Books —Destination Simple: Everyday Rituals for a Slower Life by Brooke McAlary While released last September, Brooke McAlary's book is a resource to return to again and again for ideas on how to permanently change the pace of our lives - specifically change them from too quick and over-extended to slow and enjoyable. With simple tips and Read More
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New chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci of Burberry put on display some sturdy classics earlier this week during London Fashion Week but of course not without a touch of Burberry sophistication that only Burberry can offer. Which reminded me of the absolute necessary staple I love having in my closet - the classic trench.  Last November I... Read More
Monday September 17, 2018
Last month I wrote a post sharing 20 things that made me smile in that particular week. The reception of this post was overwhelmingly positive including a request to make it a regular occurrence. While I cannot promise it will be regular, I must admit, it is a beneficial exercise in reflecting on all the... Read More
Tuesday September 18, 2018

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One of the delightful details of any morning in which I need not be out the door at a early prescribed time is even if my body clock still wakes me up at five, I linger.  And in my lingering this morning and most mornings such as I enjoyed today, I journal, I dream, I listen... Read More
Sunday September 16, 2018

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"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury." —Coco Chanel A week ago today, TSLL's 3rd annual French Week began, and to say we had a full week of French-inspired posts is an understatement. At the end of today's post, I have rounded up each of the them, organized by topic so you can make... Read More
Sunday August 19, 2018
Welcome to The Simply Luxurious Kitchen and its first season and episode! I am very excited to welcome you into my kitchen which has become a haven of curiosity and exploration for me over the years and share with you what I have learned to simplify and amplify the flavor in your everyday cooking excurions.  As I... Read More
Friday September 07, 2018
—Books —Suzanne Kasler: Sophisticated Simplicity Always looking for inspiration to marry simplicity and sophistication, interior designer Suzanne Kasler's new decor book is full of inspiration that is certain to inspire. Having the good fortune to receive a copy, I can attest your predilection for adding something new and inspired to your home will be satiated. Below are Read More
Thursday September 13, 2018
~Boden Estella Jacquard Dress (more colors)~ ~Lucky Brand Azoola (more colors)~ ~Julie Vos Loire Bangle~ ~The RealReal Herve Leger Silk Printed Scarf, use promo code REAL to save 20%~ ~Stella McCartney Fallabella foldover tote, save 20% off with promo code REAL~ ~The Measure of My Powers: A Memoir of Food, Misery and Paris by Jackie Kai Ellis ~Caudalie Vine Overnight Oil~ ~SHOP Read More
Wednesday September 12, 2018
Mother Nature can often teach us very well when it comes to which colors work well together, and staying in the family of one hue is a smart, chic and simple sartorial choice.  To see an outfit pulled together with rose and blush hues as shown above or various shades of navy (just below), it initially Read More
Monday September 10, 2018
Books —Dream, Design, Live by Paloma Contreras Paloma Contreras was one of the first bloggers I began following in 2009 when I stepped into the blogosphere. Her decor destination was always full of chic inspiration, and I am extremely excited to see her progression into a full-time decorator. Her new book Dream, Design, Live, released just this Read More
Thursday September 06, 2018
Ample light is a luxurious design detail to incorporate in any space we reside or work, and for interior designer Jane Gowers, she knew she could turn this dilapidated London serendipitious find into something quite luxurious and welcoming. And that she did.  In two years time, the construction and remodeling was complete, and what a beautiful Read More
Wednesday September 05, 2018
~Gianvito Rossi Anna 85 leather slingback pumps (black also available)~ ~Banana Republic Machine Washable Italian Wool-Blend Skirt with side slit~ ~Equipment Slim Signature Silk blouse, on sale (more colors)~ ~Mango Belted Wool Coat~ ~Madewell Waves Cuff Link (more colors)~ ~Bobbi Brown Mini Glow Set (brush included)~ ~Madewell Circle Statement Earrings (more colors)~ ~The Awakening of Miss Primm: A Novel by Natalia Sanmartin Read More
Wednesday September 05, 2018
"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer." —Helen Hunt Jackson As I was returning home yesterday from an early morning walk with the boys (see below a few pics), I found myself just savoring this time of year and wanting to frame it and Read More
Tuesday September 04, 2018