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Raden vs Away Luggage UPDATE: It looks like Raden is shutting down, in part because newer airline rules have made consumers wary of smart luggage. While you may still be able to purchase Raden cases through sites like Amazon, I wouldn't recommend it, as you won't be able to have...
The Best Japanese Snacks My favorite Japanese snacks and candy, all available on Amazon. Not quite as awesome as jumping on a plane and filling my arms with junk food at the conbini, but significantly cheaper. (if you have to pick just one, go with the Matcha Kit-Kats!)
Popular International Condiments 1. Kewpie Mayo Japan's beloved mayonnaise is a cult favorite, and for good reason. Chefs will tell you that Kewpie is closer to homemade mayo, and once you've had it, it's hard to use anything else. And don't get me started on Japanese potato salad-- so good! 2. Maggi...
Try the World Review I'd been wanting to subscribe to Try the World for a long time, so when I saw their recent special offering a free Portugal and Brazil box with the purchase of their new Michelin box, I jumped on it! (yes, I spent my own money, this...

Spotted: Autumn Hues

All the fall colors I'm impatiently waiting for. (above, vintage rust orange wool coat). autumn beach by wilder california vintage handblown glasses growler tote hanging branch clothing rack vintage plaid wool throw black leather zip tote turquoise and gold tassle bracelet Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save
I just came across Sasaki-Yohinten on Etsy, and their creative re-working of vintage clothing is cool enough, but they're also one town over from where I taught in Japan! Strange to see a shop from an obscure Japanese town and say "Hey, I've been there." Anyways, they make clothing from...
  Lo & Sons Camera Bag Review I recently purchased Lo & Sons’ Claremont crossbody leather camera bag for use with my new Fuji X-T2. Here’s what I thought of it…. Want the short version? Not enough thoughtful design features to merit the $300 price tag. The Pros - Claremont Camera Bag Review I really...
I have a thing for beautiful paper products, journals in particular. I'm drawn to those crisp pages waiting to be filled, and perhaps guilty of romanticizing an analog age, even though though the majority of my writing is done with the convenience of a computer. I should confess that my...
I just stumbled across these state flower paintings by Etsy shop Tigersheep Friends. Aren't they great? Artist Sarah Walsh doesn't have all the states yet, but maybe you could persuade her your home state should be the next to be painted. There's no Ohio print right now (we're the scarlet...
I'm always so smitten with beautifully designed restaurants and hotels, so why not recreate the vibe at home? Leo's Oyster Bar in San Francisco instantly made it onto my Pinterest board of lovely cafes. I love everything about it, and so many of the elements would be perfectly at...