Beauty —Dr. Dream Dream Age Rejuvenating Serum A reasonably priced top quality anti-age serum was something I discovered recently on Violet Grey's beauty website. Enabling skin to become smoother, brighter and healthier, the rose stem cell extract can reduce fine lines, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. One of the best ways of presenting our best face, I have found,... Read More
Friday June 23, 2017
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The
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Every Monday

Thursday June 22, 2017
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Thursday June 22, 2017
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  Paris Can Wait is a feast for the eyes not only due to its geographic location set in the South of France and the exiqsuite teasing of the taste buds, but the sartorial selections as well.  After sharing my review of Eleanor Coppola's film starring Diane Lane yesterday (the Petit Plaisir of this week's episode... Read More
Tuesday June 20, 2017
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Books —Footsteps: From Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World by The New York Times Have you ever wondered where the inspiration was derived for an author to sit down and pen what we now deem a beloved classic? Well, in a new book based off The New York Times' Travel column Footsteps, many... Read More
Friday June 16, 2017
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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. Be sure to... Read More
Tuesday May 23, 2017
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Living in a small, rural Oregon town, the opportunities to dine in a James Beard recognized restaurant are nearly nonexistent, but that was before I moved to Bend, Oregon. Bend has become, over the past ten years or more, a foodie hub in central Oregon, and many argue it began when Ariana's restaurant was established in... Read More
Wednesday June 07, 2017
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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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  My first introduction to couscous salad was in Paris. And it was love at first taste. In fact, it became my comfort food as I was on my first international trip and the furthest from home thus far in my life at the age of 20. Being the novice that I was with food at... Read More
Wednesday June 21, 2017
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  ~Cushnie et Ochs draped stretch-cady midi dress~ ~Tabitha Simmons Leticia perforated cork and leather sandals~ ~Thom Browne floral clutch bag~ ~Isabel Marant geometric earrings~ ~Aerin Amber Musk d'Or Eau de Parfum~ ~Aurelie Bidermann Ginkgo cuff~ ~L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making Paris My Home by David Leibovitz ~SHOP THE OUTFIT:   ~SHOP more Midi Dresses:   ~View OUTFITS of the WEEK from the Archives here SaveSave... Read More
Thursday June 15, 2017
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Put on a hot pot of tea, choose a very rainy day and tuck me into this English countryside stone cottage decorated seemingly entirely with books. With the delightful dilemma of far too many books for the main house, senior decorator at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler Emma Burns decided to restore an old barn on... Read More
Thursday June 15, 2017
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          Florals were a staple on the spring runways this past season, and with it a reminder that stunning prints have a forever place in the closet. Whether found in silk blouses, palazzo pants for the summer holiday or beautiful floral emblazoned skirts, so long as the right hue is chosen for your skin tone and... Read More
Tuesday June 13, 2017
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Books —Fully Connected: Surving and Thriving in an Age of Overload by Julia Hobsbawm Released earlier this week, Julia Hobsbawm's new book dives deep into the meaning of social well-being as it is a component of one's overall good health. As the internet has become more and more a part of our lives with each passing of... Read More
Friday June 09, 2017
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~Gucci sunglasses~ ~Alexander Wang Antonia suede nude sandals~ ~R13 Kate mid-rise skinny jeans~ ~Noir Jewelry gold-tone crystal earrings~ ~Stella McCartney embroidered silk blouse~ ~ETRO pussy-bow silk crepe blouse~ ~Rebecca Minkoff original MAB satchel (on sale)~ ~French Women Don't Get Facelifts: The Secret of Aging with Style and Attitude by Mireille Guiliano~ ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: ~View more OUTFITS OF THE WEEK here.... Read More
Thursday June 08, 2017
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From her day job of practicing faux medicine to her personal passion of restoring and redecorating homes, Grey's Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo has found a knack for bringing comfort and modernity to each of her homes. From her Mediterranean Malibu home featured in Architectural Digest in 2014 to now her first remodeling of a barn... Read More
Thursday June 08, 2017
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“A picnic is more than eating a meal, it is a pleasurable state of mind.”  ― DeeDee Stovel, Picnic: 125 Recipes with 29 Seasonal Menus Spreading your blanket on a small swath of grass in a park, in the backyard, or in the woods immediately creates a space for simple pleasures to be enjoyed. The gift of a picnic is... Read More
Wednesday June 07, 2017
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