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After eight years of living at the epicenter of a tightly controlled bubble, Barack and Michelle Obama seem to savor the little things most now that their historic White House tenure has ended.

For Michelle, it’s the chance to pop into a Soul Cycle class, pack her own bag lunch (turkey chili is a favorite) and eat with her staff while laughing over viral videos in their new work space in D.C.’s West End, where her office is painted the same warm salmon pink of her old East Wing digs.

For Barack, it’s the opportunity to dust off the leather jacket that stayed hidden in his closet for years because he didn’t think it was presidential enough to wear while in office.

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