Where to Find a Little Spot of Solace

Photo by Jake Ireland

You know those days when you question whether you’re doing anything right? I get those. They usually include a call to my mom, mid-breakdown, while my husband looks on— terrified— contemplating whether flowers or wine or Modern Family reruns will make it better.

Sometimes, the wine works. But most of the time, I’m just overreacting.

I’ve adopted some small spots— my backyard, the park, a giant tree in the city— where I go to underreact. I get cozy. Think sweater, leggings, boots. I pack a blanket and a book. And I go.

This week, I brought my husband to snap pictures so I could share the experience. Here’s our photo diary, through his eyes. I hope it inspires you to adopt your very own breathing spots.








Sweater: ATM Looks for LESS here and here // Leggings: J. Crew // Hat: Hat Attack Look for LESS here // Boots: Cole Haan (old buy) Similar look at Banana Republic right now Book: 99 Things to Do


Photos by Jake Ireland