This & That: April 10, 2020

Two fun films, Julian Fellowes’ new series debuts, two cookware sales not to miss, a renowned French baker releases his second cookbook, lovers of antiques and Paris – I have a book for you, and a book for reinventing the path ahead as well as so much more. Books —In Our Prime: How Older Women […]

This & That: April 3, 2020

A food documentary not to miss, the return of a much-enjoyed salty CBS drama, Boden’s site-wide sale, Italian summer sandals, how to channel your inner-artist, Alice Waters’ daughter’s new book, Samin Nosrat’s new podcast and more! Books —Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes and Stories (foreword by Alice Waters) by Fanny Singer If you love food, […]

This & That: March 27, 2020

A new set-in-France film, starring two renowned French actresses, a new series set in England, prints from an American photographer living in Provence, books old and new (all of them highly recommended and reviewed), for the baker – a necessity in the kitchen, a guide for what seeds to sow this spring for a delicious […]

This & That: March 20, 2020

A fun British series to dive into if you love the comfort of The Great British Bake-Off, sales are in abundance if you know what you need, decor books that take you to the English countryside and imagining the perfect kitchen, a novel that comes highly recommended, notecards for spring correspondence, the spatula I have […]

This & That: March 13, 2020

A Francophile podcast to help you dive deeper into French history, three new cookbooks, a film set in Britain about a moment in history that disrupted the patriarchy, Patrick Stewart on the piano and so much more. Books —The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind by Jonah Berger After reading an excerpt of Jonah Berger’s […]

This & That: March 6, 2020

A new French-food-inspired cookbook, a beautiful tour of homes from Eyeswoon’s Athena Calderone (Jenna Lyons’ and Nate Berkus just to name a few!), a new film rendition of a Jane Austen classic, Monet comes to Atelier des Lumieres in Paris, timeless decor and entertaining details, a sale not to miss and so, so, so much […]

This & That: February 28, 2020

A new Julia Child series begins today on PBS, a book to offer inspiration regarding how to welcome your travel discoveries into your home, a memoir that takes readers to Paris, a new exhibit opens in Paris, and much, much more. Books —Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly […]

This & That: February 21, 2020

A flash sale on closet staples, a playful cup & saucer, a new pre-spring collection to ready you for the warmer seasons just around the corner, two books to improve the quality of your everyday, a new novel for all of the Jane Austen fans out there and so much more! Books —The Artisan Soul: […]

This & That: February 14, 2020

Dresses for spring, a movie to bring some laughter, a modern, yet vintage-esque wool rug, cookbooks to inspire, a new podcast to check out and much more. Books —The Flower Fix: Arrangements for a Daily Dose of Nature by Anna Potter Released last May, florist from Swallows & Damsons in England released a visually inspiring […]

This & That: February 7, 2020

Two novels (one new, one nearly new) that will be wonderful reads, a dress to ignite your excitement for spring’s arrival, a lighting sale, two bags – a weekender and evening, as well as a travel show I finally learned about and cannot wait to catch up on. Oh, and the Oscars! That’s just a […]

This & That: January 31, 2020

Two British cosy mystery series, books about kindness and thinking well and curating a happy home, Le Creuset’s new colors and much, much more. Books —Happy Starts At Home: Change Your Space, Transform Your Life by Rebecca West Rebecca West’s new book is not so new to readers abroad as it was published a few […]

This & That: January 24, 2020

Many a sale from fashion to kitchen are taking place at the moment, books to bring calm and clarity as well as an understanding of the power of thoughtful aesthetics. Lovers of French decor will find a book full of inspiration, as well as a must-have resource for seasoned and beginning cooks. And there is […]

This & That: January 17, 2020

Monty Don’s new series, three novels to cozy up with, two highly acclaimed films, a new Broadway play starring SJP and her husband, the premiere of a favorite British mystery series and much, much more (as well as the announcement of the winner of My Stylish French Box). Beauty —Davines Dry Texturizer (I use it […]

This & That: Janaury 10, 2020 & A Francophile & Foodie Giveaway!

Discover the premiere of a highly applauded new series inspired by Jane Austen’s last book, the return of one of the longest running series produced by Netflix, books to tickle your creativity, train your wine palette and offer guidance on how to raise a good human, and so much more. Oh! And I cannot forget […]

This & That: January 3, 2020

Books —The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson A new year and if you are like me, strong and good health is always part of my new year’s resolutions. Bill Bryson’s The Body book is an informative guide to teach you how the amazing machine that is our body works, how it can […]

This & That: December 20, 2019

Books —Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models by Gabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann Released this past June, Super Thinking shares “a fun, illustrated guide to every mental model you could possibly need”. From discovering Eisenhower Decision Matrix to help you prioritize when the To-Do list seems far too overwhelming to using the “5 Whys model to better […]

This & That: December 13, 2019

Books —At Home With Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Books by Estelle Ellis A theme is emerging when it comes to the books on decor shared here on TSLL – books, books and how to decorate with books. 🙂 Estelle Ellis’ decor book was published many years ago – 1995 – […]

This & That: December 6, 2019

Books —The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy A TSLL reader recommended Charlie Mackesy new book to me, and as a fan of The Alchemist, I quickly put it on my “to-read-sooner-rather-than-later” list. Released this past October and already a bestseller on The New York Times book list, Wall Street […]

This & That: November 29, 2019 + Black Friday Sales

British Find —An English Murder by Cyril Hare Perhaps a murder mystery is not what you would think of during the holidays, but Cyril Hare’s An English Murder is set just before the end of the year in the wintery English countryside. A cozy mystery in which a “party find themselves snowed-in on Christmas Eve […]

This & That: November 22, 2019

Books —Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead and Live without Barriers by Jo Boaler Author Jo Boaler, a professor of education at Stanford University and acclaimed math educator who has spent decades studying the impact of beliefs and bias on education, reveals the six keys to unlocking learning potential, based on the latest scientific findings. I must […]

This & That: November 15, 2019

Beauty —Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant About a month ago, I began using Eminence’s strawberry rhubarb dermafoliant once a day to gently exfoliate my skin. Recommended by the facialist I visit on a seasonal basis, I trust her taste and decided to give it a try. And I am quite happy that I did. The price […]

This & That: November 8, 2019

Books —Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Your Creativity by Felicia Day Last weekend, I took a day trip to Portland, Oregon, and whenever I hop over the mountain to visit, I do my best to stop into the world’s largest independent bookstore – Powell’s. While I picked up a few books and […]

This & That: November 1, 2019

Beauty —Victoria Beckham Beauty Designer Victoria Beckham recently launched her new venture into beauty. Established on the mission of beauty that should complement and empower the dynamic life you lead, this luxury beauty brand has a long-term vision of offering “super clean products that perform at the highest luxury level, welcoming everyone who loves beauty, […]

This & That: October 25, 2019

Books —Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever by Gavin Edwards A book which pays tribute to the man with a gentle spirit and kind disposition to and for all, Fred Rogers is the subject of Gavin Edwards’ new book which takes readers behind the scenes of the show and looks […]