This & That: February 3, 2017

Feb 03, 2017

Books

Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path by Erin Loechner

HGTV star and the woman earning the title of “The Nicest Girl Online”, Erin Loechner’s new book Chasing Slow will offer inspiration to reflect, pause and remember what living a quality life is truly all about. After the fame she attained by the age of 30, she shifted gears to find the joy that the external attention didn’t provide. If you too are looking to turn 2017 into the year of your personal revolution to quiet the world and focus inward, perhaps this book is for you.

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk: A Novel by Kathleen Rooney

Released just last month, the Independent international best-seller, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk will intrigue history buffs, lovers of the city of New York City and those who appreciate a well-told story. The journey 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish takes as she strides around the city one evening introduces readers to past and present moments and memories and reminders that the journey may just be what is worth living for.

Shopping

Iris & Ink Cashmere navy sweater

Iris & Ink is The Outnet’s own clothing line, available exclusively on their site. Recently they revealed their own collection of classic staple items, but really more of a revamp of what they have always offered. I have been perusing it to see what caught my eye, and much indeed did (check out this week’s Weekly Finds below on the home page). The navy v-neck and back cashmere sweater especially caught my attention as while warmth is necessary we also want to feel feminine, and this neckline does just that.

Saint Laurent leather-trimmed rubber rain boot

While forever a lover of Hunter wellies, Saint Laurent’s rubber rain boot with a sophisticated leather trimmed finish is in the same price range and offers a classic neutral olive color. As spring is certain to come soon, having the proper footwear and knowing it can be worn for style as well as function is a purchase worth the investment.

Television

The Collection, Season 1

Set in a post-war Paris fashion house, The Collection has already aired in Europe and England, and finally will be available for state viewers on February 10th. Produced by Amazon, the first season has been been on my waiting to watch list for months, and next week, I am diving in. Depicting the struggles behind the glamour, and of course, taking viewers to Paris, what a wonderful escape during these winter months.  If you are a prime member you can check out a peek here.

The Witness for the Prosecution, starring Kim Cattrall

Upon tuning into NPR’s Sunday Weekend Edition, Lulu Garcia-Navarro’s interview with Kim Cattrall offered a wonderful surprise. Starring in Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution as Emily French, the movie aired on Acorn earlier this week. If you don’t have Acorn, be sure to check it out. An online television network for Anglophiles and lovers of British and French television series both new and classic; the monthly fee is $5 a month and similar to Netflix, you can watch at your leisure anything in their library.

~recipe for Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese & Figs~

The groundhog has seen his shadow and that mean six more weeks of winter. Oh well, what does Punxsutawney Phil know? Either way, I am just tickled February has arrived, and that means an abundance of love and being that much closer to spring.

Speaking of love. Have you seen this video by director Asger Leth? Truly inspiring and uplifting. It was just posted on Facebook a few days ago and is already becoming its own sensation. If you need a pick-me-up, if you want to be reminded of how we are all far more alike than we are different, be sure to take a look.

The weekend. May yours be gloriously long, no matter how many hours it involves. May each minute pass slowly so that you can savor each second, and may the arrival of Sunday evening find you rested and ready to begin anew, excited for what the new week has to share. Thank you for taking time to stop by the blog, and until Monday, bonne journée.

~20 Things That Will Matter A Lot Less to You in 20 Years 

~Couture in the Shadow of the Women’s March

~Mary Tyler Moore’s Guide to Leaning In

~The Introvert’s Weekend: 6 Tips for Enjoying It Your Way



9 thoughts on “This & That: February 3, 2017

  1. That MTM story is wonderful.
    If you would like to know how the French lead the good life, look at the differences in pay between France and the U.S. I laid it out in a post this week. It boils down to this: the folks at the bottom of the pay scale aren’t expected to settle for crumbs.

  2. I am confused about your reference to looking at the Weekly Finds ….where is it located? I do not see it under TSLL Shop or at the bottom or side of the blog page.

    Thank you.

  3. Looking forward to checking out The Collection. Was just commenting to a girlfriend how I need a new series to watch after finishing The Crown.

  4. Thoroughly enjoyed Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. Recently watched And Then There Were None, another Agatha Christie book turned movie by Acorn. I thought it was excellent.

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