A couple of cool friends

I was driving home from a work event tonight when I got a text from my friend Alicia that she had modeled this beautiful dress and ridiculous jacket today for Nordstrom. WHAT?! Yes. It's true. Alicia is a poet with a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington and also a professional makeup artist and Laura Mercier brand ambassador. How cool is it that she is my friend and that the day I was building Coco and Theo's bunkbeds she came over for coffee and a long, leisurely chat about writing and creativity, and that just last night I was texting her for brow pencil recommendations?! Alicia's style is off the charts and not only that, she is one of the most genuine, soulful people I know. 

Also so cool is that my friend Charlotte is a total knitting superstar who is crazy talented at writing sock patterns. Honestly, how adorable are these Magic Toadstool socks?! I especially love these because the day I went into labor with Coco, J and I went for a looooong hike through the Zürcher Oberland and on our way we actually saw a mushroom like this. I'm not kidding! It was red with white spots and until that moment (even afterward?!) I had always assumed they were make-believe. Like unicorns! But they're real. Just like my Coco, who was a dream come true. Charlotte has three kids and a very busy life and always manages to be in the moment, carefree and so much fun. She is amazing if you ask me! 

I am so grateful to have amazing friends who keep me inspired to be my very best in my creative endeavors and just in life. Thank you, Alicia and Charlotte! You both rock. 

(Photos via Nordstrom Flagship/Instagram and Stone Knits/Instagram)


  1. Simply a grinning visitant here to share the affection (:, btw extraordinary style.

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