February 13th

Monday, February 13, 2017


All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
-Charles M. Schulz

Happy Galentine's day lovely lady friends!

Lovely lady | Ana

Sunday, February 12, 2017

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A food memory from Barcelona

Saturday, February 4, 2017

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There's a little tapas shop in Poble Sec that steals your heart the moment you step in.  Walls lined with bottles, wines, spirits and standing room only space for food. Montaditos (tapas on a slice of bread) like this one with smoked salmon, greek yogurt and truffled honey were what food memories are all about.

It's a family run business whose charm wanted us coming back for more.  Near closing time when we stopped by I asked a woman where to throw away our napkins, and in Spanish she replied 'anywhere'. I turned around, embarrassed and unsure where she meant.  She took my napkin and threw it on the floor and laughed. ''See, anywhere!''  Then took Adam's and with a nonchalant wink threw that on the floor too.  '' No worries here!''

Sold me that very moment on Quimet i Quimet.

p.s. Conde Nast wrote about it here too!

Women's March + A gif by Libby VanderPloeg

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Because the images, articles and speeches have been incredible, important and necessary.  And because this response from Luisa Brimble to her father-in-law is everything:

''They don't accept the system.  Therefore they don't accept the result. So they're letting their voices be heard. Peaceful protests are a huge part of democracy and democracy doesn't finish just because the campaign has.''

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are.

Brene Brown 

London calling

Monday, January 16, 2017

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Every so often, a trip to London comes tempting.  A favourite of mine for so many reasons, large enough to feel lost but small enough to feel found in familiar shops and markets.  A trip to the Borough market is always a staple- a stop in the spice market, a fresh juice or mulled cider, a plate of paella and a Brindisa chorizo roll with paprika oil and piquillo peppers come together as a well trodden path each visit. We never leave empty handed and not-so-surprisingly it has become that unquestioned part of any weekend spent there.

Cannot wait to get back.

A mini-Frida

Friday, January 13, 2017

DSC_0042 Nathalie wrote a piece that struck a major chord with me , the way that brilliant authors often do, they write and those jumbled up thoughts in your own head somehow find a more eloquent clarity in theirs.  It is introspective and thoughtful in the most lovely way.

To anyone who hustled last year, to anyone who ''chased and chased and ended the year dizzy.''

This post is for you.

Blurry captures of my favourites

Monday, January 9, 2017

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My gorgeous brother and sister-in-law just welcomed their second little one into the world!  So proud of all these two have overcome together and how much more they have created together as a team.

Insert watery eyes, a handful of emojis when words are proving difficult and a hopeful plane ticket when a break comes.  Round two, and I absolutely cannot wait to meet you sweet Bryson.

You are already so loved.

Christmas in Portlaoise

Sunday, January 8, 2017

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Adam and I got into a squabble the afternoon of Christmas Eve, both of us working during the holidays- timings, schedules, etc etc but thankfully, his sister (whom I adore) somehow managed to get us in the car and as she promised, we worked things out by the time we arrived in Portlaoise.  It reminded me of something his Aunt Ginny had said during Thanksgiving about family ; that we all take each other's sh*t , no matter how big or small, and everyone still stays in the same room.  No one walks away.

And so we spent Christmas in the best way with his sweet family: surrounded by lots of love, gorgeous food, games, cuddles in front of the fire and a much-needed step away from reality.

And isn't that what the holidays are all about.

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