I guess we all like to go slumming on the rich side of town sometimes. If I go to a trendy shop in an upscale area, I remind myself that the clerks are not wealthy and probably make little more than minimum wage.
I really like the idea of throwing a wine and cheese party. It’s great at Christmas time or any time, but it seems best in the colder months for some reason. It’s cheap & a great party. Click on the lable “wine and cheese party” below this post for fun ideas for this kind of party.
There are fun suggestions in the linked article, like attending grand openings, strolling through art galleries, going to plays and operas at the local college, taking house tours at Christmas. We sometimes go to an upscale restaurant for dessert and coffee to enjoy the ambiance.
I applaud the idea of making a gourmet meal at home. The tablecoth & good dishes idea works well for an anniversary or Valentine’s Day. Otherwise I prefer to be more casual at home even when cooking gourmet recipes. Click on the label “gourmet recipe” for some good choices.
Many cities and towns have free or inexpensive events around the holidays, so check your local newspaper or online tv news sites for some fun ideas.
Rich people give to charity, or they should, IMO. If you have no funds for this consider donating to a local food bank. Whenever local grocery stores have free items or items at rock bottom prices you can buy them to give to the food bank.
I do like the list at the end of the article about what rich people do. As the author says, these are the things that frugal people do too. You know the old saying, “The rich are different from you and me: the rich have money.”
Lastly, it is a good season for us all to count our blessings. I always say, family and friends are our true riches.
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