What is THE CHARMED LIFE, and what is THE ELEGANT GUIDE TO LIFESTYLE DESIGN? It’s the pursuit of a life filled with relaxed elegance, meaningful success and intelligent luxury.
It begins with putting your own uncomplicated stamp on the timeless standards of both style and substance. It’s knowing that you’re exactly where you’re meant to be at this very moment, while still looking forward to the exciting prospect of tomorrow, and it’s putting creativity, warmth, quiet self-confidence, optimism and intelligence into all that you do. It’s also surrounding yourself with art, music, literature and romance, and it’s taking the time to be gracious, composed and courageous, despite personal setbacks or the harried pace of the world. It’s practicing the art and science of relaxed elegance.
Next, it’s following a manifesto of doing what you love, doing it well and mentoring others, while always remaining true to yourself. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a professional, a creative, a craftsperson or a homemaker, it’s using your talents to both challenge yourself and to make a difference, and it’s being comfortable with your own definition of prosperity. It’s also never losing your sense of pride and passion for your work, and it’s being fearless in taking the calculated risks that turn an ordinary career into something truly extraordinary. It’s being dedicated to the principles of meaningful success.
Finally, it’s managing your financial resources to bring breathtaking style and brilliant experiences into your life, and to stay connected with others. It’s traveling the world and embracing both adventure and other cultures, and it’s investing in a tasteful and collected home, whether it’s a sanctuary in the city, a renovated cottage by the sea, in a beloved hometown or in a lovely village abroad. It’s also appreciating a smaller, more classically laid-back wardrobe and it’s enjoying gorgeous whole foods and wonderful artisan wine with family and friends, all whilst choosing quality over quantity as a way of life. It’s adopting the ideals of intelligent luxury.
Is it possible to use the principles of relaxed elegance, meaningful success and intelligent luxury to build a charmed life? The answer may be as simple as taking a quick inventory, and then a confident and graceful step forward. A complex goal. An elegant solution.