The Simply Luxurious Life® – Refined living on an everyday income
I have heard it said that a good rain shower is equivalent to offering a fresh start. As if the showers are washing away what was and offering an opportunity to become anew. Now, it may just be the pluviophile in me, but I took this interpretation to heart especially with the timing of our all-weekend... Read More
Monday October 17, 2016


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Friday October 14, 2016

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Shopbop's end of season sale has begun and the sales are worth checking out. I've done some shopping for you pulling both a dressed-up and dressed down look, all items part of the sale. Simply use promo code MAINEVENT16 to save up to 30%. As well, a few more items were chosen and included in... Read More
Thursday October 13, 2016
App —Hopper There are many website and apps that help you find a cheaper price on travel, but have you tried Hopper yet? If you haven't, be sure to check it out. Free to download, Hopper surveys each day of the month and shows you the price on any given day. The prices change, so alerts are... Read More
Friday October 07, 2016
Wednesday October 12, 2016

Every Sunday one of my weekly rituals is to snuggle up on my sofa, pour myself a hot cup of tea as I surround myself with the Sunday newspapers. One of my favorite sections in The New York Times is the Style section (surprise! surprise!), and it was this weekend that I learned some exciting... Read More
Tuesday September 06, 2016
Bend, Oregon, is quickly becoming known as a small town destination for delicious food, making the expectation from diners of new establishments quite high due to the quality offerings at restaurants and food trucks. One of the reasons the bar is high is because of a restauranteur who arrived in Bend in 2013 and established... Read More
Sunday September 11, 2016

Weekly Finds

  Well, à l'année prochaine (until next year), the first TSLL French week has wrapped up, but not without me sharing something I just discovered, and I couldn't NOT share with you. After all, reservations are filling up fast, and it would be an amazing experience. You may remember that earlier this year I shared in a... Read More
Sunday August 28, 2016
After listening to one of my favorite weekly podcasts, The Splendid Table, I was reminded by Lynne Rossetto Kasper that the type of apple you choose is paramount for achieving the desired flavor. Simple advice, but often forgotten as we dart into the market to pick up "apples". With the recommendation of blending at least... Read More
Sunday October 09, 2016
Chevron wood floors, a corner location, fresh, clean white walls and forty windows to welcome the natural light. Recently put on the market for $14.5 million, this Brooklyn Heights townhouse offers a palette to put your signature style within. Enjoy the tour and be inspired by the simplicity and luxurious finishings. ... Read More
Thursday October 13, 2016
Paris week has wrapped up and with it the spring 2017 collection presentations and a month-long parade of glorious styles and inspiration. Paris offered some beautiful weather and a glimpse at creative fall ensembles. The handbags in particular had my attention, and I am reminded why I am drawn to the shoulder handbag: mid-size, unobtrusive... Read More
Tuesday October 11, 2016
~Carven cable knit pullover~ ~Iris & Ink high-rise wide-leg jeans ~Tamaris 'Eddy' bootie ~Coach Nomad Hobo ~Adina Reyter gold-plated earrings ~Nixon 'Sentry' bracelet watch, 38mm ~SHOP the OUTFIT: ... Read More
Thursday October 06, 2016
Is it November 8th yet? Or should I say November 9th? With fewer than six weeks to go before the U.S. General Election in which a new president will be elected, I find myself seeking tools to effectively converse about the proceedings without veering off topic. After all, as someone who has taught and eagerly enjoys... Read More
Wednesday October 05, 2016
October equates to the ubiquity of camel layers. From driving coats, cashmere or wool trench coats, turtlenecks, oversized sweaters, booties, the list goes on of all the ways camel in one's fall capsule wardrobe radiates simple sophistication. The rich, natural color is a timeless choice and one that few can go wrong with. Enjoy some... Read More
Tuesday October 04, 2016
Book —The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher While reading Dinner with Edward, I was introduced to M.F. K. Fisher's memoir The Gastronomical Me, published in 1943, which chronicles the author's venture in 1929 to Dijon, France, from her upbringing in the states. Sharing her experience with the new culture, most notably the food, she shares her experiences with... Read More
Friday September 30, 2016
When it comes to a dream of nearly any kind, water is always nearby. Whether it is a dream house, an ideal day, an ideal way of living, water plays a co-starring role, and so when I saw a recently restored 1840s sea captain's home situated in Sag Habor, I found myself inundated with endless... Read More
Thursday September 29, 2016