I got rid of a lot of things when I downsized, and now I have a lot more of the thing I cherish most. When I started this big downsizing adventure, I knew I’d be living a different life. I was looking forward to a home uncluttered — but I was only thinking about that in
This week, I asked my friend Mara Papatheodorou — master foodie, and international tastes and traditions expert — how she entertains in her own back yard. For someone with global tastes, her response was deliciously uncomplicated. — MS As George Gershwin so aptly pointed out, it’s “Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” Heed his advice
My husband Michael and his antique collection. We’ve downsized a bit since this picture was taken, but we kept the things we love. And so, I have downsized. This was one of the goals of moving, and because I had a strict deadline and had to be organized about the whole thing it wasn’t a
I’m heading back to Kentucky for the 4th, and I’m very excited to be going there. There’s my family, of course, and I know we’ll be gathered around tables loaded with food, catching up with each other. And there’s the farm where I grew up, which seems to get more beautiful every time I visit.
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