This & That: No. 128

Oct 10, 2014

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~Article to Read

~We Want Privacy, But We Can’t Stop Sharing via The New York Times

A worthwhile article appeared in The New York Times “Sunday Review” section last week dealing with our culture’s lack of privacy, and how feeling as though we have a lack of privacy can actually lead to lower self-esteem, depression and anxiety. As a result of feeling this way, more people appear to be reducing their far too personal posts online. In a German study, which is discussed in the article, results showed that the more people disclosed online, the more they craved privacy. Have a look, and feel free to share your thoughts.


~Colorscience ProLine Brightening Primer

One item in my beauty arsenal that adds a subtle silk touch to my skin just before I put my make-up on in the morning, but also adds that brightening glow is my go-to primer. Recommended years ago by make-up artists that worked with Cameron Diaz, I was curious if indeed a difference can be seen. And not only was the answer yes, but the soft touch as well was a deal-maker for me.


~Elements of Wit: Mastering the Art of Being Interesting

While reading the “Reviews” section of The Wall Street Journal over the weekend, I discussed an intriguing book by Benjamin Errett which dives into the technique of being witty, as Errett puts it the combination of charm, humor confidence and precisely the right words at the right moment. With specific attention to the precise ingredients of wit as well as assurance that whether you are an introvert, extrovert, wallflower or bon vivant, you are assured at least an improvement on your level of engaging conversation, this handy, simple book might just be a delightful resource to flip through.

~Tory Burch: In Color

In designer Tory Burch’s first book, she explains what living in color means to her. Taking readers on her travels, discussing how she entertains and offering business advice from experts that have helped her find her path in the world of design and fashion, this is the book fans have been patiently waiting to dive into. How does she do it? Everything, from her attire, to each store and home that is showcased in decor magazines seems absolutely Tory. Finally, she shows us how.


~Ask Me to Dance by Minnie Driver

The actress Minnie Driver has a voice you will want to hear. Its smooth, sultry rhythm is a wonderful addition to the blue and jazz genre. Singing classic ballads such as “Fly Me to the Moon”, the actress shared with NPR where her love of music came from and why she’s absolutely content that her second career (this is her third album) is taking place at this period in her life. Have a listen to the interview and a few clips of her album here.


~Banana Republic Danya Tall Zip Boot

It is fall and that means the boots are coming out! This beautiful black pair from Banana Republic is classic in its design and at reasonable price as well.


~recipe for Cardamom Pear Crisp~

The early part of fall offers up the most delightful cozy, comfortable days as the temps are still above freezing, the sun is exquisitely warm and stunning as it falls on changing leaves. Walks and time to sit outside are all the sweeter as we know their number is diminishing with winter’s cold right around the corner.

This weekend will be leisurely again, and oh, how I am eager to partake. Perhaps some conversation that forgets about the clock, a glass or two of wine and reading material that is devoured and enjoyed. Simple, yet ideal when it comes to everyday routines.

While there is only one article I am sharing with you today (and if you are enamored with SJP, you don’t want to miss it), I couldn’t help but also share a painting capturing Norman by a very kind and talented reader of TSLL. Shown on my Instagram this week, Toni’s painting was such a lovely gift, and I can’t thank her enough for this beautiful rendering. Do stop by her website and have  a look at all of the pets she has put on canvas.


~It might just be a reality SATC fans – the third movie, while once a rumor, might actually be happening. With SJP’s Instagram pic below, you’ll want to read this article to learn more.


Have a beautiful weekend everyone, and thank you for stopping by. Until Monday, bonjour.


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