New Eyes for the New Year


The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
-Marcel Proust



After the holiday purchase frenzies and seeing it best to give-rather than receive-we take pause. Time now, to look at what we were given. We are taking a moment to detox from all our consumer buying habits to re-reflect on our new belongings-and on where we belong: right here.

Many of us traveled back and forth to see family and/or loved ones, fought mid winter slumps and stuffy noses, and are now launching into 2014 with new plans and fresh resolve. With all the new things we want to accomplish this year, what if we instead take a new perspective on our present situation? What do you enjoy about your daily routine? What do you love about your home, your town, your lifestyle? What is it you already do or have that makes your heart happy?

Let this year be one of discovery of how complete you are. Take a look through your closet-how can you re-invent your style using what you already have? Spend time re-arranging your space to find a new flow. Change up how you spend time with friends, see who they are in a different light.

We chose to theme our year around Marcel's quote: enjoying our recently spruced up spaces, getting to know the local biz owners a little better, and savoring weekend buying trips as adventures. This doesn't mean we won't travel or gather new lovelies along the way, but our focus is on the already, instead of the must have. Welcome to 2014, it's going to be a great one...

What does it mean for you to have new eyes this year? Let us know in your comments below!