Sorrel Chicken, Season 3 Premiere of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen

A simple dish that tastes decadent and fresh all at the same time. Sorrel Chicken. Inspired by my time in Louviers, France, in Susan Herrmann Loomis’ kitchen, Susan introduced me to an herb I had not grown in my herb garden until this year – Sorrel. A lovely citrus flavor large oblong leaf of a […]

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 […]

16 Things I Am Doing In My Garden This September & October

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287: 5 Things to Do to Build Healthy Relationships and 4 Things to Let Go

“We are born with a capacity to dance together but not with the necessary training.” —David Richo As soon as I read the first line in chapter one shown above, the analogy made crystal clear sense of my ignorance about relationships and how to navigate past it: I needed to learn HOW to love, not […]

The Simply Luxurious Kitchen, Season 3 Trailer

The kitchen is my happy place, and I am extremely excited to welcome you into my new kitchen with the premiere of the third season of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen cooking show. (catch up on previous seasons here) Stop by this coming Saturday (September 19th) and every Saturday for eight weeks this fall to enjoy […]

10 Saturday Ponderings . . .

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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, […]

Outfit of the Month: Fall’s Shades of Caramel

~Hereu Large Leather-Trimmed Organic Canvas-Cotton Tote~ ~The Curated Classic Camel Coat (more colors)~ ~Vince V-Neck Ball Button Silk Blouse and here (black also available)~ ~Frame Le Serge Trouser (more colors)~ ~Everlane Day Glove leather flats (many more colors)~ ~Citizen Stiletto Square-face watch (more finishes available)~ ~Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets: A Real-Life […]

286: How to Let Go of Comparison? Heal Thyself

“Comparison is the death of joy.” ― Mark Twain The thief of joy, if Mark Twain is right, is of our own making. The good news in this revelation reveals each of us can take back our joy. Comparing ourselves to others occurs consciously and unconsciously. Consciously, we may be acutely aware that we follow certain […]

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 […]

TSLL’s Fall 2020 Shopping Guide + 75 Hand-picked Items

Autumn comes each year, and this year feeling good in what we wear perhaps may be even more necessary. Whether our work asks of us to do so remotely or we are back at the office meeting and working with people face-to-face, the workload looks a bit different, asks of each of us to tend […]

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15 Ideas for a Strong Life Approach to the New Fall Season

“September is the chosen month for everything that flowers a second time: the month of the second flower; the month of the ripening wine. All these are mysterious advantages for the month September, full of deeper meaning; and above all, it is the month when the earth opens so that we can plant again!” —Karel […]

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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 […]

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

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Choosing to Share Time Together, rather than Spend Time

Recently, I listened to a podcast in which the guest brought to the host’s attention the wish to shift how we describe our time with others. For the life of me I cannot remember the show or the guest, but it caught my ear immediately. Sharing time with others versus Spending time with others. When […]

Buttercrust Marguerita Pan Pizza

If you see me eating pizza it is most likely because I am famished, don’t have access to a kitchen or am low on energy and need a quick carb boost. And since I usually have access to my kitchen, I am rarely famished, so pizza is sparingly enjoyed. But when it is, I want […]

Season 7 Schedule Announced!

In three weeks the seventh season of The Simple Sophisticate will begin. With 285 episodes already shared, I am excited to explore new books, welcome guests that speak to what living simply luxuriously is all about and sharing motivating and inspiring ways to continue to live a life of quality over quantity. I have shared […]

TSLL’s 5th Annual French Week Final Post & Giveaway Winners Announced!

Ça va? I hope this year’s TSLL’s French Week offered a breath of calm and celebration and joy. I heard from many readers this week who shared their thanks for keeping this annual traditional alive especially during the time of the pandemic. I must say, it was a lovely respite and escape of focus for […]

The Grand Giveaway from E.Dehillerin in Paris

To love French cooking is to know E.Dehillerin. Even if you have not visited E.Dehillerin in the “kitchen corridor” arrondissement of Paris in Les Halles, located in the 1st, most likely you have heard of it. Founded in 1820, the corner shop is easily identifiable by its brilliant green façade and distinct yellow shop name […]

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 […]