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)

Petit Plaisir: No. 24 - Savory, Simple Shrimp

Petit Plaisir: No. 24 – Savory, Simple Shrimp


One of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day or week is to step into the kitchen and make something to bring my full attention to the present moment. For me there is a therapy in wielding the knife’s blade as I julienne the vegetables or construct the perfect tart crust. Needing my full attention, my worries or stressors are released, and I give my full attention to the task at hand.


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Ebullient & Gleeful

The weekend arrives and so does summer vacation! {Ebullient & Gleeful}

6.13.14b 6.13.14a

~recipe for Parisian style drinking chocolate~

And so school is out for three blissful months and that means I am diving head first into blog projects – the list is long and I’m ecstatic. First on my list, a photo shoot with the immense talents Tara Jones of Flare Productions this weekend. This is the second time we’ve worked together, and needless to say, I’m thrilled to see what she has in…

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Outfit of the Week: No. 24 … black and white, polka dots and cat eyed sunglasses - retro chic

Outfit of the Week: No. 24 … black and white, polka dots and cat eyed sunglasses - retro chic

Style Inspiration: Personality & Simplicity

Style Inspiration: Personality & Simplicity


As with life, so too is it a good idea to keep a sense of balance about our wardrobe when we pair tops with bottoms, shoes with jewelry, and prints with solids. In today’s Style Inspiration, choosing a neutral or wardrobe staple and pairing it with a bold, unique or statement making print, top or texture, creates the perfect balance of simple with personality. After all, it only takes a subtle…

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