Bright Places

Wander the world. Make it lovely. Leave something behind.

If a record store could be a second home, it would be mine. It has been one of my favorite places to visit in...

I’m not exactly what you’d call a “people person.” I don’t like hugs, group outings, work parties, or bonfires. But of all the social...

It’s time to pack and store the holiday decorations and open yourself to a new year of friendships. Some of you will be starting...

When I was younger, I went to the park by my house quite often with my mother and sister. It's a very largepark, and...

Here, not thirty feet away from the bus stop, there is a raised garden. By ‘raised garden,’ I mean a brick box that ends...

Sisters are doing it for themselves! WriteGirl is a Los Angeles based program for young female writers founded by all-around creative Keren Taylor. Founded...

As a native New Yorker, there are so many places that are special to me in Manhattan. I feel like they’re a part of...

I opted to wander into downtown Oconomowoc – right out onto a boardwalk and gazebo overlooking Fowler Lake. It doesn’t seem like much of...

Houston does not fit the stereotype of your typical Texas town. The image of dusty streets with tumbleweeds rolling by does not apply in...

The baking of Pulla is a holiday tradition in my household. The Collman kitchen transforms into a Pulla factory, and flour and cardamom cover...