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{simple pleasures} l'art du bonheur: the art of happiness

{2016 in review} 16 reasons i loved 2016

Monday, January 2, 2017

"experience is not what happens to you, it's what you do with what happens to you"
aldous huxley 

here for you on the first monday of the new year, 16 reasons i liked 2016. life is about perspective, so when news outlets announced to the world that beloved artists, musicians + poets had passed away over the course of the year, i chose to focus on the fact that they had lived. they lived good lives, full lives, lives in which they shared their work + their wisdom, their light + their love. when leonard cohen was asked during an interview about his positive attitude after experiencing a tragic life event, he reflected, "a lot of very important information is delivered to your heart [during moments of hardship]." i believe each life experience of love or loss brings with it learning. read on for musings from an enthusiastic optimist. 

{simple pleasures} écouter de la musique: listen to the music

{eco eyewear} article one: bringing clean water + clear vision

Friday, December 23, 2016

i'm not sure when my intrigue with water came to be. i've always been fascinated with clean water and its direct link to our health + happiness. it quenches our thirst, it keeps us clean + refreshed, it grows our crops, and in the movies, it always seems to fall from the heavens above, just enough, during really saccharine outdoor declaration-of-love scenes {coincidence? i think not!}. 

water really is a divine + precious resource. clean water is also a human right. 

the water crisis in flint, michigan, where cost-cutting measures led to tainted drinking water that contained lead and other toxins, brought the subject of water to the forefronts of our minds. and it has certainly been on the mind of wes stoody, founder and ceo of article one, a sustainable eyewear company located in the heart of flint. this is when stoody stepped in + stepped up. 

{simple pleasures} minimalism: minimalisme

Saturday, December 17, 2016

“if one's life is simple, contentment has to come. simplicity is extremely important for happiness. having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements.” the dalai lama

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{eco boutique} aujourd'hui demain: concept store vegane

Friday, December 16, 2016

unswerving eco entrepreneurs raphael francisco + cheyma bourguima are here to bring all your cruelty-free + vegan dreams to fruition {mhm, that was a plant pun}. find out how you can be part of bringing to life the very first vegan concept store in paris. let your imagination soar, this is where all your eco + sustainable dreams come true, boys + girls.

{simple pleasures} énergie solaire: solar powered

Saturday, December 10, 2016

"the adventure of the sun is the great natural drama by which we live, and not to have joy in it and awe of it, not to share in it, is to close a dull door on nature's sustaining and poetic spirit." henry beston

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