The summer season is in full swing, and that has me thinking about what I am wearing that is both comfortable and cool as well as chic and stylish to suit my tastes. While I will not be able to afford resort collection items as shown above from a handful of recent designers from their Read More
Wednesday July 08, 2020


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Hamilton has arrived in your living room, sales and sales and more sales, a political satire starring Steve Carell, escape to beautiful homes near the sea, a French cookbook and wine bar to put on your list, and oodles of articles to read for Francophiles and Anglophiles. Books —Diana Vreeland: Bon Mots, Words of Wisdom from... Read More
Friday July 03, 2020
A book, a soft summer breeze and warm temperatures, plenty of pillows and my dogs sleeping and snoring nearby - a lovely way to spend many moments. Ah, then adding a porch swing would take it over the top. :) When I purchased my home in my previous hometown, it was a French-Norman style architectural design.... Read More
Thursday July 02, 2020

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Monday had arrived. The ingredients for a French favorite dish I had been eager to enjoy were in my refrigerator waiting to be used. Soufflé au Fromage making commenced in my kitchen at 11:30 on Monday of this week. By 12:10 I was in palate-pleasing-splendor with a glass of champagne in my hand and a bite (many... Read More
Wednesday July 01, 2020

Weekly Finds

Bring forth what you know, and savor your unique gifts as well as share them with others. London-based antiques-textiles dealer Susan Deliss followed just such a maxim when she and her husband re-redecorated their eighteenth-century Burgundy country home purchased 14-years ago. The talent exuded of knowing how to match prints and combine seemingly bright colors... Read More
Thursday April 30, 2020
Perhaps you have seen them too, ever so subtly the background character that is in many British films and shows set in the country. The plot finds its way to a garden, and the person is holding a wooden basket perhaps full of flowers freshly cut or vegetables they have just picked. This is the... Read More
Wednesday June 17, 2020
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Good morning. Today's weather offers the anticipation of rain, luxurious rain, to encourage me to stay inside and create, to untangle, to sort through, to make sense of, to put into writing the thoughts that are waiting for my patience to simply decipher. The newspapers (seen here are both The New York Times's Sunday edition Read More
Sunday June 28, 2020
Cookbooks for delicious baking recipes, Parisian decor, Miss Fisher's movie, a course for flower lovers, a summer read to slip away into, chic summer evening attire, classic jazz music duets and much, much more. Beauty —La Bella Figura La Vie en Rose Illuminating Rose Oil If you follow photographer Jamie Beck on Instagram, you are no doubt Read More
Friday June 26, 2020
June ushered out one season and brought us with full force into a new one. It seems only last week we were watching to see if temperatures would reach freezing at night, and now we are nearing the upper 80s and low 90s. Such is the way in Bend and during summer, and that is okay Read More
Wednesday June 24, 2020
"I’m not so worried about the dangers of mental junk food. That’s because I’ve found that many of the true intellectuals I’ve met take pleasure in mental junk food too. Having a taste for trashy rom-coms hasn’t rotted their brain or made them incapable of writing great history or doing deep physics. No, my worry Read More
Monday June 22, 2020
Today is a new post, and while I cannot say for sure if I will post my Sunday morning tray each week as I have been on Instagram, I am sure that I am moving away from Instagram when it comes to posting about my Sunday morning ritual. Whenever I post a Sunday Morning pic, Read More
Sunday June 21, 2020
A new documentary to celebrate the fathers in our lives, a new-to-me French romantic comedy series that I am thoroughly enjoying, books for the fellow TSLL creatives, my Sunday morning basket, Nigella's much-sought after evening gown, decor and clothing sales and much more. Books —At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life Read More
Friday June 19, 2020
~Sophia Webster White Cassia embroidered leather wedge espadrilles OR Canfora Pamela Capri sandals (more colors)~ ~Nicholas White Troy belted linen midi dress OR Zimmermann Offwhite Znnia embroidered cotton-voile midi dress~ ~A.W.A.K.E. Beige Liv quilted faux leather tote OR ~ Chanel Vintage CC Straw Tote~ ~The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography by Graham Robb SHOP THE OUTFIT: Read More
Tuesday June 16, 2020