Autumn and the boots and the knits and the quilted coats come to the forefront of the closet, and I am here for it. Today I have two outfits for you to shop. Each outfit centers around one item I recently welcomed into my fall capsule wardrobe and am absolutely tickled with how each fits and Read More
Wednesday September 15, 2021


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Soooo many great new cookbooks, the film being released today that Rotten Tomatoes gave 96%, the new-to-me facial oil I have added to my skincare regimen (and am loving!), the French rain boot that may just take the place of your favorite Hunter wellies, two premieres of television series (one new, one loved), as well... Read More
Friday September 10, 2021
The mornings while crisp, excite me each time I step out onto the front porch as the roses are in bloom, the sunflowers stretch ever higher to the sky and the hydrangeas are just beginning to turn their brilliant autumnal blush hue. The smoke-filled skies have begun to clear which means more time outside soaking... Read More
Wednesday September 08, 2021

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Summer harvest season has arrived and the courgettes, while not ready in my garden yet, are bursting out of so many others' gardens, including my contractor's. Last Friday he brought a bounty of vegetables from his and his wife's garden (see pic below), and I was over the moon as I had company arriving for... Read More
Thursday August 26, 2021

Weekly Finds

What a week! With 15 posts, eight giveaways presented, and the most engagement we've had ever during TSLL's Annual event celebrating all things French, I just want to thank you for joining in a week of festivities. French Week has become one of my favorite weeks of the year to be reminded of so many reasons... Read More
Sunday August 15, 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
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Nostalgic, yet modern. A comedy, yet filled with drama. Co-creator Steve Martin's Only Murders in the Building premiered in late August on Hulu, releasing a new episode each Tuesday, and now, my Tuesday nights are reserved for the trio of Selena Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin as they use their amateur sleuthing skills to Read More
Monday September 06, 2021
More fall capsule wardrobe finds, two films that come critically acclaimed being released today, a much-anticipated novel being released on Tuesday, a book to inspire and teach you how to create the change you seek, step into the kitchen with Kitchen Whisperers, a travel necessity for anyone who wears AirPods, and much more. Books —Beautiful World, Read More
Friday September 03, 2021
La Rentrée has officially begun and looking our best for the autumnal season has jumped near the top of my priority list. Earlier this week I stepped into my closet and undertook a massive edit. Needless to say, now I need to sit down and have an honest conversation about the investment pieces I need Read More
Wednesday September 01, 2021
The summer begins its drift into autumn and the mornings, as it was just yesterday and this past weekend, the days are brilliant and temperate in their warmth, rhyming with May, but sharing a garden and an ease only felt this time of year. I have situated myself in my office for this month's A Read More
Wednesday September 01, 2021
Books to take you to the south of France, to a small English village bookshop, tips on boosting your everyday vitality as well as finding time and the benefit of pausing more regularly to reclaim your creativity. A few clothing items to whet your palate for TSLL's upcoming Fall Shopping Guide, a British historical series Read More
Friday August 27, 2021
*A deep breath in* *A deep breath out* slowly letting the shoulders relax. Such a daily exercise has been helpful and moreso than anticipated initially as it brings me back to the present. August has been anything but slow or quiet whether with regards to the world news, but also here at Le Papillon as I Read More
Wednesday August 25, 2021
Sandra Oh stars in the new comedy series co-created by Amanda Peet, and it is a hit. The Chair. Typically, the Petit Plaisirs here on TSLL are paired with a new podcast episode (The Simple Sophisticate), but I could not wait to recommend a series as I know many readers and listeners step back into the Read More
Monday August 23, 2021