50 Ways to Live A Charmed Life

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

-Audrey Hepburn

People have said that I live a charmed life.  What they see is a woman that travels, host fabulous dinner parties, hangs out with really cool people and has a passion for shoes, wine and great conversations.

Does this make a charmed life?  Well, not necessarily.

The truth is that I have known many people who do very similar things as me.  In fact, some of them fly around in private jets, don’t have to work, always book the penthouse, don’t blink at ordering a bottle of Petrus and have a closet packed with designer handbags. This is not my life.  But, again, does this make one’s life charmed?

In all my travels, I have encountered the charmed lifestyle in the most unusual of places, like my friends who live in a schoolyard in Antibes or my old professor who lives by the river in a little bungalow filled with books and music.

I’ve come to experience the charmed life as something that can’t be bought because it’s magic does not come from things, but from experiences paired with seeing the world as a grand romance.

A charmed life is…

What else will you add to this list?

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3 Responses to 50 Ways to Live A Charmed Life

  1. …listening to the waves crash against the harbour wall and the wind whistling outside, while curled up on my sofa, with a storm lantern flickering in the background, sipping green tea and reading your article. xxx

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