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15 Father’s Day Gifts the Dads in Your Life are Sure to Enjoy – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Photo by Mike Baker on UnsplashWith Father’s Day just around the corner, we’ve rounded up fifteen gift ideas for all the dads (and father figures) in your life.From beverage and cooking accessories to outdoor gear to unique virtual experiences you can do from afar, the dads in your life are sure to love these items (even if they do show up a little late this year). Cocktail Mixer Photo via Ace General StoreBittermilk Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned Mixer $16 The perfect gift…

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15 of Our Team’s Favorite Small Businesses (And How You Can Support Them Right Now) – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

I found out one of my favorite places (or, favorite three places) in Minneapolis was closing via a Slack message on a Thursday afternoon. I cried as the announcement sank in, and I found myself tearing up again later that night, in response to the news. This may sound dramatic, considering I had no personal stake in the businesses other than my astute love for spending time in them—other than the many, many memories I’d made at their tables and…

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3 Upgrades to Try When Dressing for A Day at Home – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Photo by Colleen Eversman at 2ndtruthIf I spend one more day in yoga pants I am going to lose it.Dressing for quarantine has brought to my attention how often I dress to see other people. Does this getting dressed rut mean I hate my closet or is my relationship with my wardrobe more complicated than simply putting my best foot forward in front of friends and strangers? Now is not the time for an existential fashion crisis, although more than…

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Kate’s Picks: 8 Things I Tried in March and Loved – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Photo by Nicole Feest at NYLONSADDLE PhotographyWell, I think we can file self-isolation under things I tried last month and really disliked. Most of the past four weeks have been dedicated to managing my mind through all that’s going on. As a result, today’s post includes fewer products to review and is more focused on a list of reflections about what has made these long weeks a little less stressful. If there’s anything that’s been especially helpful for you these past few…

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The Most Important Questions You Need to Ask Before Moving in Together – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

The first morning in our new apartment, Joe went out for bagels. We had been out late the night before and I had removed my contacts around 3 a.m. and thrown them on the bedroom floor. Groggily, I slumped out of bed and into the living room, fully knowing a bagel with a very heavy hand of cream cheese smear would make last night settle in my stomach and fade into a distant memory. Inside the bag, I found a…

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Kate’s Picks: The 22 Pieces That Are the Base of My Wardrobe – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

My favorite pair of jeans, from Madewell.Tell me if this sounds familiar: You have a closet full of clothing but only wear one-third of what you own. You often feel like you’re wearing the same things over and over again. You feel like you don’t have anything to wear, even after you went shopping last month. After having two babies and wearing a very wide range of sizes, I took a really critical eye to what sat in my closet…

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A Meditation for 2020 with Dr. Anna Roth – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Photo by Danielle St. Laurent for So It Goes MagazineWelcome back to The Wit & Delight Podcast! After a break over the holidays, we are getting back into our regularly scheduled programming. We have a lineup of incredible guests on the agenda for 2020 and I cannot wait to share some amazing interviews in the months to come.I am feeling rested, restored, excited, and nervous—a whole lot of different things—about moving into this new decade. I’ll be sharing details of…

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W&D Holiday Gift Guide: Kate’s 13 Favorite Things from 2019 – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

It’s our final gift guide of the holiday season, friends! Just in time for those quickly approaching shipping deadlines and that one person (or five people?) on your list whose gift you haven’t picked out yet.In today’s roundup, I’m sharing my favorite thirteen things from the past year. If you’re a regular Wit & Delight follower, it’s likely you’ve heard me talk about these items in the past—they’re all tried and true pieces I’ve tested and love. From an herb…

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Look Good, Feel Good in This Made to Last Ethical Clothing Label – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

This post is brought to you by NisoloPictured above: the Heeled Chelsea Boot in black rubberAfter two babies, I was ready to go through my wardrobe and rethink not only my style (and rid myself of those “one of these days” pants) but also how I can become a more conscious consumer.Anyone who has participated in a closet purge (or the recent Marie Kondo fad) knows that oftentimes, the whole process changes your outlook on style or substance. For me?…

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W&D Podcast: A Conversation on the Aesthetics of Joy with Ingrid Fetell Lee – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

This week on the Wit & Delight Podcast, we are talking with Ingrid Fetell Lee, the author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness. I’ve read the book twice, and each time it’s felt like validation around all of the work that I’ve done for the past decade plus. Ingrid’s groundbreaking work reveals the hidden influence of our surroundings on our emotions and our well-being, which is really the crux of many of the ideas…

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The Undeniable Freedom of Self-Love – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Image Courtesy of @house_of_landI am one of the millions of millennials waking up to the undeniable truth of how very unspecial I am. Growing up in the age of self-esteem had a profound impact on this privileged white girl living in the Chicago suburbs. My own memories of self-esteem and a “You can do ANYTHING you put your mind to” mentality come from elementary school, where we threw a red ball to one another in a circle and said something we liked about…

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9 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Just when I start to feel overwhelmed in the Information Age, I remember when I had to learn how to use the card catalog system and referred to a set of Britannica encyclopedias when researching a school paper. I also am reminded of what an amazing time we live in when you can listen to a super talented writer or an expert in an obscure field share their knowledge while driving to work or doing dishes. It is my favorite…

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