This morning I escaped, slipping out the door in search of calm. When worry steals my breath, I often find it hidden in the trees, on the wings of birds, or waiting patiently for me along rocky shores. Where do you go when you need life to pour air back into your lungs? When you … Continue reading Seeking Calm
Celebrating Four Years + Peeking Around the Bend
Four years ago, I created this space to share what inspired me. My first post was the account of a wildly fortuitous vintage shopping experience with my sister, and since that day I've covered everything from style and culture to love and loss through my words and my photography. The blog's name, much to my … Continue reading Celebrating Four Years + Peeking Around the Bend
Profiles in Beauty
While I love to grab inspiration from pages of fashion magazines and images of the editors who put them together, what inspires me most are the beautiful women who surround me in my everyday life. Their beauty routines and how they put themselves together each day are only a few brushstrokes on the painting. What … Continue reading Profiles in Beauty
The (Hand)written Word
During a recent bout of spring cleaning, I discovered a thank you note tucked deep in a drawer that my mother had written after celebrating her birthday at our home (we were celebrating my stepfather's as well - they shared a birthday). I remember the events she refers to in the letter as if they … Continue reading The (Hand)written Word
Last Sunday, my fifteen year old son Will hugged me goodbye and took off for an evening bike ride as I cleaned up the last of our Easter dishes. I don't know what made me look at the clock when he left, but I remember being pleased that the sun was still shining so late … Continue reading True Love
Happy Monday to you! Though I'm sad to say goodbye to this weekend filled with family, friends and gorgeous weather, the bouquet I put together for our Easter celebration will make me seriously happy all week long. Fresh flowers are on my list of necessary luxuries, along with: Friday night sushi, traditional Sunday dinners … Continue reading Necessary Luxuries
The Aesthete and the Dilettante Featured in Forest & Bluff
I was absolutely delighted that the aesthete and the dilettante was featured in the April issue of Forest & Bluff Magazine! A huge thank you to Ann Marie Scheidler, the editorial director of Forest & Bluff, for writing such a kind and thoughtful article. It's an honor to be on the pages of a magazine … Continue reading The Aesthete and the Dilettante Featured in Forest & Bluff
Welcome, 2014! I’ve been waiting for you.
Our family closed 2013 skiing with close friends in Northern Michigan where subzero windchills kept all but diehard skiers off of the slopes. The cold may have prevented us from spending the entire day outside, but paired with a new-fallen blanket of snow, it brought the gift of quiet which was almost as beautiful as … Continue reading Welcome, 2014! I’ve been waiting for you.
41. A seemingly inconsequential birthday, no? With zero expectation (or desire) for the grandeur of a 40th fete, and feeling 50 to be lightyears away, I wasn't looking forward to it, nor was I dreading it as I had 40. Well, that's not entirely true. Celebrating 41 was of little importance, but I was looking … Continue reading Weighing Anchor
Summers to Remember
Another summer has come to a close. Looking back over the years, I am most nostalgic for the summers spent sailing with my grandparents in Canada. Our journeys always began in Penetanguishene, Ontario, where we would gather provisions and fish from the docks while our grandfather readied our boat, Mañana. Our grandmother would stow … Continue reading Summers to Remember