~Zimmermann gathered silk-satin midi dress~ ~Roger Clergerie Ela leather espadrille slides~ ~Kate Spade Julieanna 54mm sunglasses~ ~Versace printed silk-satin twill scarf~ ~Moroccan straw tote~ ~Melissa Joy Manning 14-karat gold earrings~ ~My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes by Emily Dilling SHOP THE OUTFIT:   ~View past OUTFITS OF THE WEEK here... Read More
Thursday July 27, 2017
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Thursday July 27, 2017
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Summer time and the living is easy as I sit coast side up in Washington state. Making sure to pack my white linen shirt (I ordered a size 10 and I'm usually a size 8 - perfect fit!) from The White Company, cozy boyfriend jeans as well as sandals and my wellies (you have to play in... Read More
Tuesday July 25, 2017
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Books —A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside by Susan Branch While I am most certainly a Francophile, being an Anglophile isn't far behind, and one of the main reasons is the English countryside. In her new book released last month, Susan Branch, a best-selling travel writer includes more than 300 images, as well... Read More
Friday July 21, 2017
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I have learned that having a list of what I need year-round, and what I need to replace is the most successful approach to shopping sales which seem to be in abundance at the moment. The three items above I recently purchased, all are under $110 each, but not all were on sale. Which leads... Read More
Wednesday July 19, 2017
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"Go to the farmers market and buy food there. You'll get something that's delicious. It's discouraging that this seems like such an elitist thing. It's not. It's just that we have to pay the real cost of food. People have to understand that cheap food has been subsidized. We have to realize that it's important... Read More
Wednesday June 28, 2017
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Weekly Finds


    The fascination, curiosity and absolute adoration of the French culture and their approach to living, preferring quality over quantity in all things especially food, fashion and everyday living is a driving force behind the mission of living simply luxuriously. It was during my study abroad experience in Angers, France, that first introduced me to a... Read More
Wednesday July 19, 2017
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Lately I have been trying to stretch my palette as well as my abilities in the kitchen. And often my inspiration comes from delicious food I have the opportunity to enjoy when I dine out and about in Bend or elsewhere. Such was the case when I dined at The French Market a few weeks... Read More
Thursday July 20, 2017
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Whoever said good things take time deserves a very big hug and a feast of celebration. The journey of bringing TSLL's first book into audio format was not something I initially had on my list of to-do's when the first book was released in November 2014. Granted it probably should have been, but at the time... Read More
Saturday July 22, 2017
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  ~Robert Clergerie Zola tasseled paneled suede and patent-leather sandals~ ~Acne Studios Skinny dark denim jeans, on sale, more here, white available here~ ~Petit Bateau Marini striped cotton-jersey top, navy and white~ ~Le Specs The Prince 58mm mirrored rimless aviator sunglasses (on sale for fewer than $60)~ ~Clare V. white Luce handbag, on sale~ ~Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging... Read More
Thursday July 20, 2017
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Actress Amanda Seyfried's home in the Catskills in upstate New York unwent a complete remodeling with the expertise of interior designer Sarah Zames. The 1920s stone house was featured in the most recent issue of Elle Decor and exemplifies a space full of quality fixtures, foundational pieces without too much excess decoration. Such an outcome... Read More
Thursday July 20, 2017
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Perhaps you have frightful memories of trying gag down any one of the foods you see in the above picture as a child. Whether it was due to improper preparation or not understanding how to amplify the beauty of the food, our first memories with food, if they are not good, can stay with us... Read More
Wednesday July 19, 2017
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Khaki, neutral hued jackets, short or long, cotton or linen or tweed (I am loving this linen short jacket here) are a staple that has stood the test of time. While I always need a long cotton trench (just below the knees for myself), having a short jacket that wraps around the waist is a... Read More
Tuesday July 18, 2017
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Books —Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever by Kelly LeVeque Released last month, celebrity health and wellness consultant Kelly LeVeque shares specific approaches along with 88 recipes to become more attuned with your body and improve your overall health. With clients such as Molly Sims, Jessica Alba, Emmy Rossum... Read More
Friday July 14, 2017
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  Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale has arrived, and you may be wondering, why should I shop in the middle of the summer? Honestly, I once asked this question as well. I am not someone who flocks to sales; however, if what I want, and know I will wear for years as it fits ideally into my capsule... Read More
Thursday July 13, 2017
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