Category: Musings

March 6

301: The Courage to Live Fully & Deeply: 7 Ideas to Put into Practice for a Life of True Contentment

"People can change and be happy from this moment onward . . . the problem is not one of ability, but of courage." —from the book The Courage to Be Disliked by

March 1

302: 21 Lessons Learned in my 42nd Year

Over the weekend I quietly celebrated my 42nd birthday. It was lovely. It was full of much contemplation. It included delicious food and wine and the last day of the year brought

February 20

Bon Weekend: 13 February 2021

I’m actually not that sad that we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day during a pandemic since it means everyone can celebrate comfortably at home. It’s especially nice to stay cozy due to the Polar

January 22

Musée Nissim de Camondo: Filming Location for Lupin on Netflix

While many of you are losing your minds on trashy Bridgerton, I’ve moved on to Lupin on Netflix. Lupin is a very original take on the famous French literary character Arsène Lupin

January 13

298: 28 Ways to Simplify Your Entire Life

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." —Hans Hofmann Simplifying. Far different from minimizing, simplifying requires that we consciously explore what is of value

December 16

295: The Gift of Discontentment (yep, that’s no typo)

“Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” - Thomas Edison True contentment runs like a river feeding our everyday lives with constant inner peace. Whether the weather for the day is a

December 8

Luxury of Silence

Thе Luxurу of Silence In hіѕ 1922 Trасtаtuѕ Logico-Philosophicus, thе рhіlоѕорhеr Ludwіg Wіttgеnѕtеіn еnjоіnеd hіѕ rеаdеrѕ tо respect thе lіmіtѕ оf lаnguаgе: “. . . und wоvоn mаn nісht rеdеn kann, dаruеbеr

December 4

Wanna Be Influencers and the Luxury Hotels

Instagram’s Wаnnаbе-Stаrѕ Are Driving Luxurу Hоtеlѕ Crаzу Thrее уеаrѕ ago, Lіѕа Linh ԛuіt hеr full-time jоb tо trаvеl the wоrld аnd document іt оn Inѕtаgrаm, where ѕhе hаѕ nearly 100,000 fоllоwеrѕ; ѕіnсе