Tag Archives: Latvia

downsizing; latvian style

So, we’re going from a two room apartment in Manhattan, to a five room apartment in Rīga, and I don’t think this is what I actually had invisioned when I talked about “downsizing.” I’m downsizing Latvian style. I’m apprehensively ecstatic, tilting from giddy to disbelieving and back to giddy as quickly as the weather here […]

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existential crisis on aisle 9

I wouldn’t have thought that laundry detergent was going to be the thing that would take me down; create in me that moment of panic that says, “uh oh, now you’ve gone and done it.” How could something so banal cause me to doubt the wisdom of a decision such a long time coming. Nevertheless, […]

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a woman needs a man…

tights big things quoting, a woman needs I’ve said it before, I love tights, and my favorite are Heist. But when I saw this print, by Swedish Stockings, I decided to give them a try. Although I’ve been railing about the excess of animal prints in fashion, for how many years now, I do like […]

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models, markets, mushrooms, and more

Latvia is about models, markets, mushrooms, and more. It’s the kind of place that is often called a country with a “complex and troubled history.” It’s the kind of history that maybe even most historians don’t want to delve into. It’s the kind of history that most people simply want to ignore, because it’s too […]

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