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hotel daydreams.

When winter is full on and we’re over the frenetic pace of the holidays, I start daydreaming about travel. Colorful cityscapes from adventurers and travel photographers wallpaper my Instagram, so, inevitably, my head’s already there a lot. Around this time, if we’re lucky, we may also be planning to go away, by plane or by car, as the winter starts to fade.
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motherhood & style: tammie chaponot.

Blending fashion, family time and travel is one way Tammie Chaponot finds the modern, edgy designers whose clothes line the racks of her shop Clever Alice. She prefers smaller labels that pay attention to detail — just like she does — and pulls them together throughout the year for a well-edited pop-up shop, which crops up in urban spaces in Chicago and New York. She always looks the uber-stylish part blending skirts, leggings and tunics with a cool pair of boots. For a glimpse into Tammie’s business inspiration, how they roll on their travels, and how being a mama has (and hasn’t) changed what she wears, continue on.
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role model: emma watson.

If you happen to catch the latest issue of Porter (Net-A-Porter’s fashion/shop/style mag) there’s a great interview with Emma Watson to check out. Watson has been one to watch in our house lately — Orlagh (and Iris, just a little bit) saw the first few Harry Potter movies over Thanksgiving break and can’t get enough of the darling and daring Hermione Granger. I love the role model status she’s taken on in our home and have long admired her. A few clips from the piece, if you’re interested:
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on taking notes.

Keeping and making sense of notes is an exercise in and of itself. Especially with all the different ways to capture the things we want to think about a little longer, or maybe even write about later on. My pile is always growing and seems to be everywhere: in my email, on my phone notes, and on countless pieces of paper. Reading through them is always nice, even transportive. When I find a torn piece of paper scribbled with words I want to hold on to, it takes me back to the time and place I wrote it. These notes are snapshots of our lives, a chronology. Last week, I heard more about this subject during an interview between Terry Gross and American novelist, Richard Ford. Here’s what he said on the subject of note-taking:
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