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Lovely Day at Lavinia Cakes'n Buttons

Stepping into Lavinia’s lovely shop in The Hague feels like entering a classy living room. Better yet, it feels like entering another world – one of elegant lamps, gracious furniture, old books and photographs, and delicate china. 195 more words

Cafes Bars Shops

Picture + 100 Words: Nature's Simplicity

Trees growing in a straight line? This is not coincidental. This is what happens when trees grow out and on top of dead, fallen trees. A concept called the nurse log. 70 more words


Meditation Plates

My husband and I have made it a ritual, with each place we travel to, we collect a piece(s) of affordable art unique to the region. 360 more words

The Little Things

Take a Gap Year, Learn a New Language: Lessons from Man Booker & Malia

When Malia Obama announced that she was taking a “gap year” between high school and her first year in college, many adults (me included) wondered whether we were too old to take a gap year of our own. 292 more words


How to Have a Memorable Night in Venice

One night in Venice, fairly far from our hotel, we were eating dinner at a restaurant and heard a flood siren. The sirens in Venice don’t wail. 348 more words