Monday, July 30, 2012

Modern Bon Vivant

Who is the Modern Bon Vivant? Heck, what is a Modern Bon Vivant for that matter!

Well, the who is me, Christina and the what. . . that's a little more complex. Classically the Bon Vivant is defined as a person who enjoys luxuries- especially food and drink. OK, that's not too hard to understand because, who doesn't??

But these days most of us are so busy with work and kids and just generally trying to keep up that we've had to let a few things slide. Let's face it, today time is the greatest luxury! Everywhere we turn the 'experts' tell us to live our best life/make time for ourselves/find your bliss/put yourself first but what exactly does that mean? Pedicures? Bubble baths?

Honestly, I can't say what those experts mean but I take it that we need to step back and figure out who and what we love then cherish it. If you're like me then that list is pretty short. I love my family, my friends and my home. I'd rather spend the evening at home laughing with old friends over a simple meal than 'be seen' at even the most exclusive hot spot.

So, that's what I do. No matter how busy I am, I make the time to spend with friends and family and to make my house a home. I pay attention to the details without losing the big picture. I've learned some short cuts that make it all so much easier and I really try not to sweat the small stuff. For me, that's living well!

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