black swimsuits

What's In My Bag

| image courtesy of Andie Swim

I am planning another six week tour through Europe and thinking about the perfect combination of day and night, work and play, city and beach for my carry-on. 

Laurie Furber
valley bar and bottle sonoma

Great Taste | Valley Bar + Bottle Shop

A slow morning and conversation with our dear friends at Valley Bar + Bottle.
Sepi Shokouh
In The Mood For Spring | The Paris Garden

In The Mood For Spring | The Paris Garden

| image courtesy of Landen Kerr |

Inspiration from the perfectly imperfect gardens throughout Paris to work some of that French je ne sais quoi into your own little corner of the world. 

Sarah Guenter
City Guide | New Orleans

City Guide | New Orleans

New Orleans marries so well with our Elsie Green love of all things French in design and revelry. Follow along for the places and spaces that filled my inspiration cup.
Sarah Guenter
Capsule Wardrobe | Travel Days

Capsule Wardrobe | Travel Days

| image courtesy of @alyssawasko |

You asked, we answered. Our favorite outfits for a long travel day.

Sepi Shokouh
Island Hopping | My Summer in Greece

Island Hopping | My Summer in Greece

May this be the sign you need to book your holiday to Greece. Follow along for my Cycladic Island hopping guide.
Sarah Guenter
nyc in winter

72 Hours in NYC

image courtesy of timeout magazine

When Andie and I part, we always like to have our next rendezvous in the calendar.  So when I left Hudson in August, we decided to do a quick weekend in the city in December, as I’d never been in New York at Christmas time.

Laurie Furber
women on wilshire boulevard

In Praise of the Quick Trip

image courtesy of Life Magazine photograph by Allan Grant

I’m headed to Kona today.  My friend Clay has invited me to visit him in his remote island house many times over the years, and I’ve never found the time.   But in recent years I’ve learned that finding the time doesn’t always mean finding long stretches of time.  Sometimes it can mean finding minutes, hours, or a few days.  

Laurie Furber
Let It Snow | Our Top 5 Winter Travel Destinations

Let It Snow | Our Top 5 Winter Travel Destinations

| image courtesy of allie m. taylor |

Peaceful, serene, quiet, still, puffy white blankets of snow. I know I am dreaming of living in a snow globe for at least part of the upcoming winter season. And being a displaced Canadian living in a decidedly un-snowy part of California, I know that if I want to frolic in the snow and get in the spirit of the season, travel is the way to get my snowy fix.

Sarah Guenter
Elsie's Edit | Bookshops Around the World

Elsie's Edit | Bookshops Around the World

image courtesy of urbansider | 

I think bookshops in foreign cities are often overlooked as windows into the city's culture. It's a great way to meet locals and spend a quiet day slowing down the pace of your travels.

Andie Furber
A Morning at Loquat

A Morning at Loquat

Add this Hayes Valley, San Francisco cafe to your must-visit list.
Sepi Shokouh
Autumn Reflection

Leaf Peeping | Our Top 5 Autumn Travel Destinations

| image courtesy of Andie Furber |

We seem to have a mutual desire to see the leaves change color. Maybe it is in the knowledge that this colorful season is so fleeting, it almost feels like you are in on some beautiful secret. 
Sarah Guenter
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