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Bag It

If there’s one commonality I have found among all the people I have had the good fortune to work with, it has to be hands down, the number of bags they have accumulated. Handbags, canvas bags, duffle bags, grocery bags, backpacks, retail bags, beach bags, gift bags, lunch bags...
We’ve gone way beyond paper or plastic.
Plastic bags, mainly used for toting groceries, have long since been deemed environmentally unfriendly. Although some studies have shown, believe it or not, that a single-use plastic bag has a lower carbon footprint than a paper bag and is more ‘green’ than a cotton bag, when considering the impact the creation of such bags has on the environment.

Are you ready?

A recent and sudden change in a family member’s living arrangements, translated into a recent and sudden change in mine. Of course, this family member, who for the sake of privacy shall be named Alice, is always welcomed.  I would do whatever necessary to ensure a warm and welcoming environment, especially if the circumstances leading to this sudden change weren’t so good.

The guest bedroom was ready with furnishings so there was no problem in deciding where in the house Alice would stay and call home for a while.

Powerless

The recent Nor’easters plunged many New Englanders into the dark. The lights went out, along with the heat and hot water, the Internet, and phone service. We were left powerless.

Downed wires and fallen tress across roadways and on rooftops made for dangerous conditions and added to the prolonged toil of digging out in the hopes of getting back to normal quickly. The days stretched on endlessly for some, and promises of flipping the switch were only a dream away. We were at the mercy of utility workers, who no doubt were working feverishly around the clock, to identify the causes of the damage and restore the simple and everyday amenities we have come to take for granted.

A Tale of Two Closets


I recently worked with two clients whose closets couldn’t be more different. The contrast was remarkable. One closet was jam-packed with not an inch to spare, and by inch, I mean the smallest measurable increment known to man. The condition of quite a few pieces was poor – tattered and stained. Yet, these were hung next to luxury brand, high-end pieces, many new with the tags hanging on them, and in the client’s view were just as much an integral member of the wardrobe as any other piece. Every item seemed to hold the prize for the ‘I wear it all the time’ contest.
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