Spending lots of time this fall camped out at our friends Peter & Jessi’s midwestern compound. Making music and all day brunches. Following their chicks and ducks around their property. Nothing I love more than sipping on a big pot of earl gray tea full of Peter’s families organic honey while playing on their white piano. Heavenly. If you want a heads up where to find local Illinois raw, organic honey check out ysorganic.com. XO
I received this oddly shaped parcel on the most unfortunate afternoon. What perfect timing. Many thanks to my darling friend, B. for this unexpected gift! I adore it. Thank God for Michigan indeed.
Somehow I made it my entire life without ever visiting New York. How can that be? I got to spend an unforgettably warm weekend this September visiting some of my most favorite people. I could never say anything that hasn’t been said ten thousand times over. It’s expansive – and I loved it.
We made our way through the south landing in Tennessee, Kentucky and Atlanta. Stopping to visit friends in Atlanta who welcomed us by introducing us to their favorite local territories. Generally eating our way through every state I have to say Atlanta had the best BBQ I’ve tried yet. We made our way through Atlanta’s gigantic international market where I bought loose teas to bring home with me and we spent the evenings enjoying the not yet hot weather. Took in views of Chattanooga, stopped in Kentucky and spent an unexpectedly divine time in Nashville on Easter Sunday. Slipping in and out of quarter full bars, sampling some really great southern music. I really couldn’t have had a better time.
Starting off one of a few posts from a bout of traveling we recently did.
Just returned from Detroit. Lots of time celebrating a soon to be addition to our great big family. Nothing makes you laugh like sitting around a kitchen full of friends, cousins and aunts for hours. We returned a set of drums J. had been housing that we put to good use the last couple of years. Besides our car battery dying we also survived a manic 60 MPH wind storm that kept the whole town awake around us. My sister and I also inherited two Polaroid cameras on our trip and a silent film camera that we adore.
J. has finished moving out of his lake house and we’re now headed on a bout of traveling this next month to soak up some time in the southern states.
*J&I one chilly afternoon, a new old record, a new old camera, frilly gift wrap for the new addition to our family, late last week, last day of packing up.
Currently I am sick and in bed waiting out the end to a cold that I brought back with me over Thanksgiving. Only when you’re sick do you think of all the things you could be doing instead of estimating how many days you think it’s going to take you to feel better (nobody rounds up). When I’m sick I always want to be singing. It is my sneeze free daydream. For the past few days I have been reading, sipping green tea and awaiting my renewal while sifting through recipes online trying to remember how good food tastes.
I estimate one more day. Or two.
Above photos: J. thrifting in Kansas City, flowers to promote getting well