When I imagine a vacation rental in the country of France, I imagine a quaint cottage with maybe two or three bedrooms, but when I came across Luxury Retreats rental named Fleurs de Provence which includes nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms, I immediately imagined the rental to host special occasions for an entire group of Read More
Thursday April 26, 2018


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Even though the weather is warmer, and our pedicure is on display does not mean we need to wear lesser quality shoes. In fact, because there is less support, what we do wear should be quality. From the leather soles to the comfortable straps that hold our feet in place, the feel with each wear... Read More
Tuesday April 24, 2018
Books —The Art of the Wasted Day by Patricia HamplLast weekend I came across author Patricia Hampl's excerpt in The New York Times regarding how we should go about spending our days as exemplified by lovers of leisure and solitude throughout history, and I quickly looked up her book that was just released April 17. The primary... Read More
Friday April 20, 2018

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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

The kitchen continues to be a place in the home that draws my eye, and when La Canache's IG feed spotlighted @cat_in_france's stove in her Normandy kitchen, I immediately went to her account and then her website and now want to share with you, TSLL reader and fellow Francophile. I am enamored. After my post... Read More
Thursday March 29, 2018
The recipes I gravitate toward tickle my curiosity, and it is often that a recipe sparks my attention when I least expect it. For example, while I was making the long, wintery drive to my parents' home this past holiday vacation, I was listening to the many downloaded podcast episodes of the cooking shows I... Read More
Sunday January 14, 2018
~DVF Washed Silk Tunic~ ~Citizens of Humanity Liya high rise classic fit in fade out~ ~Kenneth Jay Lane beaded gold-tone clip earrings~ ~Castañer Carina canvas wedge espadrilles (many more colors)~ ~Rebecca Minkoff pressed flowers scarf~ ~Fendi Diavolo Trapezio Bag, save 20% sith code REAL~ ~How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy, Healthy Life by Dr. Frank Lippman~   ~SHOP THE Read More
Thursday April 19, 2018
The sun, the warmth, the loose, breathable layers, the requirement of pedicure pampering to don sandals with playful, functional style. Yes, the warmth and ease of summer. Planning the attire for summer seems quite far off, two months to be precise, but when it comes to finding the clothes we want, can afford and in the Read More
Tuesday April 17, 2018
Beauty —Sephora Beauty Event Get ready to stock up on your favorite and must-have beauty items. Beginning today, Rouge members have the opportunity to shop Sephora's top beauty finds, receiving 15% through April 16th. Sephora VIB + Beauty Insiders Member Event begins on April 20 and runs through 23 where all VIB members will receive access to shop Spring Read More
Friday April 13, 2018
  ~Theory Linen Shawl Collar Blazer, Beige or White~ ~Parker 'Vanna' silk crepe flower dress~ ~Julie Vos Loire Gemstone Earrings~ ~Cult Gaia Stella Bag~ ~Les Tropéziennes par M. Belarbi Sandales~ ~French Provençal Cooking by Elizabeth David~ ~Longchamp Cat Eye sunglasses~   ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: Read More
Thursday April 12, 2018
A home that combines modern with comfort, rustic with simplicity, is a home I tend to be drawn to. Wanting a home with open spaces, yet private sanctuary with luxurious finishes, walking into my sanctuary each day is a place I go for renewal and relaxation. In each of the interior designed homes by Kate Marker Read More
Thursday April 12, 2018
"We are designed for struggle. We're better off; we're more in touch with who we are as individuals. You have to treat the horrible things that happen in life with the same dignity and respect that you handle the best things that happen in your life." —Scott Hamilton, U.S. Olympic gold medal figure skaterWith the Read More
Wednesday April 11, 2018
Last week, a spring trend that was discussed with guest to the podcast Tiffani Rogers was the return of the plaid, and this time, summer plaid. Initially, I was skeptical of its "investment" worthy nature for summer, but I was reminded that indeed this style can absolutely be a classic to return to again and again. Read More
Tuesday April 10, 2018