Tuesday, September 23, 2014

things i love

 1. a peek at video shoot for thursday's 
tranquility du jour anthology pre-sale launch

 2. my not-so-helpful (but oh-so-cute) bed day assistants

3. saturday's project day in bed

4. le pug loving his pudding cup

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Monday, September 22, 2014

fun podcast feature


As we prepare for today's 3pm ET Tranquilosophy Seasonal Podcast at Tranquility du Jour World Headquarters (ahem, the tiny table in the equally tiny Pink Palace), I wanted to share this sweet feature on Amanda Cook's podcast, Wellpreneur Online.

Happy listening and I look forward to connecting later today over tips for a tranquil fall. Bisous. x

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Friday, September 19, 2014

fall's online book club pick

image courtesy of grace and ivy

I hope you enjoyed summer's pick, 10% Happier, and gained valuable insights along with a few belly laughs.

I'm excited to share fall's online book club pick, Paris Letters: One Woman's Journey from the Fast Lane to the Slow Stroll in Paris by Janice MacLeod. Here's the gist per her website:
How Janice MacLeod found love and freedom in a pen, a paintbrush…and Paris
What do you do when your great life-plan works out, and you’re still unhappy? Successful, but on the verge of burnout, Janice MacLeod saved enough money to buy herself two years of freedom in Europe. Days into her stop in Paris, she met Christophe, and her fate was sealed. Forced to find a way to fund her expat future, Janice created a painted letter subscription service, sending out thousands of letters to people who are hungry to receive something beautiful. Paris Letters is the inspiring story of a woman who dared to discover a life she could love.
This book beckoned me one afternoon while browsing my favorite Right Bank bookstore, WHSmith. The section below is my go-to in the City of Light. It's chock-full of Paris memoirs and like-minded reads.

However, my practical you-already-have-too-many-books side won out and I left empty handed, but couldn't stop thinking about the book.

On my last Friday night in Paris, I decided to cease my day of writing to cross the bridge covered in locks left by lovers, through the Tuileries, to Rue de Rivoli with the mission of acquiring this book.

Upon acquisition, I headed back to the Tuileries, pulled a white metal chair to the edge of a large fountain, and began devouring it like a tasty macaron. We were joined at the hips for days and reading it left a smile on my face.

I hope you, too, will find inspiration among the pages.

Savvy Sources:
Review by Paris Breakfasts
Interview by Samantha Verant
Interview on Etsy
Insider's Guide to Paris by Janice

Reminder: to participate in our online book club, simply share your thoughts, challenges, and insights regarding our chosen read in the comments section below.  

Merci for reading along. Find moi reading with you on Goodreads, too. Bisous. x

 image courtesy of etsy

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