Two Exits: Berthe Morisot and D.H. Lawrence

“A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.”–D.H. Lawrence (11 September 1885-2 March 1930), Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Reading (Portrait of Edma Morisot) by Berthe Morisot (1873).

Berthe Morisot (14 January 1841-2 March 1895).

[Women in Art] First Snow by Robert Koehler (Circa 1895)

It is snowing here for the second time in three days; definitely not our first snow of the season, then, but this image speaks to me on multiple levels. Our house dates to the time of this painting. I love her beautiful blue dressing gown and the wistful intimacy of the setting. The colors, the composition, the mood that so readily crosses the centuries–all are things that I find very relatable.

First Snow by Robert Koehler (circa 1895)

May her serenity rub off on me.

10th Wedding Anniversary

Today marks 10 years of marriage to The Chef! I wish that we could do something fantastic to celebrate, but alas! During a pandemic, it truly is enough to have each other and our love (so corny). Cheers to us…and anyone else celebrating something important during these awful times.

Dance in the Country by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1883)

Tea, Coffee, Sweets, Books, Art…

My mom’s business–a true labor of love for the whole family–finally opened in the Merion Village neighborhood of Columbus, on November 9th. 

If you are local or know someone who is, please stop by/and or send them our way. We are there seven days a week.

Our bar space, serving cocktails and beer, is opening soon. 

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Austen & Company

1530 S. High St.

Columbus, Ohio 43207

(Merion Village)

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