• Life

    Another Time and Place

    I’ve been thinking a lot about memory and time lately. I’m not quite sure why, but one of the things that I’ve dwelled on is the way songs affect memory. I have a handful of songs that, when I hear them, no matter how often I listen to them, transport me back to a particular time and place so strongly that everything about it is recalled with exact clarity. One song brings me back to barreling along Piping Rock Road in my best friend’s car on the way to Liberty Bell fireworks, the windows open and sand on the floor and my best friends sitting in the front seat while…

  • Life

    Resolutions, One Month In

    All right, it’s been a little more than one month, but that’s too long a title for this post. I wanted to take a look at the resolutions I’ve made and how I’m progressing on them. Buy and use a paper planner I’ve actually been doing this! I love the planner that I bought and it’s definitely helped keep me more accountable and on top of things. It’s especially nice to keep track of what I’m doing for work and how much time I spend on each task. Be more responsible around the house, especially in keeping the house clean I’m never going to be the neatest person but I…

  • Interiors,  Style

    Interior Inspiration: Miranda Brooks and François Halard

    I’ve been a big fan of Miranda Brooks’ landscape architecture for years–after working at a renowned academic center with beautiful gardens, I’ve grown far more appreciative of the work and skill it takes to create beautiful outdoor spaces. Her Boerum Hill townhouse is just as lovely. She and husband François Halard have created a beautiful space that truly brings the outdoors in, even in busy Brooklyn. The custom de Gournay wallpaper and handmade furniture is the stuff of dreams, and that master bath!! Perfect. Their daughters’ rooms are just as lovely, with beautiful wallpaper, rugs, and art perfect for little girls’ rooms. I love their rooftop space and the beautiful…

  • Life

    School Ties

    I was lucky enough to go to an AMAZING boarding school. And when I say amazing, I mean it. I loved my school. Even though my parents lived an hour away for the first two years of my education, I rarely went home on weekends. There was always too much to do and too many people to be with. I am still close with many of my teachers, my headmaster, and my classmates, as well as alumnae who had attended at different times than I. It was a school that is a real community, even more than ten years after my graduation, even in a completely different state than the…