I can remember the first time I enjoyed a high tea. The first time I heard over the speaker while navigating the Tube in London, "Mind the Gap". The first time my very own eyes saw the rolling hills of the English countryside sectioned with stone walls and covered with vines and greenery. And the Read More
—Modern Lunch: +100 Recipes for Assembling the New Midday Meal by Allison Day
With plant-forward recipes from the blogger behind Yummy Beat, discover new, inpired ways to update your lunch. Inspired by the seasonal fare and her travels around the globe, discover simple, delicious and healthy recipes to add to your midday eating repertoire.
—Where Cooking... Read More
The Weekly Newsletter is a great solution to simplify your week. All of the quality you love from The Simply Luxurious Life, all in one email. Enjoy a round-up of all of the previous week’s posts and podcast episodes with a cup of tea or a hot cup of coffee on your schedule. Arriving in your inbox every Friday, the newsletter includes an extra post of inspiration exclusively for subscribers. You will also find a preview of the upcoming week's podcast episode, personal and intimate conversations with Shannon, and alerts to upcoming releases, discounts, and sales.
Let's travel around the country and the world to discover a glimpse of how TSLL readers live simply luxuriously! Last month when TSLL's 2nd book was released, I invited readers to share a pic of their copy, and as you will see, each reader shares a unique moment of their very own to savor.
From moments... Read More
A day celebrated around the globe as May Day, but as well to many countries (France and Britain included) as Labor Day, as well as International Workers' Day.
But we cannot forget that it is also the day to celebrate the exchanging of the Lily of the Valley bloom in France.
Lily of... Read More
Croissants and France.
It is nearly impossible to think about one without thinking about the other. And while the history of where the croissant originated is debatable (did it actually originate in Austria in the 17th century?), the understood and agreed upon truth is that a croissant is absolutely scrumptious and made with ample amounts... Read More
I couldn't help but let my jaw drop when I saw Ellen Pompeo's recent spotlight of her copper collection in Veranda. Copper pans may appear tedious to keep polished, but they are a joy in the kitchen (read a detailed post from the archives on copper). Both functional and beautiful to display in the kitchen, Read More
~Monique lightweight linen dress in black (white also available)~
When it comes to summer attire choices, I opt for ease and gravitate toward ease that also encompasses style. In my wardrobe each year, it includes more and more dresses, and most likely midi length dresses, often made of linen.
Reformation is a worthwhile online shopping site Read More
"Maybe I don't have to be brave all the time. Maybe I just need to be brave for a little while at the right time." —Kobi Yamada, author of What Do You Do with a Chance?
What if taking the chance that you secretly wish would work out was simply a matter of believing that Read More
—The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
I happened upon an interview with Melinda Gates this past week when she sat down with Judy Woodrow of PBS Newshour, and I appreciated her candid conversation about her own realizations she confronted about equality in her own marriage. Her over-arching message that Read More
~Brunello Cucinelli straight leg pant~
~Castañer Carina canvas wedge espadrilles (more colors)~
~Vanessa Bruno Idra button-detailed striped cotton-blend sweater~
~Mark & Graham Canvas & Leather Tote (more colors)~
~How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
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House & Garden UK's Gabby Deeming's long lease of her 18th century Bloomsbury flat inspired her to make it her own. Having lived in the space for six years, she knew its bones, she knew how she enjoyed living in it, and subsequently turn it into a sanctuary to slip into when she crossed the Read More
"All music is created with the same sonic DNA, the same tonal building blocks, those miraculous vibrations of air that can be shaped in myriad ways to become a Bach cantata here, a Beyoncé chart-topper there."—Clemency Burton-Hill, author of Year of Wonder: Classical Music to Enjoy Day by Day
Classical music was for some time a Read More