This & That: No. 125

Sep 19, 2014

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~Article to Read

~15 Career Tips from Smart Woman

A Cup of Joe shares an inspiring round-up of advice from successful women in varying careers. While I found myself appreciating each of the 15 quotes, this one from Jessica Valenti stuck on for me:

Yes, the more successful you are—or the stronger, the more opinionated—the less you will be generally liked. All of a sudden people will think you’re too “braggy,” too loud, too something. But the trade off is undoubtedly worth it. Power and authenticity are worth it.


~The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah & Agatha Christie

If you were disappointed when the last Hercule Poirot mystery aired on Acorn this past August, I have some good news for you. Agatha Christie’s estate has given their blessing for a new novel with the beloved detective from Belgium to serve at its helm. Receiving very positive reviews, Sophie Hannah’s The Monogram Murders includes the unexpected twists and turns as well as the Poirit idiosyncrasies readers have come to love.


~2 Days in Paris

A New York couple finds themselves in Paris for two days, and what a two day adventure they have. Julie Delpy directs as well as stars alongside Adam Goldberg in this tale of romance in which their attempt to rekindle what they once had takes a few laughable, interesting turns.


~Altuzarra for Target Faux Croc Belt (black)

Designer Altuzarra has paired up with Target to offer a handful of fall separates, and among these offerings are belts that would be wonderful classic accessories to have on hand. In even better news, buy the first item at full price and the second at 50% with promo code PREVIEW.

~Nili Lotan Cable Diamond Sweater

Fall and winter collections are full of chunky knits, and while I’m not a fan of extremely over-sized options, this gray boat-neck alpaca sweater caught my eye. I could see myself cozying up on the weekends by the fireplace or as a warm layer for outdoor excursions.


~Madam Secretary

Tea Leoni steps into the role of the United States Secretary of State in CBS’ new Sunday night drama Madam Secretary. Her character, a former CIA operative and college professor, is tapped unexpectedly to the highest seat in the cabinet and must juggle international diplomacy as well as her roles as wife and mother. I must say, after seeing the preview below, I’m eager to sit down to enjoy the premiere which airs at 8pm on CBS this Sunday.



~Recipe for Roasted Cherry Tomato Cappellini~

A full week has ended and the weekend could not look more sweet. Being out of the house during most of the work week, I haven’t had as much time in the kitchen, and I am eager to have some fun and pair new recipes with a glass or two of wine. Speaking of food, did you catch that simple, yet decadent dessert I shared on the 4th episode of The Simple Sophisticate podcast? Have a look/listen here.

However you plan on spending your weekend, I do hope you enjoy. Below are a few articles I discovered this week that you might enjoy reading in your leisurely time. Until Monday, bonjour!

~”How to Exert Self-Control” . . . The New York Times reminds us we have more control than we think with simple tricks to avoid temptation.

~Viola Davis stars in Shonda Rhimes’ new ABC drama which premieres next Thursday. Read what Davis has to say about her new leading lady role here.

~Busy? Maybe we’re getting in our own way. Read  “9 Lies That Keep Our Schedules Overwhelmed”

~Feeling stuck? Read this as a reminder that will ease your mind.

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2 thoughts on “This & That: No. 125

  1. Shannon I love “This and that”, you share so many great things. Can I share something a bit old that you and TSLL readers may enjoy? We are watching dvds of the last two seasons of “The West Wing” (had seen the others) and they are brilliant! The only other TV series that I can think of that improved with age is “MASH”.

    1. Rose, you are absolutely correct! I recently devoured the entire series during our very cold winter and couldn’t believe it had taken me so long to discover it. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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