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  • make-believe: a night at the opera.

    A few days ago, on a total whim, a very dear friend and I decided we’d splurge on tickets to the opera. This part of the story is not make believe. Our nose bleed…

    September 30, 2021 8 Comments
  • lavender simple syrup.

    Among other small wonders, there’s an organic lavender field growing on Governors Island. To get to the ice-cream cone shaped island our family takes the ferry from Red Hook/Atlantic Basin. The boat spends more…

    July 12, 2021 4 Comments
  • make-believe: heat wave.

    The heat (among other things) has been making me feel cranky and crampy and generally irritable this week. So here’s a daydream about how I’d like to be passing the heatwave: short skirt, rotating…

    July 7, 2021 8 Comments
  • gift guide: father’s day.

    Gift ideas for fathers, or anyone at all you love, in springtime: A porcelain utility crock for essential utensils (or anything). A little something to restore the glow to those cheeks. Some time to…

    June 15, 2021 3 Comments
  • make-believe: sunny kitchen.

    All week long I’ve been chasing the feeling I had making pesto in my kitchen on Saturday afternoon. My big kids were playing outside with the neighbors and so the apartment was quiet and…

    March 25, 2021 11 Comments
  • make-believe: a warm outdoor afternoon.

    March 1 and I’m fully ready for spring. More than ever, I need the promise of new beginnings and daydreaming about fresh air that’s warm enough to sit in without freezing my—er—toes off. Here’s…

    March 1, 2021 2 Comments
  • make-believe: nap time.

    I realize it was relatively recently that I was daydreaming about having a do-nothing day, but my need for rest and quiet seem insatiable these days and I am very much ready to nap.…

    January 25, 2021 6 Comments
  • things you can do today.

    Things to do today to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Act: Join The Frontline by taking part in one of the actions included in their #MLKDayofAction Toolkit. Actions…

    January 18, 2021 0 Comments
  • make your own: fabric scrap cat toy.

    Fret not, we have not forgotten the feline friends among us. For anyone with a kitten (or an energetic toddler), these dancing teaser wand toys can be made in minutes from simple materials. They’re…

    December 8, 2020 0 Comments