Passion. Beauty. Joy. Confidence. These things (and more) are the motivation behind the start of this space. Every day presents a new opportunity to live life to the fullest, to indulge all your senses, to truly live in the moment. We strive to do this every day, and it can definitely be a challenge. LFV is about reveling in the everyday, searching out the delight in life, experiencing something yourself rather than through a camera, finding the beauty in the unexpected and so much more.
Paige likes to tell me that “you should live life through ALL of your senses”. The first time she said this I was very confused. “Don’t you always?” was my thought, but as I started to really think about this idea, I realized what she was talking about. What she really means is that you should live every moment through all your senses.
For example, when you think about a sunset, what is it that comes to mind? The colors of the sky and the beauty of it all, right? Do you stop to consider the sounds, smells, tastes and textures around you? My personal favorite place to watch a sunset is the top deck of the boathouse at my In-Law’s place on the TX coast. The sunset itself is stunning, but what makes it so perfectly peaceful, is the chorus of water birds, cicadas and ruffling leaves in the background, it’s the slight hint of salt in the air, the cold glass of wine (sparkling rosé of course) that I’m sipping, the texture of the roughened boards under my feet and the slight breeze ruffling my hair. All these things come together to create this one beautiful moment of pure tranquility. This is what Paige means by “live with all your senses” and this indulgence is what we are searching for at LFV.
This idea of living through all your senses leads to a deeper enjoyment of life and of the everyday moments that fill it. You don’t have to be rich to live an amazing life, and conversely, you don’t have to be broke to live an empty one. Life is what you make it. You are who you make yourself. Cultivate the life that you want to live as the person that you want to be. This is the central tenet of the LFV lifestyle.
Paige and I are both from the Deep South, a laidback land of gentility, courtesy, and graciousness. It’s a world of slow, hot summers and lingering goodbyes, delicious food and strong drinks, and some of the best people on Earth (we can both attest to this). It’s an amazing place, but at the same time, it’s a place removed from an older time. Paige and I both took opportunities early on in life to get out, see the world, and learn what makes everywhere else so different from the South. In doing this, we both learned valuable lessons about other people, experiences and most importantly ourselves. Hopefully you will accompany us on this new journey of ours and will be able to learn a little something about yourself as well.
Kate & Paige