This & That: September 13, 2019

Sep 13, 2019

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Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography by New York Times

In the first published collection of street style photography by Bill Cunningham, The New York Times releases a treasure of a book. Bill Cunningham’s contributions to the paper and especially the Sunday edition are sorely missed, but perhaps this can assuage that loss just a bit.

How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo

Released just as the new school year began, How to Raise a Reader is organized into five sections to help develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader from the young ages of a child’s life to the teenage years. The final section includes recommendations for all levels of readers. Certainly a book to keep on hand for a resource, or perfect as a gift.

Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You by Paula Rizzo

With the help of list-making, Paula Rizzo, in her second book, shares tips to assist readers not only reduce stress but tap into the productivity style that works best for you, curate lists that best serve the lifestyle you want to lead, prioritze what is most important and be mindful of where you spend your energy as well as design the roadmap that will lead to the reduction of stress in your everyday life.

The New Elegance: Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today by Timothy Corrigan

As I mentioned in this week’s episode of the podcast, I have a handful of decor books on hand as of late, and am enjoying going through each one, piecing out the inspiration that catches my eye: Timothy Corrigan’s new book The New Elegance is one such book. Along with beautiful decor inspiration for your eyes to feast upon, he offers advice and ideas for cultivating a layered and detailed space that is suitable for our everyday lives. Combining practicality, as well as beautiful decor inspiration from Europe to California, discover ideas to welcome into your own home and way of life.

British Find

Smart Works Capsule Collection with the Duchess of Sussex

Yesterday, the Duchess of Sussex debuted her five piece capsule collection in partnership and support of SmartWorks. All items are shoppable now (click the link above and scroll through the entire post to see all items and the various color options), and be sure to listen to her speech which she gave at the launch event yesterday. Wearing two of the items from the collection, she demonstrates how simple pieces can be personalized and elevated for the lives we want to live and the dreams we are chasing.


Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook by José Andres

Humanitarian and chef José Andres’ latest book was released this past May and what a feast of inspiration for all sorts of delicious, simple and new-to-your-kitchen vegetables. Sharing tips, tricks and recipes from “highlighting everything from the simple wonders of a humble lentil stew to the endless variations on the classic Spanish gazpacho to the curious genius of potatoes baked in fresh compost” dive in and elevate your everyday meals with what you find at the market.  


Gold and Marble Leilani Tulip Dining Table, World Market

I happened upon this table as I was looking for a small bistro table and chairs for my outdoor porch. And while this table would be best inside, I couldn’t help but share as it is classic, simple and at the same time, makes quite the statement.

Francophile Find

The Edible French Garden by Rosalind Creasy

Recommended to me by a TSLL reader, Rosalind Creasy’s The Edible French Garden is a book I will be enjoying this winter when my garden and yard are under inches and perhaps feet of snow. And that is just the perfect time to discover the inspiration of “French vegetables and variations of traditional French gardens” that I want to welcome into my own garden in order to elevate my every cooking right from my own home. Sharing recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, and main dishes, I cannot wait to discover what I learn.


Double-Breasted topcoat with wool cashmere (more colors)

Fall is nearly here and winter is around the corner, and one of my favorite coats each year is my camel cashmere coat. Classic and dependably warm, it is perfect for work and more casual events as well. Available in a handful of other colors, be sure to take a look if you are in the market for a new winter coat.


Mel Robbins’ Talk Show

An author and motivational speaker, Mel Robbins is someone who’s work I have shared here on TSLL, so I thought it only fitting that I share the announcement that the premiere season of her first television show is taking place next week. Check your local listings to confirm, but for me, I found the show on CBS. I have been following her on Instagram which shares behind the scenes videos of the two shows she tapes a day, and she certainly keeps it real and always inspiring and uplifting. If you are looking for a feel good, inspiring show, this may be a show to check out.

~recipe for Cardamom Cognac Apple Cake~

I am so extremely excited to stay home this weekend, but first yoga! It has been two weeks since I attended my regular yoga class, and I am eagerly waiting to return this weekend. But then, after class concludes, my home calls. With fresh berries waiting to be picked and enjoyed before the first frost arrives and maybe even a picking of my peach tree, this weekend is for snuggling in and savoring the pleasures of home.

I promise I will leave my home on the weekends in coming weeks, but for now, I am staying put. 🙂

I hope your week has gone well and you are looking forward to the weekend with a smile and a deep breath of gratitude for its arrival. As it was the first full week back, that muscle still needs some getting in shape. Hopefully you are in better shape than me. 😉 Below I have rounded up a few articles and one video I think you might enjoy (especially for fellow Anglophiles), and be sure to stop by this weekend for the second episode of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen! Thank you to everyone who shared on social media how they enjoyed viewing the premiere episode of the second season and for sharing how making the recipe went! I loved hearing about it and sharing as well on IG. Until then, bonne journée!

~A big fall release for a handful of much anticipated booksThe New York Times shares

~Parisian capsule wardrobe inspiration from the lifestyle blog Rue Rodier

~15 Little Things You Need to Focus on Less to Get Ahead Today [Marc and Angel]

~A few important facts to not forget as women in the United States – [Snopes]

~My good blogger friend and a woman who inspires me with all that she does, Jennifer L. Scott just released her latest book for Connoisseur Kids!

~David Lebovitz’s Lemon Almond Snack Cake looks absolutely scrumptious

~61 Inner Peace Quotes to Find Your Calm Center [Live Bold & Bloom]

~73 Questions with the new Queen Elizabeth of The Crown – Olivia Colman [Vogue]

6 thoughts on “This & That: September 13, 2019

  1. I can’t thank you enough for being such a wonderful blogger and sharing so many great ideas. My life often revolves around your suggestions (and it is a good life!). I also really appreciate your honesty. I love how open you are and real. Shannon, you are nothing short of wonderful.

    1. Brigid, Thank you for your kind words. I am humbled by them to say the least. I will keep on doing my best. Thank you for your time over the years and your interest! Have a wonderful weekend. ??

  2. Thank you, Shannon, for another thoughtful week of This & That. I truly look forward to this post every week, and your ideas are always an inspiration! So looking forward to your newest season of the podcast and cooking show, as well!

    1. Caroline, thank you for your regular visit!! I am so happy to hear you enjoy the weekly This & That. It is always fun to compile, share and see what is new and interesting to share with TSLL readers. ☺️

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