20 Books to Read Before Visiting Russia

This morning I booked a solo July trip to Russia. I’ve long been fascinated by the country (the Hermitage! the Bolshoi!) and can’t wait to experience it first hand. I’ll be there for six days, splitting my time between Moscow and St. Petersburg, and want to visit all the best sites. In preparation for my Russian adventure I’m going to be doing a lot of reading. Below is a rather ambitious Russia reading list (the only one I’ve tackled thus far is Anna Karenina–so good!). Any additions you’d suggest…? Have you been to Russia? As always, I would love to hear your tips on what to see and do! READ POST

The Daily Hunt

Tortoise Flatware, $100

I hope everyone’s Easter weekend is off to a lovely start. It’s raining here in Copenhagen, so Simon, Alfred, and I are going to cuddle up on the sofa and watch movies. First up, Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson in The Remains of the Day (based on the Kazuo Ishiguro novel). I’ve never seen it and am excited for glimpses of the English countryside. Below are some products that caught my eye lately. How gorgeous is the tortoise flatware above?!


The Daily Hunt

Lace Shorts, $88

Happy Thursday, friends! Who’s excited for Easter weekend? Here in Copenhagen the holiday is five days long (god bless Danish work/life balance) so I have Simon home to keep me company. Below, check out some fun fashion and home pieces that caught my eye recently. Be sure to check out Shopbop, which is having one of its biggest sales of the year. Enjoy! READ POST

Insta-Crush: @LouiseTownsendPrint

When I stumbled upon the instagram account of British textile designer, Louise Townsend, I knew I’d found a kindred spirit. Her cozy country home in Devon is a neo-trad dream and her sweet pugs, Mary and Bunny, made my heart skip a beat. From her bowood print bedroom to her tulip filled garden, every image makes me want to hop on the next flight to England. Explore some of my favorite snapshots of Louise’s life in the English countryside below, and shop her charming hand printed designs here. READ POST