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  • Staff Travels: Île de Ré, France
    September 9th, 2015 | Steven Alan Travel, Travels

    Name: Steven Alan Duration: One week Location: Île de Ré , France Purpose of this trip: My brother lives in France (owner of Bob’s Bake Shop in Paris) and I only get to see him 1-2xs a year so it was great spending time with him. I went with two out of my three kids and joined [...]

  • Staff Travels: Seneca Lake, NY
    September 1st, 2015 | Steven Alan Travel, Travels

    Name: Jess Shaffer Team: Buying | Home Destination: Seneca Lake, NY Duration: 3 Day Weekend Purpose of this trip? I have 4 sisters and they were all coming up to our family’s cottage in upstate NY, so we were having a little sister time. Travel companions: Boyfriend, sisters, my nephews and my mother Any personal significance this [...]

  • Staff Travels: Winter Edition
    February 13th, 2015 | Staff, Steven Alan Travel, Travels

    After the holidays, a few wanderlusts from our team returned to the city with some pretty awesome shots from their travels. We couldn’t choose just one to share, so for this edition of Staff Travels, we decided to do a round up of the different destinations they escaped to. Name: Annick, Junior Art Director Destination: [...]

  • Staff Travels: Baja, Mexico
    September 2nd, 2014 | Travels

    Nick from our Portland shop and his girlfriend, Brittany, took a trip down the coast to Baja, Mexico, where they spent time exploring, relaxing on the beach, and befriending some animals (including an adorable puffer fish). Wally belongs to Brittany’s uncle, who lives in San Jose del Cabo We rode dirt bikes and quads for [...]

  • LA Weekend To Do: Salvation Mountain
    August 29th, 2014 | Travels

    If you’re looking for an alternative to overcrowded beaches and swimming holes for the long weekend, here’s a suggestion from Julian at our La Brea shop. He recently took a day trip to Salvation Mountain and shared some photos of the technicolor folk art installation with us: The hillside “mountain” is located in Niland, California, [...]

  • Staff Travels: Île de Ré
    August 13th, 2014 | Travels

    Samantha, our Showroom Director, recently spent some time on Île de Ré, a small island off the western coast of France known for its oysters. She shared some of her photos with us: Waking up on the island, which consists of small villages with little marinas. They also have crazy tides — the boats sit [...]

  • Postcards from São Paulo
    July 23rd, 2014 | Travels

    Gary from our Boston shop just returned from São Paulo, where he took in the sights and World Cup action. He shared some of his snapshots with us: Traveling to São Paulo allowed me to experience football in a way I never thought I would ever imagine. The sport is imbedded in every citizen of [...]

  • Staff Travels: Colombia
    July 9th, 2014 | Travels

    Kate from our design team recently spent a few days in Cartagena, Colombia, and shared a few of her snapshots with us. Cartagena, the old city, also called the walled city because a wall was built around the entire perimeter of the city to protect it from invaders and pirates back in the day. The [...]

  • Travel Diary: Tea Wing Visits Japan
    May 15th, 2014 | Food, Home, In Stock, Travels

    Tea Wing‘s carefully sourced, painstakingly produced Japanese green teas are loved among our staff for their complex flavors, wonderful aromas, and beautiful colors. The Tea Wing team just returned from their annual tea buying trip to Japan, where they spend several weeks each Spring meeting with their dedicated network of farmers and producers, making new [...]

  • Staff Travels: Costa Rica
    April 9th, 2014 | Travels

    Sansho from our web team recently went to Costa Rica with his family and friends, and shared some of his photos with us. Sitting around the bonfire to watch the sunset and the moonrise. An ant-eater searching for his next meal in the forest of Cabo Blanco. Mom, making a bouquet from a brightly colored [...]

  • Postcards from Peru
    March 20th, 2014 | Travels

    Jack at our Chelsea shop recently returned from a trip to Peru and shared some of his photos with us. I traveled to Peru with my best friend from college who happens to be a native Peruvian. We stayed with his family in Lima for several days before boarding a short flight to the colonial [...]

  • Staff Travels: New Orleans
    March 12th, 2014 | Travels

    Lizzie, who manages our Chelsea shop, spent a weekend in New Orleans, where she observed a vodou ceremony. She shared some of her snapshots with us. I recently took a trip to New Orleans to explore the city and an interest in local vodou and spiritual practices. Two major discoveries were the Island of Salvation [...]

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