Under the Weather


My apologies for not posting this past weekend’s Petit Plaisir or today’s Monday’s Motivation. The last few days I have been stuck in bed with a lingering fever, and I can’t seem to shake it. Rest assured, I’ll be back as soon as I am able. In the meantime, be sure to enter a fantastic giveaway sponsored by Misoui leather goods here.


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Propitious & Rejuvenescent

Lupita shines on the cover of Vogue July … {Propitious & Rejuvenescent}


~recipe for Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches~

With summer officially commencing on Saturday, I can’t help but be thankful for the time it provides for so many of us to catch our breaths, relax and slow the pace down a notch or two. And as this happens, it seems that more promising times seem likely to occur. Perhaps it’s is because we’re not rushing about or perhaps it’s because we allow…

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Outfit of the Week: No. 25 

Style Inspiration: Blue & Yellow

{Style Inspiration: Blue & Yellow}


Yellow and blue is one pairing of hues that for some reason always remind me of France. It always come back to France with me, doesn’t it? ;) But honestly, there is something strong, yet effortlessly chic about the combination as while they can both be statements in their own right, these two primary colors offer a casual, playful look that can be elevated with the right item of clothing and…

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Loving a monochromatic mixed bouquet - peonies and Peruvian lilies. #simpleluxuries

Why Not … Make Simple Home Touch-Ups?

18 DIY ideas to create a welcoming sanctuary {Why Not … Make Simple Home Touch-Ups?}


Upon turning our home into our sanctuary, it can sometimes seem that the only solution is hiring a contractor or moving to a different location. But the truth is, every place you most likely will move into will need your own personal touch to create precisely the ideal space. The good news is, much can be done on your own and at little cost.

As I’ve been refurbishing my own home over the past…

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This & That: No. 113

Paris, cashmere, silk pillowcases and more … {This & That: No. 113}


From France, to simply luxurious silk, to sales on cashmere, yep, this week’s full of treasures …

~Book ~Paris Letters

Janice MacLeod’s memoir of self-determination to save up and then travel to Paris, is a delightful tale of unexpected romance, the City of Light and a woman who taps into her talents to create a life she loves. Oh, I absolutely can’t wait to read this book and can’t believe…

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Decor Inspiration: Sophisticated in Austin

{Decor Inspiration: Sophisticated in Austin}


A sophisticated home located in Austin, Texas, offers homeowners a serene respite of regal mixed with rustic decor. Architect Ryan Street and interior designer Elizabeth Stanley brought to life a home with high ceilings, neutral colors with pops of crisp, calm blue to create a space that is cozy even for its grand size. Void of clutter, the space is open, yet not sparse. Wonderfully styled…

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The “How” of Tailored Simplicity

{The “How” of Tailored Simplicity}


“People are remarkably bad at remembering long lists of goals. I learned this at a professional level when trying to get my high-performance coaching clients to stay on track; the longer their lists of to-dos and goals, the more overwhelmed and off-track they got. Clarity comes with simplicity.” -Brendon Burchard

The endless list of choices we have in our modern world is a marvelous and a fairly…

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A dessert for my dad - recipe here - http://www.thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/to-die-for-lemon-dessert/ #tsllrecipe #happyfathersday (at www.thesimplyluxuriouslife.com)