Roaming Charges

I have a horrible case of wanderlust. It’s made worse by my Instagram feed which is filled with roaming photographers, fashion folks and friends who seem to be skipping all over the globe.

“I need to get away,” I said to my middle son yesterday.  He brought his sun-bleached eyebrows together over his freckled nose and studied my face.

“You do,” he said, nodding, as if he could see inside my tumbling mind.  “Where are you going to go?”


“I don’t think I can really get away until I take your brother to school.  Maybe St. Louis for a couple of days.”

He looked alarmed.  “Not St. Louis,” he said firmly.

“I need to see something new.  There are good things and interesting people everywhere,” I reminded him. “Then New York in August.”
He nodded.  “New York in August will help.”


Even St. Louis must wait a week or so at least.  In the meantime, I’m discovering new spots in town and clicking around on the web to bring the world to me.
I’m delighted each day on the aforementioned Instagram feed with images from Mela & Roam’s founder Courtney Barton, who is a long-time blog friend.  She’s following her passion for travel and textiles and we are the lucky recipients of her adventures.



I can’t keep my aesthetic from the keyboard, but not everything is of such saturated hues.  More muted tones, like the ones in this pillow, above, are equally plentiful on the site.  Mela & Roam’s Instagram feed is here.

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4 thoughts on “Roaming Charges

  1. If you're taking your son to St Louis, bribe him with two of the best ice cream experiences on earth. Crown Candy Kitchen may be in a questionable neighborhood but it is safe if one parks nearby. Their sandwiches are amazing and their ice cream sundaes are TDF. It's a must. Then there is Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. It is like no soft serve ice cream on earth.then there are the museums. Your sons would love City Museum!

  2. Love it all Patricia. Thanks so much for the introduction to Mela and Roam!

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    Stems Soiree

  3. Like LPC, I am taken with your son's discernment and calm forthrightness, what a joy for you! And Mela and Roam, lovely, thank you!

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