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Back to the future (& Picnic Day 2017)

The blog took a bit of an unanticipated hiatus this week while some things on the backend got some long-overdue tweaks. I’m so ready to get back to it! I was just finishing up the first of the Thailand travelogues, so I’m looking forward to sharing (over-sharing?) our visit to Bangkok next week. Hope you’ll stick around!

In the meantime, here are a few more favorite photos from the UC Davis annual open house, Picnic Day. It had been 20 years since my first one. I can hardly believe it! Like going back in time… only with kids and without the plutonium.

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Woven Chairs

We brought back these woven leather chairs from Bali a few years ago and, ever since sharing our living room, I routinely get asked for a source. So I wanted to share that a friend just emailed me to say that World Market has an outdoor version that comes in a pair. The material is flat woven weather-resistant wicker instead of leather or cloth, but they look awesome!

[White-strap Girona Chairs (Set of two)]

P.S. Buying furniture in Bali. And more home photos, here and on Instagram.

Village East Cinema (& Friday Links)

Stumbled across this little guide to the East Village by Natalie Suarez and was instantly transported back to those years of living in the East Village and walking to the movies. I’ll never forget bringing Hudson here as a newborn and suddenly realizing how loud movies are! (Although he slept through it, of course—and through his first movie experience in Brooklyn.) Spring always makes me nostalgic for the city and its blooms. Are the magnolias out?

What are your plans for the weekend? We’ll be attending the campus open house party known as picnic day on Saturday—the kids are looking forward to the parade. And speaking of movies, I’d love to see one at our favorite spot in town. We’ll see if we can swing it…

In the meantime, some links of note…

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