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.

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    • Thank you! This is a wonderful space to BE. I am thankful for the warm welcome and encouragement.

  1. Thy taste is exquisitely expressed in the liking of my Sonnet XIII at “Poet’s Paddock.” And thy blog is delightfully appointed — a curiosity I shall follow henceforth for my amusement. Be thee well in thy endeavours and perchance I shall see thee anon in Poet’s Paddock. … Shakespeare “The Equine.”

    • I have been so delighted by this wonderful note! Thank you for showing me the connection between Life is an Exquisite Journey and Sonnet XIII at Poet’s Paddock. I love your gift of Shakespearean verse. I too, look forward to following your blog.



    • You are so welcome! I have been enjoying your posts and look forward to getting out and about the DC area with my daughter and writing about it as well!

    • Yas! Thank you so much for the VBA nomination! This is such a wonderful and supportive community and the peer recognition is so encouraging. I am enjoying following your blog and look forward to our getting to know you better! Hugs!!!

      Michelle – Life is an Exquisite Journey

  2. I do believe it is a commendation well deaerved by you, Michelle. Keep up the good work. You got that right; this is indeed a supportive & encouraging cummunity. I am quite impressed with the kind of comments I have received too, it almost gets to ones head sometimes! All this outpour of fair remarks about my work is heady. Thank you for following my blog & commenting too. Now do please take shots at my work, it will keep me on the path to bigger things & not contended with what I have done so far. Thank you dear.

  3. Hi there Michelle, I’m glad to have found your blog and in sharing future opinions about things. I think you have a very refreshing style which makes reading your blog very enjoyable. My very best wishes, James :-)

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