Category: travel


After an 8.5-hour flight, the wheels touched down in DC  Wednesday night signaling the end of my Paris adventure. While away, I found myself lost in the senses: eight hours of jazz, 42 miles of walking, 12 pots of tea, countless cheese-free pizzas, three meet ups with friends, a carousel ride, and more.

Before I left last week, I did all the preparations possible to help with really being away. Not the kind of away where we’re still in constant connection to our digital devices, but away away.

I recorded these videos, let people know I was (mostly) unavailable, organized my to-do list for return and, while away, checked email only on occasion, and toted a mini art journal around town versus my planner. That helped keep me out of ongoing planning mode (it’s a favorite pastime) to stay more in the moment.

Up at 5:30am (perk of jet lag) yesterday and at the office until late, surprisingly despite taking six days off, I feel on top of things. By doing that prep work before leaving and regrouping on the flight back, I’ve fooled that post-vacay overwhelm feeling. Whew!

While sipping one of those many pots of tea, I set aside time to reflect in my mini art journal at a sidewalk café. It’s helpful to take stock as we move into the finale of 2019. Although the year is far from over, we have over 100 days left to make meaning and, similar to how I left for Paris, set the stage for what’s next.

Together we’ll be doing this in Tranquility Salon Online and registration opens THIS weekend. Be the first to know by joining the waitlist. I can’t wait to connect with you in this way!

May we continue to live our lives in a way that reflects our values and intentions to avoid that “rinse and repeat” feeling of all days seeming the same. We deserve tranquility even when the dogs are barking, babies are crying, bosses are demanding, and phones are blowing up. Especially then!

I believe tranquility is found in those moments in between and setting time aside to pause helps get us there. Bisous. x

3 New Videos

Bonjour from Paris! Before I head to the airport, I wanted to share these three videos I recorded last week before leaving for the City of Light.

Tea with Kimberly: My Carry-On Must-Haves

See everything stuffed inside my Matt & Nat bag. It’s like a clown car where more keep popping out.

Meet the six new TranquiliT designs [starring Belle Starr the pug]

Sweet Belle looks on as I share the new TranquiliT fall collection, highlight the features, and reveal the fabrics.

A peek inside the Tranquility du Jour Daybook

The latest Daybook is filled with new (and formerly loved) features. Learn more about it in this brief video.

I hope these are useful and wish you a beautiful day ahead. Thanks for joining me on my Parisian adventures. Bisous. x



💕🥖☕️ Bonjour from Paris

Over the past four days, I’ve . . . practiced flâneurie for 30 miles, spent two fun days with Tim’s cousin, browsed books at Shakespeare & Company, savored the views at Jardin de Luxembourg, ridden a carousel, visited a haunted house, taken a 3-hour sketching class, enjoyed an afternoon with friends, walked the 270 steps up to Sacre Coeur, toured the Palais Garnier, eaten lots of pizza sans cheese, sipped green juice and rose lattes at Wild & the Moon, consumed many pots of thé vert à la menthe, and listened to live jazz for SIX hours at 38Riv. 🎶

Paris is one BIG Artist Date filled with overwhelming sensory delights. Taking it all in with so much gratitude and have one full day to go. You’ll find a peek into the journey below and over on Instagram.

Sending so much love from the City of Light. x

P.S. Have you cast your vote yet for our France 2020 retreat?