January is a wonderful time of year to assess our closets and add those timeless items that we love, but would prefer to pay the sale price. Currently, winter sales are continuing as spring collections are waiting in the wings, and as plaid coats were the trend to take notice of this past fall, I Read More
Winter is a perfect time of year to wear black, and wearing blue works year round. Oh, who am I kidding? Either can, and should, be worn year-round as it all depends upon the person wearing the clothes, the circumstance and what makes you feel your best.
And after watching Sunday night's Golden Globes with... Read More
Today's post is a bit of stream of consciousness in so much as the first full week of a new year is surreal in many ways. But I am doing my best to not simply go through the motions as the new year begins, trying not to do anything as I have in the past... Read More
The Weekly Newsletter is a great solution to simplify your week. All of the quality you love from The Simply Luxurious Life, all in one email. Enjoy a round-up of all of the previous week’s posts and podcast episodes with a cup of tea or a hot cup of coffee on your schedule. Arriving in your inbox every Friday, the newsletter includes an extra post of inspiration exclusively for subscribers. You will also find a preview of the upcoming week's podcast episode, personal and intimate conversations with Shannon, and alerts to upcoming releases, discounts, and sales.
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
The French culture is always teaching me something I had not known, and upon learning it, I find myself saying, "Now that makes sense. What a great idea!"
Such was the case when I recently learned while reading Janine Marsh's blog The Good Life France that saying Happy New Year (Bonne Année) is not to... Read More
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
~A Country Life: At Home in the English Countryside by Roy Strong
Approximately one year ago, a TSLL reader introduced me to Devon blogger Margaret Powling and her blog Devon Dreaming. I have been enjoying it ever since, and it was just a few days ago that she shared this book. It was published quite Read More
In a recent article sharing the 10 Home Design Trends to Watch Out for in 2019 in The Washington Post, one design idea that caught my eye as far more signature and lasting than trendy was the stand-alone bench for dining seating.
Never one to seize a trend without assessing if it will last, the beauty Read More
Much of living simply luxuriously is inspired by my adoration of the French culture. As one reader on Instagram pointed out recently, it is the attention to cultivating contentment over pursuing happiness that initially unconsciously, and then consciously drew me to the Gallic land of culinary delights and appreciation for the everyday pleasures.
The above moment Read More
Stepping into the kitchen is stepping into a world that I understand and feel more at home with each experience. And it was this past fall that I took the leap to bring viewers into my own kitchen this time via The Simply Luxurious Kitchen vodcast (cooking show) for the first time. While I will Read More
Friday's weekly This & That post continues to a regular favorite of TSLL readers. Full of new book and movie releases, shopping finds and alerts to sales not to miss, this is just a taste of what a This & That post might include on any given week.
Below is a list of the Top Read More
Daring to dream is never a bad dare to accept. After all, what we experience in our day-to-day lives, during our travels and while perusing through favorite abode magazines, blogs and books is a navigation of discovering what speaks to us, what makes us feel at home and an understanding of what we can appreciate Read More