This & That: April 16, 2021

Food, food, food! From books about food travel, food from the past, chefs from today and a podcast about moments around the table. Also, a celebration focused on all things Julia Child, a long-running comedy series premieres its final season; everyday, timeless capsule wardrobe accessories and a film to remind us all that Monday will […]

This & That: April 9, 2021

Mysteries abound – the real, the fictional, set in France, set in England. So many! A new magazine for discovering sophisticated inspiration for adorning your home and your life, capsule wardrobe items on great discount as well as worth investing in, books for inspiring you to embrace and enjoy the journey as well as help […]

This & That: April 2, 2021

Books for relaxing, for being inspired, for being informed, for sweeping you away to Paris, for helping you find your purpose and calling, a new series to sweep you back to an unknown story which took place during WWII, a film to reveal something you may not have known, cottage gardeners, a series for you […]

This & That: March 26, 2021

Spring clothing items to brighten your wardrobe, a cookbook full of non-recipes, France is found in a variety of places – television, books, cookbooks and more, the documentary many people have been eager to watch, and still so much more. Books —28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand Released last summer to tens of thousands of positive […]

This & That: March 19, 2021

Spring is nearly here, so gardening is on the mind! So too are spring outfit item ideas, a French film to enjoy with wonderful acting, a biopic of a beloved singer, novels to take us to the past with similar parallels of the present, a delightful fun read about wine and much more. Books —Discovering […]

This & That: March 12, 2021

Four films to enjoy, a sale of beautiful British handmade pottery, capsule wardrobe items to welcome into your everyday, a cookbook for a healthy overall well-being, the exploration of flowers and their healing powers and so, so, much more. Books —The Healing Power of Flowers: Discover the secret language of the flowers you love by […]

This & That: March 5, 2021

From British to Francophile finds, so many. A wonderful true tail (misspelling intended) of love and friendship, classic items for your late winter and early spring wardrobe, gardening favorites, new much-talked about book releases as well as two highly acclaimed and reviewed favorites. Of course, there is still much, much more. Books —The Barbizon: The […]

This & That: February 26, 2021

Books to find even more creativity and opportunity, chic capsule wardorbe ideas, a new British culture podcast, a film receiving Oscar buzz, David Suchet hosts a historical journey into an iconic author’s personal story, an international best-selling book on elevating the everyday and eradicating anxiety and much, much more. Books —The Art of Possiblity: Transforming […]

This & That: February 19, 2021

A new-to-me series I am absolutely loving, a must-have jazz album, a new memoir from a fashion designer who has stood the test of time and will inspire you to live well, the much anticipated release of a playful film adaptation starring Judi Dench, books for the Francophile and Anglophile, a heartwarming film receiving Oscar […]

This & That: February 12, 2021

Books to take you to Paris (two of them!), a tour of British gardens throughout four centuries, making French cookies with a beloved cookbook author, two new series premieres, designer clothing sales, inspiring books and still so much more. Books —Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning by Tom Vanderbilt As the new […]

This & That: February 5, 2021

Food, chocolate, so much French to explore – books, copper and a pop-up shop. Stanley Tucci’s new series, decor items for that neutral special detail, books on how to find your rhythm even when it seems impossible in our current times, clothing to make you feel your best and a film about the story of […]

This & That: January 29, 2021

Full of finds to entertain, to take you to France, to open your heart, to take you back to an intriguing time in history. Classic Jimmy Choos at a steal-of-a-deal, books for living simply, living well, making human connections and organizing your kitchen as well as so much more. Books —The Art of Stopping: How […]

This & That: January 22, 2021

Chic clothing, sustainable style ideas, gardening inspiration, a film to make you laugh, a book and a podcast too, beautiful piano music and much, much more. Books —Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It by Ethan Kross Being released next Tuesday, Chatter written by psychologist Ethan Kross “explores […]

This & That: January 15, 2021

Books for enjoyment, for inspiration, for good food and slipping away to France and Britain. Two favorite comedy series (one French, one British) return to Netflix with their latest season, two films, one new series, timeless clothing on sale, a pair of boyfriend jeans I am loving and much, much more. Books —Bravey: Chasing Dreams, […]

This & That: January 8, 2021

New French cuisine cookbooks, inspiration for paring down and amping up the quality of your life, fitness and health inspired books, a new series to take you into the growing of Floret’s Flowers, Frankie Drake returns, learn to let go of the burnout and embrace the goodness of living well, and oh, so much more. […]

This & That: December 25, 2020 (a Happy & Merry Christmas :))

So many new films and series premiering today, books of all genres – a mystery set in the French alps, a cookbook by Thomas Keller, a vintage cosy British series set in the early 20th century, a book about the brain to inspire a more fulfilling life, Murdoch Mysteries returns, a unique new tote, chic […]

This & That: December 18, 2020

Oodles and oodles of books on all sorts of wonderful topics – cheese, wintering, snuggling in, Paris, Shakespeare and more. Music from Melody Gardot, two films receiving great acclaim and Oscar-worthy buzz, holiday music and lovely touches for the home. And of course, much more. 🙂 Books —Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell Repeatedly included on the […]

This & That: December 11, 2020

Holiday festive finds from gifts for French wine lovers, ornaments, tours of British homes during the holidays, as well as fantastic finds regardless of the season – two rom-coms, one musical, a new book for helping usher in the transformation you seek, learn more about royal train travel, and that’s just the start. There’s so […]

This & That: December 4, 2020

Let’s just begin with the big news – Jenna Lyons returns. *it’s been too long, but it was worth the wait*. What else? So much! Three films – one new and two from the past worth watching, a new holiday baking show with a favorite comedy cast joining to spice up the fun, clothing to […]

This & That: November 27, 2020 + Black Friday Sales

A new much anticipated novel set in 17th century England, a new podcast for gardeners who love Gardeners’ World, two new documentaries critics are applauding, cookbooks for slowing down, working with Mother Earth and enjoying each meal, Monet’s cooking journal, an art exhibit for Francophiles in the states, and of course, a loooooong list of […]

This & That: November 20, 2020

Three films, a book on the social history of British food, an international bestselling book now available here in the states, lovely holiday attire, cosy everyday and home attire and decor, cookbooks, holiday decor and much more. Books —Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi An international bestseller, and now finally being released in […]

This & That: November 13, 2020

A mini British week of sorts in many ways with books, films and a new series for Anglophiles. As well, winter style items, cookbooks, a new food series to take you around the globe, Oprah’s favorite annual reveal is shared and so much more. Books —Nothing Like I Imagined by Mindy Kaling Available as audible […]

This & That: November 6, 2020

Cookbooks sharing delicious comfort sweets, a new mask I absolutely recommend, winter cosy coats, soothing beauty products, music to unwind to, Inslee’s new calendar and much more! Beauty —Oribe Colorless Côte d’Azure Restorative Body Crème The winter season is near, and adding more moisture to our skincare routine is never a bad idea. While our […]

This & That: October 30, 2020

Step inside a Parisian tastemaker’s new decor book, a French body & bath companies Friends & Family sale not to miss, cozy fall and winter capsule wardrobe items, cookbooks, cookbooks, cookbooks, a book I am especially excited to begin reading in preparation for digging up courage for making life changes, and much more. Books —Stay […]