I turned 40 years old on Day Two of our Canadian adventure. Check out our memorable, jam-packed journey downtown…


Bonjour, tout le monde! I am writing this post as a newly-minted forty-year-old. Exciting, right!? To celebrate my birthday—and a rare opportunity to take a second vacation in one year—Andrew and I recently traveled to Montreal and Quebec City.

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Wanna know the secret to aging gracefully? Hint: it’s not BB cream or açai pulp…


Oh yes, I had the finest of intentions. I’m referring to my visions of grandeur for this time of year when we first moved into our house nine months ago. I was gonna festoon our mantel with pom pom garlands! I was gonna haul in an enormous Christmas tree and bling it up with vintage […]


How would you go about finding nifty Christmas gifts for male and female friends who happen to be award-winning, fun-loving and discerning graphic designers? Would you head straight to the MoMA Store or Cooper-Hewitt Shop? Would you scour editor picks from Cool Hunting? Or would you offer a lump of coal in the name of […]


People, it’s almost Election Day! Can you believe it? According to most polls, it’s still too close to call. How is that even possible? I won’t divulge my allegiances here but geez, I hope you can make a pretty good guess. For this post, I’m gonna dodge politics altogether in favor of featuring a gift […]

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Yes, folks, today is my 39th birthday! I wear it proudly because, well, what other choice do you have? If you’re not aging, you’re either a freak of nature, a vampire or…six feet under. This past year, I bought my first house (turns out that having a mortgage feels very adult), attended the coolest conference […]

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…I still wanted to acknowledge America’s birthday at least in a small way on this blog, so I decided to go with images of my favorite things right now that are red, white, and blue.


For the Christmas holiday, my mom was kind enough to host Andrew and me at her lovely home in Exton, PA. While she hasn’t put up a tree since my dad died twelve years ago, I thought she did a fine job of decorating her house with little festive flourishes.