This & That: No. 100

Mar 18, 2014

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A hands-on cooking tour in Paris, a chic fashion website I’m excited to share, an opportunity to support local artisans and Audrey Hepburn.


~Beyond Chic

Go inside the homes of Manolo Blahnik, Chanel and Octavio Missoni to discover not only the decor they live(d) and breathed, but glimpses into their personalities and interior muses as well.

~What Would Audrey Do?: Timeless Lessons for Living with Grace and Style

Pamela Keogh’s unique take on the iconic Audrey Hepburn looks to be a delightful book full of anecdotes and tips inspired by the style icon and philanthropist herself. From dating advice to travel tips, if you’re looking for light-hearted inspiration, this book may be just for you.


~Petite Provence

Looking for a touch of France to bring into your home? Petite Provence offers specialty items for the kitchen, tabletop and and more, found exclusively in Provence, France and brought home to the states. Located in California, I came across them when I was looking for a particular French blue hue of candles and was thrilled to discover their extensive collection. Discover table linens, aprons, cutlery, and so much more.


~Crescent Gold Earrings 

I recently discovered Shoppe which is an online destination for independent artisans to sell their wares. With beautiful jewelry that you won’t find everyone and their mother wearing, knowing you’re supporting an entrepreneur as they share their talents, makes the shopping even more enjoyable. You can choose to shop locally or peruse the merchandise from any locale. I found these stunning, yet simple 14K gold-filled wire crescent earrings, and I think they might just have to be mine. Do stop by and enjoy taking a look around.

~Kingdom & State’s Print Dolmain Dress

Last week, I had the opportunity to choose an item from Kingdom & State to share with readers on the blog. Choosing the Print Dolmain Dress, I cinched the waist, added boots and thoroughly enjoyed the lined, contemporary cut design. With frugal price points for classic items with a unique flare, their website is worth stopping by. From skirts, tops, chevron swimsuits and more, if you’re wanting to try something new, you won’t be disappointed.



~Discover Walks French Cooking Classes

I was thrilled to discover a new way of enjoying Paris. Paris Cooking Classes offered by Discover Walks offer guests an opportunity to shop the local markets, cook their own meal with the help of an expert chef and enjoy with a small intimate group. While the price is just under $200, it would be well worth it to experience first-hand the entire food journey, and of course finish with a glass of wine, exquisite food and conversation.

3 thoughts on “This & That: No. 100

  1. I have and have read, “What Would Audrey Do” and it is a lovely read. Always enjoy stopping by to see what you are going to post.

    ps: the link for the earrings arrives at a cooking site.

  2. I only discovered your website a few months ago but oh my, it has added so much enjoyment to my life! Even though I am a “woman of a certain age” I still identify with all you write about and still strive to keep creating my own “simply luxurious life””. Loved seeing how you have created your own paradise and that you have made that old adage “bloom where you are planted” come to life.
    Keep on writing!

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