A new television series to watch adapted from a favorite from the past, a film with Dan Stevens that will make you laugh as much as it will make you think, a new release from an author whose first title was a smashing success for cosy murder mystery lovers, a new streaming service for Francophiles, Read More
Friday September 24, 2021


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Whenever I need to give my being space to just be still, being near the ocean seems to be the ideal medicine (and studies continue to confirm, indeed the ocean, the beach, the fresh air share a wonderful natural medicine). Thankfully, living in Oregon provides a short drive to breathe in, appreciate and benefit from... Read More
Saturday September 18, 2021
After a long day whether at work or out and about, our body craves a nourishing meal, but often we don't have the energy to make what we think such a meal will require. I have good news - today's episode will share a meal that is simple and quick to make, and nourishing, all... Read More
Saturday September 18, 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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Oodles of films, art and artist documentaries, documentaries to take you to France, a new film about books and writing, the return of Apple's top drama series, AND the GBBO is back for new bakes in the tent, plus books on understanding the gift of simply eating well, a praised novel from 2020, a must-see Read More
Friday September 17, 2021
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
"I think sometimes people want to be so tasteful, that their rooms are instantly forgettable." —Kit Kemp, British interior designer, episode #3 of The English Home podcast Let me begin by confessing I fell into the oft defaulted-to choice Kit Kemp describes above. In the house I owned prior to Le Papillon and lived Read More
Monday September 13, 2021
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
The produce at the farmers markets is abundant, home gardens are reaching their peak which makes time in the kitchen all the sweeter (or more savory ;)). All of this is to say, it's time for a new season of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen cooking show. Season 4 premieres this coming Saturday (September 11th) exclusively here Read More
Tuesday September 07, 2021
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