Book —Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World by Joann S. Lublin Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist of The Wall Street Journal, Joanna S. Lublin shares the journeys and successes of more than 50 executive women. Discover inspiration from their lessons and insights and learn how a rewarding professional life can materialize... Read More
Friday December 02, 2016
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Thursday December 01, 2016
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Blazers, structured or loose, vests, long or short, and a light-weight trench. Any and all of these layering items are essentials to have in your closet to make the transition from one season to the next or day to evening or one event to another. Lately the loose, longer, but still tailored blazers/jackets have caught... Read More
Tuesday November 29, 2016
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App —Shoptagr Earlier this week I shared that the Net-a-Porter end-of-the-season sale kicked off, but I also mentioned that they will continue to add items (1000 more items were added yesterday), and prices will continue to drop. This is where Shoptagr comes in. Much like Hukkster (which went defund a few years ago sadly), you can save... Read More
Friday November 25, 2016
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Wednesday November 02, 2016
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The new TSLL Planning Pages are available to begin planning for 2017 in both Classic and Compact sizes (Franklin planner sizes). Last year TSLL digital downloads became available and readers were able to bring the Inslee exclusive illustrations seen here on the blog into their daily routines. Now the pages are updated, void of any... Read More
Sunday November 27, 2016
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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

~Pôilane bakery in Paris is one of my favorite French IG feeds to follow and this image is precisely why. Along with their stunning pics of the boulangerie artistry they craft, you learn something about the French culture as well. "We love the idea of giving thanks by breaking bread with those dear to us... Read More
Wednesday November 23, 2016
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Inspired to mix it up this Thanksgiving, and having a recipe on my mind that I have been wanting to try, I decided to forgo the turkey and selected a rack of lamb for a small friends Thanksgiving. Mind you, this entrée would be ideal for any dinner party occasion. With 6-8 lamb chops per... Read More
Tuesday November 22, 2016
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Holiday rituals are in many ways akin to the rituals in our everyday lives. Those daily, weekly, and monthly activities that bring us calm, provide structure as well as something to look forward to. The rituals can be as extravagant or as simple as suits our taste, but the underlying and understood prerequisite is that... Read More
Wednesday November 30, 2016
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The holiday shopping season is upon us, and while there will be endless items to pick from, choosing just the right gift for that certain someone on your list takes time and careful thought. This year, TSLL's Holiday Gift Guide is full of a wide array of gifts from gourmet food products to unique gifts for... Read More
Friday November 25, 2016
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When I first saw the interior of the one level, spacious home in St. Helena, California, profiled in San Francisco Cottage & Garden magazine, I initially thought of the house in the Hamptons which played a starring role in Something's Gotta Give. As well, it also includes similar finishes seen in the Barefoot Contessa's East... Read More
Thursday November 24, 2016
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“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” —Marcel Proust With each passing year, the holiday that I look forward to most affectionately is Thanksgiving. With the theme of gratitude and looking inward to reflect on all that is going well, I cannot help... Read More
Thursday November 24, 2016
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The Brussels sprouts are having a comeback, or maybe it's just in my kitchen, but I have been head-over-heels about Brussels sprouts for more than a few years now. Initially, my ignorance made me assume these lovely little green tennis-like balls were not to be flavorful, but oh, was I mistaken. A couple of years ago... Read More
Tuesday November 22, 2016
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One of best end-of-season sales to wait for is Net-a-Porter's fall/winter sale. And as of Monday, the sale has begun. With discounts up to 50%, I have scoured five key categories to offer a glimpse of the items and prices available right now. Simply hover over any of the items in the images below to... Read More
Tuesday November 22, 2016
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Clothing that can work as well during the day as well as  transition for tending to enjoyable errands or shopping attire is not easy to find, but today the women who are included in this week's Style Inspiration have effortlessly pulled it off. From the power of a jumpsuit (above), to the layering of sweaters,... Read More
Tuesday November 22, 2016
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