“Luxury is not a necessity to me. But beautiful and good things are.” Anais Nin
Anais Nin who was born in France in 1903 and came into her seductive own when living in one of my all time favorite cities, Paris in the 1930’s. This is one of my favorite quotes of hers and some of my ultimate words to live by, because I too have realized that it’s not diamonds or designer clothes.. but books and macaroons and scented candles and porcelain cups of tea and crystal glasses of champagne. They are what spark my joy. The little things. Paris being the capital of luxury and all things haute, is magnetic. But more than being about the high life, it teaches you the true meaning of the good life. The importance of simple, life affirming rituals such as buying fresh market flowers, snacking on crusty yeasty bread with gooey cheese, picnicking with friends, getting lost in a good book in a beautiful park, conversing for hours in cafes, wandering and getting lost in flea markets and pondering all day long. The little things that are, really the very big ones.