Perkie and Mowgli

For a long time we were one woman and one beloved golden retriever mix, but we met the best man and now all three of us live in Brooklyn. This is now the story of how two people and one dog become a little family - and a blog with more dog photos than you probably care about.

Thanks for the compliments on the dress -it is Boden and currently on sale!

Thanks for the compliments on the dress -it is Boden and currently on sale!

We spent our fourth day in France wine tasting south of Bordeaux and visiting the village of St. Emilion. So beautiful and a fantastic day!

Day 3 in France - our first day in Bordeaux. Incredibly beautiful and romantic!

Day 3 in France and our first day in Bordeaux - a gorgeous and romantic city. It is a hybrid of Paris and (oddly?) Zadar in Croatia.

Scenes from day 2 in Paris - also known as the day we went to the Louvre and I found out about French emergency dental care (notice my numb face in the last photo). The broken tooth incident was a relatively minor bump in the road - all is well (except my bank account) and if you ever need a dentist in Paris I know where to send you.

After the day’s adventures we had dinner at Les Cocottes - a few of you recommended it. Amazing recommendation, we had a PERFECT dinner. (If you go save room for dessert and get a waffle with salty caramel sauce … So good!)

Bordeaux tomorrow!

Very jetlagged but thrilled to be here - spent all afternoon wandering Le Marais.

Obligatory plane selfie - off we go to France for 9 days!!!

Obligatory plane selfie - off we go to France for 9 days!!!

Home and in bed rather late.

My Sarahs and I had a 4+ hour dinner tonight.

We were besties as teenagers and then we drifted apart. It’s so interesting to hang out with them because I feel like I still know both of them so well - but it’s been so long that I don’t know their habits or food or drink preferences. We know each other deeply and are strangers at the same time.

Most of my friendships are the sort where however long it has been we pick up right where we left off (and I moved around a lot so there was a fair amount of leaving off) and every time it is such a gift. What a great night!

Currently:

Planning dinner with my middle school best friends. All three of us are named Sarah and two of us have the same last initial.

It gets a little confusing.

On a related note, I am currently leaning toward changing my name after I get married, keeping my maiden name as my middle name. Sarah was apparently THE name for baby girls in 1983 and a zillion people have it, and my maiden last name is also a fairly common name. My first and maiden last name together are VERY common - as in, 4300 living people in the United States have it, and many people, upon meeting me, tell me that they know someone else by my name, and everywhere I go - the dry cleaner, SoulCycle, the dentist, etc. - have someone else in their system with my exact name and it gets confusing! I get emails from Nordstrom all the time about things other people with my name ordered. So basically, I am going to change my name so it’s less confusing at the dry cleaner.

Taylor and I used to dye our hair together from Clairol boxes in 1999 - and now she is on the cover of Allure. She mentions in the interview that she loathed high school - so did I - we were angsty drama nerds who gravitated toward each other.

The time that we were friends each other was not the brightest time in her life - I actually knew that even back then - and we completely lost touch actually in 1999, when she left our high school to attend a different school.

It’s pretty amazing to watch her rise to success - even at 15 she was incredibly talented and perceptive and I am so happy that her career is going so well.

Taylor and I used to dye our hair together from Clairol boxes in 1999 - and now she is on the cover of Allure. She mentions in the interview that she loathed high school - so did I - we were angsty drama nerds who gravitated toward each other.

The time that we were friends each other was not the brightest time in her life - I actually knew that even back then - and we completely lost touch actually in 1999, when she left our high school to attend a different school.

It’s pretty amazing to watch her rise to success - even at 15 she was incredibly talented and perceptive and I am so happy that her career is going so well.