Lengthy & Lovely

Iris Apfel shares her wisdom, Jenna Lyon’s Brooklyn Brownstone post-move and more … {Lengthy & Lovely}

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~Recipe for Blueberry Lemon Dutch Baby~

Weekends, especially long weekends, allow for grand leisure, breakfasts in bed and reading with abandon anything the work week abbreviated far too quickly. Such a long weekend has arrived, and with the intermittent rain showers, spring blooms and birds chirping when the sun shines, I am reveling in the extra time to complete projects, spend time with…

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Kate Middleton Travels in Style Down Under

{Kate Middleton Travels in Style Down Under}


The Duchess of Cambridge has been keeping the fashion curious enthralled with her daily outfits as she travels Down Under with Prince George on his first official international outing these past week and Prince William. From Diane von Furstenberg to Alexander McQueen, she continues to remind us that simple, classic style reigns supreme and an attitude of being game to try anything, even in…

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Outfit of the Week: No. 16 … cargo pants that pull of chic and coral sandals that are perfect for spring

Outfit of the Week: No. 16 … cargo pants that pull of chic and coral sandals that are perfect for spring

Style Inspiration: White, Brights & Florals

{Style Inspiration: White, Brights & Florals}

While I am not particularly a fan of floral prints, there is something eye-catching about just the right amount of a spring print that resembles the most-awaited blooms of the season. Whether in a structured skirt, scarf, or ankle pants paired with a simple neutral separate, they can make a very strong, modern feminine statement. And of course white is never a bad choice, from an eyelet dress, a…

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Why Not … Master the Television?

{Why Not … Master the Television?} 6 simple steps


Technology has allowed viewers to become ever more in control of the time they spend in front of the television. As an idealist, I once desired to get rid of my television completely. And as I began pursuing this goal, I shared my determination  three years ago to watch fewer hours of television and begin to reduce the number of televisions in my home.

After much back and forth on whether to…

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Decor Inspiration: The Old Made New

Travelers, take a look … a vacation rental I recently fell in love with {Decor Inspiration: The Old Made New}


Perhaps you are traveling to England or perhaps you live in London and you are in eager need of getting to the country. Well, have I found luxurious accommodations that I believe you might enjoy. Tucked away along the border of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, Vintage House Daylesford offers guests a country getaway that is not lacking in style or comfort. An 1860′s miners cottage, VHDis…

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This & That: No. 104

Kate Middleton’s style continues to inspire, a sale to check out and more … {This & That: No. 104}


A nostalgic look back, a sale worth waiting for, Frances Mayes latest book and Kate Middleton works her magic on the style community once again …

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~’Say Anything’ at 25: Nothing Bought, Sold or Processed 

Cameron Crowe, the master of teenage angst movies in the 80s, created a film 25 years ago that is worth watching again. John Cusack’s character is one that entertainment…

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How to Maintain a Simply Luxurious Life

{How to Maintain a Simply Luxurious Life}


“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first… . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar.” -Victoria Moran

Just as one must work out regularly, eat in moderation and…

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Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 15

Spring is in the air! {Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 15}

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Spring is hands down my favorite season which is tough to do since fall ranks pretty high on my list, but I think it has something to do with the season that precedes it. Don’t get me wrong, winter is wonderful for cozying inside, and so much more time to read by the fire, but as someone who grew up with the outdoors at my doorstep, being able to go outside…

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Lilacs & Leisure

{Lilacs & Leisure}


~Recipe for Raw Meyer Lemon, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake~

A beautiful spring week has brightened moods, skies and wardrobes, and so I am thinking of the blooms of the season – lilacs especially are soon to be enjoyed and I cannot wait. And of course, with spring’s arrival, farmers’ markets begin to open bringing scrumptious fresh produce that prompts me to run to the kitchen to devour a new…

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