Since TSLL began I have shared recipes that I have enjoyed making and eating. The two prerequisites for a recipe to be shared on TSLL were they had to be delicious and adhere to simple instructions. Since that time, a few other underlying themes have emerged, much of which was inspired by the French culinary culture:... Read More
Friday December 15, 2017


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~Stella McCartney Falabella faux brushed-leather clutch~ ~Stella McCartney Alexia wool-blend wide-leg pants~ ~Equipment Sayer Silk Shirt~ ~Francesco Russo patent-leather pump~ ~Chan Luu Rose gold-plated, silver-tone and opal necklace~ ~Marni gold-tone resin clip earrings~ ~The Reporter's Kitchen: Essays by Jane Kramer~ ~Muubaa Bentley paneled leather biker jacket~   SHOP THE OUTFIT: ... Read More
Thursday December 14, 2017
Books —Dollars & Sense: How to Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter by Dr. Dan Ariely and‎ Jeff KreislerSometimes a shift in perspective is what is needed to better understand a concept, and if money is a bit perplexing, perhaps behavioral economist Dan Ariely and financial comedian and writer Jeff Kreisler can shed a new light on how... Read More
Friday December 08, 2017
Wednesday November 08, 2017

I must admit, sipping a hot cup of tea and nibbling on a buttery sweet palmier is a beautiful depiction of the sweet life (or should I say the simply luxurious life). And so it was the image below that inspired Inslee's newest illustration for TSLL blog. ~recipe for sweet (or savory) palmiers~ When readers stop by... Read More
Thursday October 19, 2017
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

Weekly Finds

When I travel, even to towns and cities I have visited before, I am always curious to find a delicious meal at a new destination. And with Portland the nearest metropolis area to where I call home, the culinary curious city is a gem to explore. And so I found my way to Måurice just off... Read More
Wednesday December 06, 2017
Each time my Bon Appétit magazine arrives, I turn the pages looking for recipes I may want to try. Upon located the recipes that tickle my taste buds, I ripe them out and place them on a corkboard I have in my kitchen. In BA's recent Thanksgiving issue, they shared a cookie recipe that happened to... Read More
Sunday November 12, 2017
Recently I saw Diane Keaton in her latest movie, Hampstead (have a look at the trailer at the end of the post), which was inspired by real events in Hampstead, England, just outside of London. In the film, Keaton's character, an American widow, teams up with a gentleman who is being evicted from his home located... Read More
Thursday December 14, 2017
"We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be." – Jane Austen's Fanny in Mansfield Park (1814) Before I ventured on my way to England, first to London and then on to the Devon countryside, at the end of last month, I came across Jane Austen's quote... Read More
Wednesday December 13, 2017
The two reasons I gravitate toward wrap tops or dresses are the ability to size for my body and the v-neckline which elongates the body. However, as I was reminded while talking with a friend recently, when the shoulders are not made for women such as myself with broad shoulders, it does make it difficult... Read More
Tuesday December 12, 2017
~Joseph Mili felted wool-blend coat~ ~Dieppa Restrepo rod leather boots~ ~Iris & Ink Thea cotton-poplin shirt~ ~Proenza Schouler PS-J2 mid-rise skinny jeans~ ~Dannijo Hawk gold-plated earrings~ ~Allude Metallic striped cashmere scarf~ ~Bobbi Brown 'The Alice' 57mm sunglasses~ ~Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life by Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard   ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: ... Read More
Thursday December 07, 2017
Yesterday I pulled out one of my coziest and most oversized sweaters and reveled in its comfort the entire day. The permission frigid temperatures gives us to wear untailored clothing is a playful way to work with proportions, and so long as you select a color that complements your skin tone as it will highlight your... Read More
Tuesday December 05, 2017
If you have a Francophile on your shopping list this holiday season or perhaps a foodie, be sure to enter TSLL's giveaway of the above illustrated print from Modvin, Anatomie d'un Repas Français. And if you, yourself, fall into either or both of those categories, be sure to enter to win this French lifestyle inspired... Read More
Sunday December 03, 2017
Beauty —Rodin olio lusso Lavender Face OilEarlier this year I shared eight of my favorite beauty products. And one of these items was Rodin's olio lusso facial oil, the original scent, jasmine/neroli. Having just finished my current bottle, I decided to try the lavender scent as I am a lover of the calming, tranquil fragrance. Available... Read More
Friday December 01, 2017