30 September 11 • MAV

Look who is in my kitchen this morning?!!?

3191 miles … nah. How about 0 miles. Hip hip!

Stephanie came out to my Portland for our big launch weekend. Yes! The time has come. We are so happy to bring to you the re-release of our beloved 3191 Quarterly. Let me walk you through just a few of our features. Let’s go!

Above: A corner of Stephanie’s house from our piece entitled: At Home.
We both photographed our houses for this first issue of our 2011/2012 season of Q. I only moved into my flat in early May so it is a real pleasure to share with you some of the first photographs I have taken in my space. I love the quiet moments in Stephanie’s images and how you can almost see the action that is usually in her spaces. It is like someone pressed the “pause” button.

Above: A stunning rose from my piece entitled: I Dream of Roses.
Those of you who have read this blog for some time may know how much roses mean to me. I even have a rose tattoo on my foot. In this first issue I’ll share with you a collection of my favorite rose photographs, all shot on film, from the last several months. These images won’t be seen anywhere else!

Above: A little snack from Stephanie’s piece entitled: Pickling With Melissa.
I LOVE pickles. Stephanie shares a pickling method and a wonderful collection of photographs from an afternoon of pickling with one of her friends. I think “more pickling” is going to be one of my new years resolutions so I am eager to dogear this piece and reference it quite a bit in 2012.

Above: A sunset photograph of mine from a special surprise section.
Can’t tell you about this section (what fun would life be without surprises?) but what I can tell you is that this photograph is part of a new section that will be in each of the four issues in the 2011/2012 season of Q.

Above: Stephanie’s leather/wool pine cone from a piece entitled: Indigo Forest.
I am lucky enough to now have this pine cone in my home! Stephanie created a small collection which she photographed for this first issue of Q. It’s amazing! Leather, friends. I sort of gasped when I first saw these photographs. So inspiring!

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Other pieces in 3191 Quarterly: Issue No. 5 include Autumn Essentials + Blackberry Picking + San Juan Islands + My Days in Cushing, Maine + A Cat Life + 0 Miles Apart: A Gathering in Maine and more. The issues in the 2011/2012 season are twice the page count of last years Quarterlies. We just needed more space! And wait until you see how gorgeous the printed images are this time around … I could go on and on. I’ll stop here and let you know that you can subscribe or pre-order a single copy of Issue No. 5 right here. Both of the offers on our shop page are limited so if you love 3191 Quarterly now is the time to sign up!

And now is the time for me to go back to hanging out with my friend. There’s so much left to do before Stephanie gets back on a plane on Monday. I hope these hours go by as slowly as possible. This truly is a time to celebrate.

30 September 11 • SCB

Welcome to a very special 0 Miles Apart edition of our blog!

I have traveled to Maine to spend time with MAV and work on our new issue of 3191 Quarterly, and we are having a blast. Over the years, we have cultivated a great working relationship over phone and email, but nothing compares to bouncing ideas back and forth in real time across a table from each other (with some breaks for sweet treats, cat petting and wine). I have loved getting greater insight into all the work that MAV and More & Co. put into our publications and am so excited for the year ahead. We hope that you will be excited too.

(Had to take my coffee over to that blue table this morning and sit for a second).

We have had many long chats about what we love about 3191Q and the ways that we could make it an even better experience. It will continue to be a very intimate look at our lives, our communities, our travels, and our dinner tables, but issues will be longer, of better print quality and with added design features we think you’ll love.

The 2011-2012 season of 3191 Quarterly will feature:

  • Four issues of all original content exclusive to 3191 Quarterly and not found on our blog or elsewhere.
  • The same great storytelling, photos, recipes, projects and style, but with double the page count of last year’s 3191Q.
  • Issues will be offset printed for beautiful photo quality and perfect bound for shelf display.
  • Every issue will feature a special surprise commemorative section.

We have a few limited time offers that we want to share with you today:

  • Subscribe to the 2011-2012 season and receive four issues for the price of three along with discounted shipping. Subscribers receive their issues a week before general release. Subscriptions are only available for a limited time only, so act quickly. If you think you will be buying more than one issue, this is a great deal.
  • Re-subscribers will receive a special gift with their first issue.
  • Pre-order a single Issue No. 5 through October 7th and receive a $2 discount.


We are off on a few more Maine adventures! I’ll have more to share with you next week.