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Six Things You Might Not Know About Us…!

January 11, 2018

As we welcome new readers (we are so grateful that you are here), I thought it might be nice to tell you a bit more about us, backstory and ambitions that aren’t listed in our bio…here it goes!

I grew up in five different cities:   Washington D.C., London, Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City. I absolutely loved bouncing around like this and felt very lucky to grow up in such incredible cities — I still have great friends in each.

My mother’s family is from England and so we spend a lot of time there and in the South of France where my late Grandmother bought a home which my family still gathers in.   My Grandmother (“Gaga”) passed down her love for decorating and collecting to her four daughters, my mother included, and they are my style mentors.

Six Things You Might Not Know About Us

My husband is also English (a coincidence).  We met onboard a sail boat on Martha’s Vineyard.  I was there vacationing with my family and Will was working as a Captain (he had sailed a boat from England… #hot).   I only had two days left;  Will rowed to shore for our first date (a good 45 minutes) and we talked on the dock until the sun rose.   I thought it was just a summer romance but the following week, Will drove me down to Savannah (from New York) and moved me into my graduate school apartment.  We spent a year apart while I was in school and Will sailing but we moved in together as quickly as we could and eloped on a frozen lake in Maine six months later.  We are celebrating five years married at the end of this month — January 31st!

Our move to Charleston was a huge gamble!   We were given a weekend giveaway to Charleston as a wedding present (what a great friend!!!).   After two days, we were absolutely in love with the city;  the balmy air, proximity to the sea, bustling restaurant scene, and of course incredible beauty were each reason enough for us.   After two long winters together (which were very cozy and romantic), I remember Will remarking how wonderful it would be to live in a city where we could have the windows down most of the year — we are both warm weather lovers.  We moved down six weeks later and have never looked back, we love living here and really love the friends we have made.

Six Things You Might Not Know About Us

We have the loveliest little boy.  He is 18 months old and is the light of our lives.  His name is Rory, although I often refer to him as “Baby R”.  He just starting to speak and can say, hi, bye bye, cat cat, ball, mama, dada, and uh oh.    We’re loving every. single. minute.   We would love to have at least two more children and aren’t in a rush… will keep you posted!  We also have two cats, sisters, “Bandit” and “Agave” and Rory adores them.

Will and I do most things together.  We have been working in tandem since we were married and both love it.   Will reads me to sleep every night which has cured my old sleepless tendencies — very spoiling.   On the rare occasion that we travel separately, we read on FaceTime, even with a big time difference.

Six Things You Might Not Know About Us

Starting this blog was something I wanted to do for years!!  We’re so thrilled that we finally did it!  I think it’s scary when you’re getting started, I spent a lot of time wondering what it “was”.   Truth is, it’s just a culmination of everything that we love: photography, dreamy light, inviting environments, travel, textures and color.   I love introducing luxurious, delicious products that I think are worth it — the best of the best doesn’t always have to be the most expensive.    This year we’re really planning to ramp up our content; we feel so lucky to have the flexibility and freedom to photograph exactly what we love every day and we feel grateful to each and every one of you for making it possible.  We hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about us. Do let us know if there’s anything you would like to see more of.  We are listening!! xxx

22 Comments

  • Reply Alexandra January 11, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Looking forward to more of your posts and beautiful photographs!

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo January 11, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      thank you so much Alexandra!!!! Really appreciate it xx

  • Reply Logan Dovel January 11, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    You have such a beautiful little family! I would love to see more posts on your personal style. You’re one of my biggest inspirations!

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo January 12, 2018 at 3:05 am

      I love you forever Logan!! Thanks for saying! I will share more style for sure xoxox

  • Reply Hayley Roderick January 11, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Hi Lucy!
    I love hearing more personal tidbits into your life! I run a Youtube channel and blog full time with my husband and we also have a 12 month old little girl, so I find a lot of similarities in your posts being husband and wife entrepreneurs. We’re moving to Charleston from LA in two days and your content has made me so excited! I’ve bookmarked your blog and can’t wait to read each post xx

    Best,
    Hayley

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo January 12, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      Hi Hayley!

      Congratulations on the move, it’s such a great decision — everyone we know who as moved here has never looked back!!!!! Let me know if you need any help/insights into the city! xx

  • Reply Taylor January 11, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Loved learning a bit more about you and Will! Makes the blog so much more personable and relatable! I am excited to continue following along-I always love getting design and hosting inspiration from you!

    Taylor | http://www.livingtaylored.com

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo January 12, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      We’re so grateful for your support Taylor!!!!! xxx

  • Reply Bree January 11, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    I love that Will reads to you every night. Ahhhhhhhhhh

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo January 12, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      hahaha — it is very very very nice!!!!!

  • Reply Kirby January 12, 2018 at 1:25 am

    Awesome post. I follow on Instagram but it’s my first time reading your blog! I love following along!

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo January 12, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      Yay! So glad to hear it Kirby, and welcome!!!!

  • Reply Jen Kessler January 12, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Ooooo I love this post!!! I live in Seattle (born and raised) so it’s extra cool to hear that you lived here for a time as well! I love your guys love story as well! Super sweet and dreamy and seems fitting 🙂

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo January 12, 2018 at 3:16 am

      Jen, so lovely to hear from you! I love Seattle, a lot of my family is still there and so we go back often…. now there are direct flights between charleston and seattle which makes it so easy !!!!! xxx

  • Reply Mary January 12, 2018 at 3:47 am

    Love your blog! I would actually love to hear more about sailing and Wills adventure across the Atlantic! My husband and I are considering buying a liveaboard and sailing around and are always curious to hear great sailing stories 🙂
    Thanks!

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo January 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      What an awesome idea Mary, would love for Will to share — it’s such a remarkable thing to have done, and he did five or six Atlantic crossings. We both love sailing and have considered that too… Will is a great writer so i’ll get it on the calendar. xxx

  • Reply stephanie January 12, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Hi, I like all ideas above, and I would love also to have some inspiration for women of your mothers and aunt’s age (I’m middle between you and them I guess), because you seem to be so much inspired by them… Knowing about your grandmother would be nice too, I loved mine and always love hearing stories about loving grandma’s… Maybe dads and grand dads too…

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo January 12, 2018 at 4:41 pm

      Hi Stephanie!! I love these ideas, thank you so much for input. Putting them in the calendar!!!! xxx

  • Reply Mary January 12, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Such a nice post. Love hearing more personal tidbits about your life and love how you two met. It’s so nice to hear that you also learned a lot from your grandma and mother’s style and that you still spend time at your grandma’s home in France (and I’m sure your son will gain so much from visiting there)! Can’t wait to see what content you two put together this year.
    Xo

  • Reply Lauren January 15, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Loved this post very much! Your aesthetic and writing style are darling and so enjoyable for reading/viewing. Looking forward to more content! Xo

  • Reply Theo January 16, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Such a lovely little peek into what makes you two tick! Will has set that bar high! Thanks for that BTW..lol

  • Reply Chelsey Nelson January 18, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    The word that comes to mind for all of your posts is simply “lovely”! I think you bring a sweet sense of civility and importance to what you share, and I’m soaking it all in. I’m so excited to see the content you create this year. I’d personally love to know more about what you do for making self-care a priority, and generally ways to enjoy life at a pace marked with a bit more ease and less chaos (I have a feeling we’ll all be working on this for the rest of our lives – ha).

    Loved learning more about you and Will on this post!

    xo,
    Chelsey Nelson
    http://www.chelseynelson.com

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