Welcome to partager la joie! A Letter from Our Founder

January 13, 2020 1 Comment

Welcome to partager la joie! A Letter from Our Founder

Hello partager la joie friends! 

I’m thrilled to introduce you to my lifestyle space, partager la joie—the beautiful French phrase that means share joy

The inspiration behind partager la joie Starting partager la joie (pronounced pahr-tah-zyay la zjwah) has been my long-time dream. I wanted to create an online venue where giving comes from the heart, gathering with friends and loved ones is joyful, and inspiration brightens everyday activities. 

We all know that life passes quickly! I notice more often that asking (or replying to), “How are you?” yields the response, “Busy!” 

It seems that careers, family needs and stuff leave little time to enjoy (or even notice) life’s small, joyful moments like... 

  • breathing in the aroma of a just-baked pie 
  • sharing a child’s delight as he chases bubbles 
  • watching colorful hot-air balloons drift across the sky 
  • sipping a glass of wine with that special someone 

When we pause for these pleasures, we switch from busy to refreshed, present and happy. 

Because partager la joie was born from my desire that everyone experience joy, I’d like to share with you the things that inspire me

Family I’m fortunate to have a wonderful family. I’m married with two beautiful sons. The moments we share together truly inspire me. That includes encouraging kindness and supporting each other’s goals and dreams while leading healthy, meaningful lives. We lovingly refer to each other as our Party of Four! 

Friends  It seems that my friends and family often merge! I love gathering these special people together for low-stress, fun celebrations. From inviting friends over for Sunday dinner at our home, to meeting up for a book club or a cooking (or cocktail crafting) class, spending time with my friends is a precious gift.

Travel I travel as often as possible! I love the feeling of visiting a country for the first time— experiencing the local culture through the language, cuisine and architecture. These experiences inspire many of my design and décor choices (which I will share with you on partager la joie!). 

Home I love to create a sense of joy in my home by making it feel warm and welcoming to all who enter. It’s important to me that everyone can relax in our thoughtfully detailed space. 

Whether I’ve cooked a meal from locally sourced, seasonal foods or set the table with crisp, Belgian linens, my goal is not about perfection (a topic I will revisit on partager la joie) but sharing time together. 

On a final note (for now) Over the years, as I grew partager la joie from a seed idea to a vibrant, beautiful space, I discovered that sharing joy is easy! It requires no special talent or experience—just the desire to fill your life and those around you with joy. 

My hope is that partager la joie will inspire you to create and savor joyful moments—spontaneous or planned—with all those you love. 

Wishing you joy in everything you do! 

Kristin Pronovost Founder, partager la joie 

I’m so glad you’re here! I hope you enjoy the beautiful winter products I’ve chosen for partager la joie. Please feel free to look around—stay as long as you like. 

If you have any questions, reach out to me in the comments or by email at kristin@partagerlajoie.com. I’d love to hear from you! 

1 Response


December 28, 2020

What a beautiful, joyful website!! With all of the anxiety and negativity in the world, Partager la Joie is a breath of fresh air. Thank you for inspiring us to remember to focus on things that make us happy!

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