Decor Inspiration: The Good Wife’s Great Space

{Decor Inspiration: The Good Wife’s Great Space}


With the help of designer Vincente Wolf, actress Julianne Margulies and her husband Keith Lieberthal, turned a light-filled SoHo loft, which blended a studio and two bedroom, into a modern Asian respite. With 10 feet high ceilings and expansive windows, the space is uncluttered, naturally bright, yet tranquil, and still entices its inhabitants to live and relax without fear of breaking or…

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10 Ways to Create Your Own Happy Ending

{10 Ways to Create Your Own Happy Ending}


“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings.” -Anonymous

It is easy, and quite healthy, to forget former mindsets and limiting beliefs we had as  young adults and in our earlier adult years about the trajectory one’s life should follow in order to attain contentment. In fact, it always amazing me how quickly we, as…

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{new on the blog} Found! Peonies from TSLL yard! More on this weekend’s Petit Plaisir. #simpleluxuries  (at www.thesimplyluxuriouslife.com)

Petit Plaisir: No. 22 - Sweet, Sweet Peonies

Now in season … {Petit Plaisir: No. 22 - Sweet, Sweet Peonies}


Late spring brings with it one of my favorite blossoms – the peony.  Symbolizing honor and riches, the peony embodies prosperity and romance, and who doesn’t want a be open to a bit more love and a few more pennies?

With a couple of legends surrounding its namesake, the peony is said to be named after Paeon, a physician to the gods who received the beloved flower on Mount Olympus from Apollo’s…

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Leisure & Luxury

{Leisure & Luxury}

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The sun will be out here in the Pacific Northwest this weekend which means growing for local produce at the market, working int he yard, enjoying a barbecue with friends or perhaps celebrating with graduates as they switch over their tassels.

This week on the blog, the upcoming summer was on my mind which prompted this week’s top post. As well, below are a few other posts, videos and articles…

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Style Inspiration: Spring Turns into Summer

{Style Inspiration: And Spring Turns to Summer}


And so it begins, summer. Unofficially of course, but the temperatures are set to rise this weekend, and this week’s Style Inspiration offers a few suggestions on how to layer and transition from spring to summer heat. Whether it’s a  breathable belted shift or a cotton blazer over a beautiful camisole, choose your colors (neutral or wow) and feel confident that you are dressed for a handful of…

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"The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart." -Maya Angelou      A great loss can only be felt if their presence was profoundly powerful. Such is the case with the announced passing last night of beloved poet, author, humanitarian Maya Angelou.

Why Not … Build a Summer Reading List?

{Why Not … Build a Summer Reading List?}

As a student and as a teacher, one of the luxuries that summer ushered in is the ability to read anything that piques my interest. While now the blog offers this opportunity year-round as I am able to share devoured and loved books weekly, I still long for the lengthy days of more leisure during the summer months to get lost on vacation, while traveling or at home with time on my hands, in the…

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This & That: No. 110

Lessons from Madame Chic for the home, canvas totes for summer travel, a black dress you will love and more - {This & That: No. 110}


A book I cannot wait to read, a black dress that is ideal for so many occasions, classic premier canvas totes and more …

~App ~Thyme

For your culinary needs, if you are someone who is regularly creating meals with a full stove top, this is the app that will help ensure that each pan of sizzling brilliance and pot of boiling water is cooked to time. For $0.99, with five kitchen timers, Thyme…

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Decor Inspiration: Chic Chevron

{Decor Inspiration: Chic Chevron}


Spanish interior designer Katty Schiebeck, who resides in Barcelona, has an uncanny ability to blend modern with classic comforts, grand textures such as marble with stunning chevron hardwoods as well as style a room without excess so that the design shines. I fell for the bathroom in this particular corner apartment initially, but upon discovering the entire home, fell for the simple, open…

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