My early exposure to this was through a friend. She had this cool knack for creating a great environment, even on an early adulthood wage. Later, I noticed it again through one of my siblings. She, too, had a talent for creating an incredible experience, and while she had the financial means she lived relatively inexpensively. Over the course of time, I also started to notice it in the fine hotels and restaurants I had visited during various travel. It wasn't the cost but the attention to the details -- a soft throw blanket in a bright color on the bed, unique art, interesting seasonings, etc. seemed to make all the difference.
I realized they were onto something. And, moreso, that it didn't necessarily require a lot of work or cost. It doesn't mean you need a life full of designer things, either. Just a matter of thinking different. With stores like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, you can find so many unique foods, or you can create the experience yourself through cooking interesting, gourmet-style dishes. Something as simple as a funky mustard on a sandwich can make it feel decadent. The same also goes for all the other areas of life -- it's the little things that count.
That's what Condiment is all about. It's the tips, strategies, ideas, and things to create your ultimate experience based on the real-life, real-world effort to do the same in our own lives.
When I set out to create a digital magazine, I wanted to make it an experience, too. Each day, Condiment is updated with pages that look and feel just like you'd see in a tradtional print magazine, because even the content we consume should be scrumptous. We're in beta at the moment so if you experience any issues, etc. with content loading, we'll have them fixed soon. Please pardon the dust. Share any tips, ideas, stories, photos, or anything else at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!
f there is one thing I've learned, it's that living the good life is all about the details.
Founder and Editorial Director