• The Pleasure Of A Non-Toothache

    I’ve discovered a wonderful secret for feeling happier, both in good times and bad. It’s not a secret in the sense it’s hidden. It’s a secret because we are highly… Read More

  • How I Turned My Home Office Into A Chic Studio

    Before I had a chic studio, I used to have a home office. To be honest, it was an excellent home office: Herman Miller workstation, matching chair, very neatly organized,… Read More

  • Postcard From The Pandemic

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  • When To Splurge And When To Save

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  • Simplify Your Life: 5 Things To Stop Doing Right Now

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  • How To Have A Chic And Organized Desk

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The ‘Chic Life’ Philosophy

To live by conscious choice and not convention or habit. To have less, but better quality. To do more of what matters and less of everything else. To live with grace, elegance, style. To show love, kindness, compassion. To experience inner peace and joy…  Read More

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C’est Moi, Michele

Salut, I'm Michele. For me, 'chic' is more than how you look - it's how you do everything. A chic life is personal style, an organized home, elegance, confidence, living well, self-care, minimalism, joyful work, and happy relationships. And it all starts with knowing who you are. Thank you for joining me! Read More