Presidential Love


I love couples in love. Regardless of your political affiliation, its hard to deny the sweetness between Michelle and Barack. They seem so in love, twenty years later. And on Inauguration night they dazzled.

Geri Bauer

Geri Bauer

But my favorite political romance of all time is the Reagans. Perhaps because President Reagan was such an avid letter writer. He wrote dozens of love notes to his wife, which she later compiled into a book entitled I Love You, Ronnie.  One of my favorite lines from the book… “Every time Mr. Reagan sees the evening star or blows out the birthday candles or gets the big end of the wishbone he thinks the same wish– a prayer really–that so much happiness will go on and somehow be deserved by him.” Mr. Reagan often expressed himself in the third person-bah! A wish for happiness, how sweet.

hurricane Irene + letter update

No matter where you live it’s probably hard to ignore the news of Hurricane Irene. She bustled in last night while I slept. Thankfully my street is in ship shape. We have power and due to careful preparations, I have enough snacks + wine to keep me content for days, phew. I know not everyone fared so well, so my thoughts go out to those of you beginning the recovery phase.

Since the MTA shut down yesterday at noon, I’ve been holed up at home. After a clean sweep and five loads of laundry I curled up for a little movie time. I boldly choose Beaches, and sobbed through more than half of the film. I had forgotten how much I adore Hillary and CC. The best part of course, is their letters. I love that they span the friendship and help to create such a loyal bond between the girls. Letters are just the best!

And speaking of letters, I know I am terrifically behind on my posts. Please forgive me. I hope to have all of June up for you before bed time. And July + August are soon to follow. OH, how I’ve missed you all!


I really did think of you…

often in fact. And now that we’ve caught up on business, I wanted to share some letter worthy moments from the last few weeks.

Firstly, I joined the Letter Writers Alliance. Yes, I am very official. It’s an organization dedicated to keeping the art of letter writing alive. Amen! If you like letters, join here. Membership includes official stationery, free downloads and special treats. Best of all, they’ll set you up with a real live pen-pal!

Next, I got the most fabulous postcard from my very cheeky friend Alex. A little post-wedding correspondence from William and Catherine:

Dearest Lauren,

We were most disappointed that you were unable to attend our glorious celebration of matrimony. Catherine darling looked smashing and Pippa’s bum stole the show. It was quite outrageous. We hope to see you around the palace soon.


Kate + William

It has a perma-place in my kitchen. Royal correspondence is the best kind you know.

And to top it all off, I discovered a charming shop in Nolita. Thomas Sires is beautifully curated to say the least, but these letter-loving knickers stole my heart. Ring up the shop for your very own pair of colorful mail!

Okay friends, that’s all for today. See you here tomorrow (really!). xo