Creating a “Capsule” of Essentials
In the 1970’s, boutique owner Susie Faux created a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion. The idea was that with a few good basics, you could create a wardrobe of clothing that was infinitely useful, always interchangeable, and came with the confidence that no matter which items you paired – you’d be well dressed. The question of “What will I wear?” was drastically simplified by owning less, while each item was of a better quality. Thus the “capsule wardrobe” was born and various clothing designers, boutique owners, and consumers have continued the tradition.
I love my capsule wardrobe and find that I am better dressed than ever. I’m wearing better quality clothing, and I leave the house with more confidence. Plus, once I have my capsule in place, I find it much easier to part with items that didn’t make the cut.
Recently I asked myself… “Why can’t I apply this capsule concept to the kitchen? Or the bath?” And that’s how this little class began. So today I’m bringing you my capsule kitchen. This is a little group of classic foodie essentials that bring cooking back to the age-old basics without sacrificing flavor or contentment.
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