Episode 26: Birthdays and Happily Ever Afters
Hello! We’re back to start Season 3 after life threw us some curve balls (as it does) since the new year began. For this season, we’d like to share some of the ways we’re bringing both beauty and meaning into our lives every day.
In this episode, we get into birthdays and celebrations which, for us, naturally leads to a discussion of our appreciation of hotels and good design. We also think a really great read is a big part of la belle vie and we’re sharing the books we’re deeply engrossed in right now. Finally, we consider the idea of the “arrival fallacy” (that there is no such thing as a happily ever after) and how this helps us to live more peacefully. But we also ask the question does this equate with feeling less intensely?
Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Celestial Bodies by Laura Jacobs
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
“There is No Happily Ever After“, the Book of Life
Featured Image: La Réserve Hotel and Spa, Paris