The first bite into a delicate butter croissant, the crisp page turned in a new book, the aroma of evening barbeques and the tickle of freshly cut grass between your toes. Such simple pleasures when experienced after a long delay can bring immense happiness and delight.
As humans we can become so wrapped up in our everyday worries and demands that we forget how easily we can welcome a moment of pleasure into our routine. Creating daily, weekly or monthly rituals to look forward to are the frosting on a balanced yet productive everyday life.
Whether you choose to cook a basic meal with high quality ingredients in the middle of the week (for example, this week's recipe - a simple, scrumptious burger) or plan a monthly massage to be enjoyed the first day of the month to set a refreshed, relaxing tone, incorporating seemingly indulgent pleasures are mandatory for being your best self at work and around those you love.
From the archives, a post that can help kick start your imagination as you create a few rituals that you not only want to enjoy, but need to enjoy more often . . .
In this week's newsletter, an exclusive shopping discount is unveiled to Simply Luxurious readers, as well as a recipe for your next cheeseburger barbeque that will leave you satisfied and never needing another recipe (seriously, it is that good). Also, happiness and how money plays a role is shared in this week's readers' favorite, and Ageless Style is the theme for this week's Style Inspiration.
A new addition has just begun here at The Simply Luxurious Life as a way for readers to communicate more actively about content on the blog. Each week at least one discussion question will be posted on Facebook (click here to have a look). You are invited to share your own experiences, respond to other readers' comments or ask questions of your own. This week I began with two questions:
Feel like sharing your experiences on either topics? Click here to join the conversation. I'd love to hear how you are going about living your simply luxurious life.
- What are ways you've discovered to spend your money to bring more happiness into your life?
- How do you make travel less stressful and more enjoyable?
Food, fashion, happiness and great conversation. The beginning of the weekend doesn't need much else. I hope you have an opportunity to relax, enjoy and unwind these next few days. And until next week, I'll see you on the blog.