One way of slowing down and commemorating small pleasures is sharing a photo a day, which is why I was so excited to participate in the Staples Canada #30SummerDays photo challenge. The challenge was simple: Staples would send me the Canon PowerShot S200 wifi-enabled point-and-shoot camera to...

For me, a life well lived means pursuing big dreams and placing an emphasis on daily small pleasures along the way. It saddens me greatly to hear people say "I always wanted to do X but never got around to it..." or "you're so lucky to do that! I wish I didn't have X holding me back so I...

I truly believe that small pleasures make life infinitely more fun. I am constantly in pursuit of them, and discovering a new small treat (or returning to one of my favourites) never fails to bring a smile to my face. It might be something such as a new bright pink lipstick, a cup of tea...

So here are some of the small luxuries I've collected the past few weeks. I'm sensing a theme: while my love of all things feminine and Parisian is eternal, my desire for them only increases as the days grow greyer. Charbonnel et Walker pink champagne truffles and Mimco black silk and...

£2 hapiness: Pack a £2 Penguin Classic, head to St James' Park, buy yourself an ice cream and hire a stripey sun lounger to spend an afternoon in blissful repose. Worth every penny of the £2 hire fee (you can stay as long as you want): also worth it just to chuckle at the pasty Englishmen in...

Yesterday was the sort of grey autumn day that makes small pleasures like cozy knits and hot tea more keenly felt. I finally got to bust out my burnt orange cardigan in a layered look that perfectly matched the fall leaves at the local park. As soon as the boy and I wrapped up these outfit...

The crew at DQM pays tribute to the small pleasures of summer — namely, sitting back with a tall cold one at the end of a long, hot day — with the "Cheers" short-sleeve shirt. The all-cotton button-down has a single chest pocket and features an all-over print made up of numerous rows of beer...

Warm sunshine penetrated through the gaps of the palm tree leaves as they covered the small village with a blissful atmosphere that suggested peaceful days of happiness. Life was simple but great in the eyes of the villagers who lived in the Malayan kampong, with a loose focus on daily life...

11 years before Amélie, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet dedicated a short movie to small pleasures. The charachter (Dominique Pinon: yes, yes, the liverish guy in Amélie's coffeeshop), with his funny face and the big voice, numbers what he likes more, finding sands in the books after months after...

But as the warm fuzzy glow of December inevitably morphed into the dull grey of January and I was left clinging wildly to the feeling of well-being and fresh starts, I made a vow to indulge in life's small pleasures more often. You know the type – those that make you smile, stop and be...

 

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