Here’s a donkey apropos of nothing at all. But isn’t it fuzzy and cute? I think we could all use an extra dose of that today. I’m working with the French national tourism site,…

    June 13, 2016 5 Comments
  • knob_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_0894

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this dress.{because i wore it every single day this week.}2. these slippers.{because turns out toes get cold even in june.}3. this mobile.{because as faye would say, bo-ats.}4.…

    June 10, 2016 4 Comments
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    brittany, 9 pm.

    We’ve been singing rounds of Wheels on the Bus, except instead of rousing odes to wheels and windows and wipers, we’re celebrating a rowdy bus of animals: cows and doggies and fish, if you’d like to know.…

    June 9, 2016 12 Comments
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    two nights in paris with onefinestay.

    This post is sponsored by onefinestay, “pioneers of handmade hospitality.”Luxury is a relative term. There are times of life when a stay in a questionably clean hotel room with a shared hall shower and no…

    June 8, 2016 9 Comments