This & That: February 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017

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La Roche-Posay Redermic R Anti-Aging Serum

A favorite fashion and beauty magazine of mine is Porter, and in their most recent issue for spring, the recommendation of La Roche-Posay’s retinol serum for reducing wrinkles and smoothing your skin’s texture was included. Already a fan of their facial 50 spf sunscreen, and after reading the high user reviews, I put it on my wish list. I will be sure to rave about it if all goes as expected in an upcoming Petit Plaisir segment on the podcast.


—The Sellout: A Novel by Paul Beatty

Now available in paperback, Paul Beatty’s satirical novel which won numerous awards and was quickly a best-seller depicts a young man and his journey to the Supreme Court as part of a highly charged race trial. While not for the faint of heart, those who have read it and recommend it, warn it is a book readers are loving.


Schott Zwiesel Forte Water Goblets

Water for dining is a must, but why not pour your water into beautiful goblets? Available on sale with promo code PASTA17 for 20% off, these Schott Zwiesel Forte water goblets are a classic addition to your table setting.

Francophile Find

Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London by Lauren Elkin

Be released on Tuesday, Lauren Elkin’s new book follows her journeys through the various cities of once she lived and wandered. A flâneuse is a woman who walks and looks, walks and wonders, walks and explores. And Elkin’s part memoir part city excursion is receiving positive reviews. Perhaps a beautiful escape as winter winds down and the travel season dances in our minds.


Marni wool-crepe dress

Reduced 60%, Marni’s wool-crepe dress in papaya is a beautiful shift for day or evening and for a variety of seasons as well. Mix up the accessories and each time a different, yet chic outfit emerges.

Roberto Cavalli printed silk scarf

Having beautiful scarves on hand is never a bad idea, and Roberto Cavalli’s silk print scarf with blush, black and ivory are beautiful colors to pair with a solid ensemble.

~recipe for Lemon Posset Tart~

The fashion month rolls on, and now is alive and well in Italy. Fendi’s collection, as showcased in the above image, offered an abundance of sheer lace detail over feminine tailored silhouette creations. Skirt lengths are longer, fabric is en masse and much drapery and coverage is prevalent. My curiosity for the week in Paris, which begins on Tuesday, is certainly piqued and I am especially looking forward to viewing former Valentino creative director and now Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri as she reveals her first fall collection.

The work week was short, but it was certainly full. Full of expectations needing to be met, differing schedules from the norm as well as time to savor the everyday routines. I must admit, I look forward to returning home from the school day, stepping over the threshold and stepping into my evening responsibilities. Responsibilities that bring joy and fulfillment and calm: cooking, walking, writing, relaxing. How about you? How was your week? Hopefully, you are geared up and ready for the weekend. The Oscar weekend at that! And I am looking forward to watching with friends and seeing how few or many correct guesses I end up with as the winners are announced Sunday evening. Wishing you a lovely last weekend in February and below are a few articles I think you might enjoy. Until Monday, bonne journée!

~The article readers have been asking about for weeks is now available to online: A Unique Uniform: Womenswear Basics with Subtle Twists

~The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself Before Decided to Be in a Relationship 

~Signs of a Good Relationship

~How Restaurants Politely Keep Diners on Schedule

~The French Language: 9 Reasons it is More Important to the French Than Once Thought

~Can living in France Make You Become French? 

~Traveling? Check out where insiders find the best deals.

~Benjamin Franklin’s Daily Schedule

~Discover this French guru’s take on beauty, life and food


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