Today is my first day back in the office after a full month of travel, with team FEED and with my family, to some new places around the world. If you follow me or FEED on Instagram, you know that in June team FEED and I embarked on a long journey from our NYC headquarters to Tete, Mozambique where we met some very special kids who are going to school to get a free school lunch. Our customers (you!) help provide these meals with each purchase. 

From Mozambique, we flew to Madagascar joined by our awesome Clarins partner Christian Clarins-Courtin to see school feeding in another context and visit local farmers who produce some of the food WFP buys for its student beneficiaries. While I was there, I took a day to explore the country’s capital, the fast-past city of Antananarivo. The country blew me away with it’s natural beauty and beautiful people. 

From Madagascar, I said farewell to Africa to spend some much needed time away with my little family of three. My heart almost exploded when I got to squeeze my baby boy James after two weeks of being apart from him. I took so many incredible memories back to New York with me from my travels last week, but my favorite of them all was the quiet morning James and I spent building his first sandcastle on the beach. Life doesn’t really get much better than that.

Before I jump back into the hustle of preparing to launch our fall collection (can’t wait for you to see it!), I thought you might like to see a few of my favorite moments from the past few weeks. I just wish I could have brought you all.