This palm tree leaf helped me forage some wild California dates. #findyourfood#wildfood This week I’ve munched on cherry blossoms, dates and honeysuckle, plucked from the earth as I walk around. I also purchased wild-harvested fiddlehead ferns, morels and ramps from @goodeggs. I love tasting the bounty wild California is sprouting this time of year. This Virginia girl is at last falling into sync with the nature of beautiful California.
The Mondayest Monday in the history of Mondays. What’s your best #MondayMotivation ?? ☕️
If you're wondering what I've been up to, it's helping students realize their passions at @thelandingschool — a marine industry technology school where students learn to build, design and service boats. I'm also just now realizing how into boats I am 🛶
Back to the grin + #girlboss mode on with our grey and rose gold Votch watch ✨ vegan leather and cruelty free. 🌱 Hey, at least it’s a public holiday in Singapore tomorrow! 💃🏻 // #shopmeaningfully#zerrintribe
Looking back on old photos and remembering the profound greatness of wandering the ancient city of Oxford, the medieval castles of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the cobblestone streets of Dublin. Occasionally, Drew and I clink glasses and toast “Sláinte mhath!” in memory. UK, we’re coming back for you 🇬🇧
roses are red, violets are blue, i’m lucky to have friends like you, @jennifer.trainer + @jaytrainerband. 🌹 aloe you both until the end of thyme. ⏳ love, mimi + her @urbanstems birthday bouquet. 💐
Silverlake Tumbler & Silverlake Dinner Plate photographed by our UK stockist @ingredientsldn
The peonies this time of year always make me smile! Maybe even blush a little! Do you see the smile?! 🙂😊 #whp 🙂
Photo inspired by the always lovely and creative @carolyn_mara‘s overhead self portraits!
Naan in the test kitchen today using a combination of spelt and bread flour from @farmergroundflour . It was so fun experimenting with all the beautiful spices we picked up from @sofrabakery . Nigella seeds, baharat, dukkah, ras el hanout and kofte made the cut. Happy Sunday everyone!
“Falling in love... Falling into it, we all did then, one way or another. How could he have made such light of it? Sneered even. As if it was trivial for us, a frill, a whim. It was, on the contrary, heavy going. It was the central thing; it was the way you understood yourself; if it never happened to you, not ever, you would be like a mutant, a creature from outer space. Everyone knew that.” —Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
I feel this way most of the time about myself. That there must be something wrong with me that I’ve never experienced the kind of love we’re taught to pursue. Or at least the reciprocal kind. The kind where the person you love also loves you back and you both know this about each other, and share it together, openly, without shame. People wonder if I’m gay, because they’re comfortable with the idea of homosexuals being lonely hermits. But, no, I’m not gay. I’m just a lonely hermit. And from what it seems, straight lonely female hermits are harder to be comfortable with. I’m not trying to be “the woman upstairs.” I’m not trying to be an “old maid.” I’m just trying to be whoever it is God made me to be. And that is, as far as I know, a single white female who likes a guy, but is terrible at “flirting” and “sexiness” and, you know, the English language, and anyway he probably doesn’t even like her, so she pretends not to have feelings, because she’s a chump and thinks it might be easier to just let people talk shit. And anyway, I’d rather be with a man when I’m emotionally capable of handling my feelings about him and I’m just never quite confident enough in myself that I’m at that place. But even if that time never comes, I’d want the guy to be graceful about my anxieties. I poke fun at myself all the time about it, but it can seriously bog me down and I guess I have less faith in people than what I’d care to admit for thinking that most men aren’t going to be willing to deal with that. So even though I hope for something I know almost nothing about, I also try to prepare myself for never having it and being okay with that. I never want a person to define me. But I’m okay with love defining me. I will always hold out hope for love.
Celebrated our sweet friend Avery turning 3 today, at the ZOO! 🐅🐘🐢🐫🦍🦔 and had a blast with our friends. Just another day we’re so grateful for the community we’ve been blessed with in our 5.5 months of living here. Our hearts are full 🌞
Nursing tee from @boobdesign, thrifted Levi cutoffs, black platform sandals handmade by beautiful women in Uganda from @ssekodesigns. Nora’s adorable outfit I wish came in my size from @goods.clothing and Mabel’s from @wildivy.co ✨
It's safe to say in completely obsessed with this product!! It is my holy grail must have item🙌🏼
I recently discovered a foundation I've used for years on and off has changed its pigment formula. Instead of looking more golden it now just looks like I've been tango'd🍊
What product are you currently obsessed with??
The good list:
Amber’s dedication to these girls, friendship, laughter, Alyssa’s ultimate Neapolitan cake
Max knows how to relax 🐶 Seriously, this guy made our day! Thank you to everyone who came by this weekend - we loved seeing you all! We are open tomorrow for normal business hours ❤️ Thanks for bringing this cutie in @alejandra_eleni!