You have probably heard of the “stages of grief.” Well, this week I am firmly planted in the denial stage. I sat in front of my computer screen loaded with the page featuring the rustic chic house we had rented on the Spanish island of Formentera for the last half of July. I have not … Continue reading Roman Holiday and Aperitivo
This has probably happened to you also recently… you are scrolling through your phone, and you get a notification with a photo saying “This time last year/ two years ago/ five years ago.” It makes my heart sink into my belly to see the photos of sandcastles and sandwich picnics on Block Island, the special anniversary dinner at our favorite … Continue reading Family Meal, Homeroom, Mothers, and Vegan Week
The other morning, things were going as usual, as far as these days go. I was clearing breakfast, Stephane was working in our office, and James was plugging in to his Google Classroom. Then James just stopped, and started crying. I will preface this by saying the kid is not much of a crier. When … Continue reading South x Southwest shrimp and cheer up mode
When my sister, Kate, and I were little we used to pretend play the most dire circumstances. A favorite was to be lost at sea on a boat (the sofa) with only castaways (100 stuffed animals) aboard. Or when it was cold out, we would put on our most tattered mittens and gather leaves and sticks … Continue reading Grimm tales, easy recipes, and a marathon week
In which I love my family, but also find myself having unkind thoughts. I don’t know, maybe you are in the camp of people who are currently posting photos on Instagram of your first date with your beloved and tagging them #loveofmylife, but all of this quarantine coziness is not making me the sweetest roommate. My … Continue reading Getting crazy with chickpeas and a kid’s book list
Last week I was a little worried knowing that James’s birthday was coming up, and he wouldn’t be able to celebrate with friends at school, or go on our planned Mexican surf trip. So I rallied our extended family to send birthday cards. Little kids love getting mail. But I should have known better. Six year … Continue reading Greek week and a birthday
Maybe it’s the sun warming us up a bit, but we seem to have settled into a new rhythm around here. Of course, if it is raining and dreary tomorrow I may be singing a different tune. The Westport schools offered the kids their own Chromebooks for Google Classroom which has freed me up a … Continue reading Week Three of quarantine… we cook on!
I hope this finds you all well. Maybe you feel the same way, but I find myself vacillating between “This is crazy, I just want to get back to work!” To then reading the NY Times and seeing the astronomic numbers of people flooding NYC hospitals, and I feel panic and dread. Some days this … Continue reading This week in quarantine, cooking, and staying sane.
During this crazy time of pandemic, I have been sharing lots of images of cooking and creative ways to stay sane on Instagram (@lauranewt). Many of you have asked for recipes and suggestions, so I thought this would be a great time to create a newsletter! So, here we go… Laura Likes begins… This week has been … Continue reading Laura Likes Begins!