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Matt + Margaret // Wedding

07.06.17

I love ALL of my brides. (Seriously.) I just happen to have loved this one…the longest. I met Margaret 20 years ago and spent a majority of my adolescence by her side; pool parties, bus rides, piano practice, hair trials (/errors), tye-dying and so forth. We drifted, as so many do, but I couldn’t be more thankful for the text that graced my phone one year ago that ultimately brought us back together for the greatest occasion of her life: her marriage to Matt.

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Lifestyle

The Hanover // Lo & Sons

06.28.17

 

Packing light. It’s never been an area of expertise for me. I like to travel with choices, and, well, see just how many I can cram into my bag. Over the years, I’ve tried vacuum sealing, compartmentalizing, not-so-discreetly smuggling past an unhappy flight attendant in Barcelona, and so on. I can hear my mother now, “Just pack the things you need.” …BUT WHAT IF ALL I NEED IS EVERYTHING! Well, that’s why Lo & Sons created the Hanover.

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Travel

Hotel Sorrento // Seattle

06.08.17

Everything about Seattle was charming; design-savvy restaurants, craft coffee shops on every corner, thoughtfully curated boutiques, vantage points abound and oyster bars aplenty. What made it even more charming, however, was our hotel.  Read More

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Anything Bundt Perfection

05.01.17

Let’s get one thing straight: baking and I don’t always see eye to eye. I’ve never had much patience for measuring (I dub anything under a tablespoon a “pinch”) and who has time for the difference between packed and unpacked flour (isn’t flour just flour)? My personality type has always gravitated towards cooking, where a pinch is what you make it and there’s always a remedy for too thin remoulade, or things of the sort.

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Lifestyle

Sonnenalp // Vail

02.24.17

Leaving Halycon in all of its Chemex-on-command glory was a feat in itself. How far was our next destination? Was it going to snow over the pass? Could our [somewhat meager] V6 rental packed with shoes to the brim even make it? Would there be coffee on the other side!? All valid questions. (Answers: Two of the scariest hours of my life. Yes. More or less. And, kind of.)

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Travel

Halycon Hotel // Denver

02.19.17

I’m really, really digging this new wave of design-savvy, clean-lined, beautiful hotels. It makes being away from home/living out of a suitcase not only tolerable, but enjoyable. The fluffy robes don’t hurt, either (nor did the 190-degree Chemex full of Four Barrel Coffee and crisp New York Times waiting for me shortly after waking up). Our time at Halcyon in Cherry Creek (Denver), Colorado was short, but oh-so sweet.  Read More

Lifestyle

Find, and do.

01.29.17

I’d dreamt of writing my own wedding vows since long, long before being engaged. I suppose you could say I’ve been a hopeless romantic since age 2, when I first saw Diane Keaton + Steve Martin grace the screen of our Panasonic in Father of the Bride (Part I, duh). So when the time came to write my own vows, I took the occasion very, very seriously. Ten months in advance seriously. What they don’t tell you: no amount of practice can prepare you for the way you feel in that moment, during the actual delivery. I felt so much, I might have actually blacked out (browned out?). However, I do recall telling that guy standing across from me, “I love your sense of adventure – your ceaseless quest to find and do the things that make you feel most alive.”  Read More