This & That: No. 163

Jun 19, 2015

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Whether you are on your computer or your phone, your favorite music and/or radio station will always be at your fingertips thanks to TuneIn. Download for free or visit on your desktop for easy listening at home or work, the options of radio stations are endless. I have officially found my radio for my classroom and for long drives when not one radio station is available in my car.


~Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over by Caroline Fredrickson

Caroline Fredrickson, a DC insider who understands what is working, and what is available, yet not being fought for when it comes to equality for all working women in all fields (blue and white collar), offers her insight and perhaps a wake up call to not only women but society to be vocal in order to gain protections to ensure a better future for all working women. Released last month, click here to read a review of her book.


~Cuyana Turkish Cotton Robe

As someone who loves stripes and loves white when it comes to basic necessities around the house, when I happened upon Cuyana’s Turkish cotton robe, I immediately began saving up my pennies. For less than $100, this beautiful robe can be used for home or play on the beach. Made with Turkish cotton and premium bamboo, the dry time is minimal and the beauty is readily apparent. Available in pink and purple stripes as well, if you’re in the market for a quality robe, I think I’ve found one for you.

~Thomas Maier Palm Tree Embossed Leather Sandals

A classic brown leather sandals with the label’s simple signature palm-tree logo embedded ever-so-minimally on the top, these stylish, yet timeless sandals are ideal for summer outings or luxuriating around the house in style.


~Poldark, Season 2 

It has been nearly forty years since the original series debuted on PBS, and with the return last season to an overwhelming support, the second season begins on Masterpiece this Sunday (June 21st) with eight new episodes. Starring Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) as Ross Poldark, the series is based on Winston Graham’s novels which were published beginning in 1945. Set in Cornwall, England, Poldark returns after the American Revolutionary war to see his former life in ruins, and thus the story begins. Have a look at the trailer below:


~Ventev Dashport Universal Car Charger ($19)

If the upcoming summer months are calling for more than a few hours in your car or perhaps you will be traveling with many different devices or people (and we all know we need to keep them charged, I have the device for you. Mentioned in The Wall Street Journal last week, the Ventev universal car charger is compatible with just about any tech device’s USB charge cord. For less than $20, charge your every phone 75% faster and with certainty.


~recipe for Rhubarb Tart with Oatmeal Crust~

Earlier this week a beloved series that has been on hiatus here on the blog returned. Decor Inspiration restarted with a beautiful cozy beach house you will certainly want to tour (and perhaps purchase as it is for sale). But to whet your whistle even more, click here to tour the rest of the home that coordinates with the bathroom above. Don’t you just want to soak in that bathtub forever eternity with a glass of wine or a partner as accompaniment? Count me in, please.

In other TSLL news, sign-ups for the annual TSLL online styling sessions are about to begin. Set your alarm clocks for Saturday morning (June 20th) at 1am Pacific Daylight Time because the first 12 readers who email to secure their spot on the styling list will be able to hire me as their online stylist. I will be shopping and styling a fall (or spring for my Aussie/New Zealand readers) capsule wardrobe which will consist of 10-15 items, styled into 10 different outfits. Styling sessions will be scheduled for the month of August and September, and each of the first 12 people will have one week to place a 50% deposit down to secure their spot. For more details click here.  (email:

Last, but not least, next Saturday, June 27th, if you will be in the Connecticut or New York City area, be sure to stop by Elm Street Books in New Canaan, CT, as I will be signing copies of my first book Choosing The Simply Luxurious Life: A Modern Woman’s Guide between noon and 2:30. Click here to find out the exact location.

And with the business out of the way, let the weekend begin! Below are a few articles you might enjoy reading in your free time. And no matter how you choose to spend your weekend, I do hope you have an amazing time. Until Monday, bon weekend!

~Summer is a great time to focus on good health. And this article from The New York Times points out a simple fat often forgotten, To Lose Weight, Eating Less is Far More Important Than Exercising More

~Helen Mirren has a few choice words to say about Ageism in Hollywood.

~If your weekend plans involve the Farmers’ Market, read this: Farmers’ Market Etiquette: 8 Ways to Be a Good Customer

~Some inspiration and motivation . . . Strengthen Your Willpower: How to Build Perseverance and Avoid Distractions


4 thoughts on “This & That: No. 163

  1. Your wonderful honesty in your latest email was beautiful to read, Shannon. Thank you. I wish you joy in the life changes you are making. Margaret

  2. Interesting to see Poldark has hot the US also. It caused quite a stir when released here (more to do with the hottie who is in it 😉
    Absolutely LOVE that bathroom image. I think I would spend all weekend in that tub if that was my bathroom.
    Have a lovely weekend x

  3. Poldark was a huge hit here in the UK – largely in part to Aidan Turner I think- but also because it’s a really good programme to immerse yourself I for an hour. Highly recommended good quality escapism!
    Enjoy Summer!

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