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 […]

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 […]