Books —12 Rules for Life: An Antidote for Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson Released last month, psychologist Jordan B. Peterson shares creative anecdotes to discuss discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility to distill the world's wisdom into 12 practical rules for life. Needless to say, I am more than mildly curious to see what he has to share. —The Food Therapist: Read More
Friday February 23, 2018
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Tee shirts may seem too casual initially, but when it comes to layering and mixing high and low items, I find having a couple on hand, at least one in black and one in white, is helpful to seamlessly complete a look that needs to be simple, yet look effortlessly chic. Last week I was reminded... Read More
Tuesday February 20, 2018
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When the snow fell this weekend on Bend, I was giddy (as was Norman - see above). Having not seen much of it this winter, I was quick to get outside and in my own way, dance it (we walked . . . a lot). While the winter months can bring about far more serious... Read More
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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With a new year comes the motivation to streamline, organize and keep or toss what is or is not working. If we love something, we keep it. And if we want to keep it, why not do so in a way that works best for your schedule and the life you are cultivating? As 2018 begins, TSLL... Read More
Sunday January 07, 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
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Weekly Finds

“I had come to the conclusion that I must really be French, only no one had ever informed me of this fact. I loved the people, the food, the lay of the land, the civilized atmosphere, and the generous pace of life.” ― Julia Child, My Life in France Music which reminds us of beautiful memories,... Read More
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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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
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Beauty ~L'Occitane Anti-Aging Face Cream, Immortelle Divine CreamThe well-known Provence based beauty brand, L'Occitane offers an anti-aging cream that is their best-selling and multiple award-winning product. Immortelle Divine Cream offers a luxurious, yet lightweight cream created with the organic Immortelle essential oil and seven ingredients of natural origin to give skin the youthful, radiant glow you've always Read More
Friday February 16, 2018
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  ~Saint Laurent Stripe, Jersey Knit Tee (black & white)~ ~Joseph laurent crepe blazer (black)~ ~J.Brand Maria high-rise skinny jeans, black~ ~Anya Hindmarch printed silk-twill scarf~ ~3.1 Philip Lim kiddie leather mules~ ~Tibi Bébé bag by Myriam Schaefer (other colors available)~ ~Maya Brenne Mini 2-Letter Personalized Necklace, yellow gold~ ~Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local by Clotilde Dusoulier   ~SHOP THE OUTFIT:   ~View Archived Read More
Thursday February 15, 2018
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For a home which has only known one owner for nearly six decades when the seller chose to sell in 2015 to another mother with three daughters, the Connecticut small town residence was assured to be in very good hands. Local interior designer Raquel Garcia took the 1200 square home down to the studs, and in eight Read More
Thursday February 15, 2018
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In 2016 I proposed the idea (episode #128) that the term "soul mate" was a myth, at least in terms of how the current culture allowed its definition to be interpreted and peddled to imply we were not complete without our other half. Due to the origin of the term, the ancient tale of Aristophanes, the concept of Read More
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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There is a playful seriousness to polka dots when worn wisely. Whether you choose large, medium or petite dots, the amplification of playfulness can be turned up or down depending upon the situation they will be worn and the woman wearing them. For example this navy chiffon polka dot dress is simple, classic and flattering, but Read More
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Books —An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones Oprah's book club selection is one even I am eager to read, and I usually gravitate toward nonfiction. Released this past Tuesday, Tayari Jones' novel is set in the twenty-first century in the New South. An up and coming newly married couple,   she is an artist whose Read More
Friday February 09, 2018
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Look closely . . . in each room. Jennifer Aniston exemplifies the art of being beloved by the public, but deeply private as well. The home she shares with her husband Justin Thoreux in the hills of Los Angeles reveals a woman, a couple, that embraces the California chill attitude, but retains a rich sophistication and Read More
Thursday February 08, 2018
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