I want to post a list of things that make me happy once a month and I hope you join me in the comments with your happiness inducing little things.
Frivolity is the key to eternal youth.
– Ines de la Fressange
1. Lake Como:
Everything about this little town in northern Italy makes me smile. It is such a pretty place on earth, friendly, welcoming, the food is to die for and the lake… ah, the lake. I enjoy a lake much more than the sea – no waves, no salt water, no sand, but clean water and grassy shores. Como is my mental escape. Remember this: George is never wrong.
2. Chanel Camellias:
Chanel’s flower is the camellia and I love how they use this iconic image again and again. They put it on their shopping bags (don’t worry, husband, all I got was a catalogue, and Chanel is classy enough to put that in a big, black bag complete with white camellia) and I’m looking at one right now, as it is on my desk to cheer me on whenever I lose my motivation or train of thought while writing. It makes me happy.
3. An unexpected good smell out of nowhere:
Don’t you love it when you walk along the street and all of a sudden a wonderful smell is in the air? Passing a bakery, a woman with a great perfume, newly blooming flowers in a garden… I love it when I smell something wonderful when I least expect it. It happens not often, but when it does it is pure happiness right then and there.
4. The feel and look of high quality leather:
It makes me incredibly happy when I see a well made handbag for example. Craftsmanship, quality, luxury, these attributes make me happy. Nothing compares to the feeling of touching something that is flawlessly made, expensive and unique – and vintage. Yes, regular readers will astutely deduce that Hermès might be what I’m talking about here. A girl is allowed to dream…
What makes you happy?