When the holiday hulabaloo dies down I relish the thought of clearing all the clutter and starting the new year with a clean slate. Clean Slate Mentality drives me in so many ways. Its why I can’t wait to do a major refrigerator and freezer scrub down. It’s why I am especially excited about the lack of snow – I still have time to go mow down the perennials and clear out before spring. And it is why places like the Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ appeal (and also its warm).
Bold stark color and straight lines is the opposite of the visual excess that generally pervades in December and this is what I crave for January. Who’s ready for a vacation?