Decor Inspiration: Livable & Stylish

{Decor Inspiration: Livable & Stylish}


A home that is thoughtfully laid out and styled and livable for its inhabitants, interior design company Jute,based out of California, integrates natural elements of simple style to create homes clients can live in and love. The primary interior designer Ali Davin designed this San Francisco home to create a space that is modern, yet classic – I love the chevron lay-out of the white backsplash…

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Self-Acceptance: A Powerful Tool

Self-Acceptance: A Powerful Tool


“As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you- the first time around.” –Oprah Winfrey

The pressure to succeed, to pursue happiness, is at the very core of who Americans are, as well as millions of people around the globe, but at what cost to themselves are people trying to reach success?

For many, the belief that in order to change…

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This & That: No. 114

Two French films to devour, a summer reading book to love and more! {This & That: No. 114}


Last week’s This & That was absent, so I wanted to bring you a belated list of films, clothing, drinks and a leisurely read to kick off the month of July. Also, on a weekly schedule note, to help kick off the weekend with articles you’ll love to enjoy, websites to shop at with great sales, film and book releases, art and other discoveries I am excited to have you check out, I am moving This &…

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Style Inspiration: A Sprinkle of Style

{Style Inspiration: A Sprinkle of Style}


One’s signature style can be revealed in a myriad of ways from a colorful print, to a unique strand around one’s neck. As soon as we realize that style is about expressing ourselves rather than adhering to strict rules, getting dressed in the morning becomes all the more liberating and as you will see in the images below – it doesn’t take much to reveal yourself to the world. Enjoy perusing the…

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Why Not … Be a Feminist?

6 Reasons and Myths Debunked {Why Not … Be a Feminist?}

6.25.14a “I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” – writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, from her TEDx talk We Should All Be Feminists

Upon seeing the post title, some may have unfortunately chosen not to read further as popular talking heads in our culture have demonized the term feminism,…

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Decor Inspiration: London Chic

{Decor Inspiration: London Chic}

Rose Uniacke's home in London

British interior designer and trained furniture restorer, Rose Uniacke, who just happens to have ties to France (couldn’t hurt, right?), has earned the respect of fellow UK interior talents with her impressive abilities to source unique antique furniture from the 18th to mid-20th century as displayed in this London home. From the chandeliers to the armchairs to the wooden settee in the hallway,…

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Giveaway - Misoui Leather Tote

{Giveaway - Misoui Leather Tote}


A classic tote is a wonderful essential handbag to have in any person’s wardrobe. So when Misoui reached out to me last month with the invitation to give away one of their organic leather shopper totes, I was giddy to bring this opportunity to the readers of TSLL.

The Molly Simple Shopper (brown)is handcrafted and made of sturdy, supple leather. With a roomy interior, a laptop, reading material…

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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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