This & That: No. 106

A foodies’ guide to Paris, a seasonal, chic dress and more! {This & That: No. 106}


Books about where to dine in Paris, a chic spring and summer dress that is timeless, a creative way to serve cheese and more …

~Book ~Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style by Will Taylor

If you are a lover of color and decor, then you will definitely want to pick up decor blogger Will Taylor’s first book being released today. Named after his blog of the same name, Bright.Ba…

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The Gifts of Knowledge

{The Gifts of Knowledge}

4.28.14a “You are your greatest investment. The more you store in that mind of yours, the more you enrich your experience, the more people you meet, the more books you read, and the more places you visit, the greater is that investment in all that you are. Everything that you add to your peace of mind, and to your outlook upon life, is added capital that no one but yourself can dissipate.” -George…

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A Beautiful Pair - Style & Comfort

A Beautiful Pair – Style & Comfort


Any day that requires being on my feet for more than four hours requires a serious consideration of my footwear, and while I’m more apt to push the limit and wear something that is stylish over something that is comfortable (I have to be honest), when the two come together, I am a very happy shopper.

So when Scandinavian shoe company ECCO gave me the opportunity to try their new Dress Comfortcol…

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The latest Petit Plaisir has me getting lost in dreams of Paris #sarahturnbull #almostfrench (at www.thesimplyluxuriouslife.com)

Petit Plaisir: No. 17 - Almost French

A memoir set in Paris … {Petit Plaisir: No. 17 - Almost French}


Expat by way of Australia, Sarah Turnbull, writes an engaging and Francophile gem with her memoir Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris. While not  new, the book was new to me as I discovered it while stopping into a used bookstore in Bend, Oregon, last month that was as lovely as the page-turner I have devoured and share with you today.

One aspect of a simple luxury is being able to lose…

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Kate Middleton Down Under Style Continues

{Kate Middleton Down Under Style Continues}


The Duke, Duchess and Prince George has wrapped up their 10 day tour of Australia and New Zealand, but not without Kate continuing to dazzle in her sophisticated, classic style. Having reportedly worn 17 dresses along with her J.Brand skinnies for the yachting and wine tour, she skillfully weaved an eclectic mix of designers into her wardrobe.

With a supposed directive from the Queen to appear…

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Rainy & Enchanting



 ~the recipe for Spaghetti with Parmesan, Pine Nuts and Brown-Butter Sauce~

The rainy season has begun, and I must say, I am smitten. With beautiful blue skies one moment, to stormy, blustery bouts full of rain to share, this weekend looks to be a perfect one for snuggling inside catching up on reading and relaxing, and finishing up some spring wardrobe details (click hereto shop TSLL seasonal…

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Style Inspiration: White & Personality

{Style Inspiration: White & Personality}


Warmer temperatures and gazes toward summer mean white, white and a bit more white. The fresh, clean look of a crisp white button up shirt or white jean jeans, and even more summer-eque, a white summer dress, enable a myriad of combinations. All the more opportunity to infuse your style into each pairing. Whether with leopard flats as above, floral pants or skirts or a stately hat as you will…

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Why Not … Wallpaper?

TSLL Home Tour continues! {Why Not … Wallpaper?} #turnerpocock


Formality, decisiveness, creativity and a story are all things that come to mind when I think of wallpaper. With a resolute certainty, paper covers walls that have seen and heard endless stories of the lives that have walked by them whether the paper is found in homes, museums, estates or community gathering areas.

Wallpaper requires commitment, after all, one can’t simply paint over it or…

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Decor Inspiration: Mixing Grand with Simple

A supermodel’s grand estate with ideas to inspire everyone … {Decor Inspiration: Mixing Grand with Simple}


Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady opened their Los Angeles home to Architectural Digest recently, and well, I was more than curious to see how they styled their grand estate in the hills. While the home is expansive, a handful of rooms caught my eye, and those are the ones I wanted to share with you today. (Click here to read the entire article and see the remaining images.)

From the chevron wood…

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