Joie de Vivre

Robert Arbor’s book, Joie de Vivre, Simple French Style for Everyday Living has been in my hands, on and off, for a good part of the weekend. It’s a quick read with an emphasis on the food we consume, how we consume it and the pleasure to be found in these acts. 

In straight to the point French style, he talks about the need for simplicity. Simplicity in the kitchen, the food we cook, how we cook and even how we share it. And it’s in this simplicity that we create, where true joy can be found.

Although I didn’t stroll from the butcher to the baker for this morning’s birthday breakfast brunch for my mom, joy was in the…


the food…

the laughter…

and the moments we shared. 

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