November 2, 2016

conscious closet: the perfect fall dress

After finally paying attention to the horrors of clothing production a few years back, I decided to start shopping as ethically and sustainably as I possible could. While not always an easy task, it's rewarding when I find a piece of clothing that I both love to wear and feel good purchasing. Everlane has a radical transparency policy that fits my ethical clothing standards, and their styles are simple and timeless. I want my purchases to be good for the planet and the people in it and shopping at Everlane is a step in that direction.

This number arrived in the mail the other day in all its soft cashmere glory. I wore it to work the next day with my favorite mules. It's the perfect dress for cold mornings, when staying under billowy covers is much more appealing than, welp, anything. It's a dress that I can easily slip into without any hassle or fuss, which means that I can hit the snooze button one last time before rolling out of bed. This isn't a sponsored post, I just love this dress! In case you're interested, you can find it here. :)

October 31, 2016

the art of sundays: week 2

Pajamas until after noon. Pancakes. Sticky fingers. Sipping earl grey on the porch. Cat cuddles. Leisurely walks in the autumn sun. A stop to the farmers market. And a green smoothie for dinner. That was my Sunday. What'd you do on yours?

October 26, 2016

a little something funny

My friend posted this on facebook, and I had to share. Hilarious. A great pick up line for those of who live in cold climates. Who's gonna give it a go? ;)

October 24, 2016

grape picker

I stumbled upon this portrait, Grape Picker, by Prikle Jones today at work at the museum. There's something about his expression, those ernest eyes, the embrace of the tangled vines. Mmm. I'd like to hang a copy above the kitchen sink as a little reminder of all the workmen who help put the food on the table.

Have you seen any art recently that calls to you?

October 23, 2016

the art of sundays: week 1

Happy Sunday evening, friends. This is a new series (the first series on this blog, in fact!) that I'm starting with the intention to capture the beauty of Sundays. The meandering strolls around town. Farmers markets. Scrumptious brunches. Leisurely time well spent.

Sunday this week came in the form of writing letters to old friends, windows wide open, chai in hand.  Sampling twenty types of apples at the farmers market. Long walks in Rock Creek Park followed by the most delicious mulling spices tea on a cafe patio. And on my walk home, I met the kindest neighbors who invited me in to chat and share a drink. The neighborhood is starting to feel like my neighborhood.

What did you do this weekend?


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October 19, 2016

have wheels, will travel

I just started biking around DC and I absolutely love it. The wind in my hair. Saying hello to fellow bikers and passersby. It's quick, it's fun, it's exercise, and it's a great way to see a city. This morning, I biked to my new favorite study spot, Big Bear Cafe. I sat outside, tangled grape vines overhead, moroccan mint iced tea in hand, listening to the sound of leaves crunching against the sidewalk as people walked by. It was marvelous. And then, I hopped on bike to return home.

What's your favorite way to get around your town?


October 17, 2016

exploring the national museum of african american history and culture

I got the chance to go to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture last week, and boy was it incredible. The exhibits are deeply moving. The architecture is stunning. The whole experience is just amazing. DC friends, have you gone yet?