Fall is just about upon us and the apples are abundant at the market. What a wonderful way to welcome into our homes the new season by making a classic French dessert - Apple Tart Tatin! I have always been fascinated by this recipe, tried it a multitude of different times and ways, and it Read More
Saturday September 21, 2019


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I recently came across a creative decor idea while reading the WSJ's Off Duty section this past weekend. On the topic of lighting, most particularly for the kitchen, this article - Transform Your Kitchen, offered a single solution for adding an abundance of personality to a traditional kitchen without the huge construction cost: differentiated non-matching... Read More
Thursday September 19, 2019
“Always be aware that you have the power to create the naturally stress-free and tranquil life you deserve.” When we get out of rhythm with our lives, out of step with the pace that aligns best with our full productivity and energies, feeling unsettled, and at times discombulated, is not uncommon. When events in our lives... Read More
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Cooking in the kitchen is when I take a breath from the day. Especially when I am cooking for one person (that would be me! ;)), this routine of imagining in my mind what I am craving, letting my appetite anticipate the deliciousness that will soon be savored, and finding balance and nutrition in what... Read More
Saturday September 07, 2019

Weekly Finds

With each year TSLL has its annual French Week I am tickled to be introduced to readers who share how they incorporate seemingly simple, yet life elevating rituals and routines inspired by the French culture. The readership of TSLL continues to grow and is a vast international community of varying ages, life experiences and interests,... Read More
Sunday August 18, 2019
Awash with gentle, subtle colors this Georgian-style country home located in Hampshire, England, was a complete renovation, but the bones, the storied history of the home remained to house both modern and traditional touches creating a soothing sanctuary. Featured in Homes & Garden UK, I was drawn to the light hues that would be a... Read More
Thursday September 12, 2019
Since I began blogging and stepping into the social media world, I have always appreciated and found style inspiration in model, one-time-style-blogger and fashion influencer Hedvig Sagfjord Opshaug. So when I saw her outfit at London Fashion Week recently I was reminded why: unique, yet still subtle and classic sartorial choices with a modern twist. Have Read More
Tuesday September 17, 2019
Books —Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography by New York Times In the first published collection of street style photography by Bill Cunningham, The New York Times releases a treasure of a book. Bill Cunningham's contributions to the paper and especially the Sunday edition are sorely missed, but perhaps this can assuage that Read More
Friday September 13, 2019
To all of TSLL Anglophile readers, you have been more than patient in waiting for an Anglophile post. And with that in mind, a post to celebrate all things British as we have reached the mid-week lull and perhaps need a bit of a nudge, a pick-me-up, a re-energization of sorts to catch our breath Read More
Wednesday September 11, 2019
The Duchess of Sussex's quick pop across the pond to support her close friend Serena Williams in her U.S. Tennis Open found her choosing a subtle, simple, everyday outfit, that looked stunning. A J.Crew denim shirt dress (see below), the dress is now sold out. However, she reminded everyone who appreciates smart style that simple is Read More
Tuesday September 10, 2019
Books —The Art of the Host: Recipes and Rules for Flawless Entertaining by Alex Hitz The holidays are nearing and finding inspiration for how to strengthen our muscle as a host is something I am always curious to learn about. Sharing "100 timeless, tried-and-true recipes for classic comfort foods to serve with his inimitable style of gracious Read More
Friday September 06, 2019
~Titiane Dress, Sézane~ ~L.K. Bennette Olivia Yellow Suede Clutch (black available)~ ~Anthropologie Soko Link Bracelet~ ~Sisley Paris Instant Éclat primer (something I wear for special occasions when I need my skin to glow)~ ~Loren Stewart Shapeshifter 14-karat gold necklace~ ~Creating a Charmed Life: Sensible, Spiritual Secrets Every Busy Woman Should Know by Victorian Moran ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: Read More
Thursday September 05, 2019
Fashion Month has begun, and it is kicking off in New York City this week. And while the spring 2020 collections will be on display, it will be the fall 2019 collections that will be worn by the onlookers. With many trends to choose from, knowing which ones to invest in actually will save us Read More
Tuesday September 03, 2019