A Crush On Coral

Lately I’ve been trying to be more attuned to ‘micro-emotions’ — you know, those twinges of feelings that bubble up throughout a day, only to be pushed away because we’re busy checking our phones, driving (but not checking our phones at the same time!), trying to get the next item on our to-do list, trying […]

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I Tried Marie Kondo’s Method While Cleaning Out My Closet. And Yes, It Was ‘Joy-Sparking.’

Tidying and decluttering my wardrobe used to be a concentrated process — a few afternoons devoted to trying on clothes, tossing those that didn’t fit or didn’t suit anymore and then dragging the discard pile to a consignment shop or Goodwill for donation. These days avec l’enfant are quite different. Now, cleaning out the closet […]

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The Epic Closet Clean-Out Action Plan

As part of my 2016 commitment to “mindful shopping,” I decided to embark on an epic closet cleanse. (I suppose the parlance du jour would be “closet detox.”) It’s been…interesting. Now, I’m a person who believes in the life-changing magic of cleaning out a closet. I last embarked on a crazy-big closet purge between film […]

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A Year Of No Shopping (Or At Least A Lot Less Of It)

I’ve always wanted to try a “no shopping” experiment. A strange longing, I know. But I’ve always been fascinated by people who chronicle their experiences with limited capsule wardrobes or “shopping their closets” or “using out” their entire kitchen or pantry. Maybe I find something elegant in the austerity, maybe I have a weird inner […]

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