i should probably

introduce myself

This is a space to capture those moments in-between the automatic beat we dance to each day. A space to find the rhythm, get creative, and tune back in to what makes our hearts really flutter. 

A little soul-exploration for the average bear? Perhaps!

Thoughts, ideas, inspirations, and stories from other rad people out there are welcome, too. Because honestly, I just think this world is a neater place when we're spinning tales, trading life-lessons & making memories—especially if it's over scotch or wine—together. 

And anyway, I'm hopelessly curious to have a little taste of "it all" in this life, and I think you are, too. So I'll raise a glass to the upcoming escapades, and to you for joining me along the way. 

I'm 1-part writer, 1-part wanna-be-wanderluster, 2-parts foodie, and the rest of the recipe is TBD. I'm still trying to figure out how to do all the things, and writing about it along the way turns out to be a treat.

Hi. I'm jess.


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More paddle boarding • More books • More vegetables • A 10k post-COVID • More train trips • Becoming fluent in French • More yoga •  More Europe • More writing • 




harry potter • target • the sound of the ocean • coffee when it reaches the perfect temperature • a runny egg yolk • lazy mornings in bed • the calm before sunrise • Our dog  Lemon • Malbec • A good pen in a new notebook •




Jess lives in Chicago with her tortured instagram husband. She's a proud Minnesotan with island roots, & can be found at happy hours sipping wine and plotting ways to take a trip or order a second dessert.

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