1. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
I am way behind everyone at being a Marie kondo convert. Mainly for the reason that I was waiting for my name to come up on the library hold list for The life-changing magic of tidying up. It came up being pretty good timing it being available right after Christmas and all.
I am about halfway through doing the recommended purge for all of the items in our home that do not “Spark Joy.” There’s a surprising amount of them. Clothes was first and thank goodness for that.
Here's a pic of our bedroom mid purge.
2. Beigey Brown Lipstick
I always have one go to lipstick per season that I use pretty much everyday. Last winter it was Moxie Rise up by Bare Minerals which has been almost impossible to find this year.
So, Instead I have opted for Sephora's Rogue lipstick in ingenious. It is a subtle, almost nude, color that adds just the right tint for day time.
3. Satchmo at the Waldorf
Julie surprised me with tickets to this new A.C.T show. John Douglas Thompson does a remarkable job of bringing Louis Armstrong and others to life in the one man show, depicting a backstage conversation with Armstrong relating the events of his life after one of his last performances.
You'll have to be in the Bay Area to se this one but some tickets are still available from the A.C.T. site if you are.
4. Salt & Fog January Mix
What we are listening to this month, on our January Mix, is a mix of some great new stuff and a few things we missed in 2015 (and a few of our favorite songs ever thrown in for good measure).
And more Hamilton because who could get enough Hamilton? Not us!
5. Down Dog App
Like many people, I vowed to change my eating and exercising habits at the start of the new Year. I love Yoga, but finding the time, money and overcoming my shyness (I am a closet introvert) to attend a class has always been a big stumbling block. The Down Dog App has completely upped my exercise game.
The routines are clear and easy to understand with enough variations that they don't get too repetitive. There are also very yummy yoga-ing soundtrack options to boot. And that's just the free content!
If you have been looking for a new way to Yoga check it out.
6. Her Story
The first season of Her Story is currently available for on the Her Story website.
What is Her Story? It's a very well done creator made show "that looks inside the dating lives of trans & queer women as they navigate the intersections of desire & identity."
It is very clearly a work of love. Having seen and read a ton of stories dealing with transgender people I love that this one does not focus on the transition as much as transwomen living their lives and finding relationships.
Her story also get props for giving a voice to a prospective partner of a transperson. They need a voice too sometimes.