Wonderful premieres for films and television series, books to take you to Italy (two!), London and France. A vintage decor find for the tea lover, let the travel bug loose with a new Rick Steves' video, timeless, chic clothes for summer and much, more more. Books —The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Read More
Friday June 11, 2021


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Two cookbooks - one to inspire your next must-needed dinner party with friends, the other perfect for seeking inspiration from the garden for food and drinks. A new film critics are raving about, that perfect summer straw hat and linen shirt, the return of a favorite French series, figure out exactly what makes up Perfect... Read More
Friday June 04, 2021
Over the past year, I have visited, shopped and welcomed home new-to-me items from Chairish (get it? sounds like 'cherish'?:)). As second-hand, vintage, and even brocante treasure-hunting was put on hold during the pandemic, Chairish became a treat for inspiration and sometimes a discovery perfect for customizing my home. Chairish, self-described as "a platform where... Read More
Wednesday June 02, 2021

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Pairing a favorite pot of tea with something satiating, slightly sweet, but not too, and warm to boot is my goal when a guest or family member stops by the house in the afternoon. Lemons have always offered a favorite flavor of mine, whether in my cooking or baking, so for this year's British Week's recipe... Read More
Saturday May 22, 2021

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Imagine, sitting down at a local brasserie in Provence. The mistral cloud-clear skies are pristine blue, the warm air is dry and unexpectedly ideal, the rhythm of the city of Aix-en-Provence hums steadily, yet soothingly. Seasonal food satisfies and an expertly selected wine is suggested by the staff. Time does not exist. You are in... Read More
Wednesday May 05, 2021
What a week of celebration and conversation. I want to extend a tremendous thank you to everyone who stopped by this week to celebrate all things British. This yearly tradition has continued to be one of my favorite weeks here on the blog, and while I am a bit bleary-eyed from the immense screen-time, it... Read More
Sunday May 23, 2021
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Welcome to June. A month of transition, both seasonally, personally and professionally, and in a unique moment in history, a grand opportunity for a transition into a new way of going about our lives. This month's A Cuppa Moments finds me back in the living room, but this time sharing the arrival and all of Read More
Tuesday June 01, 2021
A long weekend here in the states, and a bank holiday in Britain, and no matter where you are on our Mother Earth - a weekend. :) The Memorial Day weekend this year feels different. I know many people who are staying home, but staying home breathing easier, staying home by choice not by decree, and Read More
Saturday May 29, 2021
Books on style, pizza, Paris, positive body talk and eating well the globe and ourselves. A hilarious new British comedy, Memorial Day sales - links and promo codes, new music, a new comedy from Tina Fey, a new drama series, summer styles to keep you cool and chic, and still much more. Books —Anne of Manhattan: Read More
Friday May 28, 2021
May, a sweet, sweet month. Full of sun and rain and growth and long, lovely days. Determined to soak up every minute this spring with my boys as much as possible, we have been tinkering in the garden, going on short and long walks and snuggling frequently. Norman has not been enjoying my new schedule Read More
Wednesday May 26, 2021
"The moment of change is the only poem." —Adrienne Rich How do you transition from one task to the next in your everyday routine? From stepping out of bed, to the first thing you do once standing on your two feet. How do you begin your work day? How do you leave your home if your Read More
Monday May 24, 2021
The rain fell in buckets for about 10 minutes Friday afternoon/evening. I drank it up (not literally, but many deep breaths were inhaled and exhaled with a smile on my face, eyes closed and head tilted to the sky in gratitude). Now, as I type, the rain has abated, the sun has broken through, the birds Read More
Saturday May 22, 2021
Fortnum & Mason on Piccadilly in London. A must-visit for high tea, afternoon tea, lunch, dinner, a grocery pop-in, Christmas shopping, just-because-it's-Thursday perusing, and most certainly if you are in the country for the first time in a long-time and love tea. For the past two years TSLL's Annual British Week has concluded the giveaways with Read More
Friday May 21, 2021