Episode 1: What Is La Belle Vie?
In this episode: beauty, art, design, travel, Paris…. why these things make us happy.
“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 Magazine, Fall 2017
“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” – Rumi
“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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