I haven’t historically been wonderful at keeping my new years resolutions, but this year, considering all the traveling I will be doing with my book tour (three whole months on the road!) I really wanted to make a commitment to spending time with friends and […]
While in Oaxaca this October, I had the pleasure of dining at Criollo with the group from Thread Caravan. I had just watched the Chefs Table Documentary about Pujol, and unfortunately didn’t make reservations in time, but I had been dying to try his food. Lucky […]
We flew into town for the Women’s March on Washington. Over 20 of us. My friend Gretchen who started this incredible org Good Support, organized accommodations, travel, back up plans in case it got sketchy… But the march was anything but sketchy. It was affirming […]
When I decided to stay in my studio and take over the entire space instead of trying to find a new space, I knew I needed to make it feel cozy, as well as maintaining the open layout and flexibility of the space.
People used to come into the studio and not have anywhere to sit. There wasn’t enough room! But with the expansion now possible, that needed to change.
Last week in Minneapolis, our friend Marina invited us to dine at her work. I didn’t know where we were going until we arrived, enchanted by the stark Scandi + Japanese inspired design. From the handmade cutlery trays, to the gusto with which each dish arrived, the details were perfectly executed.
I always love coming downstairs to a clean kitchen, but not a perfectly immaculate kitchen. I like it to feel lived in and not too precious, but still clean and organized. We keep our liqueur neatly on a shelf, along with cutting boards and appliances […]
On Valentines day, we stayed home and rearranged the living room. It’s one of our favorite things to do, reimagine our space, light some candles, burn some sage or palo santo, and put on some fun jams while caring for the plants, and spending time […]
My friend and incredible floral designer, Liza Lubell of Peartree flowers, has made it her mission to spend all her vacation time at the beach in Nosara, Costa Rica, ideally surfing. Whenever we talk, she is always telling me about her next trip there. Some people […]
My first trip to Europe since 2003 was planned based on a cheap flight. I saw one for $750 to Copenhagen from Portland, OR, and jumped on it.
My friend Natasha lives here, in Copenhagen, and here is where I am currently sitting, with a glass of white wine, at a rustic wooden table, in a candle lit bar, surrounded by the chatter of many languages and jazz on the stereo.