Autumn and apples.
The two just go together in my mind, and my tastebuds agree. Snuggling in as the rain falls and the temperatures drop. I look forward to this time of year when apples are aplenty and the evenings lose their light sooner making warmth all the more sought out whether by sitting by Read More
A simple nibble to enjoy in the evening before the dinner is served. A reason to sit down, slow down and savor the company who has gathered or simply wind down the day.
Gougères provide the savory comfort that can only come from cheese and butter.
Simple to make, and easy to freeze, so you have... Read More
A simple dish that tastes decadent and fresh all at the same time. Sorrel Chicken.
Inspired by my time in Louviers, France, in Susan Herrmann Loomis' kitchen, Susan introduced me to an herb I had not grown in my herb garden until this year - Sorrel. A lovely citrus flavor large oblong leaf of a... Read More
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If you see me eating pizza it is most likely because I am famished, don't have access to a kitchen or am low on energy and need a quick carb boost. And since I usually have access to my kitchen, I am rarely famished, so pizza is sparingly enjoyed. But when it is, I want... Read More
I hope this year's TSLL's French Week offered a breath of calm and celebration and joy. I heard from many readers this week who shared their thanks for keeping this annual traditional alive especially during the time of the pandemic. I must say, it was a lovely respite and escape of focus for me... Read More
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
Gardening books, books to help you lead well, cosy comforts for the home, classic pieces for your wardrobe, a new film about being behind the camera in the highest office in the United States, a feel-good film and much more.
—How to Lead: Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOS, Founders and Game Changers by David Read More
The peaches have ripened! And so, I picked them yesterday, giddily. :)
What a delightful sight to see in the midst of all that is going on. Granted, I had seven peaches on my small peach tree that was not affected by the frost this spring, but still, I celebrated!
I don't know about you, but I Read More
A Francophile's treasure of a book, comfort clothing to add true luxury to your evening routine, a film for jazz lovers, clothing to transition into fall, a cookbook for simple baking, decor touches, a mystery series set during the Roaring Twenties and much, much more.
—A Year at Brandywine Cottage: Six Seasons of Beauty, Bounty Read More
~Hereu Large Leather-Trimmed Organic Canvas-Cotton Tote~
~The Curated Classic Camel Coat (more colors)~
~Vince V-Neck Ball Button Silk Blouse and here (black also available)~
~Frame Le Serge Trouser (more colors)~
~Everlane Day Glove leather flats (many more colors)~
~Citizen Stiletto Square-face watch (more finishes available)~
~Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets: A Real-Life Scottish Fairy Tale by Jessica A Read More
Books of all types - novels, gardening, health, France, cooking, decorating and thinking well. Also, Labor Day sales are happening, and I have a couple to share. A series to make you chuckle about the differences between Brits and Americans, a film to take you to the Riviera and an event to take you all Read More
The anticipation of sitting down with a trusted and true companion. The ease and comfort to simply be yourself in their company nearly or entirely as you would when on your own, and the time when spent surpassing your hopes for the time spent together. Such a mood and online space is what I hope Read More
Autumn comes each year, and this year feeling good in what we wear perhaps may be even more necessary. Whether our work asks of us to do so remotely or we are back at the office meeting and working with people face-to-face, the workload looks a bit different, asks of each of us to tend Read More