~DVF Demi Collared Midi Dress in cornflower, on sale~ As summer begins to wind down, it may see to be the last thing to think about, but stocking up on beautiful summer travel attire items is not a bad idea as prices are significantly slashed on some, if not many designs. Either way, since our recent Read More
Tuesday August 20, 2019


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The simple process by which solid butterfat is separated from the liquid buttermilk produces the most scrumptious and one of the most important details when it comes to cooking and making delicious, mouth-wateringly good food: Butter. Butter, as TSLL readers know, is not all the same, and the difference makes a différence! So I decided to give... Read More
Saturday August 17, 2019
For just over one year, I have slept every night on vintage French linen sheets, and for me, it has been the sweetest sleep year of my life. In the summer heat (my house does not have a/c), linen sheets keep me far cooler than cotton sheets ever were able to do, and in the winter,... Read More
Saturday August 17, 2019

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I always have a good time with KATU-TV's Afternoon Live's host Tra'Renee Chambers when I have the opportunity to be invited onto the show, and yesterday's segment was no exception. For the first time, however, I had the task of having a cooking segment, which I was very excited to do, but also knew time management would be... Read More
Friday June 28, 2019

Weekly Finds

~photo credit: Eddy Verneuil~ The talented woman behind the French lifestyle blog My French Country Home, My Stylish French Box and Brocante, Burgundy and Provençal Tours in France, and who I feel fortunate to call my friend, Sharon Santoni, has stepped into the magazine world, and Francophiles are celebrating. At the beginning of 2019, Santoni brought... Read More
Friday August 16, 2019
A luxury in any home is having a master en suite, but perhaps, it is not a luxury. Perhaps, no matter how small the home, so long as a powder room is available for guests, having a master suite for the owners of the home is a necessity. After all, having your own private bathroom... Read More
Thursday June 13, 2019
Film —Where'd You Go Bernadette? Based on the 2012 bestselling novel by Maria Semple, Where'd You Go, Bernadette?, the film opens in theaters today. Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchette stars as Bernadette in the comedic plot that follows a mother determined to reconnect with her creative self. Her adventure takes her all the way to Antarctica (they Read More
Friday August 16, 2019
A double handle or a single handle. That is most pressing question when it comes to deciding which French markets tote to purchase, because the easy question to answer is, Do I want a French Market tote? And in my life, the answer is an emphatic YES! :) The second question is easy to answer, Read More
Thursday August 15, 2019
~J.Crew Long Sheath Dress in Four-season Stretch, navy and black available, use promo code FALLFAVES to save 25% off full priced items~ ~J.Crew Lucie suede pumps, more colors - 50% off~ ~Rebecca Minkoff Kate Soft Tote (more colors)~ ~for wrapping over your shoulders - St. James Maree II Breton Stripe Sweater with buttons, navy/ivory (ivory/navy also available)~ ~Citizen Read More
Thursday August 15, 2019
The delights in Paris are seemingly never ending. As I was just talking to a friend of mine recently about what makes travel extraordinary, for me, it comes down to knowing I will be able to eat and sleep well. When these two fundamentals are tended to, then everything else I have dreamed of experiencing Read More
Wednesday August 14, 2019
Food, France and an expert American expat who offers cooking classes. A trifecta indeed for someone like me who loves to eat, loves France and wants to learn even more about cooking seasonal, French cuisine. During the first week of July this summer I had the opportunity to attend a three-day class taught by Susan Hermann-Loomis Read More
Wednesday August 14, 2019
Acquiring the skill of savoring everyday pleasures and moments is a crucial ingredient of living an extraordinary life. And while one person's everyday pleasurable moment may be different than another's, finding what soothes you, what brings you to the present moment, is knowledge about oneself worth discovering. For me, one simple everyday pleasure is sipping a Read More
Wednesday August 14, 2019
Julia Child found her large (The New York Times described it as "bird bath sized") and much-used mortar and pestle at the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen in the 1950s, and with the help of her husband Paul to carry it to their car, it remained a part of her batterie de cuisine through her years in Read More
Tuesday August 13, 2019