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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One of my favorite weekly rituals - picking up my bread and eggs from @w2breadco #gorgeous #shoplocal #wallawalla

10 Signs You’re On the Right Track

{10 Signs You’re On the Right Track}


“When you do what you love, the seemingly impossible becomes simply challenging, the laborious becomes purposeful resistance, the difficult loses its edge and is trampled by your progress.” ― Steve Maraboli

Even during the windy, rainy days of spring, we know that warmer days are on their way. And so long as we plant the bulbs of tulips and daffodils in the soil before the warmth of the spring,…

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“I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.”

—   Julia Child

Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 14

My new favorite cookbook and why I think it may be yours as well {Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 14}


You may remember the scene in Julie & Julia when Julia is frustratingly working with her editor, Judith Jones at Knopf publishing to come up with the title for her first cookbook - Mastering the Art of French Cooking.And so it is that Judith Jones that continued to work with Julia and many other talented writers with the recipes they would share with the public. Now the vice president and…

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Absolutely loving and quickly become my all-time favorite cookbook (and that is not an easy get). #JudithJones “The Pleasure of Cooking for One”