This & That: No. 198

Feb 26, 2016

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Book

—The 24 Hour Wine Expert by Jancise Robinson

After listening to an interview on the Bon Appetit podcast of The Financial Times wine columnist Jancise Robinson, it became clear that she knew a thing or two about wine. Her new book The 24-Hour Wine Expert was inspired by her daughter’s suggestion, as to offer a way to help the everyday lover of wine know how to speak well about what they love without having to be . . . well . . . a wine expert, like Robinson herself. A simple book full of all of the necessary without the fluff.s

—Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth by A.O. Scott

Already a best-seller, released earlier this month, film-critic A.O. Scott reveals the benefits of critical thinking and reminds us we are all critics no matter what our background. While not all serious all of the time, the basis of the book is the lesson that looking critically at all that surrounds us not only keeps the world on its toes, but us as well.

Decor

—Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending up with More by Erin Boyle

Blogger Erin Boyle of Reading My Tea Leaves released her first book last month which spoke to my predilections for living simply. With tips for decluttering, organizing and appreciating living in a smaller space, but still living well, I look forward to getting my hands on her book.

Film

Crazy About Tiffany’s 

The first documentary fully authorized to take fans and dreamers behind the scenes as well as introduce the famous faces that have become synonymous with the brand, Crazy About Tiffany’s debuted earlier this month and has fans all a flutter. Have a look at the trailer below:

Francophile Find

~Most Useful French Phrases for Travel in France

Whether you are new to the French language or need a brush-up, Diane of the French blog Oui in France has created a handy audio guide along with her French husband to navigate the most common French phrases. Delightful, simple and absolutely the minimal language essentials to have with you during your next trip, be sure to check it out.

Shopping

—Club Monaco Emlyn Silk Shirt (black)

This past year has revealed that I love nothing more than a pair of skinny jeans and a well tailored silk button-up shirt. With white, navy and gray, the one other neutral I am looking for is black, and it looks like Club Monaco has a quality piece that will fit the bill.

girldog

chutney

~recipe for Baked Camembert~

The week has come to a close and the weekend is ready to begin. And I will admit, I am ready, more than ready, for it to arrive. With a cold in my rearview mirror and a birthday to celebrate, the two days ahead are much to anticipate.

And to see the end of February . . . I must say, where did it go? Wherever it went, it went quickly. Perhaps too quickly, but maybe that is a good sign as well.

I do wish you a lovely weekend, and thank you for stopping by! Below are a few articles you may enjoy. Until Monday, bon week-end.

~An intriguing article . . .  Why Most Diets Fail

~6 Stress-Reducing Rituals Successful People Live By

~Express Yourself to Success with Mental Toughness

~15 Ways to Help Learn a New Language Fast

~Visiting Paris and want to stay in the 7th arrondissement? Stay here. Trust me.

~All Stylish People do These 11 Things

 

 

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10 thoughts on “This & That: No. 198

  1. Wishing you a wonderful birthday weekend! And a bright and lovely, simply luxurious year ahead.
    With warmest greetings from Belfast,
    Anne
    xx

  2. Hi Shannon,
    Belated birthday greetings from Australia.
    Just catching up on your posts and notice something about Wednesday news..!!.. How do I get that please? I thought I was logged in for all of your posts.
    Please advise and once again congratulations.
    Last time I left a message was for your book signing!!
    Pamela

    1. Pamela, thanks for stopping by. Do you mean the Wednesday post? You can simply subscribe to the daily email further down on the far right column. If you are wanting something else, just let me know and I will be sure to help. 🙂

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