The word “ikigai” keeps popping up in my reading, in my social feeds, and on the lips of my trusted friends. It’s a Japanese word — literally consisting of “iki” (to live) and “gai” (reason) — and it describes a way to find pleasure and meaning in life. I’ve been reading up on it, and I
When a new year rolls around, you can choose how to celebrate it. You can celebrate a joyous new beginning, or you can be sad about another year slipping away. You can make plans for an exciting future, or you can lament the things you didn’t get around to doing. Me? I redecorate my life.
Maybe I’m getting philosophical as I get older, but I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about what a designer does. I take a space, and I put things in there, and then I arrange it all to look comfortable and pretty. But for all the pretty things I search for and sell,
You may be one of those people who has all of their holiday shopping and party planning all wrapped up by now — and if you are, I envy you. I always find myself still searching for one or two perfect gifts, looking for ingredients for favorite recipes, and trying to figure out my holiday
There’s nothing I love more than getting creative with ribbons and bows, especially at this time of year. And nothing that gets me more riled up than a poorly wrapped gift. I know people that spend so much time looking for the right gift for someone, and then just wrap it as an afterthought. Even