Books to inspire a healthy, long life, a new art exhibit at Musée de Luxembourg, the return of two favorite series - one reality, one a cosy murder mystery, the perfect gift for the cheese lover, the premiere of a new mini-series starring Lily James, Monty's new and updated ultimate gardening book, items for your Read More
Friday May 07, 2021
Welcome to May and welcome to a new location to have our monthly chat. The above photo is a hint. :) Recorded last Sunday just as the day began, settle in with me for a conversation sharing all you have come to look forward to each month as well as promised reasons behind the decision I... Read More
Saturday May 01, 2021
Films, books, classic spring capsule wardrobe items, unique and signature items for the home, an abundance of British-finds as TSLL's 3rd annual British Week is only a few weeks away and still there is much more. Books —How to Change: The Science of Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Katy... Read More
Friday April 30, 2021

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A cold front full of moisture to share blew in, settling on top of the town of Bend late last week and through the Valentine's Day weekend. Upon anticipation of the winter forecast as one of the many in the area who savors our snowy winters, I planned ahead to explore a couple of recipes... Read More
Wednesday February 17, 2021

Weekly Finds

Effortless. Nonchalant. Often, when an outsider observing the Parisian, or more largely the French citizen, the descriptor of effortlessness seems to aptly convey the mannerism, approach and presentation. All of this is to say, we are intrigued at such a seemingly unattainable way of living because, well, there must be a secret only the French... Read More
Monday February 22, 2021
When a particular room, exterior, or garden grabs your eye, something instinctive speaks to you regarding what will bring you warm welcome, comfort, peace and a feeling of ease. Kate Stamps, a fellow Anglophile living in Southern California with her husband Odom Stamps, an architect and equal partner of Stamps & Stamps, has made the... Read More
Wednesday April 21, 2021
Discover 20 Ways
to Infuse Your Love for the
French and British Culture
into Your Everyday Life
Begin living simply luxuriously as you tailor your days to align with your passions to cultivate a life of true contentment.

Steadily stepping forward. Steadily striding with a daily routine that welcomes time to feel productive and time to rest and play builds upon itself in the most wonderful of ways. Finding a life rhythm such as this which aligns with your true compass eventually becomes a song, a foundation of cushion, clarity and courage. The Read More
Thursday April 29, 2021
A third of our lives is spent in one room of the house. One third. The bedroom more than any other room holds our presence, our being, our mind, our body for a significant portion of our entire lives. Keeping in mind this reality, along with the importance of regular deep, restful nights of sleep, the Read More
Wednesday April 28, 2021
Saturday morning begins on a day and a weekend I ached to arrive. My garden, time in it, time with my hands in the dirt provides me with more comfort and peace this spring perhaps even moreso than last spring as our school schedule has returned in a unique full-time fashion and exhaustion arrived swiftly Read More
Saturday April 24, 2021
A book to change your next life choice and elevate the quality of your one and only journey, two cookbooks - one French inspired and one from a beloved British cook, an Indie film which received high praise at Sundance this year (and what I am looking forward to watching this weekend), items for your Read More
Friday April 23, 2021
The blog, The Simply Luxurious Life (TSLL) began in 2009 and in 2014 welcomed its first book to readers upon request to compile the online content into a hold-in-your-hand exploration of what living simply luxuriously was all about. At the time, the only option available was paperback as well as audio and eBook. My hope Read More
Tuesday April 20, 2021
Food, food, food! From books about food travel, food from the past, chefs from today and a podcast about moments around the table. Also, a celebration focused on all things Julia Child, a long-running comedy series premieres its final season; everyday, timeless capsule wardrobe accessories and a film to remind us all that Monday will Read More
Friday April 16, 2021
~Mango Cotton Striped Shirt Dress~ ~Polo Ralph Lauren Striped Cotton Shirtdress~ ~Lauren Ralph Lauren Mackensie sandals~ ~Veronica Beard Beige Eloisa satin-gabardine trench coat~ ~Totême Neutral Double-breasted cotton-blend gabardine trench coat~ ~Coach Ergo Leather Hobo bag (more colors)~ ~Julie Vos Gardenia Textured Hoops (three sizes available)~ ~Confessions of a Curious Bookseller: A Novel by Elizabeth Green~ SHOP THE OUTFIT: ~Explore more spring styles: Read More
Wednesday April 14, 2021