A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine taste and increase their knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace’s definition of the aims of poetry, “either to please or to educate” (“aut delectare aut prodesse est”). Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries, were carried on until quite recently, in urban settings, among like-minded people.
My name is Michelle Lynn Thompson, and I welcome you to Michelle’s Salon – a gathering place for the exchange of ideas about what it means to create an exquisite lifestyle. There are several different conversations occurring in the salon: Self-Discovery, Fashion, Natural Hair, Creative Expression, Travel, and Peace and Balance. Thank you for joining me on my personal journey of creating my own individual, authentic, exquisite lifestyle. I look forward to engaging in these conversations with you.