There is something so contagiously joyful about witnessing two people pledging their love for one another. And never more so than when a marriage ceremony truly reflects the individuals. Our dear friends Hannah and Will (you may remember them from this guest post) were married November 16th, on a gloriously sunny lava flow on the big island of Hawaii. I feel truly blessed to have been part of the wonderful group which took part in a week of love, community, and feasting. Dear God, the papayas…
Photo by Alice Weatherford
Photo by Hannah Walh
Photo by Hannah Walh
Wishing all the good in the world for you two. I love you so!… Continue reading
Wishing all my US readers a very happy thanksgiving! Today I am feeling grateful for:
My amazing, gorgeous husband
Our cozy home
My superlatively wonderful friends
My lovely, quirky family (hi everyone!)
Our health and wellbeing
The abundance of delicious food we shall shortly be enjoying
As a treat, please enjoy the dinner playlist below (made specially for our first Thanksgiving in our home last year). Now back to the prep-cooking…
Dinner by danielle hendrix on Grooveshark… Continue reading
Bidding a fond farewell to Pippin (a.k.a. Pipsiwah, Pipsqueak, and simply Pip). The most handsome, best cat that every there was or every shall be.
Born on my lap. Patient endurer of many childhood shenanigans.
Champion head-butter. Scourge of all things furry. Loudest purrer. Most fearsome claw-knitter. Best napping companion.
You shall be missed dear one. Rest in peace.
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Hello my lovelies! Today I am thrilled to share with you a band that has been on repeat in our home for the last month. Wouldn’t you know, it is another Swede. Karin Dreijer Andersson goes by the stage name Fever Ray, but you may also recognize her voice from the electronic music duo, The Knife, which consists of Karin and her brother Olof. Her debut, self-titled album is one of those rare finds which I am happy to listen to beginning to end. Over and over. Everyday. Below, you can hear my favorite track, “When I Grow Up.”
Speaking of the Swedes, have you heard of Hövding, the invisible bike helmet? Try and spot it in the photo below, and if that interests you, be sure to watch their 3 minute documentary video here.
What happens to childhood in these technology-crazed days? It seems more and … Continue reading
I’ve been practicing the elusive art of savoring each moment. Is it not the long string of these quiet, small moments, more so than the brief flare of adventure, which make up our lives? When asked to describe his idea of paradise, Johnny Cash responded: “This morning, with her, having coffee.”
Now please enjoy the group Árstíðir singing the 13th century Icelandic hymn “Heyr Himna Smiður” at the train station in Wuppertal, Germany.
Sending love from a foggy, golden and red Northwest.… Continue reading