In her debut novel Rufi Thorpe does the nearly impossible and manages to capture and hold for the fleeting moment of the books length the strength and destruction of our childhood friendships. Dropping the reader with a bubble burst into the lives of Lorrie Ann and Mia, we exist in their disappearing but all too familiar grey area of childhood and womanhood, unsupervised wanderlust and parenting. As they grow from dirty sneakers and junk food on a hot, boring day into professional dress and cocktails after an exhausting, hot day Thorpe builds us a unique bildungsroman.
This popular blog has gone beyond the limits of the usual visually beautiful home decor book and instead follows through with its definition of “considered living.” Don’t just buy, buy better. Don’t dream (or endlessly pin pictures to boards), create it yourself. Every room of your house becomes an intentional space with this crafted and minimal approach.
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