And the long wait is finally over! TSLL has just premiered its podcast - The Simple Sophisticate! Stop by the blog or subscribe on iTunes today! Every Monday a new episode will air full of ideas for “Intelligent Living paired with Signature Style.” I do so hope you enjoy! #thesimplesophisticate #podcast (at www.thesimplyluxuriouslife.com)

8 Pillars of Building a Simply Luxurious Life

{The 8 Pillars of Building a Simply Luxurious Life}


The premiere podcast of The Simple Sophisticateis now available for listening via iTunes! I am so excited to begin this new venture and look forward to each Monday sharing with readers and listeners ways to continue to cultivate their own simply luxurious life. Topics will dive deeper into how to live your best life, how to focus on living a life of quality, and getting rid of the excess and…

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6 Steps For Mastering Your Money

6 Steps For Mastering Your Money


The key to building a strong foundation that will provide the sturdy roots from what you can stretch, bend and try new things and rest assured that you will always be safe and secure is mastering your money. In this week’s Simple Sophisticatepodcast, listeners will discover the 6 Basic Steps to Mastering their Money.  Tune in, and find all of the mentioned links, books and other information…

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This & That: No. 123

Paris, a bit more Paris and a cookbook for lovers of Pacific NW cuisine … plus more! {This & That: No. 123


Paris is on my mind this week, as well as food and a play I wish I could go see …

~Book ~Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage

Author of The New York Times best-selling book A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, Molly Wizenberg again shares a delightful memoir full of “what was I thinking?” moments, love and life stories. Spotlighting the restaurant she…

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Style Inspiration: Leopard & More …

{Style Inspiration: Leopard & More … }


This fall, animal prints continue to be en vogue, and with good reason, they are a dependable classic that adds a signature touch. I have no doubt throughout the next few weeks at the four fashion weeks we will see more than few street styles latching onto this favorite timeless idea. And so, with a touch of leopard sprinkled throughout today’s post as well as a few other outfits, today’s Style…

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Why Not … Figure Out How You Are Hard-Wired?

{Why Not … Figure Out How You’re Hard-Wired?}


One of the most exciting and enlightening books I have ever read regarding my own self-understanding occurred just over two years ago, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. As I shared in my post about embracing the gifts of being an introvert, upon reading the book I discovered a validation that I had been seeking for longer than I probably realized.


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Decor Inspiration: A Small Chic Space

{Decor Inspiration: A Small Chic Space}


As New York Fashion Week kicks off this week and the size of one’s home doesn’t dictate a space’s ability to become our sanctuary, I thought I’d show you this apartment that uses the square footage it has and a few fashionable accessories to turn an apartment into a home. From the beautiful brick accent wall, cement counter tops, effect use of space for shoe storage and a touch of Mother Nature…

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12 Ways to Celebrate La Rentrée

{12 Ways to Celebrate La Rentrée}


“The French have a special word for it, La Rentrée; in English it is simply referred to as ‘Back to school’. However we choose to call the September post-vacation return, and no matter how far our schooldays are behind us, few would deny that this really is the moment in the year that shouts ‘new beginnings’, ushering in a renewed sense of resolve and purpose that has far more potency than any…

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On the horizon. The excitement of what awaits …
A morning walk leads us here, light drizzle of rain and all. Bliss. #simpleluxuries #wallowacounty #mtjoseph #mynorman #myoscar