Books —The Things You See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast Paced World by Haemin Sunim   Mindfullness guide, who is a Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, Haemin Sunim offers insights into how to find your balance and inner peace in his Read More
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The only time I have worn a pair or pants (in my case jeans - because I only packed one pair) during my trip throughout France I regretted it almost immediately as it it quite warm. Every other day, including for my flight (loved wearing this dress from Vince, and it is still available, as well... Read More
Tuesday July 03, 2018
Traveling and comfort can absolutely be synonymous as was demonstrated with my most recent vacation rental in the Luberon region of Provence, France. Located in what locals call the Golden Triangle of Provence as you are situated just a few kilometers from tourists' most desired locations - Gordes, Menerbes, Bonnieux, Villa Dæsch is located in a hamlet... Read More
Sunday July 08, 2018

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I have some exciting news for you today. The most important good news is that the "best self" you have known either consciously or unconsciously that resides within you does exist and is something you can absolutely bring forth and share with the world. In fact, the world needs you to take on this challenge because... Read More
Tuesday June 12, 2018

Weekly Finds

The best discoveries often take time to find which makes searching for them all the more fun (and frustrating too, but we soon forget that evanescent feeling when we lay our eyes upon the prize - it is absolutely worth it). It was by pure accident that I wandered into the square of Vaison-la-Romaine on Sunday... Read More
Sunday July 01, 2018
In last week's episode of the podcast, the Petit Plaisir was my morning Avocado Toast recipe - which is less than a recipe and more simple seasoning with lemon juice and salt and then devouring. As seen above, beginning a couple of months ago, I now pair my every morning steel oats, sunnyside-up egg and hot... Read More
Tuesday May 22, 2018
Book —The Lost Vintage: A Novel by Ann Mah Released last month, The Lost Vintage tells the story of a woman who returns to her ancestral vineyard in Burgundy only to find a secret that her family would prefer to remain a secret since World War II. Attempting to become a sommelier, and having unsuccessfully taken the Read More
Thursday July 05, 2018
~Skin Blakey ruffled cotton-viola indigo dress, more here~ ~K. Jacques St. Tropez leather sandals (black available as well)~ ~Isabel Marant Gold-tone earrings~ ~La Roche-Posay body and face sunscreen, 60 spf (love their face sunscreen, ultra-light and use it everyday)~ ~Natural oval-shaped Moroccan basket tote~ ~Kauffman Mercantile Hand-woven Palm Carryall~ ~Mauritius wide-brimmed hat~ ~The Provence Cookbook by Patricia Wells~   ~SHOP THE OUTFIT:   ~View OUTFITS OF Read More
Wednesday July 04, 2018
"Not for the first time, I blessed the moment we decided to come and live in Provence." —Peter Mayle, My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and Now Peter Mayle brought the world to Provence with his international bestseller A Year in Provence in 1989, and while he stayed for twenty-five years with his wife Read More
Saturday June 30, 2018
Books —Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by Alice SteinbachRecently, a couple of readers shared a recommendation after I shared I had been reading Alone Time by Stephanie Rosenbloom which offered a similar circumstance of a woman traveling on her own and finding the enrichment of such a solitary experience. Released in 2001, Pulitizer-Prize Read More
Thursday June 28, 2018
Exploring Paris by foot is inexpensive and a fête for the senses. My first full day in Paris was last Friday, and since it was all downhill from Montmartre to the first arrondisement where one of my favorite destinations was located, I thought pourquoi pas (why not)? The Palais-Royale offers art, a garden to mosey around in, Read More
Wednesday June 27, 2018
~My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and Now by Peter Mayle Today, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Peter Mayle's first posthumous book and last book has been released. On January 18th of this year, Peter passed away but not before writing a memoir that will delight and reinvigorate his fans' love for Provence from the perspective Read More
Monday June 25, 2018
It doesn't take long to be reminded of the magic of Paris. From the first time I ever stepped foot on its terra firma in 2000 to the last time in 2013, and again this past Thursday, I was reminded what draws me to the City of Light - the buttery croissants, the locals who Read More
Friday June 22, 2018