A Vagabond Experiment

Hi guys,

Taking a break from New Zealand photos (but I have so many more!) and wanted to share a bit about what life looks like right now.

For now, I am traveling around on the West Coast working on design projects, searching out art inspiration, and soaking up the atmosphere of a part of the country that I love so. much. In December, my husband and I packed all our things away in a storage locker in Minnesota so we could hit the road and live life wherever we found the opportunity.

Right now, we are in sunny California! Last week was spent in Los Angeles, enjoying places like Santa Monica pier…



…and Venice…


Where I especially loved the afternoon light and ducks floating around at home on the canals…


And we stopped by Chris Burden’s famous Urban Light art installation outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art…


I posted some of my favorite pieces of art from the LACMA over on instagram and saved them into a story highlight if you are interested!

For now, I’ll be spending a couple of weeks in Paso Robles, California surrounded by countryside and vineyards before we move on to Morro Bay to take in the sight and smell of the ocean (my favorite).

Hoping to share more photos and videos along our way!




Café du Monde


Café du Monde in the French quarter of New Orleans, open 24/7…


cafe du monde.

I went at night, for some beignets and café au lait…

coffee + beignets.

And took a beignet for the road!

You guys, just by looking at these pictures… I’m already starting to crave another beignet!

New Orleans, 1990


In 1990, New Orleans and me… we looked like this:


New Orleans, 1990
Bourbon Street, 1990


This weekend, I’m Louisiana bound again. So we’ll see how much things have changed!

To set the mood, some New Orleans tunes: jazz, r&b, funk… you know the drill. I pulled together a few fave songs for the road. You can listen, too — just check out the playlist here: Down to New Orleans by Kate on Grooveshark

Any other New Orleans music suggestions out there? Let me know in the comments!


French Market, 1990

Washington, DC

Until last year, I had never been to the US capital. It was a place I’d always wanted to visit, but somehow never had the chance.

And now that I’ve seen it, I know that I love it. The people, the bustle, the food, the museums, the news crews – this city has a lot of excitement packed in.

There’s lots of marble everywhere…

united states of america.

And neoclassical architecture…


There are the famous monuments visible in the heart of the city…


Downtown, the area is filled with tourists, souvenirs, activists, and food:


make some noise.

dc eats.



I had a great time in DC! Have you been? What’s your favorite memory about a trip to the capital? : )