This & That: October 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

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—Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy by Sadhguru

If you regularly attend yoga classes or appreciate the power of welcoming yoga into your physical and mental fitness routine, be sure to check out yogi Sadhguru’s new and already New York Times Bestselling book. In the quest for well-being discover how yoga can play a crucial role in Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy.

Ten Restaurants That Changed America by Paul Freedman 

I have been hearing quite a lot about Paul Freedman’s new book, but it wasn’t until I heard his interview on Splendid Table that I took note. Offering a wonderfully intriguing book for both foodies and history-lovers alike, discover where white glove service was absolutely the norm here in the states as well the restaurants that shifted how Americans eat today.


A New Way to Dinner: A Playbook of Recipes and Strategies for the Week Ahead by Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs

Just released this week, if you are looking for a plan for tackling the week all the while ensuring quality and delicious meals as you navigate your busy schedule, you will want to take a look at blog FOOD52‘s new cookbook A New Way to Dinner. A significant piece of advice is to cook ahead, but the good news is they go into great detail to show you what and then how to pull it all together throughout the week.


—Norah Jones, Day Breaks

I was thoroughly excited to hear that Norah Jones was returning to her jazz roots, similar to what the world first came to recognize her by with her 8-time Grammy winning album Come Away with Me. Released earlier this month, Day Breaks is sure to satiate original and continual fans of Jones. It just so happened I was listening to my favorite jazz station and this song came on that I didn’t recognize. I loved it immediately and then listened more closely. I knew I recognized the voice. Yep. It was Norah and it was from her new CD. Have a listen to one of her songs below.


Sam Edelman ‘Victoria’ Slouch Boot

As I mentioned in Tuesday’s Style Inspiration post, I have been seriously considering adding suede knee (and possibly over-the-knee boots) to my fall wardrobe. And at Sam Edelman’s prices, it is certainly more possible.

SARTO by Franco Sarto ‘Kayla’ over the knee boot

Needless to say, these over-the-knee boots caught my attention. Worn with a midi dress or skirt, they will not only look great, but keep you warm as well.



~recipe for Sweet Cinnamon Buns~

A very sweet weekend as arrived. Combined with the culmination of the blog’s new design being revealed earlier this week and exciting opportunities happening today that will usher in a weekend of much needed rest, I have waited patiently for this very weekend to arrive. I hope you are looking forward to this weekend as well. I hope you have plans to do what either your body, mind or spirit need. Sometimes, the work week can be busy, more demanding than expected, and it is when we listen to our bodies that we realize indeed some down time is needed. However, perhaps you find yourself on the flip side and in need of so much craved entertainment, celebration and socializing. If that is the case the weekend can become yours for the enjoying as well. That is the beauty of the two day respite, no?

I want to thank so many of you who stopped by on Monday and throughout the week to share their excitement and support. I cannot tell you how much the positive response meant. TSLL readers have always been there, and I look forward to the next part in the journey of the blog and all things simply luxurious. Have a lovely weekend, and for some weekend reading, a few articles below that you might enjoy. Bon journée! (P.S. – if you live in the Portland, Oregon, area, be sure to turn on your televisions to KATU-TV between 3-4 as you just might find someone you recognize on Afternoon Live. I’ll share more details tomorrow.)

~French Lifestyle blogger Sharon Santoni takes a tour through a beautiful country home in England

~Qualities of a Conscious, Loving Relationships – learn 7 of them here

~Did you know? The Plaza Hotel is launching classes on modern etiquette

~Traveling to NYC soon? Check out these 9 Trendy Places to Meet, Work or Hang Out

~Fellow lovers of France take note: 20 More Places in France You Never Thought to Visit (but definitely should)

~Let’s stay in France and travel specifically to Paris: Discover the stories behind the charming storefronts

~Emma Stone answers Vogue’s 73 Questions:

4 thoughts on “This & That: October 21, 2016

  1. Hello Please help! In the new format I am unable to click on the link to open? IE should I be able to click on the greyed italics to be directed to items?

      1. Hi Shannon, I’m having the same issue. When I click on the link for the Sam Edelman boots in this post, I get this:

        This site can’t be reached’s server DNS address could not be found.

        Thank you! Overall, I really like the new website and design.

        1. Nicole, So Happy to hear you are enjoying the site! If I m not mistaken, you are speaking about the two boot links in the weekly newsletter. The links on the post here on the blog are working accurately. There was an error with those two links in the newsletter this week, but you should be able to find what you are looking for here. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

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