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Books —Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership and Success on Our Own Terms by Maureen Chiquet I have just begun to read former Chanel CEO's memoir/life guide upon its release this past Tuesday, but already I am absolutely fascinated. I found myself picking up Maureen Chiquet's Beyond the Label during my lunch hour this week and not wanting... Read More
Friday April 21, 2017
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Thursday April 20, 2017
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Thursday April 20, 2017
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Pink. Blush. Rosé. Fuchsia. Coral. The spring-like hues of the oft-associated color of femininity is en vogue this season, as it should be each year, so long as we find the shade with the proper undertones that complements our skin. Pink can be utilized as a neutral hue quite well: pair with black, white, prints... Read More
Tuesday April 18, 2017
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Beauty —Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Body Crème by Laura Mercier Soufflé for your body? Yep. Love it. Have it. You will not be disappointed. (Other scents are available as well: fresh fig, crême brûlée, and amber vanillè.) Books —The Way She Wears It: The Ultimate Insider Guides to Your Personal Style by Dallas Shaw Released on March 28th, Dallas Shaw is... Read More
Friday April 14, 2017
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A well curated capsule wardrobe takes time, as we all know. It also requires of each of us to visit multiple shops, boutiques, fashion blogs, websites and flip through different magazines. But what if you could find the basics, the classics, the always-going-want-to-have-staples in one location, season after season? TSLL Capsule Wardrobe Boutique (located in the... Read More
Thursday April 06, 2017
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“I have gone to [this bookshop] for years, always finding the one book I wanted - and then three more I hadn’t known I wanted.” ― Mary Ann Shaffer Whenever I walk into a bookstore by myself, upon crossing the threshold, I immediately feel surrounded by the most welcoming company. As a child I sincerely appreciated receiving a... Read More
Saturday November 26, 2016
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Weekly Finds

Twenty sixteen introduced the first TSLL French Week which took place in mid-August of this past year with great success. For an entire week, two posts went live each day that were inspired by or focused on something related to the French culture. Due to the positive response from readers, the annual event will be... Read More
Thursday December 29, 2016
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I can remember vividly the first time I ordered œufs et mouillettes. It was the summer of 2013 and I was in Paris for a week. I walked to Poilâne from my apartment in the Marais after already scouting it out as one of my favorite neighborhood bakeries. Along with their famed sourdough rounds, croissants, pain... Read More
Sunday April 16, 2017
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~Cinq a Sept Zuri wrap-effect crepe blazer~ ~J.Brand Cameron high-rise boot-cut jeans~ ~Roger Vivier Camellia patent-leather pumps~ ~Julie Vos Petite Fern Earrings~ ~Mark & Graham Bamboo Elisabetta Slouch Handbag (many different colors available)~ ~How to Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip by Hitha Palepu ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: ~View more Outfits of the Week here... Read More
Thursday April 13, 2017
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A cottage weekend retreat that understandably quickly became a couple's full-time residence, offers light hues inspired by Swedish decor. With high white oak beams aloft the kitchen and living room, the 2,500 square foot Connecticut country home offers an abundance of natural light, views of lush landscapes and a cozy cottage appeal. Featured in Connecticut... Read More
Thursday April 13, 2017
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Click below for the American pronunciation:   ~WORDS OF THEd WEEK from the Archives: ~No. 36: lingua franca ~No. 31: annus mirabilis ~No. 20: flânerie Just over a year ago when I added to my daily schedule French language courses for a period of two quarters at the local community college, I pared down my blogging schedule. The decision meant putting a pause... Read More
Tuesday April 11, 2017
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Pointed toe flats that is. The added elegance of the pointed toe without the need for a heel provides the comfort along with the extra feminine and formal style. Black is a classic and dependable choice and having found these Marc Fisher d'orsay pointed toe flats, they may just be something to put in my... Read More
Tuesday April 11, 2017
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“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen ~Note: A new episode of The Simple Sophisticate podcast did not go live on Monday (4/10) due to my loss of voice. Argh! However, I do hope you enjoy today's post as I reflect on my recent week-long trip to... Read More
Sunday April 09, 2017
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Books —The Curse of La Fontaine: A Verlaque and Bonnet Mystery by M.L. Longworth Upon learning of M.L. Longworth's latest cozy mystery last fall, I have been patiently waiting for April. The sixth in the Verlaque and Bonnet series, if you haven't started yet, I encourage you to dive in with the first, Death at the Chateau... Read More
Friday April 07, 2017
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If you are in the market for an apartment on New York City's illustrious Park Avenue (71 East 77th Street), why not consider Ina Garten and husband Jeffrey's pied-à-terre? Just listed at $1.98 million, the couple is opting for a larger kitchen in their newly purchased apartment on the corner of Park Avenue and 62nd Street... Read More
Thursday April 06, 2017
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