My giddiness has peaked today as of 9:15 (so in a few more hours) because as I shared on yesterday's episode of the podcast, spring arrives! The significance of the shift of seasons always amazes me when I sit and ponder the reality of what is happening. The fact is, nature can teach us, or remind Read More
Tuesday March 20, 2018


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  Stripes are always a good idea, but whenever they return as a prominent trend on the runway, as they did this past fall when the spring 2018 collections were revealed, designers add their unique touch. This year, it is all about the bold, the wide, and the colorful. Now, don't get me wrong, I will forever... Read More
Tuesday March 13, 2018
~Equipment Essential washed silk pastel yellow blouse~ ~Equipment slim signature floral-print silk blouse~ ~Theory Crepe belted trench coat (black also available)~ ~Sézane The Brut Sexy 1967, high waist, straight leg, order one size larger than usual~ ~Repetto Rado Oxford Shoe in Cuba camel(other colors)~ ~James Smith & Sons London Umbrella with Redwood Crook~ ~WP + Standard Vintage Leather Tote Bag~ ~Martha's Flowers:... Read More
Thursday March 15, 2018

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With Labor Day weekend coming up, I know many Oregonians will be venturing to Bend for one last summer hurrah. As well, whenever you might have the opportunity to visit our central Oregon outdoor, foodie, health-focused, beer-making, dog-loving community haven, I wanted to share with you a simple list of ideas when you begin creating... Read More
Wednesday August 30, 2017

Weekly Finds

“I have been described as neo-bourgeois . . . as I have a more polished thing going on, a bit sexy but also Sloaney and glamorous. In France, I’m worn by a lot of actresses [such as her friends Julie Delpy and Léa Seydoux, and Isabelle Huppert] and authors [Leïla Slimani, winner of France’s Goncourt... Read More
Friday March 02, 2018
The recipes I gravitate toward tickle my curiosity, and it is often that a recipe sparks my attention when I least expect it. For example, while I was making the long, wintery drive to my parents' home this past holiday vacation, I was listening to the many downloaded podcast episodes of the cooking shows I... Read More
Sunday January 14, 2018
~a new remodel in photographer and cookbook author's home in Berkley dons a traditional size La Canache, via @remodelista of @erinscottstudio Instagram~ If you are a cook, someone who loves to tinker in the kitchen and need to trust your oven will do as you expect for the duration of your lifetime and most likely beyond Read More
Thursday March 15, 2018
In every arena of our lives, it is imperative to seek out experts who know more than we do in the field we wish to improve. When it comes to academia, we want a learned, passionate as well as compassionate teacher who knows how to engage students of varying personalities and learning abilities. When it Read More
Wednesday March 14, 2018
Beauty —Buly 1803 The French perfumer Buly is a destination to visit while in Paris (two locations - one on the left and one on the right bank) to discover new and natural scents for the body, facial, teeth, hair and home. While boutiques can be found around the world (Tokyo, London, New York City, Seoul), just Read More
Friday March 09, 2018
Today is International Women's Day. Each week on Thursday, an Outfit of the Week is shared here on the blog; however, this week's post includes clothing companies that are directly supporting charitiable organizations which support women around the world when you make a purchase. When you shop at Pour Les Femmes, Robin Wright's socially conscious sleepwear company Read More
Thursday March 08, 2018
Expanded and personalized. Complete with a marble hood for the oven and two farmhouse sinks, interior designer Leanne Ford, and co-star of HGTV's Restored by the Fords, describes the kitchen in this Pittsburgh remodeled home one of her favorites, and I can see why. Let me cook here. From the black iron wall rack to hang Read More
Thursday March 08, 2018
Spring is nearly upon us, but that doesn't mean we should forget about keeping the boots in our closet up-to-date. The trend of the slouch boot continues to be en vogue and was again on the fall 2018 RTW runways. As seen above on the streets of Paris this past week during fashion week, the seventies Read More
Tuesday March 06, 2018
Book —The 46 Rules of Genius: An Innovator's Guide to Creativity (Voices that Matter) by Marty Neumeier Based on the premise that there is no such thing as an accidental genius, this short, yet comprehensive book offers a compass in the framework of principles to guide you along your creative journey. Described as "THE essential handbook for Read More
Friday March 02, 2018