Just In: Boston Women’s March Photos

On January 21 We March. Then The Real Work Begins

StyleCarrot/Marni Elyse Katz

Today is day two of the resistance. Somehow I will find time to stand up for truth and equality every single day. Some days I might mail a postcard. Other days I’ll pick up the phone.  At night and on the weekends I will research and scheme. Some days I might just exchange a knowing glance with a stranger on the street.

On Friday night I gathered at a friend’s house to make posters for the Boston Women’s March. Moms, dads, daughters, and sons got creative. We quietly crafted our messages, preparing to show the city (and the world) that we stand for equality, education, inclusiveness, the environment. Yes, we are mad and we’re going to fight. Constructively, relentlessly, together.

Boston Women's March Sign You'd Ruth Bader Believe I'm Mad

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“You Ruth Bader Believe I’m Mad”

Boston Women's March Sign For Women's Rights

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“Women’s Rights are Human Rights”

Boston Women's March Sign Nope Not My President

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“NOPE Not My President”

Being a writer, I knew I needed a smart sign. Being a mom and  a freelancer, I knew it was possible something could come up to foil my plans to attend the poster party Friday night. So on Wednesday morning I played with words, got busy on PhotoShop, and uploaded my file to be printed and mounted for pickup on Friday. I’m proud of my design and provocative but intelligent message. I’m going to hang it on the wall, high above my desk as a reminder of the beautiful day and the work to be done.

StyleCarrot's Sign For The Boston Women's March

StyleCarrot/Marni Elyse Katz

“You Piqued the Wrong Pussy”
It’s the most liked photo on my @StyleCarrot Instagram account.

Since we live within walking distance from the Boston Common, I invited anyone who wanted to get into the city early to meet at our place on Saturday morning pre-march. Friends from the neighborhood came too, with kids, pets, and husbands. My husband, who comes from a long line of progressive thinkers and Planned Parenthood supporters, marched too. Handmade pussy hats compliments of my friend Marcie, who has been knitting and sewing for weeks with her daughter.

Our Group Gathers For A Photo In Boston Pre March

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Marni Elyse Katz Holding A Sign Of Her Own Design At The Boston Women's March

Random stranger for StyleCarrot

Me and a friend, who borrowed my husband’s sign. We went back out after lunch and hopped on to the very end of the march, which concluded with an impromptu dance party on the Common.

Boston Women’s March, January 21, 2017
Photos by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

I didn’t take as many photos as I would have liked because I also really wanted to be in the moment, enjoying the sounds of peace, the energy of unity, and the sun on my face, on this spectacular, glorious day in the place I’ve come to call home.

Favorite signs from my day at the Boston Women’s March:

I Know Signs I Make The Best Signs

“I know signs. I make the best signs. They’re terrific. Everyone agrees.”

My Favorite Boston Women's March Sign

“Beware: We are syncing our periods.”

Queer Grannies Against Trump Boston Women's March Sign

Boston Women's March Sign This Pussy Bites

“This Pussy Bites”

Free Melania Boston Women's March Sign

“The is very bad” / “Free Melania”

Boston Women's March Sign With MLK Jr Holding Trumps Mouth

Boston Women's March Sign About Powder Rooms & Consent

“It’s just powder room talk.” / “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Dreams For All Boston Women's March Sign

“That dream for all children, all ethnicities, all genders, for all time.”

Alt + Right + Delete Boston Women's March Sign


Boston Women's March Signs For Guys

“Ovaries before brovaries. Uteruses before duderuses.”

Empowering Signs At The Boston Women's March


Protester Holds Sign Urging All To Call Congress At Boston Women's March

“Call Congress To Complain”

Boston Women's March Sign For Sluts

“Be a slut. Do whateva you want.”

Boston Women's March Sign For Sex Workers

“Sex workers’ rights are human rights.”
“Stop the war on women.”

Knock Knock Message On Boston Women's March Sign

“Knock knock. Who’s there? The American people. The American people who? The American people who want freedom, diversity, free press, healthcare, justice for all.”

Boston Women's March Sign This March Is Yuge

“This march is YUGE.”

Boston Women's March Signs From Smithies

“I prefer my presidents to be grammatically & politically correct.”

The Future Is Female Boston Women's March Sign

“The future is female.”

Boston Women's March Sign Broadcasts Action

“Don’t look away.”
“Keep calm and carry on? No thinks. I’d rather raise hell & change the world.”
“The weapon we have is love.”

Boston Women's March Sign Making Fun Of His Toupee

“Hands off my pussy or there will be hell toupee.”

Hillary Got More Votes Boston Women's March Sign

“Hillary got more votes.”

Now let’s get back to work.


Just In: Modern by Dwell Magazine at Target

Modern by Dwell Magazine Home Collaboration At Target

Dwell Magazine x Target Home Collection

The newest Target collaboration—Modern by Dwell Magazine—debuted last week. The 122 piece home collection, which includes furniture, decor, lighting, rugs, patio furniture, and tabletop, is available at select Target stores (including some Boston area locations) and online. Prices range from $16.99 to $399.99.

The items, developed with Dwell magazine, have clean lines and on trend finishes. There are matte side tables and flatware, pale wood trays and cocktail tables, and furniture and accessories with copper accents.  Hover over the icon for the price; click to view and purchase items from the Target collaboration online at Target.com

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Empty Bed With White Sheets

Photo by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

A friend posted her New Year’s resolutions on Facebook last week saying that she heard that telling people your resolutions helps you stick to them. In this realm of fake news masquerading as fact, I vow to confirm information prior to spreading it, even something as benign as this.

Indeed, according to the American Psychological Association, discussing intentions strengthens accountability. Forming realistic resolutions—and not too many of them—helps too. As does being specific rather than generalizing.

I spent the morning lolling in bed with my tea, paring down and honing my list of New Year’s resolutions. Here’s what i’ve settled on, in no particular order. Feel free to share your resolutions below. They say it helps.

My resolutions for 2017:

• I will continue to voraciously read well-researched articles on respected sources, eschew sensationalism, and keep an eye on what the other side is saying. Becoming better informed was the single positive outcome of the election for me.

• I will be involved in our political system in a way that effects change in the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race. I have some ideas that I’ve been researching and discussing, and will keep you informed once they’re better developed. (Unless you think a design blog isn’t the place?)

• I will blog regularly, creating more original content. (Sorry I dropped off this past year.)

• I will tackle one de-cluttering project per week.

• I will do cardiovascular exercise daily. Really.

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Giving Tuesday: Send Money

Sending postcards to encourage women to vote.

Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

Most years my charitable contributions have been focused on arts organizations and the educational institutions that either I or my children attend(ed). This year I gave heavily to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and following her defeat I set up monthly donations to Planned Parenthood and have been sending bits of money here and there to other causes, including Emily’s List, and also to established print and online news sources.

We are embarking upon a new era; one that demands informed outspokenness, solid actions, and a plethora of funds. In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, please consider contributing to a cause that is important to you and that can help solidify both our democracy and our planet . There are so many; here are nine. Feel free to leave your favorites in the comments section.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Nonpartisan, non-profit organization defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country .

Anti-Defamation League New England
Fights anti-Semitism and all bigotry, defends democratic ideals, and protects civil rights for all.

Emily’s List
Helps to elect pro-choice Democratic women to office.

Everytown for Gun Safety
Fighting for common-sense reforms to reduce gun violence.

Planned Parenthood
Provides reproductive health services including birth control and abortion.

Project Vote
A national, nonpartisan, nonprofit believing in an organized, diverse electorate, works toward Voter Participation, Election Administration, and Government Agency Voter Registration.

Independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

Southern Poverty Law Center
Combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.

Sierra Club
Preserving clean air, safe drinking water, wildlife.

Deal Alert: Every Cyber Monday Sale You Need

So today is the day you must shop. Seriously, if you need anything at all it’s on sale. Fancy handbag splurges, winter boot necessities, tween fleece, toddler pajamas, cookware, rugs, sofas, light fixtures, jeans, workout wear, books. holiday cards, holiday gifts, makeup essentials, running shoes, sweaters, and even brownies. Here’s a list of my favorite brands & stores with special Cyber Monday sales.

for Women, Men, and Kids
Abercrombie & Fitch
50% off everything plus free shipping

Amazon Fashion
30% off select clothing & accessories

American Eagle Outfitters
50% off sweaters, shoes and more

Ann Taylor
50% everything off + free shipping

20% off full-priced items

20% off with code RECHARGE

Banana Republic 
50% off everything – NO exclusions!

Bare Necessities 
30% off almost everything with code MONDAY30

Barneys New York
40% off sitewide

Barneys New York
40% off designers sitewide

25% extra off select items / 30% off select regular-price handbags
$25 off of every $200 you spend sitewide + up to 50% on select items

30% off + free shipping & returns over $49 with code 3Y8N

30% off sitewide with code CYBER2016

Club Monaco
25%-35% off $150-$400 + extra 30% off sale with code THANKSAGAIN

30% off full-price items with code THANKS2016 / Up to 50% off select styles

50% off everything – NO exclusions! with code CYBMON

50% off entire purchase + $25 off $100 + Free Shipping

Hanna Andersson
20% off everything + free shipping

Hollister Co.
50% off  everything with code CYBER50 + free shipping

40% off and free shipping with code MONDAY

J.Crew Factory 
50% & 60% off everything + extra 40% off clearance with code HAPPYSTYLE

Jack Wills
30% off everything

Kate Spade
30% off everything with code WIRED

Land’s End
45% off with code CYBER + PIN: 1000

20% off $50 purchase with code THANKS20

Loeffler Randall 
Up to 40% off fall boots, shoes, handbags

50% off everything _ free shipping with code CYBERMONDAY

Lou & Grey 
20% off $100 + free shipping with code SHARESALE

Lord & Taylor
Up to 75% off with 25% off savings pass and code CYBER + free shipping

Extra 20% off with code CYBER + free shipping with $25 purchase

25% off entire purchase with code CYBERMONDAY

Marc Jacobs
20% off sales styles with code CYBER

20% off all regular priced items with code CYBER20

North Face
Up to 30% off + free 3-day shipping

Old Navy 
50% off everything – NO exclusions!

Up to 70% off Cyber Monday deals + free shipping

Neiman Marcus 
Save $50-$750 with $250-$3000 purchase with code GC4YOU
Up to 40% off designers + free shipping  /  Up to 70% off clearance items

Extra 20% off select sale items

Rag & Bone 
25% off everything with code CYBER25

Rebecca Minkoff
25% off $100 purchase  /  Up to 75% off wear-now styles

Up to 75% off + 20% off final sales with code CYBER20

Earn up to $750 gift card with code CYBER16

15%-25% off with order of $200-$800 with code GOBIG16
(Same deal for men’s at East Dane) http://rstyle.me/n/b72cvmufr6

Up to 50% designer men’s & women’s

Tory Burch 
30% off with code THANKS + free shipping

Cyber Monday sale includes Uggs, Toms, Sorel, Hunter, Nike & more

Bergdorf Goodman
$25-$200 off beauty when you spend $250-$1,000 with code BEAUTY

Blue Mercury
Spend $100 for free $20 gift card with code TWENTY / Spend $250 for free $50 bit card with code FIFTY / Free overnight shipping

Bobbi Brown
20% off everything + free samples + free shipping & returns

20% off everything + free shipping

Free overnight shipping or five additional samples

Sample-filled gold pouch with $225 beauty purchase with code CWBEAUTY

Shop spring launches today only

Amazon Books + Amazon Movies
Cyber Monday deals on books and movies

50% off sitewide

20% off black frames with code BLACK20

20% off everything with code CM2016

40% off custom cards; extra 15% off non-custom items with code EXTRACYBER

Saatchi Art
20% off framed prints with code CYBER / 15% off original artwork over $1,000 with code HOLIDAY / 10% off originals under $1,000 with code GIFT

Serena & Lily
25% off everything with code BESTEVER

Up to 50% off + extra 25% off with code CYBER25

20% off + free shipping until midnight

Amazon Home
Various Cyber Monday deals across home categories

Amazon Electronics 
Various Cyber Monday deals in Electronics

Burke Decor
25% off orders under $500 with code THECYBER25 / 30% off orders up to $2500 with code THECYBER30 / 35% off orders over $2500 with code THECYBER35

15% off full-price items with code SAVE15 + free shipping

Crate & Barrel 
15% off full-price items with code SAVE15 + free shipping

Cost Plus World Market
15% – 30% off purchases of $50+ + free shipping $50+ with code CYBERSAVE

Design Within Reach 
15% off Herman Miller + other deals + free shipping

Domino Magazine Gift Shop
30% off sitewide with d CYBER30

Furbish Studio
20% off + free shipping with code GIVECHEER

Furbish Studio
20% off everything with code HOLIDAY20

15% off top brands with code HOLIDAY16

Jonathan Adler
20% off everything with code MANICMONDAY

Land of Nod
20% off furniture, holiday decor & more + free shipping

Lulu & Georgia
15% go 25% off purchases of $250+ with code BLACKFRIYAY15,20,25

Save up to 70% on modern lighting, fans, furniture & more today only

Mitchell Gold + Bob Wiliams
20% off everything including custom upholstery

One Kings Lane
Extra 20% off furniture, rugs, mirrors, art, lighting & accents

Up to 70% off Cyber Monday deals + free shipping

Pier1 Imports
Save 30% on furnishings & holiday decor + free shipping with code FREESHIP

Pottery Barn
100s of deals sitewide, including PBKids, PBteen, PBBaby, PBDorm

Save 10%-25% with purchase of $250-$1500 + free shipping with code FREESHIP

Serena & Lily
25% off everything with code BESTEVER

Sur La Table
Extra 20% off clearance items with code SAVEBIG16 / Up to 75% off sitewide + free shipping over $59

The Shade Store
15% off all orders + free shipping

Up to 80% off

West Elm
Up to 50% off everything

Williams-Sonoma & Williams-Sonoma Home
10% to 25% off with purchase of $50 to $500 + free shipping with code SAVEMOORE

25% off everything with code OURFAMILY

Up to 50% off Cyber Monday flash sale

Dancing Deer
30% off sitewide with code 30CYBER

Dylan’s Candy Bar
25% off with code FANDF25 + free shipping over $75

20% off + free shipping with code GIVECHEER