Sweet Gifts for Baby Girls


Our upstairs neighbor had a baby girl while we were away and I got to hold the darling little nugget yesterday. She was only four days old and she did the cutest little sneezes. Our neighbor is a midwife and gave birth at home (above our dining room!) which seems like a very badass, Viking-esque thing to do. As I mentioned previously, we’ve been having difficulty getting pregnant, but I’m pleased to report that we’ve found a Danish fertility clinic we feel good about and they are hopeful! Thank you for all of your sweet comments and emails, they meant the world. In the meantime, I’ll just have to spoil the cutie patootie upstairs. Below are some lovely gifts for baby girls. Above, a sweet striped ruffle swimsuit.


Best of Etsy: Cranky Cakes Shop


Love hosting soirées, but hate the clean-up? Wisconsin-based Cranky Cakes Shop has a great selection of party supplies. Whether you’re throwing a Mexican fiesta or a sweetly-scalloped baby shower, the Midwestern source has got you covered. My favorite themes are these Liberty London florals and this marbleized goodness. Ideal for children’s parties, the shop also includes a fun array of birthday candles (love these!), garlands, and goody bags. Explore the shop’s full collection here.


Sézane x CSAO Capsule Collection


I’m loving this vibrant new collaboration between Sézane and CSAO (Compagnie du Sénégal et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest or “Senegal and West Africa Company”). The organization promotes and supports West African artisans and a portion of the collaboration’s sales have been donated towards building facilities for homeless women and children in the region. The designs were photographed on the island of Gorée, 3 km off the coast of Senegal. Explore the full collection here.


A Change of Plans


After much debate, Simon and I decided with heavy hearts yesterday to cancel our trip to Istanbul next week. We were so looking forward to experiencing the magnificent city, but given yesterday’s tragic events, decided it isn’t the right time. Instead, we’ll be heading from London to Italy and Switzerland where we’ll spend the week exploring Lugano, Lake Como, and Milan. Let me know if you have any recommendations (museums, restaurants, shops…). I haven’t been to the Lake District since I moved away ten years ago. My heart goes out to the people of Turkey—I hope we’ll get to explore your beautiful country someday soon.