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On My Radar

Iris Apfel at the 92Y: I am so sad to miss this event! If you’re in New York on March 21 you must attend so I can live vicariously. Iris Apfel will be interviewed live on stage by Fern Mallis. When I lived in New York I attended the 92Y talks with Oscar de la Renta, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Simon Doonan. Beyond inspiring! Also, did you know Iris has a book coming out?! READ POST

IVF Heartbreak, Take Seven + A Moroccan Escape

Earlier this month we found out that our seventh and final IVF attempt had failed. There were lots of tears and a great deal of heartbreak, but also, in so many ways, just a sense of relief. I felt relieved to finally be able to end the hormones and get my health (and in so many ways, life) back. The past two years have been devastating for us—it is time to close the door and start a new chapter. We are reading up on adoption and are hopeful it’s in our future. Being that I’m American, Simon is British, and we live in Denmark, the adoption process may be extra complicated for us, but we will find a way. Tomorrow, we’re off to Marrakech for five days of much needed relaxation. Morocco is such a magical place and I can’t wait to get lost with the man I love (Simon, you really are the most wonderful thing) in one of my favorite cities. I’ve also booked a February trip to India with my dear friend Jane (and have my January trip to Japan), so despite not being pregnant, I have many things to look forward to and be grateful for. Thank you, sweet readers, for all your support throughout our infertility journey. I know in my heart Simon and I will grow our family someday and it will be everything we ever could have imagined. Somehow, this new path seems it was meant to be. Love, Katie READ POST

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a “Happy Thanksgiving!” Simon, Alfred, and I will be celebrating at home here in Denmark tonight and I look forward to FaceTiming with my family in California. This year, I’m feeling incredibly thankful for my ridiculously funny and thoughtful husband, our chubby pug, and all the friends and family who have supported us through the year’s highs and lows. Thank you to all of you, dear readers, as well—you’ve lifted me up more than you could ever imagine. Sending so much love to you and yours this Thanksgiving. I hope you’ll treat yourself to extra mashed potatoes! Love, Katie READ POST