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in loving memory of
Oliver Yu-An Nam
Feb 1 - May 20 2014


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After only 110 days on Earth, Oliver Noah Yu-An Nam, beautiful baby of Irene and Yoon-Seok Nam, has been called home to become an angel in Heaven. Oliver passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 20th 2014.

Oliver was a precious gift who filled his family's home with love and joy. He will forever remain in the hearts of his adoring parents and his beloved brothers, Sean and Will.

May the sudden passing of this sweet baby boy remind us all that our lives, and the lives of those we love, are precious and far too short. May his legacy be that we learn to love our families and friends more fully, and treasure every moment we share.

Calling hours will be held from 10am-5pm on Friday, May 23rd and Saturday, May 24th at:

25 rue des Longs-Prés 
92100 Boulogne

There will be a memorial service in Korean with French translation at 11am on Tuesday, May 27th at:

Eglise Presbytérienne Coréenne du Pont-Neuf
7 rue Auguste Vacquerie
75016 Paris

A burial service, in Korean and French, will be held at 3:30pm on Tuesday, May 27th at:

Cimetière de Boulogne
48 avenue Pierre Grenier
92100 Boulogne


"I promise he will be a very special boy and you will never look back"

Blackbird said.

indeed he is.

and I never did.


12 years later everything is new (and yet not so much)

introducing #babyboynam.


summer memories

Barcelona, July 2013.


london boys & paris boys

an afternoon playing in the fountains near King's Cross station under the glorious sun.

my favorite boys.



I'm still trying to process the whole thing.

I couldn't have hoped for a more fun and inspiring event.

and I'm so grateful to all the people who helped make it happen.

photos by the gracious Xanthe Berkeley.

more photos here.

more information here and here.


how to have a fun vacation (Marrakech edition)

get lost in the souks (you don't even have to try for that one).

notice the doors. the beautiful, hand carved wooden doors.

finish every meal with a glass of mint tea.

soak up the bold, intense cobalt blue in the Majorelle Garden, and a collection of "love" posters that Yves Saint Laurent designed over a period of 35 years and sent as greeting to his closest friends.

cat people, this city is for you.


look what you made possible



FEB 15. 2000 - JAN 17. 2013

the sadness comes in waves, repeatedly, consistently, inevitably. I see her everywhere, and I miss her all the time. my most faithful companion, my very best friend.


all is calm

actually, it is not.

but in less than a week we will all be lolling around the apartment in our pajamas and finally spending some time together as a family.

and I know it will be then.