BRCA Update {Personal Reflections}

Aligning ourselves with the Fannings and Olsens? If that is what it takes to keep the genetic mutation known as BRCA and the prophylactic options available to women…

Personal Reflections {BRCA Journey}

This post is actually one from two years ago whichI penned as I recovered from a mastectomy as a preventivemeasure for breast cancer due to my…

My Paris Trip: Apartment We Rented Near Notre Dame

Paris…where we celebrated anniversary 25in 2012 with a few days at the Park Hyatt Vendomeand a week in this apartment close to Notre Dame. **You can…

I Won an Ikea Contest!

Ikea recently crowned me one of their winners in the TOGETHER WE EAT contest where I submitted my story and recipe for Swedish Pancakes. To get…

{Personal Reflections} She Used to Be Mine

B e l l a   L u n awas my constant companionfor nearly 14 years, and our heartsare now broken and mournfulwithout her joy and…

WE FOUND A HOUSE & Tine K inspiration {Hello Lovely Fixer …

Our adventure in house hunting began five months ago while vacationing in Hawaii when we agreed to a one time showing of our home which…

Personal Reflections {In Hawaii & My Birthday}

This was the first shot I snapped on the North Shore where I am still living happily as a beach bum in Hawaii (ooooh I…

Holiday Inspiration {a wintry pub party}

Every year, we join close friends in their charmingEuropean style home decked out for the holidaysfor their annual W I N T R Y  P…

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

I have been toiling, but it’s time for a long exhaleto prepare my heart for Thanksgiving tomorrow. photography: Elizabeth Messina of Kiss the Groom I discovered…

Around Chicago: David Bowie IS {Personal Reflections}

If you have the opportunity to visit Chicago before Jan. 4,consider checking out the DAVID BOWIE IS exhibitat the Museum of Contemporary Art. (above and…

Personal Reflections September 2014, My Home & Sacred in the Everyday

I hope you’re not too tired of images around my house.I’m actually very tired, but it’s a good tired. Autumn triggers ‘nesty-ness’ for me so…

Japanese Garden Inspiration: Anderson Gardens

It’s so fun when I run into someone exclaimingOMG, I LOVVVVVE YOUR BLOG! I can’t believe how the blog has grown thanks to YOU. Hello…