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
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The summer travel season has begun and while we may not want to wear something as tightly tailored as Audrey Hepburn as we deplane, we can always look effortlessly chic whenever hopping on a plane or train is called for to whisk us away to our holiday in the sun. Whether it is reassessing what you... Read More
Tuesday June 12, 2018
When it comes to packing for holiday and getaway travel, the question is always swirling about in my mind, how much is just enough and will leave me pleasantly happy with the choices I have to wear? Each time I inch closer and closer to pinpointing this answer. But as we know many of the... Read More
Tuesday June 19, 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

Planning a trip to Paris involves much anticipation, and for some the Paris Syndrome overcomes us when we arrive and certain details are not as we had expected; however, with smart planning and flexible itinierary scheduling - allowing for meandering, nibbling and following our curiosities - no matter when or for how long, a trip... Read More
Thursday June 14, 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 —Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities and the Pleasures of Solitude by Stephanie Rosenbloom Loving. Absolutely loving. I almost didn't write anything more as the title speaks for itself, and then when I share that the four cities are Paris, Istanbul, New York City and Florence, isn't the deal sealed? So far I have devoured New Read More
Friday June 15, 2018
~L'Academie Tuscy Dress in Ocean Stripe~ ~Salvatore Ferragamo Enfola sandals (more colors)~ ~Kara Ross Iridescent Python Clutch, save 20% off with promo code REAL~ ~Frederica Moretti Frayed Panama Hat~ ~Tom Ford (on sale - $145 + 20% off with promo code REAL) Margaux Gradient sunglasses~ ~The Lido: A Novel by Libby Page (release date July 10, 2018) ~L'Occitane Peony Perfecting Cream, Read More
Thursday June 14, 2018
In just four years time, the self-publishing world has exploded. With more recognition from readers to news organizations and publicists, self-publishers have demonstrated they can be taken seriously as well if their product is top quality. The challenge any writer takes on when choosing to self-publish is to invest in their idea. In other words, betting Read More
Tuesday June 12, 2018
Books —Farm from Home: A Year of Stories, Pictures and Recipes from a City Girl in the Country by Amanda Brooks With the revelation that aligns with the simply luxurious way of life - "slowing down, reconnecting with nature, and making the most of each day", Amanda Brooks shares her experience after having moved to her husband's English Read More
Friday June 08, 2018
~DVF's Belted Striped Cotton Midi Dress~ ~Luxe Provenze St. Tropez Striped Lightweight Linen Dress~ ~Solodus Tall Wedge (new arrival)~ ~Stella McCartney Cat-eye printed sunglasses~ ~Halston Heritage paneled woven leather and suede tote~ ~Rachel Jackson Gold Tone earrings~ ~La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Body and Face Sunscreen SPF 60~ ~Butter: A Rich History by Elaine Khosrova   SHOP THE OUTFIT: Read More
Thursday June 07, 2018
Signature taste that can both be timeless and unique to the inhabitant of the sanctuary is not an easy feat. In order to curate a signature look including prints, along with sprinkles of color here and there, expertise of which prints would work well, which textures would work well and which colors are just enough Read More
Thursday June 07, 2018
A spring trend brought to the forefront by the Duchess of Sussex just prior to her in May wedding caught my eye. Wearing an Altuzarra Audry button-detail midi dress to a Commonwealth reception in London (and joined by Prince Harry), it was the accessorizing of the buttons that grabbed my attention. Both Balmain and Altuzarra have a Read More
Tuesday June 05, 2018