Coups de Coeur


Favorite Kids Shops in Paris

June 23, 2014

On my most recent trip to Paris, I asked my close friend Vanessa, a particularly savvy Parisian, for a list of her favorite Parisian kids stores. Having recently developed our line of Wanderlust Playmats, I am increasingly interested in well-designed children's products and spaces. The Parisian children's stores did not disappoint. Here I share a few of my favorites.



Wanderlust Wednesday: Northern California Coast - Russian River

June 11, 2014

I have wonderful memories of summers spent at Dillon's Beach, where my family rented a house for a couple weeks every summer. This weekend a close friend was participating in the Vineman Monte Rio triathlon so we decided to spent the weekend in Sonoma and cheer her on! We spent Saturday night in the small coastal town of Jenner and then Sunday got up bright and early to watch the race in Monte Rio. It was the perfect way to spend a weekend!


Hand-loomed, Organic Cotton Turkish Towels: Behind the Scenes

June 05, 2014

One of the most common requests I hear is for photos of our artisans weaving our Organic Cotton Turkish Towels (also known as pestemal - the Turkish word for traditional Turkish Towels). Each and every one of our pestemal is hand-loomed on traditional, shuttle-style looms by artisans who's families have been weaving for generations. Hand-looming is a dying art in Turkey, and part of our core business mission to preserve this incredible tradition while offering our customers incredibly well-made, beautiful textiles they can feel good about buying (and giving!).