The Barefoot Contessa knows how to make autumn all the sweeter as she has been publishing a book every other year at about this time (her most recent was in 2016 - Cooking for Jeffrey, see her entire collection of cookbooks here). And with each cookbook a new Food Network series usually is paired, but her Read More
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~Cedric Charlier Gathered crepe de chine midi dress~ ~Chloe Misty leather sandals~ ~Rosantica Oro Necklace~ ~Judith Leiber Karung Frame Clutch, use code REAL for 20% off~ ~The Little Tea Book: All the Essentials from Leaf to Cup by Sebastian Beckwith and Caroline Paul ~Lancer, Method: Body Nourish~ SHOP THE OUTFIT: VIEW PAST OUTFITS OF THE WEEK: ~Visiting the Bookshop ~Tan & Black: A Sharp... Read More
Wednesday October 17, 2018
Lately, Britain has been dancing about my mind for a variety of reasons, and it certainly was further heightened with last weekend's wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank. But I would be reminisce if I didn't admit the news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced last Friday of their expecting a child this coming... Read More
Wednesday October 17, 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

Weekly Finds

Currently, a weekend of simplicity is being enjoyed at chez simply luxurious. Yesterday, the rain drizzled steadily from morning to afternoon which prompted a spontaneous smile from ear to ear upon waking. After a leisurely breakfast, I attended a favorite yoga class, returned home for a bit of work tending to the upcoming book release,... Read More
Sunday October 07, 2018
Breakfast, as was shared in episode #3, is one of my favorite meals of the day, and it becomes even sweeter when a French dish is a part of the meal. The classic French omlette is simple and asks only to be seasoned with the traditional French fine herbs (which are discussed in this episode as... Read More
Friday October 05, 2018
I love scarves. Whether it is fall, winter, spring or even summer, scarves can be worn, worn with aplomb and worn without breaking the budget for both men and women. I remember vividly the many men I observed wearing linen scarves in the heat of July in France, and I must say, I Read More
Monday October 15, 2018
Books —Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.  by Brené Brown Released earlier this week and already a bestseller, Brené Brown returns with a book to offer her wisdom to lead where we see potential to help and the courage to offer our talents and abilities. Be sure to listen to her conversation at the Read More
Thursday October 11, 2018
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Wednesday October 10, 2018
Yesterday I found myself at Trader Joe's picking up flowers for the house and stocking up on my go-to classroom snacks - unsalted roasted almonds. But before I stepped inside, I saw the pumpkins and snapped a pic to share on Instagram (see below).  There is just something about pumpkins that makes me smile, and so today Read More
Wednesday October 10, 2018
The sartorial choices we make on a daily basis enable us to communicate without saying a word. And along with our clothing choices, an everyday accessory that we walk out the door with whether we want to or not, is our skin.  As someone who since puberty has been learning, wrestling, finding occasional success, running into Read More
Monday October 08, 2018
Books —Good and Mad: The Evolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister In 2016, author Rebecca Traister wrote All the Single Ladies (a bestseller) which inspired this podcast episode of The Simple Sophisticate (episode #94). The book was included on The New York Times Notable Books of 2016 and the Best Books of 2016 selected by The Boston Globe, NPR Read More
Thursday October 04, 2018
~La Ligne NYC AAA striped cashmere sweater~ ~J.Brand Joan cropped mid-rise bootcut jeans~ ~The Seller Pointed Toe Boots~ ~Cuyana Leather Tote (other colors)~ ~Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff by Myquillyn Smith ~Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Honey Bath~ ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: Read More
Wednesday October 03, 2018