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6 Ways to Live Fully Each Day

6 Ways to Live Fully Each Day

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~The Simple Sophisticate podcast, episode #9

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Last week it was announced by the CDC that the average life expectancy for a woman in the United States is 81.2 years (2012). Now having the opportunity to live to 81+ is a wonderful…

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A new post this morning to announce the official new website of all things Simply Luxurious! Also, do you frequent an independent bookstore that you’d like me to schedule a book signing next spring or summer? Email me as I’m putting together my Events calendar now and want to come to you!  (at shannonables.com)

TSLL Expands!

An App, and a new author’s website! Yep, things are happening … {TSLL Expands!}

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The beauty of blogging is that readers don’t have to wait for the mail carrier to arrive with the most recent posts, but rather can read the content they choose whenever their schedule allows.  However, as more and more of us are turning from our computers and solely reading content on our tablets and smart phones, I began to realize TSLL needed to expand.

What does that mean exactly?

TSLL App.

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Yep! TSLL now has an app for easy reading of blog posts and Instagram pics. Stop by Apple’s App Store and download for FREE “The Simply Luxurious Life”.

This & That: No. 129

DVF, Nicholas Sparks’ love stories return and more - {This & That: No. 129}

129 ~Book ~The Woman I Wanted to Be

Hands down, Diane von Furstenberg is one of my favorite designers; her wrap dresses are what I would live in if I wore a dress everyday. In her new book, being released on October 28th, she takes readers back through her childhood in Brussels and along her journey to becoming the uber successful businesswoman. One of her favorite quotes that I regularly savor…

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Mixing up a handful of essentials for one stunning look {Outfit of the Week: No. 42}

Mixing up a handful of basic, timeless essentials today. And the good news is that the leather jacket and pumps are reduced 25% today (Thursday) only, so do be sure to use the promo code below to take advantage of this steal.

Mixing up a handful of essentials for one stunning look {Outfit of the Week: No. 42}

Mixing up a handful of basic, timeless essentials today. And the good news is that the leather jacket and pumps are reduced 25% today (Thursday) only, so do be sure to use the promo code below to take advantage of this steal.

Style Inspiration: Shades of Black & Tan

{Style Inspiration: Shades of Black & Tan}

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One can never go wrong with basic hues, and as fall is upon us, reaching for shades of black and tan will always be a good choice. Whether it’s black pumps, a camel cape, a khaki trench or a black over-the-knee boots, wear each item with confidence. It will work, and it will work wonderfully.

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Decor Inspiration: Ellen Pompeo’s Exquisite Remodel

{Decor Inspiration: Ellen Pompeo’s Exquisite Remodel}

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Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo, with the interior design expertise of Martyn Lawrence Bullard have remodeled her 1930s Los Angeles villa into a spacious sanctuary. (You may remember that they also paired up on her previous home for Elle Decor, and it is still one of my favorites. Have a look here.) I immediately was drawn to the large kitchen and ample natural lighting in the living. Be sure…

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Thoughts from the Editor: Imperfection and Occurrences Unexpected

Thoughts from the Editor: Imperfection and Occurrences Unexpected

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“I think when the world gives you more than you bargained for, you usually end up glad you got it.” – Shonda Rhimes, Grey’s Anatomy

I wanted to write an extra post this week as I’ve had the blog, the podcast and you, the readers and listeners on my mind. As each week now begins with a podcast, I am missing my opportunity to share a bit more inspiration about life, love and aha moments that catch…

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Love Food, Love Your Body - 10 Simple Tips

{Love Food, Love Your Body - 10 Simple Tips}

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~The Simple Sophisticate Podcast – Episode #8

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The idea of eating flavorful covetous food all the while maintaining a healthy body initially seems impossible, but indeed it can be your reality. After reading more than a handful of books…

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