Bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees in containers fascinates me. It is such a beautiful craft, and many of the tiny ornamental trees are cultivated over long periods of time. I have killed approximately two of them. And though I thought I had learned my lesson, I would like to try my . . .
In the spring of last year my husband, daughter and I took a 3-day weekend trip up to the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, about four hours from where we live in Raleigh. It was a trip we'd been talking about making for years but hadn't realized that time had slipped away from us and the last . . .
One of my favorite things to do is to explore without purpose and see where the day takes me. Recently, I happened upon Dear Hearts, an uber hip shop located on Foster Street in the DIY District of Durham where I snapped these photos on my iphone. Awash with vintage clothing, antlers, . . .
A few months back, in the Fall, we took a trip to Boone, North Carolina with some family for a fun weekend trip. It's such a pretty area of the state. My Grandmother's family hails from the area just Northeast of Boone at the border of Virginia and North Carolina and every couple of years we visit . . .
When at the beach a few months ago it rained the first few days. So we took a trip to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. My daughter loved it and by the time we were finished the sun had come out and the rain had cleared. I actually enjoyed walking around their pretty . . .
Every summer as a kid my family would stay at my Great Aunt's beach house at Carolina Beach, North Carolina. The place was nothing fancy with wood paneled bedrooms, whose knots I remember, resembled a million distorted eyes staring back at you. The house was a street away from the beach . . .
Some pretty geometric patterns and dappled sunlight I noticed the other day. . . .
Cool window display at Just Be boutique in Greensboro, NC. ** images by me . . .
More images of a rural town in Grayson County, Virginia. ** images by me . . .
Abandoned buildings in Grayson County, Virginia. ** images by me . . .
I spent the first half of last week in Grayson County, Virginia, a beautiful area in mountains of Southwestern Virginia right at the North Carolina/Virginia border. It's where my Grandmother is from and every four years we have a large family reunion there. I love it there and one day would like to . . .
After going to NSS & Surtex in NYC, we drove to visit friends in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. On the way we stopped at Terrain, the gorgeous sprawling plant nursery by the company that owns Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Free People. I was there for hours and could have stayed for hours . . .