Cookbook —Simple Fare: Fall and Winter by Karen Mordechai As I shared last spring, Karen Mordechai's spring and summer cookbook for simple fare was released. Offering a cookbook for everyday cooking and eating, the fall and winter edition was just released this past week. The woman behind the blog and cooking website Sunday Suppers shares beautiful photography along... Read More
Friday September 22, 2017
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Thursday September 21, 2017
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Fall arrives on Friday and with it the temperatures are already prepping up for the layers we will need, but why don one more outfit of summer ease while you transition into your fall capsule wardrobe? Perhaps a light or white silk blouse, a denim skirt, beautiful florals or bare skin even if it's just... Read More
Tuesday September 19, 2017
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Book —Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for TrueBelonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown Having watched Brené Brown weather Hurricane Harvey via her IG feed, I continue to appreciate her sincerity, strength and curiosity, and quite frankly, her no bullsh*# approach to life. I became quite intrigued by the topic of her new book... Read More
Friday September 15, 2017
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
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  One TSLL reader's daughter has lost her home, but she, her son and her dogs are safe. One TSLL reader's parents had to be evacuated from their home. One reader lives in the Houston community in which sergeant Steve Perez gave his life as he headed to work Monday morning to  help his fellow citizens in... Read More
Thursday August 31, 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

Last month during TSLL's annual French Week, I came across (and I can't for the life of me remember how) The Earful Tower podcast, (but I am most glad that I did). It is as perfectly Parisian and as delightfully playful as it sounds. Oliver Gee, an Australian freelance writer who has now called Paris home... Read More
Sunday September 17, 2017
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Tarts are one of my favorite desserts, and as it is nearing the end of summer, one of my favorite fruits is coming into season: the pear. Last year I shared this pear dessert recipe and my affection became even more heightened for this lovely fruit. The subtle sweet meat of the pear is comforting... Read More
Friday August 11, 2017
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Over the past few years I have taken even more time to step into my kitchen and play. (Those who know me will know I have always been playing in the kitchen, so to hear in the past couple of years that the play has increased is saying something.) In no small part was that... Read More
Sunday September 17, 2017
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    ~Theory Hartsdale cotton-blend canvas straight-leg pants~ ~Theory Bernetta tie-front floral-print silk-chiffon blouse~ ~Roger Vivier Cutout leather sandals~ ~Maison Margiela Buckle Crossbody or Trussardi Top-Flap Tote Bag~ ~Modern Weaving Mini Disco Earring~ ~The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell   ~SHOP THE OUTFIT:   ~View past OUTFITS OF THE WEEK here SaveSave... Read More
Thursday September 14, 2017
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"You May Have The Greatest Bunch Of Individual Stars In The World, But If They Don't Play Together, The Club Won't Be Worth A Dime." – Babe Ruth What versus How. On paper compatibility can be a deal-maker. In reality, while you may both love France or the architecture in the city, or strolling along cobbled streets, if how... Read More
Wednesday September 13, 2017
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The spring 2018 ready-to-wear collections have been walking down the runways in New York City the past seven days, and it is always with anticipation and curiosity that I wait as patiently as possible for Monday when Oscar de la Renta's interpretation of the season debuts. The duo at the creative helm of the label,... Read More
Tuesday September 12, 2017
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Book —The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher The 50th anniversary edition came out in 2004 and the stellar reviews remind us why M.F.K. Fisher's book The Art of Eating is worth reading. With praises from Julia Child, Alice Waters and Ruth Reichl, Fisher's collection of essays on dining, savoring and preparing food will allow you to... Read More
Friday September 08, 2017
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~Maje metallic fringed jacquard-knit jacket~ ~Kenneth Jay Lane silver-toned earrings~ ~Marc Jacobs Snapshot Camera Bag~ ~3x1 Higher Ground Velvet Jeans~ ~DVF Meina 2 1/2 in black pumps~ ~Sourdough: A Novel by Robin Sloan~   ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: ... Read More
Thursday September 07, 2017
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New York Fashion Week kicked off earlier this week and one detail that is fairly consistent each season (spring or fall) is designer Tory Burch's collections will involve some sort of print. Creatively chosen, expertly designed to enable the woman to outshine the clothes, prints, mixing and matching or solitary mono detail are a signature... Read More
Thursday September 07, 2017
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