sleep peacefully.

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i’ll be honest, catching up after vacation is hard, but one can hardly complain without being a total jerkface since i was even able to take a vacation! but i think with jet lag and then a bazillion emails and projects to get back to i’m a little worn out. so today i’m seeking refuge in some very peaceful and zen-like bedrooms. i don’t like a lot of... 
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at home with designer anna valentine.

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when in london last week, we kind of accidentally discovered the west end area of Marylebone. The main neighborhood shops are along Marylebone High Street and we fell instantly in love with its charming narrow side streets, sweet boutiques and cafes. so i can see why fashion designer Anna Valentine chose this spot for both her studio and her Georgian-style home just walking... 
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marseille’s pension edelweiss.

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we arrived in marseille via the Saint-Charles train station, which was in all probability in close enough proximity to our pension to walk, but there were those pesky (and heavy) bags in tow not to mention a few hundred stairs. so you know, we hopped in a taxi from the train station as one does and somehow landed the grumpiest driver in town, because he practically told us... 
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spring forward.

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i’ve been confused all week as to what time it is. along with the jet lag from my trip, came also the changing of the clocks (why again do we do that?). so it’s spring forward so to speak — which i actually love because daylight savings time gives us all a little more time outdoors. and the time change perhaps also signals a time to bring a bit of the outdoors... 
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a secret stay in marseille.

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It is in Marseille that one can discover the oldest hardware store in France and one of my very favorite sources of inspiration. originally created in 1827, and now a beautiful concept store maison empereur remains today an essential place to visit when in Marseille. it’s got many personalities — hardware and gadget store, gourmand cooking go-to, homewares extraordinaire... 
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