When I think about my ideal living space, it encompass many (if not all), of the details in the space above. Soft light, French doors (swoon) and just the right amount of vintage detail to keep the space unique, but still modern. This particular space belongs to Mary of Millay Vintage. I just discovered her Instagram feed, filled with beautiful, detailed photos of whatever is inspiring her at the moment. Light and lovely.
This year went by far too quickly. This boy is growing, far too quickly. It's bittersweet, as any parent knows. I'm so thankful that he is healthy and thriving. So thankful. But there is always a tiny part of me that wishes I could freeze time. Just keep him my baby for a little while longer. I'm very attached to this cuddle bug ;)
I never imagined a baby could be so determined and fearless! It's amazing to watch. And hilarious. And sometimes scary. He certainly keeps me on my toes, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope is always this curious, determined and fearless. I have a good feeling he will be :)
And so, happy 1st birthday my beautiful Julian. You are so special to me and our family. This past year with you has been beyond incredible and I can't wait for the adventures this next one brings. xo
These beautiful prints by Sophie Rae were inspired by her time in India, where she was an artist in residence at the Chhap printmaking studios in Gujurat. Created from hand cut stencils and oil paint rolled on paper, her prints showcase layers upon layers of vibrant color. Happiness just radiates from her work. Love.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” -Martha Graham
Inspired by New York City's most beloved bookstores, The New Yorker cartoonist, Bob Eckstein, recently shared this charming collection of drawings and stories. Bookstores are my true happy place. It's my favorite way to spend my time. Some of my fondest memories travelling, are ones where I stumbled upon some sort of charming, independent bookstore, happily lost for hours and hours. Unfortunately these types of bookstores are becoming few and far between. It is so important that we support our local bookstores, wherever we are.