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things we’ve learned these past couple weeks: safety, sock bag, and suppertime

Posted on January 21, 2018

Hey Everyone!   I’m currently working on a much longer sustainability-focused post all about the massive efforts here in the Maldives to reduce waste and preserve the reefs. That will be up later on this week, but in the meantime, I wanted to put up a short little post about a few things that have been on my (& Porter’s) minds this week.   The first ten days or so of leaving on a big trip are important ones becauseRead More

heading home & what’s next for us 

Posted on December 4, 2017

  Just five or six months ago, I remember sitting down to write out the big announcement that we were leaving Boston to travel the world indefinitely. As soon as I hit “post” I felt like we’d crossed an invisible demarcation line, as if our lives had just entered a new phase; a phase that came with the sometimes exciting, sometimes daunting certainty that everything was about to be different. But in truth, our lives didn’t change when we hitRead More

mykonos grand, greece

Posted on October 11, 2017

  Last week, Porter and I had the chance to spend some time at Mykonos Grand, and the whole time we were there, we kept repeating that line from Gatsby about large parties actually being more intimate than small ones. While we’ve been traveling, we’ve been collaborating solely with boutique hotels. Most of the hotels we work with have thirty rooms or less. We love this atmosphere, the attention to detail, the close-knit feel of the staff at each one,Read More

mountaintop mishaps 

Posted on October 11, 2017

  What I’m Wearing: Rowie Cami, American Apparel Shorts (similar), Allbirds Sneakers What Porter’s Wearing: Scotch & Soda Shorts, Wings & Horns T Shirt, Nisolo Cortez Mid-Top Sneakers   “I left the battery in the charger.” This is the sentence I’ve been dreading this trip, one that I knew was probably inevitable at one point or another, but also one that I swore I would do everything in my power to avoid hearing or saying. Porter and I are prettyRead More

why vacations in greece should end in serifos

Posted on October 1, 2017

^Serifos is called the “Iron Island” of the Cyclades, so I thought this jewelry store name was super clever…and yes, I did like Chem.   Last week Porter and I spent 4 nights on the low-key island of Serifos. For the most part, people who visit the Greek islands follow a particular pattern of locations, in descending order of importance, they are: Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Ios, Milos, Zakynthos. These are the “hot spots” of the Cyclades, and for good reason:Read More

sunset at the acropolis & our guide to athens

Posted on September 28, 2017

  What I’m Wearing: Harly Jae Cardin set, Vere Verto Miro bag, Nisolo shoes   On our very last night in Athens, Porter and I made the fifteen minute or so trip from our hotel to Plaka at around six thirty. We’d been experimenting with taking photos at “golden hour” (dusk) more and more, and our hope was that, at closing, The Acropolis would be a little less crowded. We were right. I don’t love the word “special” but weRead More

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