Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links


Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links 02.07.18

RECENTLY READ an article on happiness that discusses the work of Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychologist at the University of California, Riverside, and the author of The How of Happiness. According to her findings, roughly 50 percent of happiness is determined by genes (i.e., completely out of our control), roughly 10 percent is determined by circumstance (i.e., somewhat out of our control), and the final 40 percent is determined by our thoughts, actions, and attitudes (i.e., entirely within our control). The main idea is that we tend to assume that our circumstances play the biggest part in happiness, when research suggests they play the smallest role (assuming your most basic needs are met). The other commonality of happy people is that they devote time to family and friends, practice gratitude and optimism, are physically active, and “savor life’s pleasures and try to live in the present moment,” as Lyubomirsky puts it. Just something to think about on this summer Monday morning. Hope you’ve had (or are having) a beautiful (long) weekend.

This week’s links include the golden age of travel in modern times aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, ruffled silk dresses and linen camis, summery healthy potato salad recipes and much, much more.


{p.s.} past weekend links

A few lovely links :


* Travel: Aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express [The Belgrave Journal]

* The perfect summer dress: here & here [& in red]

* How to Be Happy [The Cut]

* For the weekend: this perfect Linen Cami TopWhite Sapphire 14k Gold Studs

* Places: Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon [Andyjam]

* For the office: this ruffle-trimmed silk dress & this wicker handbag

* 7 Light, Healthy Potato Salads That Still Taste Like Summer [My Domaine]

* Chic, chic: the perfect city shorts & this dusky pink bucket bag

* Dior Pays Up After Copying Indian Designer’s Original Print [The Fashion Law]

* For summer days: this breezy strapless dress & this delicate gold ring

* DIY: Uses for Oyster Shells [eHow]

* Cute coordinated set: top & bottom with this wicker tote

* All the Times Princess Diana Recycled Her Royal Wardrobe [Veranda]