"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury." —Coco Chanel A week ago today, TSLL's 3rd annual French Week began, and to say we had a full week of French-inspired posts is an understatement. At the end of today's post, I have rounded up each of the them, organized by topic so you can make Read More
Sunday August 19, 2018


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Thursday August 16, 2018
Books —French Exit: A Novel by Patrick deWitt A witty, noir new novel by best-selling author Patrick deWitt involving an Upper East Side widow who believes her late husband's spirit resides in her cat, a scandal upsetting enough for she and her adult son to flee to Paris, and a journey in the City of Light that... Read More
Thursday August 16, 2018

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Thursday September 27th at 9:30 pm. Season 11 of Murphy Brown premieres on CBS after running from November 1988 to May 1998, running for 247 episodes and being Emmy nominated for 168 times, winning 51 (the show for Best Comedy three times and Candice Bergen for Lead Actress in a Comedy five times). And now you can... Read More
Monday August 06, 2018

Weekly Finds

To step into Normandy, and then into Sharon Santoni’s French Country Home, the one readers have come to find such soothing beauty and infinite inspiration for bringing thoughtful décor and comforts into their lives, was a pinch-me moment to say the least. From the love-filled greeting by Gibson and Ghetto from the moment I arrived until... Read More
Thursday August 16, 2018
Simplicity and full-flavored recipes are the goal for any meal, but especially during the week.  Last week I had been tinkering in the kitchen and picked up the necessary ingredients for one of Julia Child's The French Chef recipes. And so I found that the next evening, I had nearly a full small carton of sliced... Read More
Sunday August 05, 2018
As much as we yearn to explore, discover and immerse ourselves in the French culture (as well as the cuisine) when as travelers we come to the country of the Coq Gaulois (the Gallic Rooster), we also want to sleep well and know our vacation accommodations will enable us to rest well and recover from jetlag. Today Read More
Wednesday August 15, 2018
Arriving in Paris and stepping into the courtyard full of lush greenery, quintessential white iron bistro tables and a façade offering as much luxury on the outside as on the inside, is to soothe the exhausted traveler's mind. Exactly what I had hoped, Hôtel Particular Montmartre is a luxurious gem to call home for the weary Read More
Wednesday August 15, 2018
To stay at a Bed & Breakfast in France which offers the country and the city as well as a local tour guide is hard to find, but that is exactly what you will discover when you stay at Le Manoir de la Maison Blanche in Amboise. The Loire Valley is the land of the chateaus Read More
Wednesday August 15, 2018
On this date in 1912, Julia Carolyn Child was born in Pasadena, California. And it was on Wednesday, November 3, 1948, that Julia dined at La Couronne (the crown) in Rouen, France. A dining experience that she herself describes as “the most exciting meal of my life.” But I’ll let her describe what the first impression Read More
Wednesday August 15, 2018
Year-round outdoor markets for seasonal produce and goods. Each day of the week, there will be a market open somewhere within driving distance of 20-30 minutes for most regions in France. To see those words - year-round - may at first seem impossible, but it is true, and it is not just in Provence, but all over Read More
Tuesday August 14, 2018
Simple, artistic, creative. Modvin is an online design studio offering modern art prints and paper goods, many inspired by France and food. They had me at France, and then they added food, and I was a über fan. :) (They also have prints of Australia, the UK, Canada and Mexico.) With hours of time and talent given Read More
Tuesday August 14, 2018
My list of items to shop for while traveling in France was short. In fact, there were only three items on it (as you know I brought home much more), but one of the "bring home from France because you cannot find it anywhere else!" items was a market tote.  I can remember vividly, last summer Read More
Monday August 13, 2018