This & That: No. 106

Apr 29, 2014

106

Books about where to dine in Paris, a chic spring and summer dress that is timeless, a creative way to serve cheese and more . . .

~Book

~Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style by Will Taylor

If you are a lover of color and decor, then you will definitely want to pick up decor blogger Will Taylor’s first book being released today. Named after his blog of the same name, Bright.Bazaar, Taylor shares more than 350 photographs as well as a tour of his own home and how he uses color. Offering readers simple tips on how to begin the process of welcoming color into the most beloved place in our lives, our homes, as a blogger who has followed Bright.Bazaar since I began, his much deserved success is inspiring. Congratulations Will.

~Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty by Diane Keaton

In Diane Keaton’s new memoir released today, she stays true to the playful, yet frank voice we’ve come to recognize her for. Speaking to society’s definition of what beauty should look like and choosing instead to remain true to herself, Keaton offers a delight journey and a reminder that while the journey one travels once having chosen to be authentic isn’t always “pretty”, it is the only path to true beauty.

~Kitchen

~Cheese Curler

In Bon Appetit’s May issue, The Travel Issue, I discovered a new tool that may just have to be brought into my kitchen due to my ever-growing love of cheese and sharing it with others. As a way to create an impressive presentation of cheese, the cheese curler offers feather-light tasting sizes that will be devoured instantly as it gives the impression that very little has been eaten (although, this inevitably means, more will be eaten throughout the evening – cheers to that!).

~Paris

~The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris: The Best Restaurants, Bistros, Cafés, Markets, Bakeries, and More by Patricia Wells

Patricia Wells, who has been gushed over before on TSLL, has re-released her best-selling guide to navigating Paris’ bevy of eating establishments. Updated and just released last month with more than 350 new entries, as well as 40 recipes from favorite chefs and purveyors, this is the book to keep on hand for your next excursion to Paris, or for living vicariously through Wells’ experience.

~Shopping

~DKNY Striped Cotton-Jersey Dress

~A fun, summer dress that is perfect in length and ideal for summer evenings or transitioning from day to night. Layer with a denim jacket, statement sandals (flats or with a heel), and you will be comfort and chic.

~Sophia Webster & J.Crew

Sophia Webster has teamed up with J.Crew to offers a collection of statement heels for the spring and summer season. With multiple styles which include cut-outs and oodles of height, if you have been saving up, you will have fun choosing a pair.



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