Category Archives: personal

Architecture for Qalqilya

Here is a story, one of many, of Qalqilya.   Sometimes you start a project with a really clear idea of were you want it to go and then you do everything possible to get there. Sometimes you start a project without any idea of where you want it to go and just ride along....

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A Year in Photos – 2013

Cooking Architecture | 2013

I read recently about the idea of asking someone what’s best instead of what’s new. I loved this idea of focusing on the good and the curated instead of rushing to whatever is next. I am as guilty of this impatience as the next person—always planning, anxious for change, restless for movement. I too often focus on what we...

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Brains & Beauts of Boston

Cooking Architecture | Swiss Chard Table Runner

In this holiday season of giving, I remember how much love, inspiration, and laughs our friends, and especially our girlfriends, give us everyday.  This fall, I hosted a dinner called “Brains & Beauts of Boston” to celebrate some of the incredible ladies that I have met in my short time in Boston. I wanted them...

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Oh, Canada!

Canada Road Trip  | Cooking Architecture

We went to Canada for the weekend.  It’s kind of amazing that you can get in a car and just go to another country, but Boston is closer to Montreal than it is to DC.  It’s kind of magical, you cross an arbitrary line decided upon a couple of hundred years ago and all of...

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A Paper Party

One year has come and gone since our wedding. It seems like just a little while ago we were getting things ready for the big day; working on the barn, making decorations, and running around to make sure everything would be just right for the celebration. It was an amazing wedding and an incredible first...

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Brought to Life

Eight months ago today we were hanging string balls in the barn, putting the finishing touches on the grill, and stringing twinkly lights to the tent. We checked things off our list and added even more things we forgot, all while trying to enjoy the moment. Then, the big day finally arrived. Our wedding day...

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A Year in Photos

With tree branches sagging under the weight of the recent snowfalls, things look simple and beautiful. And this past year has been about just that. Although I tend to be quite nostalgic, I don’t reflect much at the end of years, trying to keep forward momentum. But this year was so rich with food, family,...

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