brooklyn

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    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
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    out and about: brooklyn botanic garden

    I hope you’ve come to expect it, really. This time of year practically begs for a weekly catalog of the blooming things and I’m nothing if not up for the challenge. First the crocuses,…

    May 4, 2015 20 Comments
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    four summers in brooklyn.

    When I was pregnant with Faye, I didn’t know if she would be a girl or a boy, or when precisely she would arrive, but I knew that when she finally came, there would…

    June 23, 2014 21 Comments
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    brooklyn, a century ago.

    I’ve been poring over these family photos lately. There’s lots to say about them, but for now I couldn’t help but to share them as a little celebration of Brooklyn in the summertime. I…

    April 25, 2013 16 Comments
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    brooklyn loves boston.

    Photo by Lucky Tran; Illuminations by @NYClightbrigade and @illuminator99 I’m not a runner. Just a sister to runners. Proud by proxy. In my estimation, there is only one reason to stand at a marathon finish line. It…

    April 16, 2013 23 Comments
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    make your own: maraschino cherries.

    It’s sour cherry season here in New York. Blink and you’ll miss it, so here’s a project to make it last a little longer.First, a few facts:Maraschino is a dry liqueur made from Marasca…

    July 21, 2016 18 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this brush.{because it’s me against the daily ton of playground sand coming into our apartment (i’m losing.)}2. this “gallery.”{courtesy of grammy.}3. this fleur de sel.{a sprinkle on…

    July 15, 2016 8 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 13 Comments
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    elderflower cordial.

    Elderflowers bloom in spring and so imbibing them in the springtime seems like a wise and festive thing to do. An elderflower cordial is not an alcoholic drink. It’s a glorified soda. But cordial is a…

    June 7, 2016 8 Comments
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    baby proof: bedtime stories lately.

    I’ve gone to the dark side and am now the owner of an e-book reader. (James gave me a Kindle for Mother’s Day. I had no idea that Mother’s Day is the new birthday,…

    May 12, 2016 78 Comments