Live Rosé

Wear noir, live rosé. —my motto

Years ago I came up with the motto to wear black and live pink. It came from my inclination to wear head-to-toe black clothing (hey, everything matches) and to live with a sense of playfulness and panache.

I recently hosted a giveaway on Instagram where I asked people to share how they lived rosé. Answers included ballet, writing Morning Pages, yoga and creativity, wearing pink and vegan homemade herbal lip tint, enjoying the small moments, diffusing essential oils, singing songs from favorite musicals, being compassionate, cuddling with pups, and sipping tea.

Ah, just reading each of these transported me to a happy place! What does living rosé look like to you?

For me, it’s the same thing as seeking tranquility in the every day. This doesn’t mean that I’m tranquil all day (oh no!), it means that I seek pockets of it within a full (read: overstuffed at times) life.

As mentioned in a recent post, French composer Claude Debussy’s said, “Music is the space between the notes,” and I believe tranquility is found in the moments between the doing. That’s how I envision living rosé.

My days begin with caring for our four rescue pets, making morning tea and a green smoothie, diffusing peppermint essential oil, and going on two walks (since the three pups have different paces). Then I’ll settle in for admin work before a soak in the tub and daily dress-up (usually my uniform) followed by ballet three days a week and seeing clients until 8:30 most weekday evenings. Once home, evenings include family time, reading, and reflection. Rinse and repeat.

Weekends start similarly, but instead of seeing clients, I settle in for family time, working on projects (hello, forthcoming Daybook), meetups with friends, watching movies, and doing all that life stuff like laundry and organizing.

Although laundry and walking pups may not sound like living rosé, one can’t always be on retreat, in a yoga class, or out on the perfect date, so infusing those in-between moments with simple pleasures is crucial to our well-being.

Over the next week, consider how you, too, can live rosé by infusing sweet touches into your day. Maybe it’s listening to an inspiring podcast while cleaning the house, being fully present as you wash the dishes and feel the warm soap on your skin, or brewing a pot of loose leaf tea with rose buds versus getting something to go.

May our days (and lives) be sprinkled with rosé! Share below how you plan to live rosé. I think you’re beautiful. Bisous. x

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6 comments

  1. Lisa says:

    The perfect post at the perfect time Kimberly! So tired of winter, and needing a reminder that lighter days are coming soon- You inspired me to remind my self where “my rose” lives. Right now, it’s bright yellow daffodils in a red & white polka dot pitcher on my kitchen island! Thanks!

  2. Emily L says:

    Yes yes yes! I’m still trying to find my live rose moments. Sometimes it’s nothing more than putting on a bit of perfume.

    Also that photo is AMAZING!

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