My best friend is leaving! She's leaving California casual for the cosmopolitan crowds of New York. I guess loss is a theme for me this year. Her new abode is a tiny sliver of an apartment with huge rent. It has made me think about how much one can live without. You have to get very creative in a tiny space. When storage space is premium, rooms have to serve double duty. You have to make tough decisions about what stays and what has to go. I know I can't live without books and art. Luckily, my friend has an incredible flair for turning any space into a fabulously cozy nook and I can't wait to visit her.