By Karin Rakkar

15 objects that have played a major role in getting through this pandemic
1. Mallorquin palm leaf basket for daily sun-drenched afternoon park escapades with my 2 boys
2. illy coffee capsule to get through home schooling
3. Yogi Tea Bedtime (and yoga) for a delicious night’s sleep
4. Mallorca Living book for the closest we may get to a holiday this year (if we can’t go, it will be the first time in my 46 years to have not spent the summer on the island)
5. Astier de Villate Honolulu candle & matches to be transported to our Mallorca family home
6. Daily fresh fruit salads to charge the family full of vitamins
7. Navarrico judión beans in countless guises for a taste of Spain
8. La Pecera card wallet for ridiculous amounts of (essential) online shopping
9. 22-year-old card decks for my fruitless attempts at beating my 10-year-old at rummy
10. Anton Corbijn photography to revisit some of music’s most iconic eras
11. Aperol spritz in the afternoon sun - no comment needed
12. Aesop Resurrection Aromatique hand balm to make up for the absence of essential manicures & pedicures
13. Ultimate Ears Boom speaker to forget this is all happening
14. Old family album to remind myself what really matters
15. African-print easy cotton dresses to escape the depression of wearing sweats (never again, even if they’re tie-dye)