It’s Sunday morning at your local coffee shop. You forgot to plug your phone last night and left it at home to charge, grabbed a book and walked over. You sit nestled into the window seat, finish a few pages of your book, and suddenly remember that shirt you saw the ad for the other […]

We invest a tremendous amount of time and energy designing charming experiences. We spend more freely on vacation than we would in our normally semi-frugal lives. We book the nicer airbnb or choose the more agreeable flight route, even if it’s a couple hundred dollars more. We research the things to do, email that friend […]

It’s only September? Hasn’t 2020 been at least a decade? “Well, maybe this is kind of nice,” we thought back in April. “I’d be stuck in traffic right now if it weren’t for all this,” we said, lounging a few extra moments in bed noticing the gentle morning light sneaking in through the gap in […]

I’ve taken to daily two-hour meandering walks through my neighborhood since that’s all we’re still allowed to do. Yesterday, I stopped under a cluster of trees in bloom. Their white blossoms fell around me in slow motion, surrounding me in springtime snow. I couldn’t help but think “what are you doing?! Springtime is cancelled. You […]

Well babies, we’ve shared our ten tips for surviving quarantine. What a time this is. We’re wrapping this series with a few more goodies: recipes and links and ideas for making all these tips happen in your own home. So to close us out, here are some links to help you as we head into […]

I first visited the south of France when I was 18 and I could tell right away that the South of France knew something I didn’t. When the train from Paris pulled into the station, I tossed my pack on my back and wandered off to a sleepy Sunday afternoon in the seaside town of […]

2015, Havana: the last time we felt this separated from the “normal” world. We’d purchased tickets in cash pesos at the airport in Mexico, boarded the plane with dozens of Cubans bringing toilet paper and tires home to their families, and landed to a world without internet. We could write about Cuba for a long […]

“Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies- God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” -Kurt Vonnegut When I was 19, I […]

Sometimes Tim and I dreamily reminisce about the best naps we’ve ever taken. We tick off a list of his family’s cabin in remote Michigan (the perfect couch nap), the pregnancy naps I took on our babymoon in Nepal, the breezy naps in a teak hut in the Thai jungles, crickets and roosters keeping us […]

I’m standing across the street from one of our favorite coffeeshops. It’s closed, like everything. The now-empty chairs that Laura and I have spent countless hours sipping americanos. In those very chairs, we’d have work meetings, dream dreams, and loiter away many mornings perfectly spent. I see posted for what feels like the first time […]

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