Simple pleasures, also known on The Simple Sophisticate podcast as Petit Plaisirs, are simple, inexpensive, yet intentional ways to elevate the everyday.
In 2014 when I began the podcast, I wanted to include a weekly post series I had begun earlier that year, the Weekly Petit Plaisir. After much thought and consideration on how the format of my show would go, it seemed a perfect fit to punctuate the end of each episode with a Petit Plaisir (it took me a year and a half to learn how to properly pronounce the term, and my lesson came from asking my French professor at the local community college – thank you Fleur!)
The podcast is now in its sixth season, and with now 280 episodes, listeners have enjoyed quite a few Petit Plaisirs, described as ideas to make the everyday all the more enjoyable.
Today, I would like to share with you 27 Petit Plaisirs shared during the first two and a half years of the show that were listener favorites. As the weeks continue, I look forward to sharing a total of 100 Petit Plaisirs that will help to elevate your everyday during our current uncertain times.
Discover films to enjoy (many of them French), recipes to make and savor, simple ideas to spruce up the decor, and books to read. Each of the Petit Plaisirs shared in every episode over the years is something I myself have personally enjoy/ed and recommend. I do hope you too will enjoy them as well.
Simply click on the link to be taken to the Show Notes for that episode. Scroll down to the end of the Show Notes as the Petit Plaisir is always at the end of the show. You can listen to each of the episodes to hear more of my commentary on why I shared and chose to include it.
Be well and bonne journée!
Mousse au Chocolat, from episode #4, 10 Ways to Unearth Your inner Francophile
Shoot Me, documentary, from episode #13, 8 Ways to Create Glowing Skin
Turnips & their Greens Risotto, from episode #17, 4 Healthy habits for Continual Self-Growth
Sweet Palmiers (savory too), from episode #21, The Importance of Selecting the Best Reality
Meyer’s Lemon Tart, from episode #27, 13 Ways to Cultivate True Wealth
Chocolate Mousse, from episode #32, The Francophile’s Style Guide: The 14 Essentials
Acquired Tastes by Peter Mayle, from episode #33, How to Live Alone Well
Romantics Anonymous, from episode #40, 8 Ways to Become the CEO of Your Own Life
The French Beauty Solution, from episode #15, Why Not . . . Design a Happy Life?
Last Love, film, from episode #60, 25 Must-Haves for the Efficient Office Desk
Cairo Time, film, from episode #73, A Lesson from Ernest Hemingway
In a French Kitchen by Susan Hermmann-Loomis, from episode #98, The Power of the Spoken Word
Three-mustard Chicken, from episode #109, 34 Must-Have Items for Your Home Épicerie
The Joy Diet by Martha Beck, from episode #112, 11 Ways to be Happy Right Now
The Bonjour Effect, from episode #113, 16 Benefits of Self-Reliance
Use Bud Vases, from episode #119, Why Never Giving Up is a Very Good Idea
Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent, from episode #121, 14 Ways to Get Back to Calm
Blind Date, film, from episode #130, Comfort Begets Confidence
Paris~Manhattan, film, from episode #131, 38 Invaluable Lessons About Attaining Happiness
~View all of The Simple Sophisticate podcast episodes, each wrapping up with a new Petit Plaisir.
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2 thoughts on “27 Petit Plaisirs for You to Enjoy”
Thank you for sharing, Shannon! These joyful moments are certainly important in our lives these days. The best for your health.
Thank you for stopping by, and yes, small details and mind shifts make a tremendous difference. Stay well and we’ve got this. No doubt in my mind. 🙂