From the Japanese diary called the Pillow Book (Makura no Soshi) - Miyabi (pronunced: mee-ya-bee) things are those of courtly elegance. But in todays usage it just is used to describe the things in life that give lots of happiness and pleasure for being stylish and perfect. It means more than just pretty or nice, it implies that everything is "just so".
"Pure white snow is very miyabi"
by kanjikween November 25, 2006