Category Archives: life

as i see it

life in the last year

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yes, i’m still alive. loving life in europe (and around the world considering how much i’ve been traveling!). this is what i’ve been up to in the last year: much love, g.  

jack enio oude ophuis

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my nephew was born november 11, 2014 at 9:32 am in Enschede, Netherlands. he weighed 3 kilos and 170 grams and measured 48 centimeters at birth. he has an extra chromosome and we have so much extra love for him.

juliette + cyril + louis

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i went to the monaco yacht show for work last month. after the show, my friend juliette invited me to stay at her house in antibes, an hour away from monaco. it was great spending time with her, her gorgeous … Continue reading


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i spent two days in london for work last month. it was the first time i was there on my own and it felt good to walk around with no agenda. i also got to see tara, my sister’s best … Continue reading

the girl who reads

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a dear friend sent me the text below. there is a great joy that comes from feeling understood. “You should date an illiterate girl. Date a girl who doesn’t read. Find her in the weary squalor of a Midwestern bar. … Continue reading


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i ran a marathon. i ran 26.2 fucking miles (that’s 42 kilometers for my metric system peeps). without walking. for a kid who grew up being the last one picked in PE class, a girl who was nerdy and awkward, … Continue reading