Every Monday, listeners are able to tune in to iTunes, Stitcher Radio or stop by the blog to catch the weekly podcast.


TSLL is beginning a new chapter and debuting its first podcast The Simple Sophisticate. What is a Simple Sophisticate you may be wondering?

The simple sophisticate is someone who prefers quality over quantity, sensible living over mindless consumption, personal style instead of trendy fashions, has an insatiable curiosity for life’s endless questions and a desire to live a truly fulfilling life rather than being led around by the nose. Inspired by her lifestyle blog The Simply Luxurious Life, Shannon Ables (the original Simple Sophisticate) shares with listeners tips on how to live a refined life on an everyday income. From achieving your goals, preparing a memorable meal, creating a capsule wardrobe, traveling the world (Francophiles tune in as Paris is a favorite destination), and living life to the fullest without breaking the bank, living well is really quite simple.


TSLL blog continues to reach readers around the world, and now, whether you are driving, exercising, working in the yard or traveling, you can listen each week to an idea-packed episode that will offer inspiration and motivation to help keep you striving for the life of your dreams all the while keeping you well-informed and clothed in your signature style.

The Soundtrack for the Podcast:

The music on Monday’s episode and the primary music for the entire podcast is titled “Walking in Paris” and the music for  Sunday’s Au Courant Weekly is titled “Fresh and Sunny Bossa“. (click on the song title to be directed to the purchase page)


~click here to see the entire Top 10 List & Honorable Mention with direct access to each episode~


Episode #1 – The 8 Pillars of Creating a Simply Luxurious Life (show notes)

Episode #2 – Mastering Your Money – 6 Basic Steps Toward Financial Security (show notes)

Episode #3 – 10 Essential Wardrobe Essentials (show notes)

Episode #4 – 10 Ways to Unearth Your Inner Francophile (show notes)

Episode #5 – Confidence: How to Gain It & Why It’s Invaluable (show notes)

Episode #6 – Authenticity: Finding the Courage to Be Yourself (show notes)

Episode #7 – 6 Ways to Create a Chic Sanctuary (show notes)

Episode #8 – Love Food, Love Your Body: 10 Simple Tips For Eating Well & Looking Your Best (show notes)

Episode #9 – 6 Ways to Live Fully Each Day (show notes)

Episode #10 – 5 Ways to Live an Examined Life (show notes)

Episode #11 – 7 Components of Healthy, Strong Relationships (show notes)

Episode #12 – Why Not . . . Be Unforgettable? (show notes)

Episode #13 – 8 Ways to Create Glowing Skin (show notes)

Episode #14 – 8 Strategies to Prep for the Holidays (show notes)

Episode #15 – 7 Components to Building a Signature style (show notes)

Episode #16 – 6 Fixed Life Ideas to Let Go (show notes)

Episode #17 – 4 Habits That Cultivate Continual Self-Growth (show notes)

Episode #18 – 15 Ideas for a Promising 2015 (show notes)

Episode #19 – Why Not . . . Be a Romantic? (show notes)

Episode #20 – How to be the Master of Your Mind (show notes)

Episode #21 – The Importance of Selecting the Best Reality (show notes)

Episode #22 – 17 Ways to Become More Charismatic (show notes)

Episode #23 – The French Way: How to Create a Luxurious Everyday Life (show notes)

Episode #24 – 10 Differences Between Women & Girls (show notes)

Episode #25 – Why Not . . . Become Self-Actualized? (show notes)

Episode #26 – How to Style a Bar Cart (show notes)

Episode #27 – 13 Ways to Cultivate True Wealth (show notes)

Episode #28 – The Modern Woman’s Lifestyle Grocery List (show notes)

Episode #29 – Why Not . . . Spring Forward? (show notes)

Episode #30 – How to Become the Master of Your Cell Phone (show notes)

Episode #31 – How to Live a Courageous Life (show notes)

Episode #32 – The Francophile’s Style Guide: The 14 Essentials (show notes)

Episode #33 – How to Live Alone Well (show notes)

Episode #34 – Life & Tech: Email Etiquette (show notes)

Episode #35 – 3 Ways to Design a Life That Works Best for You (show notes)

Episode #36 – How to Cultivate a Healthy Social Circle (show notes)

Episode #37 – The Truth Behind “It Was Meant to Be” (show notes)

Episode #38 – Life & Tech: Texting Etiquette 101 (show notes)

Episode #39 – Dating & Selling A Home: The 6 Similarities & The One Key Difference (show notes)

Episode #40 – 8 Ways to be the CEO of Your Own Life (show notes)

Episode #41 – Letting Go & Holding On: 12 Things to Let Go & 6 to Hold On To (show notes)

Episode #42 – Why Not . . . Create a Lingerie Capsule Wardrobe? (show notes)

Episode #43 – Why Not . . . Make the Most of the Summer Season? (show notes)

Episode #44 – The Gifts of Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) – (show notes)

Episode #45 – 10 Ways to Set Up Your Home Like Luxurious Travel Accommodations (show notes)

Episode #46 – The Importance of Cultivating a Sanctuary (show notes)

Episode #47 – Au Courant Weekly: July 25, 2015 (show notes)

Episode #48 – The Moving Checklist: How to Minimize the Stress of a Major Life Transition (show notes)

Episode #49 – Au Courant Weekly: August 1, 2015 (show notes)

Episode #50 – Why Not . . . Design a Happy Life? (show notes)

Episode #51 – Au Courant Weekly: August 8, 2015 (show notes)

Episode #52 – 15 Ways to Not “Feel Fat” (show notes)

Episode #53 – Au Courant Weekly: August 15, 2015 (show notes)

Episode #54 How to Deal with Toxic People (show notes)

Episode #55 – Au Courant Weekly: August 22, 2015 (show notes)

Episode #56 – Life, Love & Decor: My Interview with Frances Schultz (show notes)

Episode #57 – Au Courant Weekly: August 29, 2015 (show notes)

Episode #58 – Why Not . . . Wear a Blazer? A Fall Staple (show notes)

Episode #59 – Au Courant Weekly: September 5, 2015 (show notes)

Episode #60 – 25 Must-Haves for the Efficient Office Desk (show notes)

Episode #61, 10 Benefits of a Broad Perspective (show notes)

Episode #62 – Why Not . . . Simplify Your Choices? (show notes)

Episode #63 – Why Not . . . Gather the Essentials for Life? (show notes)

Episode #64 – 7 Life Lessons Learned from the Vineyard (show notes)

Episode #65 – 6 Ways to Defy Stereotypes (show notes)

Episode #66 – Money: Acting Rich vs. Being Rich (show notes)

Episode #67 4 Reasons to Let Go of Cynicism (show notes)

Episode #68 8 Ways for Introverts to Thrive in the Workplace (show notes)

Episode #69, 15 Habits for Timeless Style (show notes)

~Episode #70, Big Magic, What Elizabeth Gilbert Taught Me: Where True Success Resides (show notes)

Episode #71, A Simply Luxurious Thanksgiving (show notes)

Episode #72, Why Not . . . Be A Strong Woman? (show notes)

Episode #73, A Lesson from Ernest Hemingway (show notes)

Episode #74 – First Date Cheat Sheet (show notes)

Episode #75 – 7 Reasons 2016 Will Be A Wonderful Year (show notes) +2015 TSLL Holiday Playlist

~Episode #76, Au Courant Weekly: January 3, 2016 (show notes)

~Episode #77, Found: The Missing Piece (Trust), show notes

~Episode #78, Au Courant Weekly: January 10, 2016 (show notes)

~Episode #79 (show notes)

~Episode #80, Au Courant Weekly: January 17, 2016 (show notes)

~Episode #81, Strengths vs. Skills: The Important Difference (show notes)

~Episode #82, Au Courant Weekly: January 24, 2016 (show notes)

~Episode #83, Why Not . . . Be Brave? (show notes)

~Episode #84, Au Courant Weekly: January 31, 2016 (show notes)

~Episode #85, How to Trust the Timing of Your Life (show notes)

~Episode #86, Au Courant Weekly: February 7, 2016 (show notes)

~Episode #87, Romantic Love: What Is It & How to Maintain It? (show notes)

~Episode #88, Au Courant Weekly: February 14, 2016 (show notes)

~Episode #89, 18 Red Flags to Pay Attention to in a Relationship (show notes)

~Episode #90, February 21, 2016: Au Courant Weekly (show notes)

~Episode #91, The Power of Solitude (show notes)

~Episode #92, The 3 Elements of a Strong Social Well-Being (show notes)

~Episode #93, 15 Everyday Habits to Live a Life of Contentment (show notes)

~Episode #94, The Truths & Myths of the Independent, Single Woman (show notes)

~Episode #95, Why Not . . . Find Your Personal Power? (show notes)

~Episode #96, Everyday Living in France: My Interview with Sharon Santoni (show notes)

~Episode #97, Small + Simple = A Grand & Full Life, (show notes)

~Episode #98, The Power of the Spoken Word, (show notes)

~Episode #99, Why Not . . . Celebrate the Obstacles? (show notes)

~Episode #100, 10 Things Content People Understand About Uncertainty (show notes)

~Episode #101, Growth is a Choice: 12 Ways to Grow Up (show notes)

~Episode #102, Let’s Talk About Beauty (show notes)

~Episode #103, Effortless Style: The Truth (show notes)

~Episode #104, Simple Rules for a Good Life (show notes)

~Episode #105, 11 Ways to Make Any Home Your Sanctuary (show notes)

~Episode #106, 10 Tools Fulfilled People Utilize in Their Lives to Squash Negativity (show notes)

~Episode #107, 21 Ways to Know You’re Doing Just Fine in this Thing Called Life (show notes)

~Episode #108, What Lin-Manuel Miranda Taught Me (show notes)

~Episode #109, 34 Must-Have Items for Your Home Épicerie (show notes)

~Episode #110, The Best Learned Trait We Can Possess: Willpower (show notes)

~Episode #111, A Discussion about Quality over Quantity in Life and Style with NYC Stylist Tiffani Rogers (show notes)

~Episode #112, 11 Ways to be Happy Right Now (show notes)

~Episode #113, 16 Benefits of Being Self-Reliant (show notes)

~Episode #114, Time Management: 13 Habits That Make My Life Run More Productively (show notes)

~Episode #115, The 8 Benefits of Banishing Busy (show notes)

~Episode #116, Make Your Own Life Rules: How & Why (show notes)

~Episode #117, How to be Chic with Fiona Ferris (show notes)

~Episode #118, Paris, Relationships & Our Truest Selves: My Interview with Eleanor Brown (show notes)

~Episode #119, Why Never Giving Up is a Very Good Idea (show notes)

~Episode #120, The Wonderful Truth About Health, Happiness & Getting Older (show notes)

~Episode #121, 14 Ways to Get Back to Calm (show notes)

~Episode #122, Why Not . . . Have Self-Compassion? (show notes)

The Reviews Are In! Check out what listeners are saying:

“The very first thing I would like to say is that I must compliment the quality of your voice. It was absolutely pleasant and serene to listen to . . . I dare say that if  you told me that you had been doing voice over’s as a part-time career on top of teaching I would believe you! Your voice is beautiful, lively and passionate. It is the sound of one who has accomplished a sense of well-being.”

-Jessica from New York

“Your podcast is terrific! I love your voice. Your enthusiasm and love for what you do really comes through. You are positive and real. Your style feels like I am sitting across a table from you and we have just met for lunch, as girlfriends do.”

-Katina from Missouri

“I found the podcast time slipped by quickly, the material was absorbing and left me with things to think about even though I’m familiar with your blog material . . . The opening (and closing) music set a nice upbeat feel and pace before your voice came through. Overall it was really really good. Even if I didn’t know you already I would be subscribing to this podcast, you can count on me to spread the word!”

-Rose from Australia

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