a podcast about living a beautiful and meaningful life

Episode 1: What Is La Belle Vie?

Episode 1: What Is La Belle Vie?


In this episode: beauty, art, design, travel, Paris…. why these things make us happy.



Baltimore Museum of Art 

You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and August Rodin by Rachel Corbett


“Beauty is that in the presence of which we feel more alive” – John O’Donohue

“The zing of travel is the vulnerability it inspires, and the promise that that vulnerability might lead to a transcendence of our everyday existences.” – Hanya Yanigahara, T MagazineFall 2017  

“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” – Rumi

Soma Water Filter

The Louvre

“Art holds the knowledge that we’re both living and dying at the same time.” – Marie Howe

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of everyday life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso

“Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.” – Goethe

“Aesthetic judgments are both universal and subjective.” – Emmanuel Kant 


“Beauty is the promise of happiness.” – Stendahl 

The Succession of Nature by Phaan Howng 

Matisse in the Studio by Ellen McBreen

Featured Image: Interior, Flowers and Parakeets, Henri Matisse, 1924


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