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
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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
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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
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On Monday June 25, 2018, the floor is the listeners' of The Simple Sophisticate podcast as your questions will create the topics for discussion of this annual themed episode. Often readers email me questions that many more readers express they too want to hear the answer to which is what kicked off this annual episode last... Read More
Saturday May 05, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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~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
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"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
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~seen above: Rania Arabella Beige Shimmer Cotton Sweater with Chain Detail, Cambio Parla Medium Wash Blue Stretch Denim Jean, Kenneth Jay Lane Turquoise Multi-Strand Necklace, Cafune Small Stance Arctic Blue Leather Bag~ Spring has certainly arrived, and perhaps you are looking for a few of those necessary items to add a little jhush to your wardrobe. Today I am partnering Read More
Tuesday May 08, 2018
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Beauty —Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask As someone who is always looking for quality beauty products that I can depend upon, I took note after reading a blog post which shared beauty hacks that are worth having on hand. Customers continue to give it high reviews as it offers fast wrinkle-free relief to Read More
Friday May 04, 2018
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~Totême cotton-blend garbardine trench coat~ ~La Ligne NYC AAA Lean Lines Sweater (more colors) or Vince Striped silk-blend top~ ~Osprey London, Paradise Sunglasses (more colors)~ ~Stella McCartney slim boyfriend jeans or Jen7 by 7 for All Mankind Slim Ankle Jeans~ ~Tory Burch Patos sandal (other colors available)~ ~Osprey London, the Luna Italian Leather Grab (other colors)~ ~Everyday Monet: A Giverny-Inspired Gardening and Lifestyle Read More
Thursday May 03, 2018
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“There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.” ― Kate Douglas Wiggin No matter where our travels beckon us, the journey home can be long. Especially so if we've had a most wonderful and life changing experience. Even if we adore our sanctuary and town of residence, knowing Read More
Wednesday May 02, 2018
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