My Favorite Things are items that I have actually purchased, used in my own home and found them to be amazing!

They absolutely SPARK JOY for me and I want to share them with you.


Love this candle lighter! Of course, it will light anything, but I use it for candles.

I was never a candle person, but within the last year, I have started using them as part of my morning restful time. Before, I just used any old thing, matches, a bodega lighter, but then I discovered this arc plasma lighter. It is so elegant and graceful and very fun to use. It adds far more style than it’s price would indicate.


Eucalyptus Mint Candle from ABC Home

Speaking of candles, this is my favorite candle scent of all time. It reminds me of the wonderful fresh breeze in the Presido of San Francisco. It’s a perfect smell to get the morning off to a cheerful and calm start.


Chemex Pour Over Coffee Pot

Many years ago, I owned one of these beautiful, pour over glass pots. Sadly, it broke at some point and I didn’t replace it. I just relied on overpriced Starbucks or the awful office coffee. But, I often thought about my old Chemex, so I recently re-purchased one. I love it. It takes a bit more work. I boil water in my kettle, use a paper filter and pour the water over ground coffee, but it’s so worth it. It has a wooden collar and a leather tip and I love displaying it as the only appliance on my kitchen countertop.


The RealReal Sparks Joy for Selling AND Buying!

One thing that I have discovered about The RealReal is that it is also a great place to find things that truly spark joy. They even sell things for your home!

And, as a special bonus, you will get $25 off your first order within the first week of signing up. They also have frequent price reductions that are often shockingly good.

If you have things you would like to consign, please reach out to me at and I will connect you with my personal luxury consignment manager at The RealReal. Having a personal connection at The RealReal is great, because I can make sure you are well looked after.

You can get up to 85% of the sale price for your things, depending on the item. 

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I’ll never forget a client of mine who had edited out all of her bags that were not favorites and purchased one perfect bag from The RealReal. I recognized it instantly as the exact bag that another client had consigned a few weeks before!


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All of My Favorite Things are things that I purchased and used and can recommend them without reservation.

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Remember to surround yourself with things that spark joy! I would love to know what is sparking joy for you.

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