10 Saturday Ponderings . . .

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This & That: July 2, 2021

Summer cool and simple style ideas, two, three, actually FOUR laugh-out-loud series to enjoy (two are in French), sales for clothing and décor not to miss, a new documentary critics are in agreement is quite awesome, books for living a more productive and peace-filled life as well as a unique memoir involving dogs and London, […]

19 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . .

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The Sweet Arrival of Summer: 11 Things To Savor

The hardest thing to do in the world for each of us is something we’ve never done. Not exactly the words you would expect to begin the summer season, but with the arrival of this Summer of 2021, simply witnessing the season of heat, growth in the garden, linen clothing and escapes to favorite leisurely […]

This & That: June 4, 2021

Two cookbooks – one to inspire your next must-needed dinner party with friends, the other perfect for seeking inspiration from the garden for food and drinks. A new film critics are raving about, that perfect summer straw hat and linen shirt, the return of a favorite French series, figure out exactly what makes up Perfect […]

18 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . .

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15 British based Books Worth Reading for A Variety of Reading Interests

Over the past year I have enjoyed the additional time to read even more than I usually do, and I have found my way into many British books (more than I realized I had explored upon looking at my list) :). Some of the titles are included in the above pic, but not all, but […]

Welcome to TSLL’s 3rd Annual British Week (and the first giveaway)!

Twinings . . . my everyday black English tea. Walkers’ shortbread cookies, my weekly biscuit nibble with my afternoon tea. Pottering in the garden with my pups curiously wandering amongst the plants, a Sussex trug usually slung over my forearm. Settling in for an evening of watching an episode of Midsomer Murders or [insert your […]

How to Flourish rather than Languish in Your One and Only Life

“Flourishing really is what people are ultimately after. It’s living the good life. We usually think about flourishing as living in a state in which all aspects of a person’s life are good — it’s really an all-encompassing notion.” —Tyler J. VanderWeele, an epidemiology and biostatistics professor and director of Harvard’s Human Flourishing Program For four […]

This & That: May 7, 2021

Books to inspire a healthy, long life, a new art exhibit at Musée de Luxembourg, the return of two favorite series – one reality, one a cosy murder mystery, the perfect gift for the cheese lover, the premiere of a new mini-series starring Lily James, Monty’s new and updated ultimate gardening book, items for your […]

This & That: April 30, 2021

Films, books, classic spring capsule wardrobe items, unique and signature items for the home, an abundance of British-finds as TSLL’s 3rd annual British Week is only a few weeks away and still there is much more. Books —How to Change: The Science of Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by […]

16 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . .

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10 Saturday Ponderings . . .

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This & That: April 23, 2021

A book to change your next life choice and elevate the quality of your one and only journey, two cookbooks – one French inspired and one from a beloved British cook, an Indie film which received high praise at Sundance this year (and what I am looking forward to watching this weekend), items for your […]

TSLL Books Now in Hardcover!

The blog, The Simply Luxurious Life (TSLL) began in 2009 and in 2014 welcomed its first book to readers upon request to compile the online content into a hold-in-your-hand exploration of what living simply luxuriously was all about. At the time, the only option available was paperback as well as audio and eBook. My hope […]

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 […]

Spring Time is Busy-Time in the Garden! 14 Things I Am Up To this April

Last night I sat down and enjoyed Sorrel Chicken with the very sorrel you see in the picture above. Yep, sorrel can make it through the winter without a hiccup (even a Bend winter!) so long as it is planted in the ground. 🙂 To say I was tickled beyond a smile is an understatement. […]

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 […]

15 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . .

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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 […]