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We'll give you this: New Year's resolutions can get real ambitious, real quick. Suddenly, on January 1, after stuffing our faces for weeks, we're going to wake up early and work out? And, give up processed foods? And, try to shop less, relax more, and be "in the moment" at all times? C'mon, now — we're only human. Sticking with those resolutions would bring us to a Gwyneth Paltrow-level life perfection. Translation: Not gonna happen.
But, what we can do is this: Set reasonable goals and give ourselves a clear road map to get us to our own personal goop-y finish line. For a little motivation, we checked in with some of the DMV's most inspiring movers-and-shakers to see what they're hoping to achieve in 2014 — and how. Read on for some real talk that'll help you have the best year yet.
Illustrated by Sydney Hass.
Boy grows up in Mauritius. Girl grows up in Italy. Their paths lead them both to Sydney. They meet and fall in love. After hundreds of phone calls and emails, and all of the joys and heartache that goes into a long-distance relationship, it was finally their time to marry. This is the story of Jean-Maurice and Francesca. read
Many a coffee aficionado has become a Chemex convert since the pour-over craze a few years back. And, it’s no wonder. The Chemex carafe is prized not only for its brew purity, but also for its hourglass design. It's even in MoMA's permanent collection. Since its 1941 debut, Chemex has remained virtually unchanged. Yet, read