‘Happiness is a warm puppy’ – Charles M. Schulz

While I can personally attest to the fuzzy little stress-sponges that our four-legged, canine companions can come to be, neither myself nor Schultz are suggesting that you go out and buy or steal one. Rather, Schulz is trying to tell us that, above all, happiness lies in the little things. Here at The Essential Journal, we’re inclined to agree. In fact, we kind of make a big deal of the little details. This issue is no different: From the minute detailing of a hand-tattooed shoe, to the cultural significance of one tiny cartoon beagle. From the finer details of The Dude’s own cardigan, to the home comforts of London’s foremost boutique hotel. We’ve compiled a small compendium of the little things that often leave a big impression. So sit back, relax, and enjoy. And should the occasion arise, go pet a warm puppy.