This edition of the column marks its one year anniversary: volume 52 of “The Five Most Beautiful Things In The World This Week.” For the last 52 weeks I’ve tried to bring you content that you will find inspiring, entertaining and (occasionally) useful. It has been so much fun for me to search for images and themes that I find visually alluring and interesting and to share them with the Beekman 1802 community.

The column came about when Brent approached me to be a regular contributor to the website. I was very honored to be asked and he came up with the perfect vehicle for me to share my thoughs: five images each week, plucked from anywhere in the world that are beautiful and inspiring with some accompanying text. The idea was so simple and so wonderful in its purity that I jumped at the opportunity. It was perfect for me, and I thank Brent (and Josh) for their encouragement.

The column is very much Brent’s idea but it is also a collaboration. Each week I surprise Brent with the five images and theme I’ve chosen just as he surprises me with the iconic image of the number 5 that introduces the column each week. I never know what Brent is going to choose and I’m always so impressed by the care he takes in selecting just the right image of the number 5 to fit the theme I’ve chosen to share. Below are five of my favourite fives that Brent has selected over the last year to introduce the column.

I look forward to contributing more beautiful things to in the year to come. I sincerely hope you have enjoyed the column and have found it to be a source of inspiration. Were there any standout favorites?




How has a year of beautiful things inspired you?  Tell us in the comments section below.


by Andrew

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Dorothy Hayes

The staircase is my most favorite. The column has inspired me to truly look around and discover beautiful things. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anna Klijn

Always a pleasure reading 5 beautiful things. Sometimes it learns you to look at things in a different way. Very inspiring!


I always look forward to “5 Beautiful Things”. Thank you for putting so much thought into each weeks presentation.

George Rollins

I see the number 5 on the elegant marble floor , the picture is beautiful .

Bev Nan Murphy

Simple idea, YES! Yet it reconfirms how infinitesimally complex life is and the daily things encountered. Isn’t that wonder-filled?” Dr Seuss did it best. A world on the head of a dandelion in “Horton Hears A Who”. You all open our eyes wide, then even wider and that is a very special gift you give, inspiration to look and see and appreciate.