If I've learned one lesson, it's this: nothing is forever. One day you realize - the past is gone and the future never comes.
And then something dawns, and it's good: we all have one beautiful thing in life.
We have right here, right now, this incredible moment.

How we spend our moments is how spend our lives.
Please join me, in discovering a richer and more vivid experience of life,
one small pleasure at a time.

The Sparkling Pleasures of London and Beyond

“It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it,” I told my friends when they learned I was traveling…

The Small Pleasures of St. Hilaire-en-Brens

On a recent trip through France, friends and I made the fortunate decision to rest for a few days in…

More Small Pleasures of Languedoc

You know there’s something special about a place when you find yourself returning again and again. That’s the case with…

The Small Pleasures of the Rhone Valley

In the middle of a terraced hillside vineyard, with statuesque Mont Ventoux in the background, Hugo Levingston kneels down to…

Tasting the Pleasures of London's Hippest Wine Bar

I’m always happy to stroll along Lamb’s Conduit, a block-long pedestrian street in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury. For over…

Small Pleasures and Happy Moments

There's been a ton of research into happiness. In fact, it makes one wonder if trying too hard to "get…

The Small Pleasures of Languedoc

I had planned to come to Languedoc for a three-week creative retreat, but once I learned about the unique beauty,…

The Small Pleasures of Mayfair

"Your room should be ready in about fifteen minutes," said the lovely young lady who greeted me at the front…

The Small Pleasures of Geneva

Recently, I had the chance to experience a small slice of life in Geneva, a stately city in a spectacular…

The Small Pleasures of Chianti

"In the 1600s, this is where the goatherds would stop for the night," said our host and winery manager Sandra…

Finding Small Pleasures in the Grand Spaces of Paris

"Unbelievable," I said to my host, as I sank my fork into an exquisite pastry, fashioned to resemble a golden-hued…

Small Spaces, Sweet Pleasures in Paris

I love the grand cities of the world – London, Paris, New York and more – and when I am…

The Small Pleasures of Oxford

From hidden churchyards to covered markets, small museums to waterside pubs – the ancient town of Oxford is crammed with…

The Small Pleasures of Edinburgh

From a hidden cocktail bar and hand-made gin to a man called Panda and a cult of Margarets, this ancient…

The Small Pleasures of London

The truly grand cities of the world – London, Paris, New York and others – can overwhelm you with an…

The Small Pleasures of Chelsea

When it comes to grandeur, London rules the world with its stately hotels, famous dining rooms and internationally renowned department…