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 […]

This & That: October 18, 2019

Books —Bibliostyle: How We Live At Home with Books by Nina Freudenberger Books and decor. If you are looking for not only inspiration for how to style your books, but also stories and insights into the lives of lovers of books, this is a new decor book to purchase. Having had the opportunity to enjoy […]

This & That: October 11, 2019

Books —The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Make Happy Moments by Meik Wiking Happiness researcher and New York Times bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke, Meik Wiking—shows readers how to create memories that make life sweet. Sharing how mental images are made as well as how to let unpleasant […]

This & That: October 4, 2019

Art —Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature If you live in or near Denver, Colorado, you may already know about this exciting news, and if you are planning on visiting Denver in the next few months, you will want to check out The Denver Art Museum’s new exhibit of Claude Monet. The largest and most […]

This & That: September 27, 2019

Books —Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution For When You Have Too Much to Do (and more life to live) by Eve Rodsky Set to be released on October 1st, Rodsky has interviewed over 500 men and women from all avenues of life to discover what all of the work actually is for families, parents and […]

This & That: September 20, 2019

A full week of items, sales, finds I am loving and excited to share as well as a looooooong and lovely links list. I do hope you enjoy. Books —Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo Podcaster and MarietTV host Marie Forleo has a new book out (released September 10th), and it is all about becoming […]

This & That: September 13, 2019

Books —Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography by New York Times In the first published collection of street style photography by Bill Cunningham, The New York Times releases a treasure of a book. Bill Cunningham’s contributions to the paper and especially the Sunday edition are sorely missed, but perhaps this can […]

This & That: September 6, 2019

Books —The Art of the Host: Recipes and Rules for Flawless Entertaining by Alex Hitz The holidays are nearing and finding inspiration for how to strengthen our muscle as a host is something I am always curious to learn about. Sharing “100 timeless, tried-and-true recipes for classic comfort foods to serve with his inimitable style […]

This & That: August 30, 2019

Books —The Four Sacred Secrets: For Love and Prosperity, A Guide to Living in a Beautiful State by Preethaji and Krishnaji Combining both science and ancient spiritual meditations, The Four Sacred Secrets, released this month, shares “easy-to-follow” meditations to help you explore your untapped unconsciousness and create a beautiful life. —Living with Color: Inspiration and […]