This & That: October 23, 2020

A brand new British cosy mystery I am loving, a new series critics are also loving, clothing for fall and your capsule wardrobe reduced to wonderfully low prices, a fun holiday film, a modern, yet chic copper tea kettle, Shakespeare for the everyday and more! Books —Your True Home: 365 of Practical, Powerful Teachings from […]

This & That: October 16, 2020

Books about local food, gardening, James Beard, voting and British decor just to share a glimpse. A classic tote, Tan France’s new collaboration, Inslee’s new collaboration, a cooking course to eat well and savor every bite throughout the seasons and much, much more. Books —The Curious Gardener by Anna Pavord Written ten years ago, I […]

This & That: October 9, 2020

A new and hilariously wonderful podcast, more than a handful of books on oodles of different topics – flaneuring, comfort food, Soviet spies in the Cotswolds, entertaining, hand-painted wallpaper, calming your mind, a kind curmudgeon, as well as the new season premieres of a British as well as French favorite television show. Oh, and there […]

This & That: October 2, 2020

All sorts of books – novels, stoicism, and the new Pépin cookbook – a new drama series I am absolutely enjoying, clothing for fall, two new podcasts, an exhibit in Paris to visit as well as a new series set in Paris and much more. Books —How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division […]

This & That: September 25, 2020

The Great British Baking Show (Bake-Off) has returned, a documentary many readers will enjoy, clothing for fall, music for jazz and classical lovers, a book about a man you may not know, but once you do, you will want to, two films with strong female leads at the helm and so much more. Books —The […]

This & That: September 18, 2020

Gardening books, books to help you lead well, cosy comforts for the home, classic pieces for your wardrobe, a new film about being behind the camera in the highest office in the United States, a feel-good film and much more. Books —How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOS, Founders and Game Changers by […]

This & That: September 11, 2020

A Francophile’s treasure of a book, comfort clothing to add true luxury to your evening routine, a film for jazz lovers, clothing to transition into fall, a cookbook for simple baking, decor touches, a mystery series set during the Roaring Twenties and much, much more. Books —A Year at Brandywine Cottage: Six Seasons of Beauty, […]

This & That: September 4, 2020

Books of all types – novels, gardening, health, France, cooking, decorating and thinking well. Also, Labor Day sales are happening, and I have a couple to share. A series to make you chuckle about the differences between Brits and Americans, a film to take you to the Riviera and an event to take you all […]

This & That: August 28, 2020

Books to take you to France, to Scotland, into the garden, into beloved chefs’ fridges and through all five of Jane Austen’s novels, vintage finds for your home at great prices, as well as new, yet classic tableware finds as well. Oh, and a heads up about a new Poirot film coming this fall! I […]

This & That: August 21, 2020

The Canadian mystery series set in the 1920s I am loving, two new movies on Amazon worth watching, a new novel that takes a look at the famous family of brothers and lesser known sister of the trio, a worthwhile discount on a trusted French skincare company, sales on summer styles and yep, much more! […]

This & That: August 14, 2020 – French Week

Here we go! French finds galore! Oodles of books, cookbooks included, two French films that I highly recommend, a pop-up sale on French Brocante finds, an upcoming new series set in Paris on Netflix and well, that is just the beginning. Enjoy! Books —Forever Paris: 25 Walks in the Footsteps of Chanel, Hemingway, Picasso and […]

This & That: August 7, 2020

A documentary for bibliophiles, a new film to enjoy, pasta lovers – a must-have cookbook for you, sale items for the home, your wardrobe and more, as well as books for improving your fulfillment in everyday life, shifting your perspective on time and a podcast to help you make it through the pandemic well-fed. Books […]

This & That: July 31, 2020

Books to encourage you to slow down and become more content and productive (seems impossible, but it’s not!), a new olive oil subscription service, simple decor items that offer great signature style and comfort as well as sales, articles and much more. Books —The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor The essential […]

This & That: July 24, 2020

A feel-good film, an inspiring new podcast, a French film festival to enjoy wherever you call home, summer sales on essential clothing and kitchen tools and table linens, a new cookbook to inspire you to gather, a book for gardeners, book-lovers and much more. Books —Fear is a Four-Letter Wodr: How to Develop the Unstoppable […]

This & That: July 17, 2020

Books for every topic of interest – current events, gardening and cooking in France, history, friendship, travel, a woman’s journey, flowers and still more. Planning a getaway to the Cotswolds? Find a lovely luxurious cottage, the Duchess of Sussex’s recent hat of choice, the Duchess of Cambridge has also been donning her coveted style, articles […]

This & That: July 10, 2020

Sales on designer items to scoop up for your capsule wardrobe, the announcement of a much-anticipated Royal Style book, a new series for history buffs, new seasons of beloved series, new series of much-raved about series and much more. British Finds —Emma Bridgewater Sale, 40% off From her whimsical teacups and saucers to her playful […]

This & That: July 3, 2020

Hamilton has arrived in your living room, sales and sales and more sales, a political satire starring Steve Carell, escape to beautiful homes near the sea, a French cookbook and wine bar to put on your list, and oodles of articles to read for Francophiles and Anglophiles. Books —Diana Vreeland: Bon Mots, Words of Wisdom […]

This & That: June 26, 2020

Cookbooks for delicious baking recipes, Parisian decor, Miss Fisher’s movie, a course for flower lovers, a summer read to slip away into, chic summer evening attire, classic jazz music duets and much, much more. Beauty —La Bella Figura La Vie en Rose Illuminating Rose Oil If you follow photographer Jamie Beck on Instagram, you are […]

This & That: June 19, 2020

A new documentary to celebrate the fathers in our lives, a new-to-me French romantic comedy series that I am thoroughly enjoying, books for the fellow TSLL creatives, my Sunday morning basket, Nigella’s much-sought after evening gown, decor and clothing sales and much more. Books —At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life […]

This & That: June 12, 2020

Two cookbooks that will take you to France and show you how simple cooking really can create the most delicious meals. A new novel translated from French to take you behind the scenes of the culinary world, a new series on AcornTV for Franny Fisher fans, the return of a Masterpiece favorite, sales, home decor […]

This & That: June 5, 2020

Books about a talented three Michelin star chef, the American library in Paris, how to make the most of the everyday and what birds can teach us about life and living. Clothing, baskets, plates and so much more as well as resources to help you further your knowledge with all that is going on in […]

This & That: May 29, 2020

A new film starring Tracee Ellis Ross that will premiere in your home this weekend, a new series for Anglophiles who want to tour the Great Estates of Britain, classic, cozy pajamas – you’ll find that here, a sale not-to-miss on my favorite vacuum, a book to take you to Lyon and explore the French […]

This & That: May 22, 2020, British-Inspired

Ooodles and oodles and OODLES of British-inspired books, decor, viewing material, travel focused articles, a tour of a beloved British fashion designer’s home, Judi Dench, Jane Austen, and just all sorts of cosy living decor and clothing that is on sale for Memorial Day. Books —Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell Shaun Bythell’s first […]

This & That: May 15, 2020

Books about food, life, letting go, living and eating well, a packable classic rain coat for spring showers, delicate, simple scrumptious pajamas, a new book about Paris and podcasting, market baskets and even more. Books —The Lemonade Life: How to Fuel Success, Create Happiness and Conquer Anything by Zack Friedman Released last fall to high […]