Petra Canan Trudell
In search of the finer things in life ... because the finest ones still cost too much.
Created 04 May 2021
  • Worthwhile Pursuits
    01 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    The Broad Walk, Kensington Gardens. I can hardly believe it’s been one year since my husband and I arrived in London. Leaving behind a city we loved in the hope of falling in love with another one was...
  • Style With Staying Power
    25 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Buckingham Palace, London. When did we start prioritizing speed over quality? The old adage “they don’t make them like they used to” has certainly proven true. Fast fashion and overnight deliveries al...
  • All About Pupper
    18 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Say hello to Scoop! We could all learn a thing or two (or 12) from dogs: for starters, their unconditional love and enthusiasm for each and every day. Dogs soothe us when our hearts are hurting and ch...
  • Dreaming of Tokyo
    11 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    The famous Shibuya Crossing. As we prepare to celebrate one year in London, I’m reminiscing about our first time living outside the U.S., in Tokyo. I’m remembering what a challenge that first year was...
  • The Finer Details
    04 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Delays Expected (2021) by British contemporary artist Dan Rawlings. When was the last time you stopped to appreciate the details of a place or an object? What’s the last thing you bought that really s...
  • So Long, Summer
    27 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    The beautiful Dahlia Beach display at the Chelsea Flower Show. Autumn is upon us. The air is getting crisper and the colors richer. It’s still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors, but evenings are all a...
  • Long-Haul Warriors
    20 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Landing in London. Long-haul travel can be brutal. Your body has no idea where you are and it’s as if up is now down and left has become right. But there’s no denying the wonderful people, places and ...
  • That New York Groove, Part Two
    13 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    My old stomping grounds: 7th Ave and 21st St. Big cities like New York have a reputation for being unforgiving and impersonal. The phrase, “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere” certainly...
  • That New York Groove, Part One
    06 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    One World Trade Center as seen from Hudson River Park Pier 45. For the first time in almost a year, I’m getting on a plane this week. I’ll be returning to New York City, the same place I departed from...
  • Ask the Experts
    30 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Battersea Bridge. If there’s one idea that sums up being a MIDDI shopper, it’s knowing that when you can, it’s worth it to pay for the best from the best. If you’ve tried several OK options and still ...
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