This & That: September 9, 2016

Sep 09, 2016

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Kevin Murphy Angel Rinse for fine hair (conditioner)

For those of you who have fine hair, you know how hard it can be to find a conditioner that repairs, softens and brings a brilliant shine without weighing our hair down. Recently I discovered Kevin Murphy’s Angel Rinse for fine hair, a daily conditioner that brings back the shine, a little bit of body and a lovely soft hair.


Mavis Gallant’s Collected Stories

A Canadian-Parisian writer, Mavis Gallant arrived in Paris from Montreal in 1950 and began to share her experiences by putting them into short stories. Writing for The New Yorker as well as other reputable publications, Mavis Gallant’s collected stories amass 52 written between the years 1953-1995. If you are a lover of Paris and good writing, you may just want to have a look at this collection. Learn more about Mavis Gallant here in The Wall Street Journal profile piece in August.


Life in Balance by Donna Hay

Highly regarded in the cooking world, Australian chef Donna Hay just released a new cookbook on Tuesday, Life in Balance. Tying in beautifully with Monday’s post, reminding readers of the power of the food we eat and the balance we need to strike and why, Donna Hay offers a book full of flavor that we can incorporate into the everyday all while taking care of our health.

Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking by Julia Turshen

With a foreword by Ina Garten and the recipe developer for best-selling cookbooks such as Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good, Mario Batali’s Spain…A Culinary Road Trip, and Dana Cowin’s Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, Julia Turshen offers tried and true recipes for every meal of the day all with a touch of humor and beautiful photography.


—Complete Unknown

Over the course of 24 hours, Rachel Weisz’s character, who has been many different people (consciously choosing a different name, identity, etc.) in the past twenty years, she runs into a former love at his birthday gathering. She denies knowing him; he is adamant he knows her (even though she is calling herself by another name). By the end of the night, she makes him a proposition that could shift his settled, happy world. Having premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, it has received mixed reviews, but I must say the concept is intriguing.


I can still remember the news on that fateful day on January 15, 2009, when Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger navigated what would become known as the Miracle on the Hudson. Tom Hanks stars as Sully in this drama-filled journey that Sully must traverse unwillingly, yet skillfully. Opening today nation-wide, have a look at the trailer below.



A well-made white button-up shirt is always on my list to find and share. And since I found something, I wanted to share. Shirtini offers many different styles and colors, but it is their Great White Shirt that I am focusing on today. Without a dart, this 100% cotton shirt offers longs sleeves, four-inch cuffs and an elongated shirt-tail to ensure remaining tucked-in. For less than $150, have a look. You may have just found the shirt you were looking for.



~discover my favorite looks so far from NYFW here~


~recipe for Salted Caramel Filled Molten Chocolate Cake~

The fall season begins with new schedules, routines and even the weather seems to have noted that we need to not be teased by too terribly warm and beautiful weather as we step back inside and get the necessary work done. And as the seasons shift, New York Fashion Week kicks off the month of fashion. Marissa Webb’s spring 2017 collection above is a beautiful array of unapologetic modern feminine tops and designs with a touch of hipster chic, and I cannot wait to see what else is in store from other fashion talents.

I don’t know about you, but when life shifts like this I need a bit more rest, so I am looking forward to taking it easy this weekend. Below are a few articles you might enjoy, and may you have a lovely weekend. Until Monday, bonne journée!

~5 Popular Myths About Success That Need to Be Ignored

~The key to a happy relationship? Learn how to not compromise who you are . . . read more here

~7 Principles of Life That Everyone Knows, But Only A Few Follow

~7 Differences Between Professionals and Amateurs

~One simple trick to being happy

One thought on “This & That: September 9, 2016

  1. I just love your suggestions and links. Spreading the love, here’s a great story about good teaching and good parenting:
    I adored the NYT essay about being a substitute teacher: (the link looked weird when I pasted it, so just the title: Fortress of Tedium: What I Learned as a Substitute Teacher.
    Also, T Magazine’s interview with Brad Pitt was charming. But how many 52-year-old actresses do you see with so many wrinkles? He’s still 100% handsome, but it does seem like standards for men and women are very different.

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