m wood pen

illustrator of books, cocktails, travel + more

Cocktails always and invariably remind me of my mom. We’ve all been there. Childhood tv dinners (a dizzying indulgence for us), sneaking cashews from the polished silver nut dishes, hearing the high heeled sound of my mom coming down our wooden stairs, the rare, exotic smell of fresh nail polish, and the hush among us …

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She takes my breath away. Happy Birthday to my 22 year old baby Corey who burst into this world like dynamite. Loving, feisty, beautiful, curious, ambitious, purposeful, hilarious, courageous, uninhibited, rubber-faced, resourceful, sneaky, loyal, fun, rambunctious, tender, brave and with a profound power. I’m a very lucky mom. Here’s 22 years of thank you for …

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