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—Happy Singlehood: The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living by Elyakim Kislev
Currently, I am in the middle of reading Elyakim Kislev’s new book that was released earlier this month, and I have a feeling it will inspire an upcoming podcast episode. In the meantime, I wanted to share it with you as it “charts a way forward for singles to live life on their terms, and shows how everyone — single or coupled — can benefit from accepting solo living.” Addressing not only social awareness issues but political changes that would support each of our journeys regardless of whether we choose to live with someone, raise a family or neither, the research has been compiled and the insight is compelling.
Released earlier this month, Erica Layne’s book of fewer than 160 pages is compact but packed with ideas, tips and inspiration for applying the minimalist mindset to home, career, relationships, family, and money.
Just released this past Tuesday, Women with Money. Upon discovering this new title, I put a copy in my shopping cart and look forward to diving into it next month. Jean Chatzky’s financial books are often at the top of my recommendation list when it comes to money (The Difference is one I highly recommend). And in her new book, she offers a three-part plan “formed through detailed reporting with the world’s top economists, psychiatrists, behaviorists, financial planners, and attorneys, as well as her own two decades of experience in the field”:
—Year of Wonder: Classical Music to Enjoy Day to Day by Clemency Burton-Hill
While this book was released last October, as I recently spoke about my shift to filling my days with classical music instead of news, I came across Year of Wonder and thought it perfect timing to share. Organized into 365 days, each spotlighting “one inspirational piece each day of the year”, the author Clemency Burton Hill is an award-winning violinist and BBC Radio personality who knows of what she writes. Learn, discover and delight all the more in classical music with this book.
—Murder by the Book: The Crime that Shocked Dicken’s London by Claire Harman
I had recently read a mention of biographer Claire Harman’s new book Murder by the Book in New York Magazine‘s “Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2019“, so when I wandered into the local independent bookshop at the Oregon Coast during my holiday this week, I was already curious to read a bit of it to see if it might be something I would enjoy. Needless to say, I was impressed enough to purchase it, and so far, it is a wonderful read.
What is it about? A true crime story set, as you might have guessed, in mid 19th century London – May 1840 – to be precise. The murder of Lord William Russell takes place, and it is his valet and the book he is reading that catches the eye of the police in their search for the murderer. As this is a biography, Harman takes us all the way to the end as the crime is solved, and the murderer finally confesses his guilt, citing this novel in question in his defense.
—Bokser French Linen Duvet Cover (many colors)
If you are looking to add a touch of France with a linen duvet cover to your bedroom, look no further than Bokser as currently the many different colors, and one stripe print as well, are on sale.
The classic coup modernized with the height of a fluted champagne glass. How stunning are these!?!
—Mlouye Business Tote (many more colors)
Summer is coming, and this straw basket, labeled a tote, would be ideal for the daily market visit if you need just a few deliciously fresh, seasonal items for your dinner.
—VEEP, final season premiere
The last season of Emmy-award winning show VEEP has arrived, and beginning Sunday March 31st, Julia Louise-Dreyfus will have her final bow as Selina Meyers. Have a look at the official trailer for the show below and enjoy this absurdly satirical comedy that can be quite the respite with the current political situations around the globe.
The last week in March is always a time of year I enjoy recharging as Spring Break arrives in Oregon, and this year, much of the rejuvenation took place on the Oregon Coast with the boys (be sure to check out TSLL’s IG for more pics). I am often reminded of how much rest I need only when school goes on break, and so I am thankful to have had the opportunity to rest, nap and just follow the schedule my body needed. However, prior to popping over two mountain ranges, I stopped in at Portland for a segment on AM Northwest which was a great opportunity to talk about TSLL’s new book.
As we wrap up March, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and below are a handful of articles and one TEDx Talk you might enjoy. Be sure to stop by Monday when TSLL’s annual Spring Shopping Guide will be posted – full of trends to splurge and save on, as well as direct shopping items. Until Monday, bonne journée!
~10 Things to Make Time for Today [Marc and Angel]
~Jacques Pepin opines on the new study about eggs [The Washington Post]
~Jennifer Aniston shares her Morning Routine and How It Sets Her Up for a Happier Day [Thrive Global] and listen to the entire conversation on the first episode of Ariana Huffington’s podcast.
~Tips and Expert Ideas for Planting a Cutting Garden [A Way to Garden]
~Having written a detailed episode/post (episode #44) about being HSP (a highly sensitive person) in 2014, this TEDx Talk was something I appreciated and wanted to share with those who also identify as HSP or love someone who is a HSP.