Life can be rocky, unglamorous and exhausting sometimes. Simply put, daily living is not all breezy linens and pastel macarons, despite what we might see on Pinterest. For those of us without maids, assistants, cooks and the ability for impromptu five-star gettaways, finding sweetness, softness and happiness in the day-to-day must be done by indulging in the simple luxuries. Those little things that make a world of difference, that bring a sense of gentle ease and contentment and, most importantly, encourage a remembrance of the beauty and brilliance of one’s own unique path.
These are my simple luxuries:
Evening strolls with my husband – when the light is soft and the air is cool and we have nowhere to be but with each other.
Essential oils — just a little drop can be a wonderful pick-me-up and reminder to breathe deeply.
Fresh flowers – a few lovely stems in a simple vase does wonders for me.
Long hot baths – my ideal way to unwind, relax overworked muscles and nurture my skin with almond oil and epsom salts.
Overpriced green juice – I love splurging for one of those lemony, apply green juices at Whole Foods, it makes me feel clean and shiny inside.
Sea salt dark chocolate – I’m beyond thrilled that this has become a popular thing. The sweet, salty and bitter combination is so delectable and utterly satisfying.
Extra feather pillows – I love to surround myself with a fortress of fluffy pillows. Having a few extras makes sleeping in my little tatami bed feel like I’m at the St. Regis.
What are your simple luxuries? What transports you and brings you joy?
Love and Blessings,