Life As An Expat: The Move

This is the part. The part where things take shape and become real events with times and dates instead of anxieties on repeat.The part where you make plans with friends. Bye-for-now drinks and dinner dates.The part where you write lists, open boxes, cram suitcases.Blow dust off books, uncover old papers, question what you own.Make appointments, close accounts.Plan weekends, number days, count sleeps....more

8 Perfect Early Fall Jackets

Deciding what to wear this time of year is tough, but deciding which jacket to bring (or not to bring) is pretty much impossible. Do you bring a lighter coat and throw a scarf and hat in your bag, or a heavier coat and pray the cool weather lasts? Nowhere is this greater felt than in London, where the weather can (literally) change in the amount of time it takes you to walk down the stairs from your flat to the street ....more

How To Take A Break From Technology

It's rich for me to write a post on this topic. As I type, it's 6:30 p.m. and I'm sitting on my bed. My lower back isn't supported, the light in here isn't great, I'm sitting with my legs bent in a weird way, and I'm in the middle of two text conversations as I write ....more

Sunday Objects | 12

In today's Sunday Objects I'm sharing favorites old and new, including my travel bag, the hat that's keeping me warm lately, and a shampoo that's made my hair look like an adult's hair rather than a messy child....more

Tradlands Fall/Winter 2014

It's like this: You know that Lincoln quote, "Whatever you are, be a good one"? San Francisco's...more

Good Reads: 17 October 2014

Actually can not believe that it's already Friday. I've been working a lot, so between and Mercury Retrograde, I've just been kind of focusing lately and that's it. With that in mind, I'm very much looking forward to not being online this weekend ....more

Botanica Workshop Spring/Summer 2015

Sustainable, organic underwear line...more

The Case For Consumer Culture

My recent flirtation with the world of minimalism has been brought on by many things. As I've talked about in other posts (here, here, here), my interest in consuming less partly has to do with my move abroad, partly with my growing interest in supporting independent designers, and mainly – most likely – it has to do with my age. But based on conversations I've had recently with friends, I can't help but wonder if my surroundings have had any sort of influence ....more

Shopping List: South African Designers

Oddly enough, my South African husband wasn't the one to introduce me to my many favorite South African designers. ...more

Sunday Objects | 11

This one is kind of random, I know, but bear with me here – all of these simple, everyday objects have a lot of meaning. The book has been arguably the most important everyday object this week (because I'm obsessed with it), but these other pieces are important for other reasons. Read on: not that kind of girl: Because it came in the mail this week, I've started reading it, and have laughed out loud so many times ....more