The Simply Luxurious Life® – Refined living on an everyday income
Beauty —La Roche-Posay Redermic R Anti-Aging Serum A favorite fashion and beauty magazine of mine is Porter, and in their most recent issue for spring, the recommendation of La Roche-Posay's retinol serum for reducing wrinkles and smoothing your skin's texture was included. Already a fan of their facial 50 spf sunscreen, and after reading the high user reviews,... Read More
Friday February 24, 2017
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Thursday February 23, 2017
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Thursday February 23, 2017
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We are in the midst of fashion month and that means scouring IG and blogs for the latest street style. That also means an abundance of inspiration is at our fingertips from the talented photographers, one of which I would like to introduce you to - Sandra Semburg. Sandra Semburg captures street style images for Vogue... Read More
Tuesday February 21, 2017
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Book —Drop the Ball: Achieving More By Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu Written by someone who has been through the trenches of great success only to realize that letting go was the best approach for both her rise and productivity in her professional field as well as in her personal world, Tiffany Dufu offers sage advice for... Read More
Friday February 17, 2017
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The first month of the year has wrapped up which means it is time to check in to see how the singular small change each of us made went as the Year of Welcoming in Quality and Reducing the Quantity began: Reduce or eliminate entirely one food or food type that does not serve you well. As... Read More
Wednesday February 01, 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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A beautiful, simple, French dinner that while looking rather complicated, is anything but. Sole meunière. I will admit freely, I was first introduced to it upon watching Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep in one of the first scenes of the movie (see below). The sizzle, the sauce and the delicateness piqued my curiosity immediately. I now... Read More
Monday February 20, 2017
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Early in my travel adventures, my mom introduced me to her love of Bed & Breakfasts, and I have been a fan and preferred to stay in such accommodations ever since over any hotel that may be available. The history of the buildings is often the draw, but also the interior decor, the breakfast waiting for... Read More
Thursday February 16, 2017
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~Oscar de la Renta gold-tone, crystal and bead earrings~ ~Soyer Olivia wrap-effect cashmere dress~ ~Bernardo Mosie Luggage Antique Calf sandal~ ~Elleme Raisin Bag (other colors available)~ ~Ray-Ban 59mm Semi Rimless Aviator sunglasses~ ~Style Your Mind: A Workbook and Lifestyle Guide For Women Who Want to Design Their Thoughts, Empower Themselves, and Build a Beautiful Life by Cara Alwill Leyba SHOP THE... Read More
Wednesday February 15, 2017
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"The key to profound and lasting love is the inner development of the lover." —Jeanne Safer, psychotherapist and author Yesterday was Valentine's Day. Whether you love it or hate it, the power of welcoming love into our lives actually resides in our hands. And whether it is Valentine's Day or not, we can cultivate the love... Read More
Wednesday February 15, 2017
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Similar to Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia's debut as the creative talent behind Oscar de la Renta last night in New York City, Valentine's Day has high expectations that aren't always met. The talented duo offered the Fall 2017 collection immediately following their Monse fall collection, which was a first for the fashion industry; however, while critics... Read More
Tuesday February 14, 2017
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Sophisticated, yet simple. Statement making, yet subtle. Ivory, as seen in the outfits in today's post, is often unexpected, yet the perfect choice to exude confidence and offer a go-to choice. Pair with denim? Check. Pair with a beautiful print blouse with hints of ivory? Check. In many ways ivory is the confident woman's black. It... Read More
Tuesday February 14, 2017
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"Pulled together, yet relaxed". Victoria Beckham's Fall 2017 collection resonated with an approach to living that embodies living well without being beholden to dictates. An approach that offers comfort, with both a touch of femininity as well as strength and clarity. Hues of navy, ivory and grey, completed with the slightest touch of yellow and... Read More
Sunday February 12, 2017
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Art —L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters at The Driehaus Museum Dating from 1875 to 1910, five of the most renowned artists to create the iconic French posters that now are playful prints to hang in dorm rooms or frame for the Francophile in her kitchen, will be on display beginning tomorrow in Chicago at The Driehaus... Read More
Friday February 10, 2017
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