This episode is about a shift in mindset, away from the constantly busy, over scheduled and overwhelmed reality most of us live in, toward embracing Joie de Vivre—a life full of joy—and not just when you are on vacation, but every day. Ajiri Aki the author of “Joie: A Parisian’s Guide to Celebrating the Good Life” is here to help us get there.
Ajiri is a tastemaker who has worked as a stylist and on fashion exhibitions for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of the City of New York. After moving to Paris, from New York City, Ajiri started her successful lifestyle brand, Madame de la Maison. As she settled into her new city, where she still lives with her husband and two children, Ajiri learned that Parisians find joy in what they eat, where they go, conversations they have, and how they spend their time. Simple things. It’s their North Star. Soon enough, joie became her North Star, as well. Here, she shares some easy ways to help us find our joie too.