20 | Marie Kondo and Dominique Loreau
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This Tuesday, Sophie and I are in conversation about the best-selling books, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo and L'Art de la Simplicité : How to Live More With Less by Dominique Loreau. Both books have had phenomenal success and developed a cult following, and Sophie and I were curious to read them to see how much we agreed with their principles and to what extent we found them applicable to our own lives.
In this episode, we're having a frank discussion about our initial reactions to both books, what we found useful and thought-provoking about Kondo and Loreau's ideas, and also what we did not enjoy. We round up our chat with some actionable steps we're already putting into practice from both books.
As always, too, Sophie and I are sharing what happy moments have made us 'Jump for Joy' lately, as well as some of the comments, useful suggestions and feedback from you, our listeners. Don't miss my book suggestion in this week's 'Culture Corner' section, as well as Sophie's tip for if you happen to find yourself in the King's Cross (London) area.
Listen to hear our thoughts on the internationally best-selling books, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo and L'Art de la Simplicité: How to Live More With Less by Dominique Loreau.
- 01:10 - Jump for Joys! Find out what's been making Miranda and Sophie happy lately.
- 04:17 - From Our Listeners - Sophie and Miranda share feedback and interesting remarks from T&T listeners.
- 07:46 - Miranda introduces the main discussion.
- 10:05 - Sophie and Miranda discuss their initial reactions to both books.
- 13:39 - The points Miranda and Sophie liked most from the books.
- 21:04 - Least liked ideas from the books.
- 25:54 - Actionable steps.
- 28:30 - Culture Corner! Find out the recent Tea & Tattle cultural favourites.
- The Magic Art of Tidying by Marie Kondo.
- L'Art de la Simplicitéby Dominique Loreau.
- Miranda's trip to Rye.
- Miranda's #daysofsmallthings hashtag.
- Ana's blog. .
- Sleek Technique episode.
- Heartthrobs episode.
- Pride and Pudding episode.
- Yasujirō Ozu. The film Late Spring is the one with the apple peeling scene Sophie mentions. You can see the relevant clip from the film here.
- Jane Austen's spectacles at The British Library.
- Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.
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Beauty is a need.
- Dominique Loreau
Thank you so much for listening and being a part of Tea & Tattle podcast. As always, we love to hear your thoughts, so please let us know:
Have you read either of the books we discussed? What did you think of them? Do you have a preference between the two, and have you adopted any of the KonMari or Loreau strategies?
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