TSLL 2015 Spring Shopping Guide


I don’t know about you, but I am getting quite excited about the new spring shopping season. All of my spring magazines have arrived brimming full of images and items that are vying for my attention, and I, as do you, hold the key as to what we will or won’t spend our hard-earned money.

Many of you are already subscribed to the Seasonal Shopping Guide (if you are a weekly newsletter subscriber, you will automatically receive it), but if you have yet to subscribe, you can select to just receive this coveted shopping guide two times each year (March 15th and September 1st). Click here to subscribe.

Also, many readers have been asking about TSLL online styling services Details of how to sign-up and when spots will become available will all be shared in TSLL Spring 2015 Shopping Guide.

So, first things first, make sure you are a subscriber, then in just over two weeks, check your inbox for the Spring Shopping Guide which will be released Sunday March 15th full of direct links to clothing and accessories each hand-picked by TSLL and a streamlined guide of Splurge and Save items.

Have a lovely weekend!

This & That: No. 147


~Beauty ~Molton Brown, London At my recent stay at Portland's White House Bed & Breakfast, I discovered a line of lotions and bath products that were quite the lovely little travel bottles of luxury. Molton Brown offers an entire line of bath and beauty products that while an investment, will not leave you wanting for silky smooth skin. Made … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts from the Editor: A Weekly Menu & Oscar’s Red Carpet


One of the most enjoyable weekly routines I genuinely love is the Sunday market shopping to prepare for the week ahead. It so happened to be the case this past Sunday, I was able to drop into a Market of Choice in Portland late in the morning when crowds were minimal and peruse the just stocked shelves, bins and display cases of fresh fruit, … [Continue reading...]

Style Inspiration: Chic & Statement Neutrals


Neutrals - the safe bet for certain chic style. And what you see above and in a handful of images below, you can mix and match with abandon, and all is well. No need for matchy, matchy ensembles, so long as everything is a neutral. Perhaps against the traditional rules, but then again, it's about understanding the power of simple choices and making … [Continue reading...]

How to Style a Bar Cart


 “The ornaments of your home are the people who smile upon entering time and time again.”  ― Maralee McKee ~The Simple Sophisticate, episode #26 After watching the six seasons and two movies of Sex and the City, the one decor essential that seemed would be a perfect fit for the en vogue iconic New Yorker, Carrie Bradshaw, was the bar … [Continue reading...]

This & That: No. 146


  ~Art ~John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends Whether you live in England or the states, if you are someone who appreciates the talents of American Impressionist painter John Singer Sargent you will want to do your best to see the Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends exhibit. Containing 90 portraits of his friends who were … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts from the Editor


“No is a complete sentence and so often we forget that.  When we don't want to do something we can simply smile and say no.  We don't have to explain ourselves, we can just say "No".  Early on my journey I found developing the ability to say no expanded my ability to say yes and really mean it.  My early attempts at saying no were often far … [Continue reading...]

Style Inspiration: NYFW Street Style FW15


Fashion month has officially kicked off in New York City and based on the images gathered below, it looks quite chilly. All the more intrigued I am to see how the fashionable dress for the weather. And I'm not surprised that they know how to make warm and chic work beautifully well together. While some days offered rays of sunshine in the frigid … [Continue reading...]

Why Not . . . Become Self-Actualized?


"Did it meet your expectations even if you have felt at times uncomfortable or lonely? You're still in time to choose, in the future, a more comfortable and protected solution - maybe more suitable to the needs of a family. It is well, to keep in mind, however, the happiness and well-being and strictly personal concepts. For some people, the sense … [Continue reading...]

This & That: No. 145


~Book ~The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty by Amanda Filipacchi After listening to the review on NPR of Amanda Filipacchi's new book, my typical non-fiction predilection was intrigued enough to want to read what looks to be a wonderful fictional tale. Being released February 16th, the novel is set in New York City as a group of artistic friends … [Continue reading...]