As it turns out, this week's This & That is full of English inspired ideas. Believe it or not, even though I am in England at the moment, it just so happens three of the items I was going to share are derived from England, and one I discovered while here. The first is Paul... Read More
Friday November 24, 2017
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As I was packing for my weeklong trip to England, I found the decision-making of what to much to ear to be far simpler than it had been five years ago when I hopped the pond. As I mentioned in this post earlier this year, our capsule wardrobes take time to curate, but gradually they... Read More
Tuesday November 21, 2017
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Books —Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands The author behind the Love in Provence, returns with a stand alone story set in the south of Provence, Drawing Lessons. The sixty-two year old protagonist travels to France for a two week drawing class as part respite from her life and half drawn to her passion. Upon returning home to... Read More
Friday November 17, 2017
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I must admit, sipping a hot cup of tea and nibbling on a buttery sweet palmier is a beautiful depiction of the sweet life (or should I say the simply luxurious life). And so it was the image below that inspired Inslee's newest illustration for TSLL blog. ~recipe for sweet (or savory) palmiers~ When readers stop by... Read More
Thursday October 19, 2017
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With Labor Day weekend coming up, I know many Oregonians will be venturing to Bend for one last summer hurrah. As well, whenever you might have the opportunity to visit our central Oregon outdoor, foodie, health-focused, beer-making, dog-loving community haven, I wanted to share with you a simple list of ideas when you begin creating... Read More
Wednesday August 30, 2017
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Weekly Finds

Strength and intelligence, composure and courage, free-thinkers and style makers. French women from history and today offer in today's post words to ponder about the subject of women and the journey we all are on: life. It is how we choose to live it that will make all the difference, and the awareness that indeed refusing... Read More
Wednesday October 04, 2017
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Each time my Bon Appétit magazine arrives, I turn the pages looking for recipes I may want to try. Upon located the recipes that tickle my taste buds, I ripe them out and place them on a corkboard I have in my kitchen. In BA's recent Thanksgiving issue, they shared a cookie recipe that happened to... Read More
Sunday November 12, 2017
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~Diane von Furstenberg Vicky pintucked silk blouse~ ~J.Brand mid-rise Amelia slim-leg jeans~ ~Isabel Marant Étole Doynie glossed-leather ankle boots~ ~T by Alexander Wang crepe blazer, more sizes here~ ~Haerfest Mini Agness Crossbody (nude also available)~ ~AUrate New York Circle Earrings~ ~Givenchy Power of Love printed scarf~ ~Une Femme Française: The Seductive Style of French Women by Catherine Malandrino   ~SHOP THE OUTFIT:   ~Shop OUTFITS OF... Read More
Thursday November 16, 2017
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If your looking for inspiration when it comes to remodeling a funky laid out bathroom space, you will find ample inspiration with Bre Purposed's recently remodeled en suite bathroom. In just six weeks, they took their standard furnished bathroom and turned it into a modern zen-inspired sanctuary. (Be sure to check out the before photos... Read More
Thursday November 16, 2017
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Grabbing a scarf is now the norm each morning as I head to work. Wrapped in a long, wool coat, the scarf immediately is the final decision to not only complete the look, but more importantly to reduce the reminder of how chilly it is outside. However, I am not complaining. As it is only when... Read More
Tuesday November 14, 2017
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Books —The Inviting Life: An Inspirational Guide to Homemaking, Hosting and Opening the Door to Happiness  by Laura CalderA French trained cook, former Canadian cooking show personality, as well as cookbook author, Laura Calder, just released a new book on the home, hosting and elevating the quality of our lives. My copy arrived on Tuesday, and... Read More
Friday November 10, 2017
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With natural light streaming in throughout the home, reclaimed oak wood from France for the exposed ceiling beams and stonework throughout that is anything but ordinary, this Scottsdale, Arizona, home was designed especially for a couple who was seeking a cozy aesthetic having the capability of entertaining from time to time. What captured my eye from... Read More
Thursday November 09, 2017
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~Racil Pumkin square-neck silk-crepe cami top~ ~Raey Long-line fine-knit cashmere sweater (other colors available)~ ~Halston Heritage Isabella patent-leather pumps~ ~Isabel Marant Roan matte-satin pants~ ~J.Crew Round disk tortoise earrings~ ~Mark & Graham Brooklyn Carry-All~ ~All-New Kindle Oasis E-Reader 7", Hi-Resolution Display, Waterproof, Wi-Fi~ ~The Art of the Good Life: 52 Amazing Shortcuts to Happiness, Wealth & Success by Rolf Dobelli~   ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: ... Read More
Thursday November 09, 2017
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Warmth is the clothing preference at the moment, primarily because, well, the weather as of late has been moderate, lovely and ideal. But that is changing which means warm coats, oodles of wool and the dependable classics come out of the closet. Among those classics is camel. Whether you are looking for the classic camel wool... Read More
Tuesday November 07, 2017
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