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 […]

The lights are off. It’s dark. The attendants have picked up the remains your chicken and pasta that was somehow better than you expected, but still completely sub-par. You’re snuggled into seat 34B surrounded by the light snore coming from 34A. You know you should join your seat mates and try and get some sleep. […]

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 […]

People go to Japan for a hundred different reasons. The top of my list? I wanted to take an epic bath.  But before we get there, let me first tell you that the path to a Japanese tea house is as important as the tea house itself. While walking the path, we are able to […]

One of the best cups of coffee I’ve ever had was at Café de l’Ambre in Tokyo. This delightful coffeeshop opened in 1948 and the decor hasn’t changed since. Located in the luxe futurescape of Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood, the dim lighting, mid-century red booths, and dark wood make you feel like you’re about to meet […]

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