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.
— Ann McDonald (ElleDecor.com; also quoted on Quintessence)
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.