croatia I: split

croatia I: split

   In late April, right around Easter, I got a job offer in Nuremberg! Right in the city, even — not even in the surrounding area or requiring a not-quite-two-hour commute each way to Munich! And so at the end of April I put in my resignation with the law...Read more
paris in spring

paris in spring

Stephen and I went to Paris together for the second time at the beginning of April, after having had such an excellent time on crêpe weekend last June. Our plan was pretty much to do the exact same thing as last year, i.e., eat every single crêpe and galette we...Read more
midd grad

midd grad

My brother Conor’s graduation from Middlebury College, with my parents, both surviving grandparents, and all of the kids plus significant others. We were quite the crowd rolling into small town Vermont restaurants. Particularly recommended, the Starry Night Café about half an hour north of Middlebury, where the food was excellent...Read more
boston, briefly

boston, briefly

    On the way to my brother Conor’s college graduation, Stephen and I spent a couple of nights at Megan’s house in Somerville. She kindly showed us around Boston (I loved Beacon Hill — that ivy! those houses!), fed us ridiculousness from Union Square Donuts and the greatest egg/avocado breakfast sandwich...Read more
berlin II: nhow berlin

berlin II: nhow berlin

Some shots from Friday and Sunday hanging out outside our hotel in Berlin. Our room looked like someone let their 7-year-old Barbie-obsessed daughter make all the design choices, but the bar sure did make some excellent cocktails. Pictured above: one of two Sunday afternoon Mai Tais before getting on a...Read more
berlin I: the xx night and day

berlin I: the xx night and day

     In the middle of May (so oh, you know, two full months ago?!), Tatjana, Joachim, Stephen, and I went to the xx’s night + day festival . It was cold and rainy (though the days before and after were beautiful, of course!) but the location at Berliner Spreepark, which...Read more
rhein wein weekend

rhein wein weekend

    {full set here}This weekend with Mandie was more than a month ago (!) and in the meantime I’ve spent 2+ weeks in the United States and a very lovely weekend in London, but it would be a real shame not to post about a weekend that involved a 10-mile hike...Read more
pigata

pigata

    Pigata. n. A piñata in the shape of a pig, in our case filled with chocolate, streamers, and tiny bottles of liquor. You’ll just have to imagine that there is a tilde over the g in “pigata” — obviously it’s pronounced “pig-yata”, and not “pig-ata”. We had friends over for...Read more
weinwanderung (again!)

weinwanderung (again!)

  We went on this same Weinwanderung last year, and though it was not quite as brilliantly sunny and hot this year (nor did we end up meeting up with Stephen’s ex-colleague this year) we still had an excellent time with the couple of friends we brought along. Such a lovely...Read more
frühlingsfest

frühlingsfest

  Stephen and I were in Munich this same weekend last year, for one of the most gorgeous weekends of the whole spring. Swimming outside in April, yes please! We hadn’t even realized why the city was so crowded last year, though: Frühlingsfest, which is just like Oktoberfest except less well...Read more