Bon Appétit magazine

Simple Pleasures

My boyfriend and I recently traveled to Atlanta for a wedding. On the way back home to Los Angeles, I stopped into one of those airport shops to grab a bag of chips and a copy of Bon Appétite magazine. Just looking at the cover gave me an instant feeling pure pleasure. In case you didn’t already know…I deeply, deeply enjoy reading about food. Almost as much as I enjoy the menu-planning, farmer’s market browsing, cooking, and eating parts.

I devour words that are formulated to transport me directly into a kitchen other than my own. I can almost feel my feet hitting the cabinets as I sit on the counter, or feel the weight of a glass of wine in my hand as I memorize a new spice-rub combination.

Anyways, back to the magazine moment. I read the articles, one after the other, smiling, crooning over the glossy pages and the lovely pictures of the recipes ( which I dog-eared and will be making soon). Even the pages without a single picture looked delicious because I knew all those words would take me into the world of food, where I am my most happy.

Perhaps it seems trivial to some, but picking up that magazine was a self-care moment for me. It was me, knowing exactly what could bring the most pleasure on that bumpy ride through the sky back home. It may sound cliché, but it really is these simple pleasures that reveal the “everyday magic” that I am so faithfully seeking.

What are some of your favorite simple pleasures? Leave a comment and let me know. 🙂



  1. Hi D’ana!
    I love to people-watch. I’ll position myself where there is a lot of foot traffic and watch people. I’ll wonder where they’re running off too or what’s on their minds. Just by looking a people’s appearances, I’ll even wonder what their life story is; are they on a blind date? Did they meet online? Is this person married or single? This was something that my grand mom and her sister’s would do, though theirs was more like gossip. Then as I got older I joined my grand mom in this crazy act. She and I would travel into downtown Philly, have lunch then watch. ((giggle)) We’d make up stories about people as they walked by, because we really didn’t know what their story was. And now I’m a grand mom! Grandson is 11 and he doesn’t care for this so much. He said it makes no sense. (He’s very serious and technical. A sigh of a Capricorn, I guess) but my granddaughter is 3 and I can’t wait! I have a feeling that she’ll fall right into this same pleasure.
    So take notice when you’re out and about because someone may be noticing YOU. 🙂

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    1. Hey Dawn! Oh, I love people watching too. It is so interesting and honestly I find other people to be a great source of inspiration. Sometimes when I’m people watching, I send love to everyone who walks by. It’s a wonderful feeling. Best place for people watching, the airport! xo


  2. I agree with the first comment! I love to people watch! Normally I sit at the mall or Barnes and Noble and just watch human interactions lol in a world of telecommunications it’s refreshing to see people talking face to face enjoying each other’s company!

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    1. I’ve never thought of that reasoning behind people watching, but it totally makes sense! I’m happy to hear that folks are still inspired by face to face interactions. 🙂 thanks for reading!


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