A year ago Saturday, Tim and I pulled on our fancy pants, invited everyone over for a champagne-soaked bash and launched Sullivan & Sullivan for the very first time. So today is kind of like our birthday. *First of all, ok, we’re not really one year old. We spent two years as Lightworks360 and I […]

Wandering into the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center is stepping into the modern day ruins of old Texas: all sandy stone and climbing ivy and agave plants, a place to return to again and again as you find new paths and new plants defying the odds; growing sturdily in the Texas heat. New paths every time […]

Sarah’s first email to us felt like a little fairy godmother booped us on the head. She described Davis, her husband-to-be, as “the brightest light I think this world has ever seen,” and anyone who describes their person before they describe their wedding clearly has their priorities straight. Then she told us she was crying […]

When Lina first spotted Brian across the room, she thought: “My dream guy. Tall, dork and handsome.” We started their shoot with champagne at home and ended it on the top of Rattlesnake Ridge (luckily Lina brought exactly four mandarins, which prevented almost sure death on the way up because damn Rattlesnake ain’t joking around) […]

Sometimes we show up for a wedding at a distant Texas ranch, thunder rolling in the distance, and don’t know a soul. And something about the energy as we drive up feels… right. Like things are going to happen just the way they would in your dreams. And thanks to the couple being incredible and down […]

Avid travelers will tell you that you have to take at least four forms of transportation to get anywhere interesting. Simply getting somewhere interesting is one thing, but getting 150 of your nearest and dearest to take the trek with you, now that’s outright audacious. Audacious is a fitting word too, since Ashley and Susana’s […]

“I like the music of his voice.” Texas belle Jessi. On her way to see her French husband to be Baptiste for the first time on their wedding day. We’re in the car murmuring about all the ways that love becomes a little miracle when you had to cross oceans and geography and culture to […]

Well folks, we found out that there are multiple Panama Cities, and that apparently one is in Florida. No offense Floridians, but that’s hard pass when places like Casco Viejo in the ORIGINAL Panama City are up for grabs. Katy and Eric told us they wanted to meet us somewhere in the world this year […]

Is it just me, or does everyone have that Instagram couple they totally crush on? I couldn’t help but adore Katy and Devin from a distance (it’s not weird that we’d never met before, this is the 90s you guys): their sweet posts about each other, their gorge DC brick loft that they seem to […]

All the meals I’d eaten in my life couldn’t prepare me for Penang. The little island off the coast of Malaysia is heralded as the street food capital of Southeast Asia. I mean, I get it, ever since Bourdain, street food is talked about with the same passion as haute cuisine and the foodie cool […]

The ghost town of Gary, Indiana is a stone’s throw from Chicago—you can even see it from some of the tallest skyscrapers downtown. But the birthplace of the Jackson Five has long since been mostly abandoned to let nature take its course. It’s an eerie and fascinating look at what happens when the people just… […]

Does anyone else get that thing where every previous iteration of yourself is like… so embarrassing? Or the things you created a year ago make you want to crawl into a cave? I was supposed to put a travel post up last week, but instead I spent the whole morning on a frustrated rampage through photos […]

If you’ve never experienced the unique joy of playing a game of “Perfect Guy BUT” with a car full of hilarious people, here’s how it usually goes down: “He’s the perfect guy, but he has a room in his home fully dedicated to porcelain dolls.” -“Not a dealbreaker, because what if his grandmother’s dying wish was for […]

You know that 8th grade field trip to Washington DC that like, every kid in the country takes? Well I somehow missed the memo and had my first DC visit last month, and let me tell you… Obama’s house as a grownup is wayyyy cooler than my 13 year old self would have appreciated. Traveling […]

The gilded temples in Thailand are respites of calm from the constant whir of traffic outside their golden gates. Life inside the wats seems to go on as it always has: morning meditation and chanting, barefoot treks to collect alms, meditation and prayer until the sun goes down. Unlike the shadows of Japan, Thai temples are bright explosions of […]

Today’s post is brought to you by our lovely retreat designer Sarah, whose day job is being flown around the globe in search of the prettiest things this world has to offer. From rare museum quality artifacts in a monastery in Tibet to old wine barrels from a Patagonian vineyard, if there’s something beautiful to be found, Sarah is ready to […]

It costs less than $2.50 a day to rent a scooter in Chiang Mai. A lot of people nab one for a few days and putz around town, scoping out the wats and street noodle places and basking in the humid air. We took off out of the city– into the humid stretches of Thailand’s jungly […]

Laura and I have a new travel hack we’ve figured out after being on the road for so long: Leave for the airport as early as your dad would. —— Get up for sunrise, even when it hurts. ——  Hemingway said, “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” He went on a lot of […]

On Sunday afternoons in the States, Laura and I like to go open house hopping. We stroll around pleasant neighborhoods peeking into any house with a sale sign out front. The real estate agents repeat the same refrain, “this house gets so much light.” They’ll open the curtains in the bedroom and talk about the south-facing windows. “You’ll get […]

New York is the only city I know where staying up all night often makes more logical sense than sleeping. The apartment next door to us has a tattered “Welcome” mat at the foot of a door with 16 locks on it. Madison Square Garden boasts it’s “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” Even so, their lease […]

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