Decor Inspiration: Lofty NYC Decor

{Decor Inspiration: Lofty NYC Decor}


I’ll be honest, it was the kitchen that caught my eye. Regardless of the size of the home, the kitchen must be a place that I could spend hours in and be able to move and make a mess freely. :) In 1980 John Alexander purchased this downtown Manhattan loft, and with the help of designer Richard Mishaan, John and his partner Fiona Waterstreet have mastered turning a loft into a home. While the…

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Confidence: How to Gain It & Why It’s Invaluable

{Confidence: How to Gain It & Why It’s Invaluable} #podcast


~The Simple Sophisticate podcast – Episode #5 


First of all, what exactly is confidence? Those who exude confidence seem to have this energy or this air about them that people are drawn to. Such people are neither arrogant nor do they…

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Poirot returns, a CBS drama I have feeling you’re going to love and a cozy chunky sweater. {This & That: No. 125}

~Article to Read ~15 Career Tips from Smart Woman A Cup of Joe shares an inspiring round-up of advice from successful women in a varying careers.

Outfit of the Week: No. 38

Cashmere, stripes, casual chic attire … {Outfit of the Week: No. 38}


Early fall weather offers the luxury of still not always needing a jacket so long as the top provides a bit of warmth. The cashmere striped sweater above is the perfect fit for this time of year. A casual, yet chic look, paired with khaki trousers and simple flats, such a simple outfit for timeless style.


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Style Inspiration: Skirts & Dresses

{Style Inspiration: Skirts & Dresses}


There is just something simple, yet seemingly complicated to the on-looker about skirts and dresses. The reality is, there is a freedom ironically to wearing a skirt or a dress, and as you will see in many of the images this week, so many different ways to wear these wardrobe essentials – with heels or flats, belted or loose, mixed with another print or a simple neutral – in other words, your…

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Decor Inspiration: A Victorian School Turned London Flat

{Decor Inspiration: A Victorian School Turned London Flat}


For anyone in the market in London for a unique space that will leave those who first enter an interior that is quite contrary to its exterior, take a look inside this former Victorian school which recently become available. Restored with a blank palette and keeping the space open, full of light, and in alignment with a learning environment (walls of bookshelves line the living room organized by…

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New on today’s fourth podcast of The Simple Sophisticate. My French predilections couldn’t wait to be unleashed! Check out the blog or tune in on iTunes to discover 10 Ways to Unearth Your Inner Francophile”.

10 Essential Wardrobe Items - Updated

The Simple Sophisticate podcast #3 - {10 Essential Wardrobe Items - Updated}


Each woman has a signature style that makes her feel her best and and highlights her body beautifully allowing her to exude confidence wherever her schedule takes her. In this week’s podcast (#3), discover the 10 Wardrobe Essentials that will help create a signature capsule wardrobe. Listeners will discover how such essentials can indeed be unique to each woman, where to shop, why it’s important…

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10 Ways to Unearth Your Inner Francophile

10 Ways to Unearth Your Inner Francophile


Today I’m diving into the French culture and sharing nine ways you can unearth your inner Francophile. I always find it fascinating how many people from around the world self-identify themselves as Francophiles. While some of you listening know without question, like myself, that you have a strong fondness for the French way of life, I’d like to share some attributes of the French culture that…

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This & That: No. 124

The Roosevelts, my favorite wall calendar, stripes and more! {This & That: No. 124

124 ~Article to Read ~What French Kids Eat for School Lunch

Many of you may be astounded by the menu shared of everyday school lunches in France in this article, but those who have read other similar articles and books, will most likely nod your head without shock. While it may seem impossible for quality, balanced meals to be served at public institutions for children, the French are a reminder…

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