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January 4 2020
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up author—and star of Netflix’s hit show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo—has been “enchanted with organizing” since her childhood, she says, and founded her own consulting business at 19 while attending college in Tokyo. In the years since the publication of her book, Kondo has seen her simple de-cluttering and organizing approaches become the stuff of legend. (If you haven’t at least heard of her folding method, you’re doing something wrong.) Kondo’s philosophy stretches much further than clothes, though. For those of us lucky enough to have finished de-cluttering in time for the New Year, Kondo moves on to the bookshelf, sharing three essentials.

Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast, by Melissa Bahen

This book features Scandinavian-inspired recipes for parties and entertaining, but I keep it as a coffee-table book rather than a cooking book. Its use of color and beautiful styling are so lovely that simply looking at the pages sparks joy for me!

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