“word to the wise” wednesday: ann mcdonald
October 31st, 2012
Luxury is more a state of mind than a state of pocketbook. It’s the confidence you have in being happy and content and without worries.
Yay to my fabulous friend Ann McDonald for her feature on ElleDecor.com! Ann is the founder and principal of Couture Chateau, a luxury interior design firm dedicated to all things custom. But what I really love about Ann is her dedication to what really matters — there’s only one you!
Do you know how important that statement — “there’s only one you” — is for parents of multiples? Even identical twins aren’t exactly alike. Yes, they share much in common — but they don’t always like the same things or want to share everything they own. That’s one reason I suggest that parents of twins give their children certain books and toys to share … and certain books and toys that belong only to them. If — for example — Twin A wants to share “his” toy with Twin B, that is his choice. I mean, what would you say if someone came up and asked to share your car? Of course, I always remind Twin A that, if he chooses not to share now, Twin B can choose not to share something else later!
What is luxury to you? For many MOMs, I bet the answer is “a full night’s sleep!”
Fabulous custom space created by Couture Chateau using retail purchases; read more here. I cannot wait until Ann offers that workshop as a video series. Stay tuned to her blog — one of my favorites — for more details! “I was planned. I was a surprise!” onesies available at Trends in Twos.