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 …

~Article to Read

~’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}

petitplaisirb~illustration by Inslee for TSLL~  

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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Style Inspiration: Colorful Spring Style

A mid high heel sandal I’m loving in this week’s Outfit of the Week {Style Inspiration: Colorful Spring Style}


Just as the spring flowers begin to appear in yards, at markets and street vendors, so too do the color sandals, pumps and flats. There is something cheerful about the addition of color to one’s wardrobe especially when we can refrain from covering it up with a coat and unabashedly strolling in stylish color. In this week’s Style Inspiration, color can be found in the footwear, dresses, pants…

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Why Not … Wear a Trench Coat?

{Why Not … Wear a Trench Coat?}


~TSLL HOME TOUR will continue later this month. I am currently waiting on a few last items to arrive before I can reveal. In the meantime, get caught up on the first three rooms that were revealed here.

It is that time of year, when the wool coats can be put away and the spring trench coats can be worn with abandon. Grab your umbrella, step out into the rain and rest assured that you look chic…

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“I will not be ‘famous,’ ‘great.’ I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.”

—   Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary

Decor Inspiration: Touches of Art

{Decor Inspiration: Touches of Art}


This week’s Decor Inspirationis found in a Los Angeles home full of works of art, but styled in such a way that the items aren’t overwhelming. Such interior design is precisely how a signature style can create a home rather than an art museum. Whether it is with the furniture from the Saarinen dining room table above to the use of mother nature with the hedges and trees in the back yard, one’s…

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This & That: No. 103

A history and art documentary not to miss, a few jazz albums I love and Isabel Marant has caught my attention! {This & That: No. 103}


A documentary for art and history buffs, jazz music to enjoy, a lifestyle blog to add to your reader and a scarf from France you might just want to add to your spring wardrobe.


~The Daily Basics

A lifestyle blog that brings together a bevy of talented bloggers, it is a wonderful destination for reading those many articles you love to discover in magazines – food, travel, style, home,…

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