Beauty  SPACE.NK.apothecary By Terry Baume de Rose Recommended by beauty experts as the lip balm and cuticle repair balm to nourish and add a touch of radiance, made in France By Terry's Baume de Rose is a lipo-regenerating complex made from rose flower essential wax and pastel oil to boost cell renewal. Offering healing and repair to your Read More
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The last pair of flat sandals I purchased are now nearing eight years old. And while I love them, they have been loved nearly to death. Many of my other summer shoes are well-worn and a testament to what I recently recognized: I haven't shopped for this part of my wardrobe in quite some time. With... Read More
Tuesday May 15, 2018
Last evening I found myself around 8'o'clock swinging in my hammock finishing a book that virtually swept me away to Paris. The air was warm, the neighborhood was quiet and the boys curiously moseyed around the yard. Bliss. A true simple luxury. Simple luxuries have been something I try to savor as often as possible throughout... Read More
Wednesday May 23, 2018

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Upon entering St. George's Chapel independently at the Windsor Castle to exiting the wedding ceremony to the song "This Little Light of Mine" - Etta James' civil rights anthem, the now titled HRH Duke and Duchess of Sussex (did you know Meghan will be the first woman to ever hold this title? True.) did indeed... Read More
Saturday May 19, 2018

Weekly Finds

Admittedly, I have a predilection for Provence vacation rentals as of late, but as soon as I posted last week's grand retreat for family and friends in Provence, I was introduced to today's vacation rental in the Luberon region (located within Provence), and I wanted to rent it immediately. The Petit Hopital, as the rental is... Read More
Thursday May 03, 2018
In last week's episode of the podcast, the Petit Plaisir was my morning Avocado Toast recipe - which is less than a recipe and more simple seasoning with lemon juice and salt and then devouring. As seen above, beginning a couple of months ago, I now pair my every morning steel oats, sunnyside-up egg and hot... Read More
Tuesday May 22, 2018
From a style stand-point, I am exceedingly grateful to the Duchess of Sussex for exhibiting the simple sophistication of the bateau neck - also known more commonly as the boatneck or Sabrina neckline (aka Audrey Hepburn's neckline of choice). On display Saturday were many smart, thoughtful stylish details reminenscent of Meghan's style inspiration Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy - Read More
Tuesday May 22, 2018
Books —Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well by Pellegrino Artusi With a dose of Italian history and a large helping of the country's recipes (790 to be precise), this classic cookbook is an impressive resource for Italophiles to have on hand. Pellegrino Artusi originally wrote Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Read More
Friday May 18, 2018
~Castañer Ankle Tie Wedge Espadrilles~ ~James Perse Canvas Linen Short (other colors available)~ MY NEW FAVORITE LINEN SHIRT!!!~Shirtini Jack White Linen Shirt (black also available)~ ~Le Specs sunglasses~ ~Cult Gaia Luna Bag~ ~Sézane Lola earrings, nude~ ~I'll Never Be French (no matter what I do): Living in a Small Village in Brittany by Mark Greenside   SHOP THE OUTFIT: Read More
Thursday May 17, 2018
Last weekend was the first morning I enjoyed my breakfast outside. The warmth, the soft breeze and the birds melodious tunes offered the reminder of the pure enjoyment that comes with dining al fresco. However, as many of us know, this option is temporary as temperatures drop, daylight lessens and we must eat our meals Read More
Thursday May 17, 2018
Books —The Art of Not Falling Apart by Christina PattersonIt was an article in The Guardian over this past weekend that introduced me to Christina Patterson's new book The Art of Not Falling Apart which is full of interviews with individuals Patterson met along her own journey of figuring out how to "not fall apart". Discovering Read More
Friday May 11, 2018
~Sézane Augustine jumpsuit~ ~Nine West Wedge Sandal (more colors)~ ~Marc Jacobs Snapshot Color block textured-leather shoulder bag (other colors)~ ~Edwardson Grace Sunglasses, more colors and styles (a French company)~ ~Valentino printed silk scarf (on sale)~ ~Céline Disc Cuff (consignment)~ ~14K Gold Hoop Earrings (consignment)~ ~Provence: The Beautiful Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from the Regions of Provence by Richard Olney   SHOP THE OUTFIT:   OUTFITS OF THE Read More
Thursday May 10, 2018
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."  —Richard Bach Over the past weekend I went to the small boutique theater in town and took in the film Borg vs. McEnroe. As the 2018 Tennis season nears the kick-off of the French Open on May 21st, and I have been Read More
Wednesday May 09, 2018