This & That: January 6, 2017

Jan 06, 2017

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Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger by Peter Bevelin

I know, I know. Why share a three year old book? But hear me out. Drawn to a successful philosophy modeled by successful Berkshire-Hathaway Chairman Charles Munger that was simple and full of clarity, Peter Bevelin seeks out wisdom from those who have been there. From Darwin to Confucius, Bevelin shares the thoughtful insights about happiness, decision making, handling mistakes and more. If you’re looking for inspiration as the new year begins to unfold, this just might be your book.


Food, Health and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life by Oprah Winfrey

Did anyone else check out Stephen Colbert Tuesday night? If you did, Oprah Winfrey was his sole guest, and she was full of the jovial, inspired personality fans have come to love. Promoting her new cookbook, Food, Health and Happiness which was released on Tuesday, it was drawn from her adherence to the Weight Watcher’s program (of which she is a 10% stake holder) and the success she has found (she announced she had lost just over 40 pounds). Approaching the cookbook as more of a memoir, it is full of beautiful photography and Oprah’s journey with food. Take a look at it at your local bookstore or order a copy today and you kickstart the new year.

Francophile Find

When Paris Sizzled by Mary McAuliffe PhD

Released this past September When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker and Their Friends, discover the rise of the social class in the 1920s as historian Mary McAuliffe reveals the highs and the lows.


Equipment ‘Lillian’ striped washed-silk pajamas set

At less than $200, Equipment’s striped washed-silk pajamas are delicious against the skin. At 50% off (leopard is also available), I scooped up a pair last week and have been loving them ever since.


Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Season 3 Premiere

Having been renewed for three more seasons (all have already been taped and will be released in the coming years), the season 3 premiere of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce looks to offer a very good time for your upcoming Wednesday nights. Kicking off next Wednesday (11th), tune in to see Abby, Delia, Jo, and Phoebe navigate the journey of divorce, dating and love. Take a look at the trailer below and do not forget to set your DVRs (Bravo, 10pm).

—2017 Golden Globe Awards

Let the red carpet season begin! On Sunday, the Golden Globe Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, and oh, how I love the Golden Globes for their more casual flare, the mingling and conversation and the lead up to what might be a hint to potential Oscar nods in the coming weeks. Tune in at 6pm Eastern time for the awards and an hour or so before for the red carpet gawking.

~tour the Bonaparte apartment above here~

~recipe for Pear and Hazelnut Frangipane Tart~

Welcome to the first This & That of 2017. Yes, the new year has arrived and what a beautiful sight it is to see. We are up to our ears in snow here in Bend with a snow day on Wednesday as nearly 10 more inches fell, and the temperatures are keeping us all indoors except for a quick brisk walk or ski. However, it is winter, and to be living in a winter wonderland is quite bucolic: the pace is even slower, the interactions with neighbors as we help each other out more frequent and appreciated and common courtesies are more frequent as we all simply want to get where we are heading safely and without a dent.

I hope the beginning of the New Year has commenced with a favorable first week. If you are look for Parisian home inspiration, be sure to check out the home tour above, and below are a few articles you might enjoy reading this weekend. Thank you for beginning the year by stopping by TSLL, and until Monday bonne journée!

~20 Powerful Affirmation We Should Say to Ourselves This Year

~Establishing a work life balance that works

~British Prime Minister Theresa May and Her Attention to Fashion

~Perhaps your resolution involves reducing your sugar intake . . . read The Beginner’s Guide to Cutting Out Sugar

~Letting go of wanting people to be a certain way

~10 Tips and Tricks to Learn Any New Language


5 thoughts on “This & That: January 6, 2017

  1. This may have been on an old This and That but not sure how else to get this info. …I put note on Facebook page and did not get response….tried emailing to contact info. but it was returned…ok, here is my question. I was looking though old posts on this fabulous blog and saw a very pretty cotton robe recommended (I think it had a ruffle trim) by Lauren Ralph Lauren. Now I cannot remember the specifics of name/brand etc nor can I find the post for the correct information to find the robe on line…Help please…trying to upgrade my loungewear. If no one remembers this, can you all please recommend a pretty, breathable soft cotton robe? Thank you in advance.

      1. Thank you. I thought it was a very soft pink (also maybe came in blue and in white) cotton…-perhaps I saw it on another blog. Anyway if anyone has any recommendations on such a robe, please post them. Again, thank you.

  2. I love the older book recommendations, as I do 99% of my reading through the public library system. Those are much easier to get my hands on than the hot new release.

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