British Treat —All Is True I just stumbled upon this new film which was released this past December And immediately knew I wanted to share. The play begins with the life of Shakespeare after the Globe Theatre burns down. Starring Kenneth Branagh as Shakespeare and Judi Dench as his wife Anne, have a look at the trailer Read More
Friday February 15, 2019


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A pairing I have been wearing quite frequently this season and last is a midi length skirt or dress with knee high heeled boots. Why I am drawn to this coupling is because I stay warm, but I bring the style along with me. I am always looking for dresses that will keep me warm... Read More
Tuesday February 12, 2019
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. And while there are many traditional ways to celebrate La Saint Valentin, there are also many ways to get in our own way negating the potential to have an awesome day of appreciation and sincere love being felt and expressed. Part of the reason Valentine's Day is loathed by some is... Read More
Wednesday February 13, 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

A novel inspired by WWII history, starring British women, set in Paris. I could not get my hands on this book fast enough. After seeing it recommended by my local bookshop - Roundabout Books - and then in a matter of 12 hours listening to an interview with the author Pam Jenoff on NPR with... Read More
Sunday February 03, 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 —The Art of the White Shirt: Over 30 Ways to Wear a White T-Shirt, Blouse or Shirt by Libby VanderPloeg Illustrator Libby VanderPloeg has a few style books available (one being "The Art of Stripes" which looks lovely), and so I wanted to share her 2017 The Art of the White Shirt as such a staple Read More
Friday February 08, 2019
~Laura Lombardi Rina gold-placed necklace ~Cefinn hammered-satin blouse ~Joseph Den high-rise straight leg jeans ~Stuart Weitzman Mira leather mules ~TOD's Ann leather shoulder bag or Victoria Beckham box chain nano leather shoulder bag ~BOSS Canati Long Plaid Jacket ~Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff Goins ~Diptyque Roses Scented Candle ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: Read More
Thursday February 07, 2019
Brought back to life is this 18th century weavers' cottage in Wiltshire. The new owners saw the diamond that was very rough indeed when they purchased it, and with the eye of a trained conservation architect and a relationship counselor as their day-to-day professions, the multiple year project was quite successful. The above master bedroom Read More
Thursday February 07, 2019
Whether we work at home or away from our homes, the desk space we have is our opportunity to create a sanctuary of welcome and productivity. And as with most decorating and style projects, it takes time to find what works best for our individual approach, our needs, our job demands, etc. Case in point, it Read More
Wednesday February 06, 2019
Flattering, feminine, functional and fantastic for all seasons and all stages of our lives. Midi length dresses and skirts. This particular hem-length has stayed around for a few seasons, and I for one, am quite happy with its stronghold. It is interesting from a historical perspective to watch the trend of hemlines - when they rise Read More
Tuesday February 05, 2019
British Treat —In My Mind's Eye: A Thought Diary by Jan Morris A Welsh historian, travel writer and author, at the age of 92, her new memoir is receiving strong positive reviews. Having read a review this past weekend in The New York Times, I was immediately curious to learn more about this adventurous and forthright writer Read More
Friday February 01, 2019
~Tibi Drape Twill Midi Wrap Dress ~Linea Paolo Perfect Boot ~Kate Spade New York Wellesley Large Rachelle Bag, use code REAL to save 20% ~Nashelle Maya Necklace ~Something Old, Something New: Classic Recipes Revised by Tamar Adler ~Charlotte Tilbury 's Magic Cream ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: Read More
Thursday January 31, 2019