Perhaps you've found yourself in the middle of the week, tired and hungry. Thankfully, your home épicerie is stocked, but you don't want to spend a lot of time cooking or making something all that complex. But . . .
. . . you want a delicious meal, complete with a satisfying dessert (not too sweet, Read More
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
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
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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
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
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
—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
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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
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
—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
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To travel to France, and specificially Provence, to visit the daily markets and peruse the artisanal offerings and gaze upon the oodles of straw baskets available seemingly at every market you come across is to perhaps forget how hard some of these simple Provençal finds can be once we leave the terra firma of France Read More