Haute Couture Fashion Week has begun in Paris, and the streets are again full of street style fashion, even more than every other day in Paris. What an abundance of inspiration to draw from, and in just one day, a trend worth noting was revealed - the Shearling Lined Jacket. Seen above on Alexandra Guerain Read More
Tuesday January 22, 2019


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January is a wonderful time of year to assess our closets and add those timeless items that we love, but would prefer to pay the sale price. Currently, winter sales are continuing as spring collections are waiting in the wings, and as plaid coats were the trend to take notice of this past fall, I... Read More
Tuesday January 15, 2019
A home without an owner for 40 years until Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino purchased the 17th century 3200 square foot apartment just outside of Milan in the heart of Crema a few years ago, and in doing so, brought it back to life. Profiled in The New York Times Style Magazine, the creator of the... Read More
Thursday January 17, 2019

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Let's travel around the country and the world to discover a glimpse of how TSLL readers live simply luxuriously! Last month when TSLL's 2nd book was released, I invited readers to share a pic of their copy, and as you will see, each reader shares a unique moment of their very own to savor. From moments... Read More
Sunday December 30, 2018

Weekly Finds

For about four hours one evening this past December I escaped to France vicariously through an awesome opportunity to cook with Susan Herrmann Loomis in Portland, Oregon. I know many of TSLL readers are quite familiar with Ms. Herrmann’s cooking school in Normandy, On Rue Tatin, but if you aren't, she was a guest last January... Read More
Wednesday January 16, 2019
The first season of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen premiered this past September, and I had so much fun putting together, sharing with viewers and then eating the food that was created in each episode! There were eight episodes plus the pilot episode in Season 1, and based on views and downloads (the blog, YouTube or... Read More
Saturday December 29, 2018
Books ~Highly Intuitive People: 7 Right-Brain Traits to Change the Lives of Highly Intuitive People by Heidi Sawyer Granted, this book will only be for a small percentage of readers as intuitive-sensitive people make up approximately 15-20% of the population, but for that percentage, knowing how to tap into their gifts rather than being demoralized due to Read More
Friday January 11, 2019
~3.1 Phillip Lim Silk-blend sweater ~Elie Tahari Theora twill straight-leg pants ~Cole Haan Vesta Grand Leather Point-Toe Pumps ~Anthropologie Lily Resin Bracelet ~Tom Ford Optical Glass Frames ~Kate Spade New York Medium Margaux leather satchel ~The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Everything by Martha Stewart ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: Read More
Thursday January 10, 2019
Winter is a perfect time of year to wear black, and wearing blue works year round. Oh, who am I kidding? Either can, and should, be worn year-round as it all depends upon the person wearing the clothes, the circumstance and what makes you feel your best. And after watching Sunday night's Golden Globes with Read More
Tuesday January 08, 2019
British Treat ~A Country Life: At Home in the English Countryside by Roy Strong Approximately one year ago, a TSLL reader introduced me to Devon blogger Margaret Powling and her blog Devon Dreaming. I have been enjoying it ever since, and it was just a few days ago that she shared this book. It was published quite Read More
Friday January 04, 2019
~Roland Mouret cotton-blend bouclé tweed and crepe skirt ~Vince Slim Fitted Stretch-Silk Blouse (other colors) ~L.K. Bennett Floret Trench Patent Heels, trench (other colors) ~L.K. Bennett Becca Wool Double Faced Coat, on sale ~Sézane Henriette LIP watch~ ~Mejuri solid yellow gold hoops, different sizes available~ ~The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm and Joy from Morning to Evening by Read More
Thursday January 03, 2019
In a recent article sharing the 10 Home Design Trends to Watch Out for in 2019 in The Washington Post, one design idea that caught my eye as far more signature and lasting than trendy was the stand-alone bench for dining seating. Never one to seize a trend without assessing if it will last, the beauty Read More
Thursday January 03, 2019
The French culture is always teaching me something I had not known, and upon learning it, I find myself saying, "Now that makes sense. What a great idea!" Such was the case when I recently learned while reading Janine Marsh's blog The Good Life France that saying Happy New Year (Bonne Année) is not to Read More
Monday December 31, 2018