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Monday, March 30, 2015

The importance of loungewear

"To me, it doesn't seem right to keep clothes we don't enjoy for relaxing around the house. This time at home is still a precious part of living. Its value should not change just because nobody sees us ... Precisely because no one is there to see you, it makes far more sense to reinforce a positive self-image by wearing clothes you love.

The same goes for pajamas. If you are a woman, try wearing something elegant as nightwear ... What you wear in the house does impact your self-image."

--Marie Kondo on loungewear in her (a little bit wacky, a little bit helpful) book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Florida Color

The more I travel, the more I realize all places are just places, but each one has its own brand of magic that leaves a little print on your mind when you visit. The southern parts of Florida, from Key West to Miami's South Beach, are full of strange places that are swampy and beachy, quiet and vibrant, kitsch and deco. One thing that stays consistent is intense, saturated pastel color, from the brightest aqua ocean water to the pink Art Deco hotels on Ocean Drive.