Starting This Summer, The Best Of The Old World And The New
Panama City, Panama
A reader wrote last week to ask my thoughts on life in Ireland. It’s been nearly 11 years since we sold out, packed up, and moved from Waterford to Paris. At the time, we were eager to put Ireland in our rearview. Now I wish I’d been more aware of all that Irish country life had provided for us. Calling to mind our seven years in Ireland is bittersweet because I don’t remember them as clearly as I’d like.
Lief and I were living in fast forward, building a family and a business at the same time and traveling two weeks out of every four. Photos on my bedroom dresser remind me each morning of the best things about that stage of our lives—the old stone house we worked hard to return to its original Irish Georgian glory, the long, rolling views from its every window, and our kids on horseback in the emerald pastures all around…
As we prepare to shift our home base from Panama City to Paris this summer, I’m trying to
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