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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  ~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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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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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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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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  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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Inspired by Wednesday's Signature Style post, today's outfit is all about the woman wearing the clothes. One of my favorite necklines for my silk blouses is Equipment's Adalyn neckline (you can see other colors and prints here). It is quite feminine and the fabric is beautiful, laying beautifully on your décolletage. This blouse has been worn... Read More
Thursday July 13, 2017
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Summer is in full swing in the states, vacation rentals have already been booked, plans have been made, and many are already on their getaways, but as I am planning my trip for next summer, reserving my rentals to assure I have a sanctuary of a place to stay, I wanted to share a gem... Read More
Thursday July 13, 2017
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I have been reading this book recently, and as well have been working on reducing the excess sugar in my diet as a new year's resolution. Farro has danced in my mind as a grain to try, but up until last week, I must admit, I had never tried it. Again, the student must be ready... Read More
Wednesday July 12, 2017
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