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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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
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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Wednesday October 25, 2017

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
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

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
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
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
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
~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
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
If there is one meal for dinner I absolutely devoured as a child, it was the quiche my mother would make filled with bacon, vegetables and of course, don't forget the buttery, flaky crust. As David Lebovitz reminds readers in his new memoir, L'appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home, quiche became so... Read More
Sunday November 05, 2017
Book —The Patriarch:A Mystery of the French Countryside (Bruno, Chief of Police Series) by Marin WalkerReleased a couple of years ago, the mystery series starring Bruno offers its tenth novel for readers. Beginning with an invitation to attend a lavish birthday celebration of a World War II flying ace Marco “the Patriarch” Desaix, the mystery begins with the... Read More
Friday November 03, 2017
Composing our wardrobe is an effort that is carefully done. Paying close attention to purchasing quality items that while on trend, are not trendy. Halsbrook is an online women's clothing destination where such items can be discovered. Inspired by her mother's appreciation for thoughtfully selecting and wearing items that were beautiful and timeless, the founder of... Read More
Thursday November 02, 2017