What is it to LiveCharmed?

To me, it begins with learning to embrace the intrigue of life, through all of its interesting twists and turns. It’s remembering that I’m exactly where I’m meant to be, right here, right now, and it’s making the most of today by surrounding myself with more art, music, literature and interesting people. It’s also understanding that quite a lot of change and more than a bit of uncertainty are an integral part of a fascinating and thriving life, and it’s putting creativity, warmth, intelligence and quiet self-confidence into all that comes my way. It’s practicing the art of relaxed sophistication.

Next, it’s following a manifesto of doing what I love, doing it well and mentoring others, while ruthlessly protecting my priorities and my values. Whether I’m an entrepreneur, a professional, a creative, a craftsperson, an intellectual or a housewife, it’s using my talents to both challenge myself and to make a difference, and it’s being comfortable with my own definition of prosperity, whatever that might be. It’s also being fearless in taking the calculated risks that turn an ordinary life and career into something truly extraordinary. It’s finding meaningful success.

Finally, it’s managing my resources to bring both breathtaking style and brilliant experiences into my life, and to stay connected with others, while making certain that my financial future is secure. It’s traveling the world and embracing adventure and other cultures, but it’s also investing in a collected and comfortable home, whether it’s in the buzz of a city, in a beloved hometown, in a renovated cottage by the sea or in a quiet village abroad. It’s also appreciating a smaller, more classically laid-back wardrobe, and it’s enjoying gorgeous whole foods and wonderful artisan wines around a table that’s filled with the laughter of family and friends, all while living within my means, and saving and investing for my future. It’s creating a life of more intelligent luxury.

Is it possible to build a charmed life by practicing the art of relaxed sophistication, finding meaningful success and creating a life of more intelligent luxury? The answer may be as simple as taking a quick inventory, and then a confident step forward. A complex goal. An elegant solution.


Photo: Relais Christine, Paris