—Christophe Robin Lavender Oil (for hair)
In last week's This & That, I shared my first item found on the highly credible Violet Grey's beauty website, and this week I want to share another. The French hair colorist Christophe Robin at the young of 24 became known to the beauty and fashion world for being the man... Read More
Whether you are wearing blue and white nautical stripes, black and white nautical stripes or pairing solids of any of these three hues, you can rest assured you will always look pulled together and timeless. I especially am drawn to the midi length skirts which are transitioning ever so well into spring and summer with... Read More
—The Baker's Secret: A Novel by Stephen P. Kiernan
Earlier this week I stopped by my local bookshop and picked up my order of Stephen P. Kiernan's new novel The Baker's Secret. Perhaps I should have placed this book in the Francophile Find section because it takes place in France and revolves around, well, you guessed... Read More
The time of year has arrived to take advantage of extremely low prices on quality designer wares. Net-a-porter's semi-annual clearance sale begins today with items reduced as much as 50%. While the discounts will continue to increase as the coming weeks pass, as we know, it's anyone's guess which items will still be available.
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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
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
Spring desserts beg to involve rhubarb in some way or another. After all, the red stalk is only in season a short while, and it offers such a unique tart taste that pairs well with a variety of fruits. In the past, I have always only paired with strawberries , and in fact, a good... Read More
One of the biggest challenges new cooks in the kitchen encounter is knowing which fresh ingredients to incorporate into their menu in order to ensure the most delicious flavor. Okay, maybe just new cooks in the kitchen named Shannon found this difficult, 😉 but I have a feeling I am not alone. Admittedly, it has taken... Read More
Salmon in the Pacific Northwest is a staple, and fresh is always best, at least always make sure it is wild for the most nutritional benefits. Needless to say, we are a bit spoiled here on the west coast. And with ample salmon at our fingertips, I am always looking for new recipes, new sauces,... Read More
~Tibi Floral Cami~
~J.Crew Campbell blazer in linen~
~Joseph Finley cropped stretch-garbadine slim leg pants, navy~
~Stuart Weitzman City Suede sandals~
~Mark + Graham Bamboo Handle Hobo~
~Isabel Marant Enameled gold tone necklace~
~France: Inspiration du Jour by Rae Dunn
~SHOP THE OUTFIT:
~Shop OUTFITS of the WEEK from the Archives here.
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While my list of what to see as well as what to return to see in Paris is long, a new destination has now been added: La Seine Musicale.
Having opened officially on April 22 of this year at the cost of €170m, concerts, exhibition spaces, boutiques, recording studios and carefully manicured gardens have found a modern... Read More
When the spring vegetables become available at the farmer's market, I just want to do a little happy dance. Usually the winters have been long, and so we all have been patiently waiting for the produce that is truly candy for the eyes. It becomes hard to choose which vegetables to purchase for the week,... Read More
Quality over quantity. Such an approach to living simply luxuriously is regularly adhered to here on the blog. Whether in clothing purchases, the relationships we choose to build or the food we put into our bodies, choosing quality over quantity plays a paramount role in the overall contentment of our lives. And so, as savvy... Read More
Always looking for simple and delicious recipes to add to my recipe box (also known as my online blog archives), when I saw a savory clafoutis recipe in Patricia Wells' latest cookbook My Master Recipes centered around the elusive Morel mushroom, I took note.
Clafoutis, especially a pear clafoutis is my favorite as I shared last year, but... Read More