The Bakery Down the Street

There’s a cafe down the streetA quick, two-block jaunt by feetA cozy, quaint spot(I go there a lot)Where you enjoy a sweet treat. This little place that j’adoreWith it’s black and white tiled floorTakes me to Paris,On a beautiful terrace,Every…

In Portland or Paris?

In Portland or Paris?

“Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.” ~Honoré de Balzac In Portland, there are little pockets that remind me of Paris in many ways. There’s a small street that I walk through whenever I walk from…

Travel + Leisure = Mailbox Fun

When I head to my mailbox to pick up the mail, I’m filled with an excited sense of anticipation. “What’s arrived today?” I ask myself. Most days, the usual clutter fills the box: ads from local vendors, bills, or financial…

Two Lovely Cities

There’s a section of Portland that I walk through every morning on the way to Starbucks. Since I’ve been getting up super early to to the Bar Method (my new favorite workout), I get ready at the studio in the…

Far Away Lands

Today as I was out hiking and enjoying the cool, crisp air, the memory of several European adventures came to mind. I think I’m remembering these things now because the last time Katie and I went to Europe it was…

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