I stumbled upon the work of British illustrator Eleanor Taylor last week and am so glad I did. Her distinctively English approach is apparent in her subject matter—think Staffordshire spaniels, lions, boxers, and more. Eleanor’s client list includes The New York Times and The New Yorker (no big deal), among others. In her charming Etsy shop you’ll find a collection of greeting cards and handful of art prints. Explore her full collection here.
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Hi friends. Yesterday, Simon and I got news that our first IVF cycle was unsuccessful. Needless to say, we are heartbroken. We had been so optimistic throughout the two week wait and were truly devastated when we got the call. The silver lining is that we have two frozen embryos from the first cycle, so our next attempt will be a frozen embryo transfer (no injections this time around). I’m trying to keep my chin up, but as you can imagine, it’s hard. At Simon’s encouragement, I booked a quick trip to Lisbon to distract myself from the bad news (#traveltherapy). I fly out tomorrow morning and am really looking forward to a bit of sunshine. Please let me know if you have any suggestions as to what I must see/do in Lisbon. I’ve never been to Portugal, but have heard wonderful things (feel free to follow along on instagram). Thank you again for all of your encouragement throughout our fertility struggles. Your kind comments and emails have given me such hope.