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Minimalist Packing: One Week in Tokyo

All of my travel dreams have just come true because I am headed to Tokyo with my chef brother, Max, and youngest daughter, Emilie, for a week of eating All Of The Things. Max is the ultimate minimalist (read about that right here) and he always inspires me to pack even lighter than I normally […]

Refrigerator Refresh: 5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Fridge

I recently decided I needed to pull my weight when it comes to cooking weeknight dinners (more on that in a future post). My first step was to spend a few hours refreshing our fridge so the prospect of meal prep and cooking would feel a bit more appealing. Grocery shopping aside, this mini makeover […]

How to Throw a Plastic-Free Party for Any Occasion

I’ll take a party, but hold the plastic, please! I love hosting parties, large and small, but have never bought into the idea that hosting has to be complicated, overwhelming, or wasteful. As you can probably guess, I apply minimalist principles to my party planning (clarify what’s important, ditch the rest), and I’m sharing my […]

Fewer Better: Fall Faves

New series time! I thought it would be fun to periodically share the things I am reading, listening to, eating, wearing, watching, and generally enjoying. Read on for a quick list of the things I’m loving this season:   Listen Up I just stumbled upon the How to Build a Happy Life podcast from the […]

Women Who Inspire: Phoebe Kunitomi

I’m thrilled to be bringing you another installment of my popular “Women Who Inspire” series, where I feature a diverse group of entrepreneurs, creatives, and makers. Today I’m so excited to introduce you to Phoebe Kunitomi, founder of the minimalist bodywear brand okko. Phoebe and I connected years ago and instantly bonded over our shared […]

My Minimalist Cleaning Routine

Fun fact: I live for a clean house, but I don’t love cleaning. Because of these two opposing truths, I’ve found a way of streamlining and simplifying my cleaning routine to make it feel easy-breezy. Read on for my low-lift, high-impact cleaning routine – plus the eco-friendly products I swear by. Streamline Your Products This […]

My Favorite Brands and Capsule Wardrobe Staples

I’ve had a ton of requests to share my favorite brands and closet staples over the years, and I’ve held off – primarily because I felt awkward preaching about the benefits of minimalism and then bombarding you with links to consume more things. Additionally, it’s taken me a lifetime to sort out my personal style, […]

What’s in My Makeup Bag: My Minimalist Beauty Essentials

I’ve shared how to create a capsule wardrobe for all seasons and how I pack in a carry-on, but I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how to lighten up on beauty products, especially for travel. It’s taken me years of trial and error to pare down my products and simplify my routine, […]

A Room Refresh with Wallpaper: Your Step-by-Step Guide

I never imagined myself becoming a wallpaper person. Growing up, I always thought wallpaper was only for wildly affluent, fancy people with high-end interior designers. Luckily all of that has changed and wallpaper is now a much more accessible design option – a simple way of adding a little fun and whimsy to any space. […]

Packing in a Carry-On: My Top Travel Essentials

Travel is by far my favorite (only?) hobby, and since I’m a carry-on-or-bust kind of person, I’ve perfected the art of packing as efficiently as possible. Side note: Please learn from my recent epic fail, and check your passport expiration dates (like a hawk!) well in advance so you don’t end up having to cancel […]

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