Welcome to Springfield, Missouri.

Springfield, Missouri. It's the state's third largest city, set in the foothills of the Ozarks and has the distinction of the being the birthplace of Route 66. Its roots on the American frontier left Springfield with a unique blend of farmland... Read More →

A Parking Lot Grows in DUMBO

DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is a small enclave of industrial style lofts and mega views onto Manhattan. It has exploded from kind of shady to numero uno zip code in New York City. On Jay Street at the edge of DUMBO and Vinegar ... Read More →

Night Train Mondays

Last night in Gowanus, Brooklyn stand-up comic Wyatt Cenac hosted his weekly Monday comedy night. A crowd had packed into the Littlefield theater, a cool space set deep in the industrial neighborhood nestled between Carroll Gardens and Park Slope. Every seat in the ... Read More →

City Guide for a Flâneur: Portland

Portland is a gem in the west, a familiar hipster haven with an affection for the outdoors. Artisanal crafts, coffee and cocktails enliven the quadrant city, all to the rhythm of the entrepreneurial flow which emboldens such creativity and ambition. ... Read More →

DIY Urban Garden

In urban dwelling, particularly New York City living, we don't waste space. Particularly, when that space is an outdoor patio avec grill. A door off our bedroom leads to a small concrete space which we have since helped transform into a teak patio and vegetable... Read More →

Put a bird on it

While perusing a Barnes & Noble in Springfield, MO, AC and I stumbled upon a thick blue linen book titled Natural Histories: Extraordinary Birds. As you can imagine, it's a book of birds, all the little to large winged friends in North America. This thick book doubled as a box which contained hand painted ... Read More →

A Croissant in Brooklyn

Ah le croissant, si delicieux! Flaky, buttery, easily peeled dough layer by dough layer, the outside crunches and crumbles. As a one-time expat on Rue des Quatre Vents in the 6eme arrondissement... Read More →