Back from Vacation: Travel Perfumes, October 2015

perfume travel

I haven’t blogged for the past week or so because Mr. TC and I were enjoying an off-season beach getaway. Now that I’m feeling relaxed and refreshed, I’ll be writing again soon. (When work and other obligations permit, that is!)

I always enjoy reading travel-perfume posts by other bloggers (like this recent one at Scents of Self!), so I thought I’d share this snapshot of the perfumes I packed for my vacation. It’s a mix of old and new fragrances, including various roses and two marine-ish picks that feel right for an autumn beach visit. It turned out to be a good assortment for this trip.


Photo Album: Detroit, Autumn 2013


Just over a month ago, Mr. TC and I took a trip to Detroit. I hadn’t been there since I was seventeen, when I visited my friend Joe and his family. Joe relocated back to Detroit a few years ago, and he was kind enough to host this visit as well.

This post isn’t intended to be a thorough documentation of the Motor City circa 2013, or even a complete picture of our trip. Detroit is too big and complex and eye-opening and heart-breaking and tragically beautiful to capture in one story, and furthermore, I didn’t want to interrupt our fun with constant picture-taking.

But here are a few snapshots anyway!

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Photo Album: Providence, Rhode Island

providence bridge

After our recent visit to Newport, Rhode Island, my husband and I spent a couple of days in nearby Providence. Providence is a very different place from Newport, but it’s just as interesting in its own way.

We walked everywhere, starting downtown where the Woonasquatucket River is crossed by multiple bridges and lined with a pedestrian walkway.

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Photo Album: By The Sea, Part 2

During our recent weekend “down the Shore,” my husband and I stayed at a bed-and-breakfast in Ocean Grove, but we also spent time in adjacent Asbury Park. Asbury Park is by far the better known of the two towns, famous for its boardwalk amusements and its longtime association with Bruce Springsteen. Like Ocean Grove, it has also made something of a comeback in the past quarter-century. Continue reading “Photo Album: By The Sea, Part 2”

Photo Album: By The Sea, Part 1

Although I grew up in central New Jersey, I can count the times I’ve been “down the Shore” on my fingers. For one thing, I was (and still am) usually more interested in spending time in New York. Furthermore, I don’t like heat or sun or rowdy crowds, so a trip to my home state’s beaches in the heat of summer has never held much charm for me.

But I learned a few years ago that I really do enjoy beaches in my own way: off season, when the weather is mild and attendance is sparse. My husband and I just spent a weekend in Ocean Grove and Asbury Park. It was my first visit to the area in many years, so I took a few pictures. Continue reading “Photo Album: By The Sea, Part 1”