a little thing i like to call a manifesto …

Who doesn’t take stock around the start of the year? I don’t often make resolutions, but I do have traditions that usher out the old year and ring in the new. (Times Square? No way. New Year’s Eve is AMATUER night in New York!)

Often I start the new year with an extra day off and do a sort of New Year’s cleaning. This year I had a cold, so instead of cleaning the apartment, laid on the couch brain storming about this little blog. (Brain storming? Who am I kidding? Try OBSESSING.)

Starting the blog got me thinking about point of view. A good blog has one, right? And I love the idea of a manifesto, sort of like the one that potter-turned-retail icon Jonathan Adler posts here http://www.jonathanadler.com/manifesto.php.

Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

Small touches count: Get the pretty dish towels.


Friends are family too.

Use the right tool for the job.

Decorate for your soul.

Be kind to animals. You may come back as one.

Try not to yuck someone else’s yum.

Color = happy. Surround yourself with happy.

Buy flowers.

Save for retirement. It’s empowering.

Take vacations.

Take staycations.

Organic is best, but McDonald’s fries are good too.

Sometimes expensive stuff is worth it.

New York City rules.

Does this inspire any thoughts about a manifesto of your own? Leave a comment and lemme know!

2 thoughts on “a little thing i like to call a manifesto …

  1. Thanks for the tribute to John and Sherry. But even more thanks for your all the marvelous tips you have in your blog. I am especially thrilled with finding a new place in the nabe to buy flowers. Gorgeous blooms. And your arrangements are outstanding and beautiful. You always inspire me.

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