Large prints, fun prints, mixing and matching of prints is in for spring this season. If you haven't already shopped TSLL's annual Spring Shopping Guide that was released this past weekend, be sure to take a look. From large feminine skirts to draped dresses and blouses, having fun with fabric is going to make this Read More
Tuesday March 31, 2020
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Spring, and a breath of fresh air sweeps through our wardrobe, and in the midst of all that is going on in our world, significant, drastic savings opportunities are in abundance on brand new spring collections like never before. Case in point, Tory Burch, her Spring 2020 collection, some of which I have collected below,... Read More
Saturday March 28, 2020
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A new set-in-France film, starring two renowned French actresses, a new series set in England, prints from an American photographer living in Provence, books old and new (all of them highly recommended and reviewed), for the baker - a necessity in the kitchen, a guide for what seeds to sow this spring for a delicious... Read More
Friday March 27, 2020
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Chocolate is always a simple pleasure in my home, however, I tend not to gravitate toward cakes or brownies. But, when I saw David Lebovitz's recipe for unsweetened chocolate brownies (also known and named as Dave and Kate's brownies - that's Katherine Hepburn, be sure to read how he grew up next to Katherine's family... Read More
Thursday March 19, 2020
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Weekly Finds

Whether at home in Bend, Oregon, or having the good fortune to be in France, the French-culture is present in my everyday life, as it is for many TSLL readers from around the globe as well. I have been savoring my favorite tea each morning and evening which I began drinking in 2013 after a... Read More
Wednesday March 25, 2020
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Similar to the post I shared just a few hours ago - 10 Things Frnacophiles Can Do While Staying Home, much of what is shared below for Anglophiles are probably pleasures you enjoy, like myself, regardless of what is going on in the world, but perhaps may not as frequently which is all the more... Read More
Wednesday March 25, 2020
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Discover 20 Ways
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Mentored by two well-known and revered interior designers Bunny Williams and Michael Smith, Meredith Ellis has a skill for creating a sophisticated home layered in colors and patterns cultivating a welcoming, long-lived-in feeling that is instantly comforting, and she's been doing so for over 20 years. Now located in Austin, Texas, Meredith also founded James, a Read More
Thursday March 26, 2020
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~J.Crew Bell-Sleeve Dress in Embroidered Eyelet~ ~Soludos Imogen Leather Sandal, 25% off site-wide~ ~Charvet navy linen over-sized tote, My Stylish French Box (I have one and love it!)~ ~Over-sized Sunglasses~ ~The New Parisienne: The Women and Ideas Shaping Paris by Lindsey Tramuta~ ~Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, Brightener, recommended by Tish Jett~ ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: Read More
Tuesday March 24, 2020
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“The hardest thing in the world is to simplify your life. It’s so easy to make it complex.” — Yvon Chouinard It felt as though the Earth took a ginormous breath of relief (but will not admit that outloud) when the global decision to flatten the curve, stay home, began to take shape. Granted there were outward Read More
Monday March 23, 2020
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I slept with the windows open for the first time this year, and as I type, the birds are chirping me awake. Spring has arrived, and I am oh so thankful. The boys and I have been keeping ourselves busy here at Le Papillon, from cooking and baking to trimming up the columbines in the boulevards Read More
Saturday March 21, 2020
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A fun British series to dive into if you love the comfort of The Great British Bake-Off, sales are in abundance if you know what you need, decor books that take you to the English countryside and imagining the perfect kitchen, a novel that comes highly recommended, notecards for spring correspondence, the spatula I have Read More
Friday March 20, 2020
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British interior designer Rita Konig has an eye for bringing color together to create an unexpected calm space that is cozy and stunningly classically beautiful. Upon decorating her husband's farmhouse in County Durham, Konig's talent is immediately apparent. And while she may have learned a thing or two from her beloved interior designer mother Nina Read More
Thursday March 19, 2020
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Just this morning a TSLL reader and listener of the podcast, who works in the healthcare system, asked that I pulled together a list of podcast episodes from the archives to help us all navigate through this time of self-containment and uncertainty, as well as more time at home with available time to be outside Read More
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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