A few years ago while visiting New York and cruising around Nolita with my wonderful and incredibly talented friend April Valenica, I walked into a shop called Warm. The boutique was full of beautiful thoughtful items that spoke of craftsmanship, an eye for textiles, and hand made details. Once I made it to the back of the shop my eyes feasted upon a long rack of gorgeous vintage denim. I thumbed through them anxiously as my heart began to beat faster with anticipation. After trying on about five or six pairs, I found the perfect Re/Done denim that fit my bod like a glove.
There have been some high highs and some low lows lately
Trying to navigate it all and work through my shit and our shit
And be open to the beautiful things and love and try to give back
To not just feel overwhelmed
I’m so thankful for the candor, honesty and wisdom of my friends
For the art that can speak to these experiences that we humans seem to get ourselves into time and again
A spiral and a line intersecting
There’s an important role for transcendence
For the connections that we know but can’t quite articulate
Beyond the news and what we know and what we hope for and what we dread
Find your power. Your center. Your strength. Listen. Speak. Do. Share love
Just don’t stay silent
Silence is always so much more than death
words by Sasha Dobbs
self portrait by Katie Newburn
The holidays are here! Time to feast with our friends, and treat them to a surprise. Hosts work so hard to entertain and plan the perfect dinner party – an early morning trip to the farmer’s market to grab the best produce, developing the menu, setting a beautiful table, and making sure guests have delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages to enjoy when they arrive. And don’t forget dessert. You know dessert is the best part of a holiday feast, especially with a warm, rich cup of coffee to complement the evening.
On a recent trip to Belgium I was fortunate enough to attend a house warming party for Roomin, an online platform created by Stéphanie Duval and Nele Pieters that links through to interior designers, photographers, brands and products, giving you all the information you need to not only design your own rooms, but know where to source everything. Roomin aims to become the reference for interior design inspiration.