At the risk of sounding like a "princess," which is what my boyfriend calls me (and not in a nice way...) when I talk about this topic, it's almost impossible to find someone who not only cleans well, but who you can trust in your apartment when you're not home. I found such a gem of a person over a year ago, but he went to visit family in India for over two months, leaving me scrambling with a messy apartment. The only reliable person I could find charged such an absurd amount that I decided it was high time I try out all the cleaning products and gadgets I've been hearing so much about...
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Thanks to my longtime friend and favorite lifestyle expert, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, I monogram anything and everything I own (though she strictly told me monogramming my child is forbidden, not to mention potentially illegal), so it seems perfectly fitting that her seventh book is all about just that! In Monograms for the Home, she not only goes into the history of these personal touches – which dates back to the sixth century BC – but she also offers ways to elegantly incorporate them into every room of your house. With gorgeous photos and tips from fellow etiquette experts, this is just the style guide you need to start the new year off with!
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