How cocooning helps you live your life first, and then worry about the others

‘In case of emergency, put your own mask first before helping others’. We’re all too familiar with the over-scripted airline instruction, the ubiquitous mantra of distant travel. Sometimes interpreted as a much deeper life lesson, you can easily understand how this advice can lend a better you, a you that can help more by just…

Games night at home and how to let the kids win graciously

Letter to the parent who wants to  set a perfect games night   time: any Friday night of your choosing place: once upon a home, in a house full of laughter and joy Dear parent,   This one will be an easy one. The kind that you need a stiff drink for and a lot…

Off-duty hero finds perfect coffee table at auction uptown

One of the most fantasized about designer tasks is their shopping on someone else’s dime. Can there be anything more wonderful than getting the ‘high’ of shopping beautiful things all the time and get paid for it on top of that?   But shopping, i.e., professional sourcing, is just so much more than that. Sometimes…