This & That: No. 180

Oct 16, 2015

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~The Boy Who Bakes

Edd Kimber is The Boy Who Bakes and is the blogger and author of now three cookbooks (his third was just released October 7th). Upon winning the first season of The Great British Baking Show (have you watched this? I just released discovered it and LOVE it!), Kimber’s baking career took off. I came across him on The Splendid Table podcast, and am tickled that I did as his blog is bookmarked and regularly viewed.


~Elegant Simplicity At Home by Tricia Foley

Having happened upon designer Tricia Foley’s book a month ago, I was reminded by a reader more recently that her new book would be right up my alley. And they were right. Inspired by her Long Island, New York, farmhouse, she exhibits throughout her book elegant, simple living spaces that offer clean, fresh aesthetics that I would love to call home. Whether you pick up her book or stop by her blog, you will be certain to find inspiration.



As someone who is enthralled with the news and politics, I have been curious to watch Truth, starring Robert Redford as former CBS news anchor Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes the former producer at the time of 60 Minutes.  Inspired by the controversy that swirled around Rather and Mapes’ firing, the film was adapted from Mary Mapes memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, The President And The Privilege Of Power. The political drama takes place in 2004 regarding George W. Bush and the Killian Documents Controversy regarding the alleged preferential treatment Bush received in the early 1970s at the Texas Air National Guard. Premiering tonight, take a look at the trailer below.

~The Women’s List

On September 25th PBS American Masters aired a documentary worth watching, A Women’s List. Available to view here, hear 15 successful and trailblazing women share their stories about struggling against discrimination and overcoming challenges that have irrefutably changed the perception of women in their respective fields. Have a look at the trailer below:


~Mango Chunky Knit Sweater

The chunky cable sweater is in season this fall, and Mango offers a frugal version to add to your wardrobe. Pair with denim for play or trousers or even a skirt for work. Not only will you be warm, but you will be en vogue.

~Theory black linen-blend straight leg pants

Having a navy pair of Theory’s linen-blend pants, I can attest, they are comfortable and chic. Certainly a staple to keep on hand, and for this price, a steal to take advantage of. And if you’re a fan of Theory like I am, take a look at this week’s Weekly Finds in the right-hand column of TSLL blog as many items are reduction and worth taking a look at.

Photo by Karen Tedesco

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the weekend. I am ready to enjoy the few remaining weekends of fall that are warm, lovely and without need for a coat. I am ready to disregard a waking alarm. I am ready to read a few magazines that have been waiting to be devoured. And I am oh so ready for a croissant, good company and time to do as I please. Won’t you join me in reveling in a weekend that I have no doubt will be simply luxurious?

Below are a few articles you may be interested in reading as you relax with a cup of joe or hot tea. Until Monday, bon weekend!

~Keeping fashion simple and timeless . . . from Women’s Wear Daily Top 5 Figure-Flattering Basics

~Why Every Student Should Study Abroad . . . I could agree more.

~As a tea drinker, I was curious . . . Health Benefits from Tea as shared by The New York Times

~A few worthwhile facts about women and money. Bottom line, the more you know, the more confidence you have, the more financially secure you will be.

~Just in case you needed more inspiration, six reasons to live more healthily.

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5 thoughts on “This & That: No. 180

  1. I have to respectfully disagree that the acrylic sweater from Mango is a good frugal purchase, considering that their manufacturers also supply Walmart. The moral & physical cost to our sisters overseas makes fast fashion just feel…wrong. As always, though, I thank you for all of the weekend inspiration…can’t wait to watch Truth.

    1. Holly, They are just to the right of the latest post right here on the blog (in the right-hand column). Just below the picture of the book. Feel free to scroll thrill by clicking on the arrows seen on the left and right.

  2. The Great British Baking Off is HUGE here in the UK. It really has become something of a tv juggernaut. We have just finished the 10th series (I think it was). Desperate to watch American Masters, but it looks like it’s impossible from the UK 🙁 I’ll try and find a way though x

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