COM­MIT TO SOME­THING

What’s a res­o­lu­tion you can ac­tu­ally keep? The Kit ed­i­tors share their goals for the new year

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KATHRYN HUD­SON, ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor

“I’d like to keep a plant alive in 2017. My past is lit­tered with sins com­mit­ted against suc­cu­lents, which even­tu­ally met parched, pot- bound demises. I know this sounds like a small goal, but I ’ m hop­ing it touches on some larger wishes: I want my lit­tle son to watch some­thing beau­ti­ful grow; I want to re­mind my­self of the virtues of pa­tience; I want to feel a con­nec­tion to the nat­u­ral world— even in my down­town condo— and I want our air to be a lit­tle cleaner. So I’m start­ing with a small pot of springy coun­ter­top herbs, but who knows what might blos­som next?”

“I’m re­ally very glad that there isn’t some kind of app to tell me how many hours (days?) I spent star­ing at my phone screen in 2016. My guess is that I could have mas­tered the ukulele, say, or writ­ten the first draft of a biopic screen­play in the time I spent trawl­ing In­sta­gram, try­ing out Snapchat fil­ters or adding never- tobe- pur­chased shoes to my Shop­bop cart. This year, I ’ m pledg­ing to spend at least half of those hours read­ing more ac­tual books— fic­tion, recipe books, glossy fash­ion books and bi­ogra­phies that won’t dis­ap­pear from my book­shelf as soon as I turn of f my screen.”

EDEN BOILEAU, man­ag­ing ed­i­tor

“The hol­i­days are my favourite time of year …and I can’t wait un­til they’re over. Ev­ery De­cem­ber, as the choco­late in­vades the office, the parties keep go­ing and the wine keeps flow­ing, I se­cretly long for the self-im­posed moder­a­tion that Jan­uary brings. Wine is, make no mis­take, my favourite thing in the world, but it feels lib­er­at­ing to ab­stain for an en­tire month— so I’m splurg­ing on bot­tles of a dif­fer­ent sort for Dryuary.”

MOONGLOW BY MICHAEL CHABON, $34, THE PRINCESS

DIARIST BY CAR­RIE FISHER, $26, THE KIDS WERE AL­RIGHT

BY RYAN MCGINLE, $77 (AVAIL­ABLE FEB 7), BOOK­STORES

RANI SHEEN, beauty direc­tor

VIL­LAGE JUICERY GIN­GER FIRE­BALL HOT ELIXER, $20 (1 L), VIL­LAGE JUICERY, TORONTO

GROUP PART­NER POT, $80, EASYTIGERGOODS.COM

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