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{simple pleasures} fenêtres: windows to the world

Saturday, July 16, 2016


"set wide the window. let me drink the day."
edith wharton

{today's simple pleasures}

windows to the world: drinking in the day + night, through paris windows

{images by f+d}

{eco brand} les sublimes: redefining french style

Friday, July 15, 2016

in each of our life stories, there exist captivating tales of how we came together to move our personal mountains: sometimes it's a boy-meets-girls story of love + romance, other times it's a girl-meets-girl story of friendship + conspiratorial dreams. this is the story of two spirited women who dreamed + schemed to impact the world positively. and this is how they're doing it. 

{simple pleasures} rêver en vert: hues of green

Saturday, July 9, 2016


"people from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy
the whole time to have such things about us." 
iris murdoch

{today's simple pleaures}
 rêver en vert: mad about this overwhelmingly green, idyllic retreat

{images by f+d}

{eco travel} luca chiara: wanderlust + the weekender bag

Friday, July 8, 2016

i've been on the lookout for a durable bag to meet my many needs as a self-declared vegan vagabond. i need just the right luggage to stand the wear + tear that skipping across continents + bounding across borders necessitates. i need a bag that can keep up. and i've found the one. fellow travelers, read on.

luca chiara is a new york based accessories brand that has been crafting quality travel bags, wallets + more for over one hundred years. the business was founded in italy in 1902 by luca chiara, the great-great grandfather of martin salerno. martin, the current owner, took the enterprise from a leather-based manufacturer to a completely cruelty-free company.

{simple pleasures} mur de fleurs: wall of flowers

Saturday, June 25, 2016


"a garden to walk in and immensity to dream in - what more could he ask for? 
a few flowers at this feet and above him the stars." 
victor hugo

{today's simple pleasures}

flowers at my back: a little foraging in chicago means a stop to see this indoor wall art. a tremendous vertical display of cascading flora above + below

{eco mode: wearing vintage 1980's graphic skirt, thrifted straw clutch
+ handmade bangles by fail jewelry + lindsay lewis // images by f+d}