this week

Featured

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A pick me up from Marie Kondo’s online store

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Containing a linen tissue box cover

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And the chicest incense holder

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Customized stationery from Sugar Paper LA.

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Perfect for sending love notes to those I can’t see in person

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Orchids reblooming

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View while working

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Spring is here on these eerily quiet NYC streets

chickpea stew

i finally made alison roman’s chickpea stew this weekend, and it was just as promised – easy, inexpensive, and delicious.  i made a few changes to the receipe:  spinach instead of kale, 1 cup of coconut milk instead of 2; and parsley instead of cilantro because that’s all i had.  a little squeeze of lime to top it off.  perfect for a cold winter’s night.

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our shared closet

i used my time in isolation to clean out and organize my portion of our shared closet.  i believe in marie kondo’s advice that you should never clean your family’s possessions for them – it is too fraught with emotion and would lead to a fight.

as part of our renovations, we used the container store’s elfa system.  custom closets were too expensive and didn’t seem worth the cost.

i still haven’t switched out my seasonal clothes, but that is coming soon.  it makes me so happy to open the door.

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my fiance’s hanging clothes are on the bottom rack

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love seeing my bag collection lined up

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some more beauties

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work and casual dresses

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socks and nice tees

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sweaters

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gym clothes

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blazers and blouses.  this picture makes me realize i have sooo much cream

one through five

i exceeded last year’s goal of reading 25 books by 5, making a 2019 total of 30.  i’m going to do my best to match that this year.  these are the first five of 2020.  my favorite was the testaments.  i wasn’t sure what to expect after such an iconic book like the handmaid’s tale, but it was a captivating and interesting continuation of the story.

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also, how beautiful is this rifle paper edition of little women?

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this week

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Freshly washed linen sheets

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Finally using the bubble bath I bought in London last year.  And this candle smells like a used bookstore.

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Revisiting my favorite muffin recipe

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Finally reading a classic, and trying to learn from a Buddhist monk

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Cold, rainy days are perfect for fresh banana bread

inside

i don’t yet have the words for what has happened in the world this week.  maybe i will eventually, or never.  since we are home for the foreseeable future, i will be showing you little bits of the apartment and what we are up to.  we are fortunate to be able to work from home, so i am going to focus on gratitude these days.

{a mini tablescape}

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{perfectly jammy 6 minute eggs}

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{nyc streets empty}

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{farmer’s market tulips}

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