10 ways to have a more sustainable summer

Posted on April 9, 2018

In Indonesia right now (and from what we’ve been told, pretty much all year long) it already feels like August. If you’re from New England, you’ll know that’s the kind of heat where you basically are either in the water or melting, the kind where walking through a parking lot feels like walking across a frying pan, and the kind where you lay in bed at night on top of the sheets wondering if you should take one more coldRead More

our first night in Paris

Posted on March 9, 2018

  When we were landing in Paris, night had just fallen and our plane cruised down toward the runway just as the Eiffel Tower lights were flickering on. After over a month in the Middle East and Asia, the sight of this city almost felt like coming home.   Porter and I both are fortunate enough to have spent a lot of time in Paris (this was my ninth trip here), so we have favorite areas and restaurants and placesRead More

how to start your sustainable wardrobe

Posted on March 6, 2018

With spring semi-officially on the way, we thought now would be as good a time as ever to talk about transitioning from a cluttered, over-compensating, full-to-the-brim closet (if you’re like I was), to a minimalist, sustainably-driven one. I’m not going to say it’s super easy, but I am going to say it’s not that hard. Depending on how much clothing you have at the moment this could be an afternoon project or a weekend-long one.   Either way, even thoseRead More

5 easy ways to reduce your single-use plastics

Posted on February 21, 2018

If you’ve been reading this blog for a little while now, you probably will have noticed that, more and more lately, we’re venturing outside the confines of sustainable fashion to talk about sustainability overall. It’s a pretty natural progression. The more you dig into the fashion industry, and its impact on our planet, the more you veer off into researching other areas of negative (& positive) planetary impact.    It’s my hope that in the coming years Recess City willRead More

recess city x bird & kite

Posted on January 25, 2018

 What I’m Wearing: The One & Only Jumpsuit, The Baboushka Dress in Ivory, The Rio Bravo Playsuit   I’m currently sitting on the bathroom floor of our hotel in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, because I made two promises last night: one to myself and one to Porter. The first promise was that I would be finished writing this blog post by the time we left for Kandy (Sri Lanka’s tea plantation countryside about a four hour drive fromRead More

our wedding day & all the sustainable details

Posted on December 13, 2017

Porter and I have been married for four months as of yesterday, and even though newlyweds always seem to be saying “it’s flown by,” because of all of the travel we’ve done, it’s kind of felt more like four years; four adventure-driven, motivating,  laugh-filled, unpredictable, reassuring, crash-course-on-marriage, kind of years. Looking through these photos in depth (& out the window at eight inches of mountain snow) it’s hard to believe we were in the centre of this scene only sixteenRead More

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