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Time Magazine - Greta - my hero. I’m so happy to see Greta Thunberg as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. She has proven that no voice is too small. My hope is that 2020 will be the year of climate action. Click here to see her speaking at the United Nations.
New York Times - See How the World’s Most Polluted Air Compares with your City’s. This is scary. I checked Stamford, CT which is the closest to where we live and it said “moderate”. At first I thought that was bad until I started looking up more cities…Philadelphia is “unhealthy for sensitive groups”, and San Diego? “Very unhealthy”. Last month New Delhi hit the “extreme” category.
goop - 10 communication patterns that hurt relationships. Click to read 10 prescriptions for love-breaking language.
Wall Street Journal - Interested in a vacation home in Italy? All you need is one euro. As birth rates continue to decline in rural areas of Sicily and Italy, local mayors are making every effort to combat depopulation including auctioning off abandoned homes to Americans.
Holiday Party Dressing
home inspo - Zara has really kicked it up a notch this past year and their Home Collection is no different. Recently they shared a peek inside Amanda Brooks’ countryside home in the Cotswalds. Once the Creative Director of Barneys, Amanda and her husband decided to take a break from the hustle of the big city and moved from NYC to England for a year. They’re still there….wouldn’t you be? Her home is major home inspo. I love the eclectic and lived in look. Shop kitchen items like this garlic shaped terra-cotta jar and this old school Italian coffee pot like my grandparents used to have. It would make a great gift with this spoon clip! This silk eye mask and pillowcase are a great price too.
recipe - A delicious dairy-free chicken marsala recipe by one of my favorites, Giada De Laurentiis.
advent calendar - We have a wooden advent calendar that looks like a big house and I get questions about it all the time. I purchased it from Home Goods a few years ago and I haven’t been able to find a similar style since. Last week I found this one and its amazing! It’s currently backordered but I would suggest ordering it for next year (it might even be on sale after Christmas)!
trend - Toting around big styles seems to be the trend in handbags this season. We started seeing the bigger sizes last summer when trendsetter Jacquemus debuting this life-size woven straw bag. I still love this simple oldie but goodie classic by Celine.
boxwood wreath - Last year I was obsessed with the Trader Joe’s boxwood wreaths. They were under $10 and I ended up using them on every window of our house for the holidays. They were great quality and lasted well into January! This year there is a boxwood blight and all the boxwoods are diseased meaning no wreaths this year (I called Trader Joe’s and they confirmed they wouldn’t have them until 2022!). BUT if you’re looking for a preserved one, I’ve been using this one for a few years now. We also have this mini one:) Store them in a dry place during the year and they’ll last for a long time!
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