so i recently stumbled upon this book on amazon. its called the encylopedia of the exquistie and as the author describes it:

“Each of the Encyclopedia’s 100 entries points to a different way to be happy, whether that means wearing a top hat, eating a luscious pear, luxuriating in a bath full of warm milk, or keeping a singing cricket as a pet.

It’s a lifestyle guide for the Francophile and the Anglomaniac, the gourmet and the style maven, the armchair traveler and the art-lover.”