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This & That: No. 127

Camel sweater for fall, Chanel, articles to devour and more! {This & That: No. 127

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~Article to Read ~Elevating Dinner for One

Yesterday a reader kindly shared an article that I immediately wanted to share. “Elevating Dinner for One” found in the Times Magazine and written by Tamar Adler shares the luxury of such a dining experience.

It’s when I’ve resolved to act not by myself but with myself — to serve as dignified a meal to me as I would to another — that the room has come…

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Article to Read - The Power of A Shift in Behavior

{Article to Read - The Power of A Shift in Behavior}

behavior“Distinctive work, innovative thinking and controversial decisions garner supporters and critics, especially for women. We need to retrain our minds to expect and accept this.” -Tara Mohr

Whether you find yourself seeking approval for any decision you make in your daily life – personal or career, or become distraught when given criticism or judgment, Tara Mohr has opined her thoughts on the issue…

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A black dress for day or night {Outfit of the Week: No. 40}

~SHOP THE OUTFIT: ~Chan Luu gold-plated moonstone earrings~ ~Karl Lagerfeld leopard-print modal and silk-blend scarf…

A black dress for day or night {Outfit of the Week: No. 40}

~SHOP THE OUTFIT: ~Chan Luu gold-plated moonstone earrings~ ~Karl Lagerfeld leopard-print modal and silk-blend scarf…

Decor Inspiration: SJP’s Townhouse Can Be Yours

{Decor Inspiration: SJP’s Townhouse Can Be Yours}

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Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick have re-listed their Greenwich Village townhouse which offers five bedrooms, seven working fireplaces and more than 6500 square feet over an expanse of five floors. And while you may imagine yourself living where Carrie Bradshaw’s many Manolos were stored, unfortunately, it has been reported that Broderick and Parker have never called the…

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Authenticity: The Courage to Be Yourself

Podcast #6 {Authenticity: The Courage to Be Yourself}

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“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are  ~The Simple Sophisticate Podcast – Episode #6

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The sweet arrival of Friday evening just became all the sweeter. One of my favorite sites to see. (note the lone crane just below center) #simplepleasures #tgif

This & That: No. 126

Barbra has done it again, Lena’s new book, a beauty of a scarf for fall & more {This & That: No. 126}

126 ~Art Exhibit ~Mac Conner: A New York  Life

Think Mad Men era, add a dose of Norman Rockwell’s idealized America and you’ve got artist Mac Conner’s illustrations. As an artist who was hired to help redefine America after WWII, Conner created advertisements for McCall’s and Redbook. And while on the surface there is resides classic American ideals, if you look closely a subtle unsettling truth is…

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Outfit of the Week: No. 39

Touches of fall {Outfit of the Week: No. 39}

outfit39As mentioned in last week’s podcast, navy is a classic staple to have in the closet no matter what the season, and this light-weight turtleneck fits the bill beautifully as fall is just getting started and temperatures are still quite temperate. Paired with a fall staple – corduroy – and simple brown pumps, this outfit could be worn to work or out to play. Swap out the pants for a gray print…

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Style Inspiration: The Shift to Fall

{Style Inspiration: The Shift to Fall}

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After the deluge of rain on Monday evening, and the few falling leaves that have begun to turn into many, I do believe fall is here. I have a feeling my first sweater will be worn later this week, and I wouldn’t be surprised if a hot apple pie pops out of the oven this weekend with a large dollop of vanilla ice cream to complete the dish. Needless to say, the style has changed on the street as…

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Decor Inspiration: Lofty NYC Decor

{Decor Inspiration: Lofty NYC Decor}

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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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