Beth Kirby

Beth Kirby

@local_milk

photographer • stylist • cook • mama • traveler #eatmoremagic + #livemoremagic Localmilkblog.com mrs. @matthewlud | 📍Santorini 🇬🇷
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Today I'm taking over the @milklife Instagram so come follow along! I'm sharing my recipe for this plum clafoutis made with sweet little mirabelle plums from the produce stand in our neighborhood, whole milk, fresh eggs, orange blossom water, and a touch of mahleb. It makes a great dessert or a luxurious weekend breakfast in bed—as we had it here! . . . Other than her birthday cake, this is one of the first things I've baked that Eula has gotten to share with us. I'm very easy going about what I let her eat, but we give her almost no sweets. . . This, being on the sweet side, was therefore very special. We've gone the baby led weaning route (which I also jokingly call the path of least resistance), and what I've realized that means is being even more mindful than I already was about what I eat because she eats what we eat and you can't explain to a baby why you can have the gummies and she can't! So best to stick to consuming foods baby can eat in front of her because she wants to try everything! So far we think green olives are her favorite food (salt lover like mom), and we struggle to get her to keep any raw, green leaf in her mouth. Suffice to say, we had no problems getting her to eat plums with a few small bites of custard! Find the recipe and more about our journey with baby led weaning on the blog! Link in profile. partner localmilkathome

1 Days ago
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A new post is on the blog! A welcome back of sorts to Local Milk. Click the link in profile to see snapshots of our summer and give it a read. I took the summer off from blogging to move to Paris, travel, host retreats, finish my book proposal, and spend time with my family. But now I'm back and more excited than ever. I've lately become frustrated and a little disheartened by Instagram. I think that the algorithm strongly encourages pandering, homogenous content, and more, more, more of the same. I still love it here, but I've felt very creatively stifled on this platform because the algorithm buries anything that isn't overtly pretty. Anyone else feeling the same? . . . So I've returned to the blog as a place to share healthy, delicious, and quick recipes. To share travel tips. To share stories from our life. To share my passion for manifesting abundance. Business tips, photography tips, and everything I'm interested in. Its going to be a free space where I share everything I feel inspired to share. Click the link in profile and leave a comment on the blog to join the conversation!| A moment in Montmartre, captured by @thehikaruilifestyle on an afternoon walk. localmilkabroad livemoremagic makemoments pursuepretty parisjetaime darlingescapes dametraveler

3 Days ago
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Santorini. @rebekkaseale, @matthewlud, and I along with our new homie chef Matt are in full swing preparing feasts, teaching photography & painting, and making magic with our retreat guests at Villa Fabrica in the village of Pyrgos. . . . We had a local lamb leg roasted in a garlic, coriander, and anchovy rub; big Greek salads with local homemade cheese, and roasted white eggplants from the island with local capers last night. Green honeydew with pink salt this morning and eggs so fresh feathers were still clinging to their dusty shells. We're about to start our discussion on The Art of Sharing : Visual Storytelling & Digital Marketing. It's all about finding our voice, style, tribe, and getting the word out through these crazy little devices to the people who truly will support and appreciate what you're doing so you can make a living doing what you love! It's one of my favorite talks to give. I love empowering other creatives and small business people to reimagine their dreams as goals and make them a reality! localmilkretreat livemoremagic santorini . . . tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler theprettycities mytinyatlas passionpassport athomeintheworld welltraveled f52travel nestingabroad dametraveler theeverygirl welivetoexplore lifewelltraveled vsco worlderlust travelgram travelmore takemethere traveldeeper inspiremyinstagram makemoments oia

4 Days ago
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Formentera. This is where @carolina_ferrer_, @yagobruna, and @matthewlud and I crashed after long retreat days and woke up to the sound of the waves. . . . It was right across a sandy road from the secret beach where we had our sunset full moon picnic with our retreat guests. The first morning here we had ensaimadas & pan con tomate on the terrace with pour overs. My dream is to have a beach house with a big, happy English Labrador that lives there with us. I don't think this decade is the decade for that dream, but I know that at some point in my life I want to make that a reality. I have a "method" for dealing with having tons of dreams and interests—it's a mental exercise that helps me not worry, not rush, not feel like I have to do everything at once. I'm able to focus on my life now and not be distracted by a million little dreams and hobbies and would be business ideas because every time I have an idea or a dream that I don't feel the time is right for I imagine putting it in a box. I put it in, I put the lid on, and I put it on a mental shelf. Open shelves that line the walls of my mind are filled with would be dreams and projects like being an underwater photographer and launching a product line. And I know that at any point I can put a lid on what I'm doing now, put it on the shelf, and take another box down. . . I believe in concentrating your energy on one thing. I believe in focus. But knowing that I can switch my focus any time I want keeps me from feeling torn in a million different directions. I don't know if that make sense to anyone but me, but it helps me to know my dreams are safe and waiting in me whenever I choose to chase them. localmilkretreat livemoremagic . . . tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler theprettycities mytinyatlas passionpassport athomeintheworld welltraveled f52travel nestingabroad dametraveler theeverygirl welivetoexplore lifewelltraveled vsco worlderlust travelgram travelmore takemethere traveldeeper inspiremyinstagram makemoments formentera spain

6 Days ago
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@carolina_ferrer_ & I set this table on the first night of our retreat for a welcome dinner with pink linens I brought with me from Paris and wild olive branches and rosemary foraged from the island. @matthewlud made a feast of olive oil fried local fish, fennel & tomato salad, and blistered green beans with spicy lemon breadcrumbs. I carry my linens with me just about everywhere—they pack up small and light. I source the rest of the things firmly tables locally, using whatever flatware, glassware, and plates I find and styling with whatever wild or interesting things I find. Not every table has to be a veritable wedding or installation. A good pair of scissors and a pink table cloth get me a long way! It's all about making more with less, and creative ways to live and travel light. chroniclesofthetravelingpinkta makingmorewithless livemoremagic localmilkretreat • • • • makem chasinglight liveunscripted toldwithexposure acertainslantoflight finditliveit acolorstory socality darlingmovement thehappynow livethelittlethings pursuepretty nothingisordinary flashesofdelightful theartofslowliving welltravelled peoplescreative livecolorfully darlingweekend seekthesimplicity inspiremyinstagram exploremore gatheringslikethese mycommontable onthetable

9 Days ago
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A beach picnic on a hidden little stretch of sand on Formentera for @carolina_ferrer_ & my photography & slow living retreat. @matthewlud & @yagobruna helped us haul all of our spoils—tortilla, local cheeses, hummus, artichokes, and plenty of bread and cava—down to the seaside, and we all watched the sun set and the full moon rise. Sitting by the sea during the full moon with the last pink streaks of sunlight on one horizon and the golden moon on the other was a truly magical, recharging experience. Two powerful sources of feminine energy, it was a perfect moment. I hope my daughter grows up with the same love and reverence for the moon & sea as I have—I hope I can impart the wonder, the power, the beauty, and awe. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, the magic of the sea and moon have the power to calm and recenter me. What recenters you? localmilkretreat livemoremagic . . . . picnic pursuepretty thatsdarling inthekitchen chroniclesofthetravelingpinkta f52travel beautifuldestinations verilymoment dametraveler iamatraveler livethelittlethings gatheringslikethese lifeandthyme finditstyleit feelfreefeed mycommontable seekmoments gameoftonesshawl justgoshoot takemethere thehappynow bbctravel guardiantravelsnaps liveunscripted creativityfound thisweekoninstagram inspiremyinstagram

9 Days ago
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The talented @carolina_ferrer_—if you don't follow her go follow her now!—my cohost for our 2nd annual retreat in Formentera, Spain. An island that has captured my heart with its unreal blue waters, friendly locals, enigmatic energy (there is electric magic here), and delicious food (berberechos, tortilla, pan con tomate, boquerones, and alioli forever). . . . This is my 2nd (public!) cinemagraph: another beautiful woman, another window. I'm still learning but I think I'm close to a perfect(ish) workflow. @carolina_ferrer_ and her partner @yagobruna (definitely follow his feed too!) have been our partners in hosting our slow living retreat on Formentera this past week. There were wooden boat rides to hidden caves & coves, late night dinner tables strewn with candles in the garden, and so much heart and openness and pure, raw female energy and power. I can't wait to share more of this awesome retreat with you all! localmilkretreat livemoremagic . . . cinemagrap thatsdarling inthekitchen beautifulmatters verilymoment theeverygirl seekthesimplicity livethelittlethings gatheringslikethese lifeandthyme finditstyleit feelfreefeed mycommontable onthetable seekmoments gameoftones chasinglight justgoshoot vscocam vsco thehappynow flashesofdelight holdthemoments liveunscripted creativityfound thisweekoninstagram inspiremyinstagram

10 Days ago
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A Paris institution, @lebonmarcherivegauche. You guessed correctly, I was "in Italy" during my past two posts...but in fact I never left Paris to get those flavors and ingredients. Thanks to Le Bon Marché you only need a metro ticket to travel to Venezia, Roma, Milano, Verona, wherever you desire. They have hand picked the best of Italy to bring to the store, and more than 200 Italian makers & products are there during the La Famiglia installation. Also, you can get your photo printed on a latte. I kid you not. . . . Le Bon Marché is the oldest and first department store in the world, opened in 1838. The interior is a work of art designed largely by the architect Louis-Auguste Boileau in consultation Gustave Eiffel (of tower fame). It's breath taking. And also has a wall of like every bottled water in the world. It's one of the sights you must see in Paris, and it was such an honor to work with them. Don't miss my tour of the store over on IG stories!! . . partner LaFamigliaRiveGauche LeBonMarche iamatraveler takemethere traveldeeper passionpassport mytinyatlas alwaysgo @lebonmarcherivegauche @lagrandeepicerie

11 Days ago
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Lunch goals! More flavors of Italy—simple is best: tomato, herbs, artisan pasta, Parmesan. I'm going to cry when the last of the seasons tomatoes are gone. I can hardly bring myself to even cook them. But this is one of the exceptions. What summer produce will you miss the most? I can't imagine it being anything other than tomato but to each their own! Okay, maybe peaches. . . . partner LaFamigliaRiveGauche LeBonMarche @lebonmarcherivegauche @lagrandeepicerie

12 Days ago
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Another morning, another country. Tasting local specialties: sweet bread, nocciolini with bialetti brewed espresso, and nocciolata with brown bread. Can you guess where I am? It shouldn't be too hard. I wake up in so many different places in the world, some mornings I awake not knowing where I am at all. I don't find it disorienting. Instead I relish those few slow moments of trying to recall, of being nowhere, anywhere. And then it all pulls into focus, and the day starts. But never without breakfast. Do you prefer to wake up in your own bed or wake up on the road? I personally love both so much it's hard to choose. What I love the most is that no matter where I am in the world, I can always travel through food. . . . partner LaFamigliaRiveGauche LeBonMarche @lebonmarcherivegauche @lagrandeepicerie

13 Days ago
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Update: according to the @anegadareefhotel's Facebook page a helicopter made it to the island and it sounds like everyone who stayed on the island is accounted for. A huge relief! | I'm far from here, Anegada. But my heart is in the Caribbean today as it reels in the wake of Hurricane Irma. I have spent so much time in the British Virgin Islands, did so much growing up and healing in these waters over the past 15 years. They are a second home. My thoughts are with Texas & all the islands & Mexico everyone effected by recent natural disasters, but I'm especially anxious for Anegada. It's a little atoll at sea level, and I can't imagine how it stood a chance unless the eye somehow missed it. I can't find any news of it—they are currently cut off from the world, those that stayed. If you have news, please post below. When I was in hospital at the age of 25 or so the therapists asked us to picture our safe place. This island, right here, was mine. Loblolly Bay, Cow Wreck Bay, Dotty's Bakery, Potters By the Sea, the Anegada Reef Hotel. And every other spot carved into my heart. It is my happy place & a beautiful gem on this planet with people to match. When I was run down & depressed I saved every last penny to sit on this island without leaving for two weeks. It's very special, and I hope it's okay. anegada bvi britishvirginislands carribean hurricaneirma

13 Days ago
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Ah!!! My first cinemagraph that I've shared in public! Of the beautiful @tifforelie gazing out my bedroom window here in Paris. . . . We created this for our retreat this past weekend—there was so much beautiful movement to work with—her hair, the cup, the wind blowing her shirt, potential pigeon fly by's (there were none—withholding bastards), her reflection. It proved to be a difficult thing to negotiate, all that motion. But after blending a couple of methods I was able to capture what we envisioned. What inspires me about moving stills is the disorienting contrast of implied motion, frozen motion and motion. I like them because they point to the camera, they belie the illusion of reality. It's part moment, part construct, forever an abstraction. I like drawing attention to the divorce between art and reality, social media and reality. Hopefully the hyperreal, the surreal, hopefully they will remind us all that this is indeed a suspended reality and that frozen moments in time, no matter how beautifully styled or edited or curated will never capture the full range of motion and emotion and perfection and imperfection that is life. That's their beauty—objects made of life but not life. But it's also their flaw. I love consuming all of the art and craft here, but I also want to encourage people to not compare their lives to the social media feeds of others. The two aren't comparable. My life looks pretty homely next to my feed. But it's much more interesting. livemoremagic cinemagraph . . . thearofslowl thatsdarling creativityfound dametraveler theeverygirl chasinglight inspiremyinstagram thisweekoninstagram feelfreefeed beautifuldestinations postthepeople creativehappylife verilymoment thehappynow flashesofdelight seemyparis athomeintheworld momentsofmine livethelittlethings myeverydaymagic magic_shots iamatraveler parisjetaime parisianlife pursuepretty justgoshoot huffpostgram rslove

21 Days ago
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Roast Radish + Sweet Pea Salad. Recipe video coming soon! This is the kind of food we eat and cook at home, and the kind you can expect in the cookbook I'm writing this year: fresh, vibrant, simple, vegetable forward. . . This is an outtake from my workshop at @signebay's in Copenhagen two weeks ago—this was lunch. Yesterday was the final day of my Paris Retreat with @tifforelie (pics coming as soon as I get a new computer charger...mine has mysteriously vanished into thin air 🤷🏻‍♀️...go see some highlights in my stories!!) I'm happy and spent, that satisfied kind of exhausted. We had an amazing group of women, so open and full of heart. We spent a whirlwind couple of days together eating the city, learning how to turn passions into abundant realities, how to use our voices and talents to effect positive change and create more beauty in the world, and strolling everywhere from Montmartre to the Seine during golden hour each day. I'm so grateful to our guests who always teach me as much as I could ever hope to teach them. If you want to hear about upcoming retreats and workshops hop on our mailing list via the link in profile—you'll also get updates from the blog, recipes, and cookbook news as it slowly unfolds! eatmoremagic localmilkrecipes localmilkretreat . . . eatthew f52grams thekitchn lifeandthyme inthekitchen onthetable beautifulcuisines mycommontable verilymoment howisummer gatheringslikethese huffposttaste yahoofood foodblogger foodphotography foodstyling feedfeed feedfeedvegetarian gloobyfood cleaneating eatmoreplants healthycuisines instafood heresmyfood vegetarian

23 Days ago
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Magic woman. @tifforelie dominating a hidden Parisian passage like the queen she is. She can has all the swoosh. Prepare yourself for a total friend brag. Because I am very, very proud to call this woman my friend. . . . @tifforelie and I met years ago at one of my Kinfolk workshops in Nashville in what seems like a different life. I was dating someone, she was married, and Kinfolk workshops were a thing. Our lives have toppled and churned and morphed and risen from the ashes, most especially hers, over and over again in the years since. And if nothing else I can say with no doubt that at my best and my worst I am confidant she looked at me no differently. When I made unpopular choices false friends judged me and gossiped as such people do, she didn't. She was always okay with me being where I was, whatever that looked like (and sometimes it wasn't pretty). I've watched her go through the loss of a marriage and the loss of a loved one, her love and partner. And through it all she glows. She's an inspiration. People say that a lot, and it's often glib bullshit. In this case, it isn't. She's a survivor and a fighter and a funny, funny person. Never a jerk, always a queen. Love you. And I can't wait for the start of our mini-retreat here in Paris tomorrow! Now all y'all go follow her because she's *the best*. Tag your ride or die in the comments to let them know you love them! livemoremagic localmilkparis whyweadventure . . . vivreparis seemyparis parisjetaime seemyparis prettycityparis parismaville parisianlife dametraveler tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler welivetoexplore welltraveled mytinyatlas passionpassport pursuepretty justgoshoot exploreeverything theartofslowliving lifewelltraveled thatsdarling athomeintheworld theeverygirl

27 Days ago
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Parisian afternoons at @cafeloustic with the beautiful + talented @jelliottblake from earlier this summer. . . . Close to our place and some of the best coffee in the city—this is home base. I'm sipping on a café crème from there as I type—it's a definite must stop if you pass through. And they have dope croissants. ☕️ + 🥐 = 🇫🇷. And go follow @cafeloustic to see more of my photos of Paris this summer! My brief tenure living here has already taught me to make time to meet up with people. As I've said before, so many friends from around the world pass through Paris my social life is about 1000% more active here than when we're living in Chattanooga. It's a crazy difference. I like both being the quiet hermit homebody and being out on the town wiling away afternoons over coffee. I'm almost an ambivert (did I make that word up??) but an introvert at the end of the day. I've decided I'll keep all my fun clothes in Paris and play dress up and be social when here and then wear nothing but linen smocks and not leave the house when I'm in Chattanooga so I can have the best of both worlds! . . . cafeculture coffeetime livemoremagic vivreparis seemyparis parisjetaime seemyparis prettycityparis parismaville parisianlife dametraveler tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler welivetoexplore welltraveled mytinyatlas passionpassport pursuepretty justgoshoot exploreeverything theartofslowliving lifewelltraveled thatsdarling athomeintheworld theeverygirl

27 Days ago
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Breakfast @signebay's. I spent last weekend working alongside her and @verdenius (two of my favorite photographers) teaching photography and styling in Copenhagen. . . . While I have plans to teach less in person next year so I can focus on book writing, a return to blogging, and family I have devoted the summer and early fall to writing up all I teach into ecourse modules that will be available for purchase separately or together. And because my courses wouldn't be the same without my goofy expletive punctuated rambling...some video is sure to be included for that in person feel! Haha. But in the mean time, until those are complete, I'm continuing to share what I've learned in classes. I think it's so important to share knowledge and lift each other up in this community and in life in general. There should be no "secrets" of success. I certainly have none—I'm an open book. livemoremagic . . If you're stateside and have been waiting for a workshop on that side of the pond, now is your chance! You can grab a spot at one of my one day workshops in Tennessee in December via the link in profile! . . . thatsdarling inthekitchen theartofslowliving f52home beautifulmatters verilymoment theeverygirl seekthesimplicity livethelittlethings gatheringslikethese lifeandthyme finditstyleit feelfreefeed mycommontable onthetable seekmoments gameoftones chasinglight justgoshoot vscocam vsco thehappynow flashesofdelight holdthemoments liveunscripted creativityfound thisweekoninstagram inspiremyinstagram

28 Days ago
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Olive oil cake with pale pink raspberry frosting and cornflowers picked by @signebay's daughter at this past weekend's food styling & photography workshop in Copenhagen. . . . This shoot definitely turned into a bit of a princess fest...but hey! That's ok! 👸🏻 Gearing up for the next workshop this weekend here in Paris. I'm so excited to be taking our guests to some of our old and new favorites like @legrandbainparis, robertetlouise, @buvetteparis, and @carbon_paris. Tonight @tifforelie & I are hitting up @septimeparis La Cave and @aupassage. Last night we did @sherrybuttparis and @miznonparis. All the good things. All the time. Live 'dat magic. Follow along on stories to come with us! And sign up for our mailing list via the link in profile to be the first to hear about upcoming workshops, ecourses, freebies, and our creative travel retreats to destinations like Japan and Marrakech! PS. Find the recipe on localmilkblog.com! . . livemoremagic lifeandthyme verilymoment momentsofmine postitfortheaesthetic seekthesimplicity makemoments fellowmag f52gram cakestagram eatmorecake makeamericacakeagain eatmoremagic foodphotography foodstyling foodblogger thekitchn buzzfeast yahoofood onthetable wwllt howisummer bakersofinstagram beautifulcuisines instafood eattheworld creativityfound thisweekoninstagram inspiremyinstagram

28 Days ago
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Pardon my creepy stare, this was the best shot I got. 😏 Filling our Parisian pied-à-terre with fleurs in anticipation of @tifforelie & my workshop this weekend. We're mapping out our food & photo walks, confirming reservations (we've got some real goodies!!), and finalizing the schedule—abuzz with excitement to meet the next group of guests and break down all I've learned on this crazy five year journey of a career + share my adopted home. We have secret little passages, allllll the cheese & chocolate & pastry, and so much wonderful stuff planned for our guests. If you are interested in future workshops, one on one sessions, travel retreats, or ecourses hop on my mailing list now via the link in profile to be the first to hear about it all! And let me know what you'd like to learn more about in the comments! Instagram? Business? Slow living? Photography? Cooking? Styling? livemoremagic theartofslowliving flowerstagram

28 Days ago
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Our beautiful table in @signebay's Copenhagen studio during my food styling & photography workshop this past weekend. If you don't already follow her, definitely do. She's such an inspiration! . . . Over the weekend I got to meet talented new friends and visit with old ones—👋🏻 @perolavsolvberg @blueberrytales @verdenius (you should go follow them all too, so talented!)—and meet two wonderful groups of guests that allowed me the privilege of sharing my passion for photography, food, and designing a life you love with them. We talked about everything from the technical aspects of photography to strategies for getting the most out of your life and doing what you're passionate about for a living. In the modern world we have two big resources we have to manage: time and money. The digital world makes us all time optimists, we see so much we come to believe we can do it all when we can't. And money—no one ever talks about it! Over the years it's become one of my missions in life to help other creatives and small business owners manage these two wisely because I've discovered such freedom in mastering my time and finances. I want to do my part to make money not a dirty word, and to foster a culture in which we can openly and passionately cultivate abundance for ourselves and those that work with and for us. So excited to share all of this and more with our guests at the upcoming mini-retreat here in Paris with my friend @tifforellie...I have so much to say! livemoremagic . . . thatsdarling inthekitchen theartofslowliving f52home beautifulmatters verilymoment theeverygirl seekthesimplicity livethelittlethings gatheringslikethese lifeandthyme finditstyleit feelfreefeed mycommontable onthetable seekmoments gameoftones chasinglight justgoshoot vscocam vsco thehappynow flashesofdelight holdthemoments liveunscripted creativityfound thisweekoninstagram inspiremyinstagram

29 Days ago
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I'm writing this on a plane, Copenhagen bound for the weekend! This is a photo from one of our many adventures, strolling the streets of Stockholm 8 months pregnant with our entire life in an @away bag. Our life for a family of 3 is neatly tucked into yet another @away bag as we travel for what seems like the billionth time with Eula. They've come to be home as much as anything, our weekend homes, and we have truly mastered packing light. I've long wanted to write a post on packing but I keep putting it off because I wanted to make a video and just couldn't wrap my head around how to do it like I wanted. But I'm allllmost there. At least I hope so! But all of that is on hold for the week as I teach two workshops in Copenhagen. I'm hoping to find a few key fall pieces on my day off...any clothing shop recommendations in Copenhagen? I'll be working most of the time I'm there but I'm hoping to have one great meal and perhaps score some clothes for colder weather and props so recommendations needed! Also...not sponsored just love these bags and SWEAR by them! livemoremagic nestingabroad travel localmilkabroad

35 Days ago
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Eula's first birthday. A real moment from real life. Almost a year ago to the minute she entered this world. . . . I want to do a one year photo shoot with her & a proper cake + a party dress and some ridiculous bow on her head, but @matthewlud & I didn't want to turn her birthday into a photo shoot. So instead of toys and presents we bought her trash. Basically. She loves to destroy tissue boxes and paper towel rolls so we got her a bunch of that and let her go to town. That and we blew up a ton of balloons. You should have seen her face when she toddled into that room of colorful balloons—pure unadulterated joy. Lit up. Her pink smash cake (which she ate half naked on the floor) is a vanilla bean & coconut white cake with orange blossom & raspberry pink frosting. Couldn't help but make real cake for my one and only Eulalie. Planning a more, ah, refined version for photographs at a later date. This was the best day. I can't wait to make every birthday of hers magic. Because we all need to live more magic. More on stories! . . . livemoremagic eulaliewilla firstbirthday babyaulait milklovescoffee momsofinstagram momlife babiesofinstagram babygirl oneyearold 12monthsold realmotherhood motherhood babystagram fatherdaughter dadsofinstagram habitandhome thehappynow theartofslowliving theeverydayproject fellowmag

37 Days ago
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A year ago today I went into labor. I'd spent the 9 months before traveling the world & working like crazy with my baby daddy @matthewlud and being incredibly sick without really processing that as a reality. At first labor was interesting and exciting. We went for groceries, went on a walk. Find the full birth story linked in my profile if you're interested! . . And then, come the middle of the night, it was excruciating. By early the next morning I felt like I was in an episode of Game of Thrones featuring Ramsey. Torture. I had her at home, no meds. It was awful. It was worth it. If I had another I'd do it the same. But she's all I want. And then, after a lot of high pitched screaming, I had a baby girl we call Eulalie. I was jiggly & tearful & confused for about a month. I had a floppy, sleepy baby. My hormones were a mess, my body a wreck. And somehow it all snapped back. And now I have a big, giggly baby. It's totally weird. I love her so much. Motherhood isn't easy to me. But it's undeniable. She's my puppy, and I can't wait to see how she turns out and to celebrate her first birthday tomorrow! Let the cake baking commence! 📷 @ericcharlespeterson . . . . babyaulait milklovescoffee firsttimemom momlife parenthood pregnancyisbeautiful mymotherhood realmotherhood mommylife motherhood pregnancy momsofinstagram habitandhome theeverydayproject mommyhood

38 Days ago
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Want to look miniature? Just get a big ol' bunch of flowers and stand next to them! 💁🏻💐WHPmini . . . I've spent the past week struggling through my very first video! Which is another thing that makes me feel gloriously small: learning something new. I'm the sort of person who thrives at the beginning of projects—when I'm small, lost, confused, and obsessed. I like to rise to a challenge and every little victory and break through gives me such satisfaction. I get bored when everything is easy. Character flaw but fact! Video is that new thing for me right now—this complex new world that dwarfs me. I don't know how long it will take for me to feel confidant enough to share my first recipe video...but I'm close! There's so much to learn. If you're a big fish in a small pond...swim toward the ocean and be small again! I can imagine nothing worse than having nothing left to learn. Thank god there's no danger of that! 😅 . . . girlswithflowers vscoflowers flowerstagram rsblooms dsfloral peonies verilymoment darlingweekend pursuepretty theartofslowliving fellowmag flowersofinstagram flowermagic floweroftheday flowerlovers blooooms bhgflowers natureinthehome seekthesimplicity livethelittlethings thatauthenticfeeling littlestoriesofmylife flashesofdelight thehappynow aquietstyle inspiremyinstagram feelfreefeed floralfix flowerstalking

39 Days ago
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A vision of home. In a few short days that little thing turns a year old. I'm going to wrap empty boxes for her to tear apart. Bake a real birthday cake for her to destroy. Because she wouldn't know a toy to save her life. She likes bottles of water, business cards, cell phones, and cardboard tubes. She's my mini. And I can't wait to celebrate her. Tap for sources if you want to know! WHPmini localmilkathome eulaliewilla

40 Days ago
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Hey everyone! I'm excited to be taking over @cntraveler stories to share some snippets of our summer sailing holiday in the Greek Isles-the Dodecanese & Cyclades. For two weeks we called an @istionyachtinggreece catamaran home and called @marvelous_1_2 el Capitano. Looking back through my photographs I feel heart sick. I miss it all so much. The sea is my happy place. The place where I find quiet and peace and the ability to not care in the best possible way. My entire life is designed around spending as much time on or near the water as possible. It's, in my defense, a hereditary obsession. Kind of like being Force sensitive. But different... What are your favorite beaches + seaside destinations? localmilkabroad iamatraveler greece koufonisia

41 Days ago
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One last morning stroll down quiet backstreets for a morning brioche (filled with apricot marmalade, of course) & cappuccino before hopping a flight back to Paris. Last night @matthewlud and I sat on the canal while the sun sunk into the lagoon, watching the boats go by. It was Venice at her best. But I'm looking forward to being back in Paris, to recipe testing, and to not being so damn hot all the time. 😅 . . . venice venezia tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler theprettycities mytinyatlas passionpassport athomeintheworld welltraveled f52travel nestingabroad dametraveler theeverygirl welivetoexplore lifewelltraveled vsco worlderlust travelgram travelmore takemethere traveldeeper

43 Days ago
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Ciao from Venice! It was our last day here today. I didn't make it to the lagoon as I'd hoped (I had Natalie Wood aspirations...), but I did revolt myself by destroying the better part of a very good pizza (which is harder to find than you might think) and getting my favorite meringue gelato. It's another sweltering day. I took more cliché pictures of canals because canals. And tomorrow we head home to Paris for the week before jetting off yet again next weekend to Copenhagen (my first time there!) To cooler climes....😅 iamatraveler venice huffposttravel beautifuldestinations

44 Days ago
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Hey everyone! I’m partnering with @food52 and @Citibank to benefit @nokidhungry. Citi aims to raise $2 million to fight childhood hunger in America—that's enough for 20 million meals for kids in need. Next time you’re at your favorite restaurant through 8/10, ‘gram your meal and Food52 will share the winner’s photo on their feed and donate $1,000 to No Kid Hungry in their name. I'm very excited to be a part of the campaign—it's a cause that's very near to my heart as a mother. I hope you all will join me in raising awareness and money for @nokidhungry! f52grams Snag all the info at f52.com/. ad f52partner

45 Days ago
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Today we've escaped the oppressive heat (though it's better today) & crowds for Guidecca. For baccalà and a slow walk along the canal and cold drinks in the garden. Eula is chasing butterflies while @matthewlud naps on a lawn chair. It smells of rosemary and there's a shade and a breeze. What more could one ask for on an August afternoon? Perhaps for a gelato. . . . venice venezia tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler theprettycities mytinyatlas passionpassport athomeintheworld welltraveled f52travel nestingabroad dametraveler theeverygirl welivetoexplore lifewelltraveled vsco worlderlust travelgram travelmore takemethere traveldeeper

45 Days ago
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Venetian brekkie. 🥐🥓🍋 A prettier latergram than the café but eating it all the same. Brioche filled with apricot marmalade and San Daniele. I don't understand why the French can't just humor me and have jam filled croissants everywhere. Is it really such a leap? Pretty please? . . . We're eating an absurd amount. But of course we are, it's Italy. Pasta con Le Cozze. Fritto Misto di Pesce. Baccalà con Polenta Bianca. Sarde en Saor. Tramezzini al Uovo e Acciughe. Huge platters of capocollo, pecorino, burrata, mortadella, and prosciutto. Gnocchi al Pomodoro. Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia con Bottarga. I could go on...but suffice to say even with all those bites, I'm not even close to done. Food is such poetry. Art & love that is by some crude magic converted into my rambling, my baby's babbling. Laughter. Hair twirling. Getting lost. All of our mortal striving. First we must eat. . . . venice venezia foodphotography gatheringslikethese guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel theartofslowliving iamatraveler lifeandthyme beautifulcuisines passionpassport athomeintheworld nothingisordinary f52grams nestingabroad dametraveler theeverygirl welivetoexplore lifewelltraveled eattheworld worlderlust onthetable howisummer takemethere thekitchn

45 Days ago
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That picture, that view. It doesn't matter how many times I see it, it's still lovely and ancient and novelistic. So long as I don't get hit in the head by a selfie stick or aggressive seagull. . . . It's hot here. Oppressively, disgustingly hot. And if you take a wrong turn you're shoulder to shoulder in a clogged artery of the city. But in the neighborhood we're keeping to the campos are quiet. And I'm so happy to be here in a spot of shade or hiding in an osteria. Even though @ticklerworld isn't here. And of course that usually ruins everything. But dear god, someone please remind me to stick to the colder months. iblamejulian whygodwhy . . venice venezia tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler theprettycities mytinyatlas passionpassport athomeintheworld welltraveled f52travel nestingabroad dametraveler theeverygirl welivetoexplore lifewelltraveled vsco worlderlust travelgram travelmore takemethere traveldeepe

46 Days ago
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Venice. My first love. We just landed, and I'm eager to stroll these backstreets, eat as much cicchetti as possible, and show @matthewlud my first city love. I haven't been to Venice in the summer since I was 15 years old—I prefer the quiet grey of winter. We'll be hiding from the crowds and keeping to quiet neighborhoods the best we can. A lot of people turn their noses up at Venice because of the sheer volume of tourists (I like to make a distinction between being a tourist and a visitor—I aim to be the latter.) And while throngs of any sort make me feel like I have a pillow over my face, even the tour groups can't ruin the beauty here. And luckily they tend to stick to the same well worn sites, so it's generally easy to avoid. So if you need me this week, I'll be tucked into some bacari or other far from the crowds. . . . venice venezia travelerinvenice localmilkabroad dametraveler tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler takemethere welivetoexplore welltraveled travelbloggee mytinyatlas passionpassport pursuepretty traveldeeper justgoshoot exploreeverything theartofslowliving lifewelltraveled thatsdarling openmyworld athomeintheworld

47 Days ago
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A latergram from my natural habitat, chilling with the inimitable @simplefare_ in my @kalonstudios bed draped in @inbedstore linen (I miss!) I'm currently alone in our Paris apartment. The baby just went down and not without a valiant fight. Don't get me wrong, I dig my family, to put it lightly. But I'm an introvert and there's something so golden and ineffable about being alone. The world feels safe and peaceful when I'm alone. It's such a special feeling. I always feel like I can handle anything when I'm alone. There is such space. I don't usually feel the need to rhapsodize about being alone, but having a baby makes you really, really appreciate it, I think. Listening to @ladygaga's "Grigio Girls" on repeat. Don't even have the energy for Netflix. But! I did make a siiiiick salad (preview on stories) sort of meal thing and managed to film it for my first (iPhone) video. Tomorrow I'm gonna play with editing and see if I can handle the sheer mental volume that is video editing. That noise is complicated. And Joanne is an underrated album. I die. theartofslowliving sodomino thatsdarling ~ I mean spicegirlinthisbitch ...lyrics don't get better than that 😹

48 Days ago