I want to preface this page by saying that people are always, and infinitely more important than things. On occasion while traveling, I have lived out of a 2′ x 3′ backpack, for up to six months at a time, which is a great lesson in NEED vs. WANT. That said, I am not above coveting a beautiful piece of clothing, furniture or jewelry, among other things! Here are some of my favorite things, and places to shop. Sometimes because they are in the business of giving back.