Books —I Miss You When I Blink: Essays by Mary Laura Philpott It wasn't until I read an excerpt from Mary Laura Philpott's new book of essays a few weeks ago (To the Type-A Person Having a Melt Down) that I learned of her book, and while her interview as well is worth listening to, I Miss Read More
Friday April 19, 2019


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Tan France of Queer Eye fame, the show's sartorial guide for each of the individuals spotlighted and made over per episode, has brought to the world's attention the French Tuck. No joke, while you may have been incorporating this simple front tuck as I have for decades, especially in the late eighties and nineties, with... Read More
Tuesday April 16, 2019
"All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare."—Baruch Spinoza Quality over quantity. A quality, handmade item takes time. Consider the work of a haute couture gown which can take as many as 800 hours to create. Or the choice to make homemade croissants. Arguably, it is significantly harder to make a haute couture gown... Read More
Monday April 15, 2019

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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
Sunday December 30, 2018

Weekly Finds

Sunday morning and the rain is gently and insistently falling this morning, Norman is snuggled in and wrapping up his evening snooze, and I am thankful I have no plans to have to do anything as my French Cafe Jazz playlist bounces about the room and my curiosity guides my agenda. Which makes it a perfect... Read More
Sunday April 07, 2019
Croissants and France. It is nearly impossible to think about one without thinking about the other. And while the history of where the croissant originated is debatable (did it actually originate in Austria in the 17th century?), the understood and agreed upon truth is that a croissant is absolutely scrumptious and made with ample amounts... Read More
Monday April 15, 2019
Books —Juliet's School of Possibilities: A Little STory About the Power of Priorities by Laura Vanderkam Released last month, discover a life lesson revealed through a modern fable. Travel with the young protagonist Riley as she comes to discover how "rethinking the balance between your present and your future, between the things you have to do and Read More
Friday April 12, 2019
Every item in today's outfit is 20% off with promo code EVENT19 (except the book). ~Jules Smith Charlie Hoop Earrings, 20% off~ ~Steven Geena Leather Slides (more colors), 20% off~ ~Madewell The Transport Tote, 20% off (more colors)~ ~Petit Bateau Striped Blasto Sweater, 20% off~ ~Citizens of Humanity Charlotte High Rise Straight Jeans, 20% off~ ~That's Paris: An Anthology of Life, Read More
Thursday April 11, 2019
Depending upon your design aesthetic, if you're like me, mixing and matching antiques and vintage items with functional, soft items, sometimes more modern items is a wonderful way of welcoming stories from the past as well as personality from the present to create a signature decor style within our homes. In this bathroom remodel, a French Read More
Thursday April 11, 2019
Stripes forever in my wardrobe, I always say, which is why the spring collections this season had me smiling from ear to ear. However, the type of stripes that were on display were anything but classical and restrained. Bold, wide, colorful and asymmetrical, designers had fun with stripes as was shared in TSLL's annual Spring Shopping Read More
Tuesday April 09, 2019
"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so Read More
Monday April 08, 2019
Books —The Art of Simple Living: 100 Daily Practices from a Japanese Zen Monk for a Lifetime of Calm and Joy by Shunmyo Masuno Sharing 100 daily lessons in his new book, Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno "draws on centuries of wisdom to teach you to Zen your life". Rather than seeking out extraordinary experiences to elevate your Read More
Friday April 05, 2019
~Anna Quan Zola belted striped cotton midi dress~ ~Gianvito Rossi buckled leather sandals (black also available)~ ~K. Jacques Ganges Pul Sandals~ ~Cuyana Classic Structured Leather Tote (navy, but many more colors)~ ~Eric Javitz Floppy Straw Hat~ ~Rag & Bone 56mm Square Sunglasses~ ~Why French Women Feel Great at 50 (November 2018) by Mylene Desclaux~ ~SHOP THE OUTFIT: Read More
Thursday April 04, 2019