Sunday night's 24th Annual Screen Actors' Guild awards offered a rainbow of pink shades on the red carpet which reminded me of the power of the perfect pink for any one of us. Depending upon your skin's color tone (cool or warm), pink can be a calm or a vibrant option. While sometimes pink can Read More
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Cultivating a signature style is simple, yet difficult at the same time. Why? Because it's your signature. You are the only one that will have precisely what you will eventually discover. However, with five simple questions, you can easily narrow down exactly what you want your signature style to be AND what will enable you... Read More
Wednesday January 03, 2018
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It happened more than a few years ago. My mother received a gift from a friend that looked more like a magic box of sorts than anything you might want to use with food. She explained that the butter would rest suspended in the bell portion while water, about 1/4-1/2 inch filled the bottom.  With... Read More
Wednesday January 17, 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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"À vaillant coeur rien d’impossible." -Jacques Cœur “For a valiant heart nothing is impossible.” The French culture continues to inspire new and trusted ways of going about life, style, cooking and well, simply enjoying the everydays here on TSLL blog as we focus on living a life of quality over quantity. This year, the 2nd annual TSLL... Read More
Wednesday December 27, 2017
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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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January is a wonderful time to peruse collections before the spring selections arrive. Not only are boutiques and online stores clearing their inventory, but they are also wanting to entice shoppers to keep shopping as there is a significant lull in spending following the holidays (understandably, however, if you know what you want and can Read More
Tuesday January 16, 2018
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Books —When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. PinkReleased this past Tuesday, Daniel H. Pink shares the science behind the best times of day to be your most successful at work, losing weight, making decisions, and many more daily tasks. Have a look at this article to discover more than a few specific Read More
Friday January 12, 2018
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~DVF Midi Wrap Dress in Carson Stripe Black~ ~Maggie Marilyn Be Mine oversized cotton-twill trench coat~ ~Manolo Blahnik Carolyn Leather mid-heel 70mm halter pump~ ~Rebecca Minkoff Love Embossed Crossbody~ ~Rebecca Minkoff Front Facing Ring and Bar Hoop earrings~ ~Making Winter: A Hygge-Inspired Guide to Surviving the Winter Months by Emma Mitchell   ~SHOP THE OUTFIT:     ~SIMILAR POSTS FROM THE ARCHIVES YOU MIGHT ENJOY: ~Top Read More
Thursday January 11, 2018
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The details, the finishing touches of decor and Mother Nature reveal a quiet confident sophistication about a living space as exemplified in a duplex co-op on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Interior designer Garrow Kedigian was given the task of transforming the 5000 square foot home into a modern, yet classic living space for his client who Read More
Thursday January 11, 2018
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Oprah is back. Not that she actually had gone anywhere, but for the first time since her talk show wrapped up in 2011, after 25 years of being in our living rooms five days a week, I was reminded of the energy she exuded each time I sat down at 4pm in the afternoon to be Read More
Monday January 08, 2018
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“Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite.” — Auguste Escoffier, the founder of Escoffier School of Culinary Arts (his tome of a cookbook) Part of the reason to make meals involving brilliant flavors is to fill the home with a Read More
Sunday January 07, 2018
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Book —The Happiness Advantage by Shawn AchorAfter listening to Shawn Achor's conversation with Oprah on Super Soul Conversation's podcast, I was curious to check out his books. Flipping the formula on its head regarding what it takes to reach success, Achor argues that rather than hard work being needed to cultivate success and thus happiness, it Read More
Friday January 05, 2018
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