"Trying to be sexy is hopeless, so wearing something that shows off your sensuality is the secret . . . it's the way it feels against your body and how soft it feels to someone else when they touch you. A silk blouse makes everyone look great because it hangs so nicely; it brings you... Read More
Wednesday October 18, 2017
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~L'Agence Ryan Washed Silk Blouse, Sea Mist (quartz is also available)~ ~P.a.r.o.s.h. Fitted Pencil Skirt~ ~Jimmy Choo Blue Romy 85 Pumps~ ~Scribble 9K Gold Egg Necklace by Sarah & Sebastian~ ~Jimmy Choo Elaphe-trimmed textured-leather tote~ ~The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermister~   ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: ... Read More
Thursday October 12, 2017
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Art —Is Fashion Modern? at MoMaIf you will be visiting New York City in the next couple of months and are looking for an intriguing art exhibit to check out, might I recommend MoMa's Is Fashion Modern?. A collection of 111 clothing items from the past, present and in some cases, future, the intention is "clothing... Read More
Friday October 06, 2017
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
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The first full weekend of October and some are enjoying a long three day weekend with the observance of Columbus Day on Monday. With time to peruse and explore as we begin to nestle into our sanctuaries and fine-tune our fall wardrobes, the sales have arrived at an opportune time. As I shared yesterday on the... Read More
Saturday October 07, 2017
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With Labor Day weekend coming up, I know many Oregonians will be venturing to Bend for one last summer hurrah. As well, whenever you might have the opportunity to visit our central Oregon outdoor, foodie, health-focused, beer-making, dog-loving community haven, I wanted to share with you a simple list of ideas when you begin creating... Read More
Wednesday August 30, 2017
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Weekly Finds

Strength and intelligence, composure and courage, free-thinkers and style makers. French women from history and today offer in today's post words to ponder about the subject of women and the journey we all are on: life. It is how we choose to live it that will make all the difference, and the awareness that indeed refusing... Read More
Wednesday October 04, 2017
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Last week while walking through our local farmer's market, I found a stand offering melons. Melons of all types, sizes, names and flavors. The gentleman was from Red Hat Melons located in Corvallis, Oregon, and he was as delightfully memorable as the melons he was selling. Available for purchase were heirloom melons, crane melons, Tuscan... Read More
Sunday September 24, 2017
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"The real challenge is that we grow. Partner choice is a self-developemtn journey, driving us to learn more baout ourselves, about other people, about life and the way we want to live it." —Susan Quilliam, How to Choose a Partner At the core of living simply luxuriously is figuring out how to live life to each... Read More
Wednesday October 11, 2017
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Growth is sometimes not comfortable, but paradoxically, the temporary discomfort is exactly what we need to feel and then move through to attain what we seek. And the key is to understand it will be temporary so long as we strive through it. On Monday I had the opportunity while in Portland, to sit down again... Read More
Tuesday October 10, 2017
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As fall begins to roll at full speed, sometimes the simple routines we love and enjoyed during the summer unconsciously slip away due to busy schedules or more responsibilities. But such simplicity need not be let go. Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Emmy winner Tra'Renee Chambers, host of Portland's Afternoon Live talk... Read More
Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Fall is here and the crisp chill sends shivers up spines, encouraging requiring warmth to be added to our layers. From sweaters of wool and cashmere, scarves, body encompassing wrap coats to boots to cover our ankles, the fall asks of us to adorn ourselves with warmth and to do so well.  And the dressing... Read More
Tuesday October 10, 2017
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  ~Vince cashmere cable knit sweater (camel or black), save 25% through October 9th with fallinvite promo code ~ ~Citizens for Humanity Cora High Rise Relaxed Crop jeans~ ~IRO Paneled leather and suede ankle boots~ ~Ben-Amun gold-plated clip earrings~ ~Victoria Beckham Round-frame tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses~ ~The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip and Dan Health~   SHOP THE... Read More
Thursday October 05, 2017
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One of the best sources for inspiration when it comes to decor is from my travels. Whether it is the antique furniture carefully selected in a bed and breakfast my mother and I visited in Victoria, Canada, or the color schemes in the Maida Vale flat in London, ideas for what to pair, what type... Read More
Thursday October 05, 2017
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Paris Fashion Week wraps up today with Chanel, Miu Miu, Thom Browne and Louis Vuitton's presentations of their Spring 2018 collections. I have been picking my favorites from each week's collections, and you can view what I have selected from Paris so far here on Pinterest. Fall days when the sun beams and the leaves are... Read More
Tuesday October 03, 2017
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