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Last Sunday brought the coolest, crispest weather to the DC area. But it was rainy too–a perfect day to hunker down at home, make comfort food, do laundry, write a little, and watch football. I also thought it was about time to spruce up the bulletin board in my home office…

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Lost amid all of my recent posts about San Francisco is the fact that the tedious saga of our sofa and coffee table finally ended a few weeks ago. It took three months for the pieces to be delivered! Meanwhile, the presence of our nine-year-old Ikea Pöang chairs in the main living area of our new house almost drove me insane…

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Frank Gehry is arguably America’s most renowned living architect. Yes, his design for the Eisenhower Memorial on the National Mall is currently the subject of debate but visiting the stunning Guggenheim Bilbao remains on my bucket list (duh)…

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I spent the Christmas holiday with my mom. And one morning, I observed that she had many colorful vignettes involving vegetables, plants and flowers scattered around her house…

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I’ve always loved holly as a symbol of the yuletide season. (Maybe it’s because we had a lot of holly bushes around the house where I grew up.) The shiny, scalloped green leaves and eye-catching red berries look so festive when dusted with white snow…

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Here is another flora-meets-fashion observation inspired by my weekend photo safari. This time, autumn foliage made me think of spring…