Catching up Spring to Summer
It’s technically still spring, so I spent most of yesterday cleaning out my closet. Storage is always a problem in my apartment, so I’m pretty good at throwing things away a little at a time – or so I thought. I was putting something away, looked up at a stack of t-shirts, and realized I could easily give half of them away – then one stack led to another. A few months ago, my friend sent me an article from organizational consultant, Marie Kondo. I only gave it a cursory read through then, but I remembered the advice that you should determine if the objects you live with “spark joy” – if they don’t then you should let them go. It wasn’t always easy to make up my mind – what didn’t spark joy, sparked genuine laughter (oh the early aughts…) – but it helped me weed out the things I was keeping just because. Now I have three enormous bags destined for Housing Works, I can’t stop opening my closet to admire the space created. I swear I can see my clothes breathing easier, and I am too. Working along those lines, here are a few links that I’ve been waiting to share that sparked some joy:
If you’re not traveling this summer or even if you are, Food Republic pulled together the best food and travel instagram accounts to follow. Though I hardly think they’ll produce anything as stylish as these vintage air hostess uniforms.
I’ve also been ballet obsessed – partly because I haven’t been in awhile and partly because I haven’t the summer makes everything shimmery.
If you can’t make it to the Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life show at the New York Botanical Garden this summer, you can enjoy these images of Frida at home. There’s also the Basquiat:The Unknown Notebooks exhibit at BMA and Fata Morgana by Teresita Fernández.
And finally, Chimpanzees can cook. Chimpanzees. Can. Cook.