Small Comforts: IKEA


This isn’t a product placement.  I just really like going to IKEA.  I enjoy meandering around the furniture, getting inspiration, and taking photos.  I then head over to the restaurant for an early and cheap lunch with free coffee before heading down to the Marketplace to peruse and toss random things in my cart.  I’m not usually a cake person, but for some reason, I always enjoy a slice of their cake with my coffee.  Julia Cameron, in her book, The Artist’s Way, recommends taking “artist dates” with yourself.  I guess this is one of mine.  What’s yours?

4 thoughts on “Small Comforts: IKEA”

  1. Elle Luna talks about these artist dates as well. Do you know her book? It’s great! I think those artist dates are wonderfull and am planning to have my first one soon!

  2. I’ve never heard of an artist date before but it’s definitely a nice idea. Unfortunately, I find I have no true downtime for myself that I would have to think about this one! I’ve been working on this idea of finding a hobby or finding things that I enjoy – just for me – but still working on it! 🙂

  3. Keep working on it. I think even when we’re busy we have to carve out a little time like this. I definitely don’t do it that often, but even once a month is OK I think. For you J, maybe you could get a cup of coffee at City Bakery and meander in the pretty paper stores on 18th st. on your lunch break for even 20 minutes.

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