• The Upside of Downsizing

    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

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  • Easy Summer Entertaining

    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

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  • How to Stay Downsized

    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

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