How to “Shop Your Closet”

With the arrival of spring you probably feel like you need some new clothes. But before you pull out your credit card, try “shopping your closet” to discover old items that might feel new again. Here are a few tips on how to go about it: Dig deep. Bring out pieces from the back of … Continue Reading

Decorating Idea: Removable Wallpaper

Nothing adds style and visual texture to a room like beautiful wallpaper, but few decorating decisions feel so momentous. After all, if you have wallpaper hung and decide you don’t like it, that’s a hassle and an expensive mistake. But wallpaper has become stress-free thanks to the new crop of removable wallpapers. Chic designs from companies … Continue Reading

Tune Into Your Intuition

I find it tempting to over-think things, especially big decisions, but I’ve learned that sometimes thinking too much makes it harder to recognize the right path to take. Analyzing a situation ad nauseum can be less productive than trusting your intuition. Here are a few tips on how to tune into your inner voice: Distract … Continue Reading

Food Swaps for a Healthy New Year

You’re probably trying to eat more healthfully this month (I know I am) whether to lose weight gained over the holidays or just to kick off 2015 on a healthy note. Since diets just make us feel deprived, I think it’s better to focus on smart food swaps rather than on eating less. Here are … Continue Reading

How to Organize Your Gift Wrapping

As you may have heard, I am passionate about creating beautiful-looking gifts. I stock up on wrapping paper, ribbon and decorative present toppers all year round. You don’t have to live in a “manor” to have a well-organized space devoted to gift wrapping–you could transform a guest room bureau or a spare closet into your … Continue Reading

Perfect Party Ice Breakers

When hosting a party with a mix of people (which all the best parties have—see my tips on putting together a guest list) it’s fun to have an activity of some kind to break the ice and get people mingling. Here are three can’t-fail ideas: Detective game: At the beginning of the gathering, hand everybody … Continue Reading