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Editor's Obsessions: Reflections

1. Chairish Gold Serpent Mirror, $1,800; 2. ABC Velvet Cushions, $95; 3. Enchanted Forest Coloring Book, $10; 4. Royal and Langnickel Watercolor Set, $58; 5. Jenni Bick Leather Journal, $30; 6. Portrait by Ves Pitts, $2200; 7. One King's Lane Sunburst Mirror, $2085; 8. Chairish Gold and Silver Mirror, $389; 9. Fresh Brown Sugar Body Scrub, $67; 10. Restoration Hardware Mohair Throw, $279; 11. Urban Tears by Raymond Elman, $1250; 12. Antique Venetian Mirror, POA; 13. Flame Nickel Wall Mirror, $376; 14. Zara Cape, $189; 15. "Siddhartha," $15

February is my favorite time to be quiet and listen to what's ruminating inside. After much holiday socializing and consumption of food, gifts and spirits, my entire being needs a rest. It begins shortly after my birthday, and this year, I am contemplating living more simply: going gray, garage sales, a family road trip, editing down to the essentials in life and home. In my search for this balance, introspection and renewal, a few fundamentals to inspire.

  • What do you see when you look in the mirrors? (1, 7, 8, 12, 13)
  • A perfect velvet cushion to make a meditation space. New to the practice? Try Headspace to begin. (2)
  • The act of coloring is quiet, calming and contemplative. (3, 4)
  • Journal writing is a great, cleansing exercise. It's even more interesting to return to it a few hours or days later to review. (5)
  • Art is an inspiring way to filter thoughts and ideas. (6, 11)
  • Get away for a few minutes for a hot soak and scrub at home. (9)
  • Wrap yourself and the ones you love in soft blankets. (10)
  • Keep cozy and collected in a wool cape. (14)
  • Read an introspective novel. (15)

For more Editor's Obsessions, check out: Winter; Menswear and Autumn at Home.

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