Marie Kondo

Thursday, April 21, 2016
7:45-8:15am Continental Breakfast
8:15-9:15am Forum
Marie Kondo
(The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up)
Spark Joy:
An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
Due to the tremendous interest in both our morning and evening events with Marie Kondo and a travel consideration, we have combined both events into a single larger evening event that will be held at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School at 8pm on April 21, where Marie Kondo will be interviewed by Jamie Lee Curtis.
All tickets to the morning event are honored for the evening event.  If your morning event ticket included a book, your seats at the evening event will be in the reserved section. 
If you cannot make the evening event, we will refund your ticket.
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If de-cluttering in the name of contentment was on your list of 2016 resolutions, come hear wisdom from the master, the runaway bestselling author, Marie Kondo.

She’ll share wisdom and practical information in her followup to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.

Marie “KonMari” Kondo runs an acclaimed consulting business in Tokyo helping clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration. With a three-month waiting list for new clients, her KonMari Method of decluttering and organizing has become an international phenomenon. The Life- Changing Magic of Tidying Up which has sold more than three million copies worldwide. One of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015, she and her method have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping, The TODAY Show, and Good Morning America.

Spark Joy is an illustrated manual on how to organize your home in the service of a better life.  This is an in-depth tidying encyclopedia delving into objects from kitchen and bathroom items to work-related papers and hobby collections. User-friendly line drawings illustrate Kondo’s patented folding method as it applies to shirts, pants, socks, and jackets, as well as images of properly organized drawers, closets, and cabinets.  Moving and packing will be addressed.

Lisa Napoli is a career journalist who has worked at The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, and most recently covered arts and culture for KCRW.  She’s the author of the book, Radio Shangri-La, about her time in and around the kingdom of Bhutan, where she went to start a radio station at the dawn of democratic rule.  She’s currently at work on a biography of the late philanthropist, Joan Kroc.  She is the proud recipient of the 2014 Halo Award from the Deutsch Family Foundation for a monthly volunteer cooking group she leads at the Downtown Women’s Center on Skid Row.  She previously has interviewed Gretchen Rubin, Pico Iyer and Eric Weiner at Live Talks Los Angeles

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