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So often, we exhaust ourselves and the planet in a search for very large pleasures - while all around us lies a wealth of small pleasures, which - if only we paid more attention - could daily bring us solace and joy at little cost and effort. But we need some encouragement to focus our gaze.
This is a book to guide us to the best of life’s small pleasures: everything from the distinctive delight of holding a child’s hand to the enjoyment of disagreeing with someone, to the joy of the evening sky; an intriguing, evocative mix of small pleasures that will heighten our senses and return us to the world with new-found excitement and enthusiasm.
Chapters of this book include:
- Being Up Late at Night
- A Book That Understands You
- Pleasant Exhaustion After a Productive Day
- Whispering in Bed in the Dark
- Midnight Walks
- The Ideology of Small Pleasures
Hardback book | 247 Pages | 210mm x 140mm x 25mm | Yellow ribbon bookmark
By School of Life
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Find your peace.
Hello and welcome. I handpick each of our goods with the purpose of bringing serenity, ritual, and intention to your surroundings and routines. These are objects that capture the feeling of home to elicit calm and nostalgia, and encourage you to find a moment of peace for yourself. I appreciate both the useful, practical things that bring beauty to everyday tasks and the more novel objets d’art that exist simply to bring us joy. Every piece is one that I would personally use and cherish myself, or gift to my closest friends and family.
What's in a name?
Genara (heh•nar•uh) is my grandmother’s name, a name that for me represents what it means to be a natural and creative homemaker. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been amazed by her special gift for cultivating an atmosphere perfectly balanced between homey warmth and an approachable elegance. The house could transform from a serene retreat to lively family party over the course of an afternoon. Regardless of the activity, everyone was always welcome and at home. This inspired me to create an environment that would bring that same magic to others. I'm so happy to welcome you to Genara; make yourself at home, indulge, and enjoy.
With love. With gratitude.
-Alicia, shop owner & founder