I love small things that make life special. Each morning I use this spoon to scoop out the last delicious remains of my cappuccino foam. What a simple, happy way to start my day! This particular spoon is by JessicaNDesigns on Etsy – it’s one of my new favorite items to gift too!
What a strange period – this little patch between Christmas and New Year and the beginning of the New Year. We’re often away at this time, so I guess mostly otherwise occupied. But this year we’re not off on some exotic, distracting adventure and we’re in weird limbo world, where the kids aren’t at school […]
I had an interesting conversation the other night about how, as women, we make ourselves ask permission for things and we become resentful because our husbands don’t. Please understand that I truly have the most supportive husband in the entire world. Known fact. Didn’t bat an eye when I asked if I could go surfing […]
I know, I know, we all do, but: – I don’t like the name Oscar – I can’t stand gum – bad service really annoys me – I really, really hate open toed shoes and nylons – and chipped nail polish – I’m addicted to sugar-free Coffee Rio – I hate it when my dog […]
When I travel back to South Africa, the thing that always gets me is the food. There are flavors that are so typically South African, and I don’t just mean traditional spices and savories. We were at the quaint farm store grocer at the Casterbridge Center in White River, on our way to the Gowrie […]
Yesterday I can home from my post-work run, hot, sweaty and a little bothered by a nagging muscle pain. Darian was heading out to the airport for the evening and was waiting for me to watch the two kids who weren’t at dance with our nanny. And I remembered that I hadn’t remembered to get […]
Why am I only learning this at 40? That I really, really need to trust my gut. Jeez Louise, it never fails! Something will happen and then, whack, I realize that I knew it all along. So what does one do? Tie a piece of string on one’s pinky as a reminder to do a […]
Sometimes I feel that life is simply about navigating a series of obstacles so that you can get to bed, sleep, and navigate more obstacles the next day.
I have never been to Boston. But I have been there. And I know first hand that it’s a living hell you never want to revisit. I have been at my sister’s bedside, 48 hours after a bomb exploded at her feet. I have seen the layers of burnt skin. I have seen what happens […]