Elegance is more than a lifestyle and a way to please onlookers. It’s a way of life. While elegance is classy and refined, it extends to a specific attitude, life standard, and appreciation for quality, authenticity, and dignity, which truly makes elegance beautiful. It is the surest way to upgrade your life. So, if you are looking for a transformation through elegance, here are a few investments to consider for an elegant lifestyle.
Shanghai is easily recognized by its iconic skyline that curves around the Huangpu River. The surrounding area, the Bund, is lined with attractions, from jazz clubs and theaters to quaint cafes and fine dining, including M on the Bund.
In looking for my next read, there are books that have a permanent spot on my shelf. If there is anything avid readers must have, one should be a printed collection and two, a printed collection with classics.
Anyone else have travel on the brain? I’ve been waiting for the day I can relish a flight again in the big blue skies. It brought to mind one of my first semi-solo trips. This had been taken during the last days of summer on a last-minute excursion with a colleague of mine at the time when I was living in Shanghai.
The phrase “First, I drink coffee, and then I do things,” runs very true with me. It can even be said that I’m not doing anything, until I’ve had my coffee. I’m on auto pilot until that warm elixir runs down my throat. A mindless zombie, feeling my way around the house. A purple minion, if they delay is too long. But I don’t need coffee for the caffeine. “Coffee time is me time.”
In identifying matters of expensive taste, there is a gift for spotting the finer things of life, simple or grand, that crosses culture, class, and custom. There is an understanding of what is sterling in truth and in the world. This affinity for expensive taste also tends to be reflected in a holding one’s self to a higher standards, clear principles, and morals and ethics, forging a unique life and way of living.
Does any of this sound like you, yet? See if you or someone you know has any of these telltale signs of expensive taste.
There are numerous reasons to treat yourself like every day is a special occasion. Getting into the habit of treating yourself can foster positivity, a stronger mindset, promote goodness, and encourage appreciation of life, of things that matter most, dreams, and so much more.
Standards. It separates, defines, and constructs us. These character-building blocks are essential. Many of us have a set of guidelines that we follow as we live our lives day by day. Some might even say a “list.”
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