It was right after I wrote this post that I discovered the Spotify playlist that would change the way I live my life. I know it's pretty cliché to consider yourself to be a Francophile, but what can I say, I truly and deeply love all things Parisian. This includes, but is not limited to, Parisian fashion, architecture, history, food and, of course, the music. Ahhhh the music. You know, the sweet melody you hear when you walk to any cafe in Paris that instantly lifts your mood and reminds you that you are, if fact, in one of the most beautiful cities on Earth.
During the long winter I was craving this kind of mood lift so I started searching playlists that contained "French" and "Cafe" in the title. It didn't take long for me to find French Cafe Lounge and I'm not exaggerating when I say that I haven't listened to anything else since. I write to it, I cook to it, I listen to it when I drive, work and shoot. Without question, my favorite time to listen to it is when the kids are at school or in bed, and I'm essentially alone in my house. I've since got my best friend (and all six of our kids hooked on it) and both of us agree that it changes the way we think, react, and yes, live.
It's hard to explain what listening to this music does to my state of mind, the most I can say is that it just makes everything better. Similar to a glass of wine, it allows me to be more creative, creates beauty in the everyday minutia, and the best part is that it mentally transports you to a cafe in Paris. On days where life feels like a grind, there really is nothing better! Xx
Top image via Katie. One