The Books
By Shannon Ables

3-books
The Road to Le Papillon
Daily Meditations on True Contentment
Available March 22, 2022

Living the Simply Luxurious Life
Making Your Everyday Extraordinary & Discovering Your Best Self

Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life
A Modern Woman’s Guide
Coming SOon…
The Road to Le Papillon
Daily Meditations on True Contentment
Third Book

Available March 22, 2022
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The road to true contentment is a chosen journey. Our enjoyment of life expands and deepens based on being courageously open to possibility and tenaciously becoming fully human. Living mindfully in the present steadies us as we pursue true contentment and live peacefully in our everydays, engaging with love, openness, presence, and kindness. 

With the story of how she arrived at her cottage home, which she calls Le Papillon (The Butterfly), Shannon Ables focuses on understanding ourselves and the world, and on living everyday with true contentment. Each person’s journey and discoveries will determine their unique destination, whether a place or something intangible. 

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Living a life of contentment in our everydays opens us to vast possibilities, grounding our lives, relationships, and engagement with the world in peace, starting from within and elevating the quality of our lives. We cultivate contentment by:

• Trusting our journey and engaging fully as our true selves.
• Learning to understand our minds and emotions, and to interact well with others.
• Letting go of expectations and remaining open to the unknown.

We become able to savor daily moments — sipping a hot cuppa as the sun rises; sharing loving exchanges with a partner, child, friend, colleague, or neighbor; the evanescent gems Mother Nature bestows.

If we insist on knowing how our life journey will unfold, we disrupt the potential for magic to occur. And rather than wait for something “better,” something “more,” we invest in the present moment. We participate rather than demand, celebrate rather than control. We become love rather than wait for love. 

In The Road to Le Papillon, Shannon tells intimate, never-before-shared, pivotal life stories that brought her to Le Papillon. With nods to the inspiration she finds in the French and British cultures, she lays out an array of skills and ahas, many new, others shared in her first two books, Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life and Living the Simply Luxurious Life, and on her blog The Simply Luxurious Life and her podcast The Simple Sophisticate

The book is organized by theme. Each daily entry concludes with a call to action and a petit plaisir (a simple everyday luxury). Readers are urged to explore further with suggestions for reading or listening, or tips for the amateur gardener and chef.
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Living the Simply Luxurious Life
Second Book

What if I told you that what you have to give will also enable you to live a life of true contentment? How is that possible? It happens when you embrace and curate your own simply luxurious life. We tend to not realize the capacity of our full potential and settle for what society has deemed acceptable. However, each of us has a unique journey to travel if only we would find the courage, paired with key skills we can develop, to step forward.

This book will help you along the deeper journey to discovering your best self as you begin to trust your intuition and listen to your curiosity.
What can you uniquely give the world? We often sell ourselves short with self-limiting beliefs, but most of us would be amazed and delighted to know that we do have something special — our distinctive passions and talents — to offer.

Living simply luxuriously is a choice: to think critically, to live courageously, and to savor the everydays as much as the grand occasions. As you learn to live well in your everydays, you will elevate your experience and recognize what is working for you and what is not. With this knowledge, you let go of the unnecessary, thus simplifying your life and removing the complexity. Choices become easier, life has more flavor, and you begin to feel deeply satisfying true contentment. The cultivation of a unique simply luxurious life is an extraordinary daily journey that each of us can master, leading us to our fullest potential.
With this book you will learn how to:
  • Recognize your innate strengths
  • Acquire the skills needed to nurture your best self
  • Identify and navigate past societal limitations often placed upon women
  • Strengthen your brand both personally and professionally
  • Build a supportive and healthy community
  • Cultivate effortless style
  • Enhance your everyday meals with seasonal fare
  • Live with less, so that you can live more fully
  • Understand how to make a successful fresh start
  • Establish and mastermind your financial security
  • Experience great pleasure and joy in relationships
  • Always strive for quality over quantity in every arena of your life

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Living The Simply Luxurious Life
Reader & Listener Testimonials
Shannon Ables is the friend we all want right next door, or at least in the same town. In her latest book, LIVING THE SIMPLY LUXURIOUS LIFE – Making your Everydays Extraordinary and Discovering Your Best Self, she opens up her ideas, advice, and plain old common sense to her readers, on so many subjects.
– Susan Hermann Loomis
What’s the Difference
between TSLL’s

1st & 2nd book?

Great question! The 1st book shares the foundation of the simply luxurious life – the concepts of living a life of quality over quantity in each arena of our lives: purpose, finances, signature style, healthy, strong relationships, good health and fitness in mind and body, traveling well, designing an inviting sanctuary, entertaining with ease and an entire chapter dedicated to indulging your inner Francophile.

The 2nd book offers the tools to tailor your everyday life and your best life to utilize your strengths to reach their full potential – a truly singular and individual journey. Such a life will be unique to each reader as you learn how to maximize your toolbox of strengths and skills, build your brand in your career and life, masterfully dance in the kitchen everyday, simply and deliciously with seasonal fare inspired by a love of the French approach to cooking that is not only good, but good for you, hone your effortless style, step away from limiting societal expectations specifically those often placed upon women, build relationships of respect and love, master your financial security and design everydays that pair perfectly with how you love living your life to enjoy true contentment no matter what the circumstances of the outside world.

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Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life
First Book

What if I told you that what you have to give will also enable you to live a life of true contentment? How is that possible? It happens when you embrace and curate your own simply luxurious life. We tend to not realize the capacity of our full potential and settle for what society has deemed acceptable. However, each of us has a unique journey to travel if only we would find the courage, paired with key skills we can develop, to step forward.

This book will help you along the deeper journey to discovering your best self as you begin to trust your intuition and listen to your curiosity.
Book One - Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life
What can you uniquely give the world? We often sell ourselves short with self-limiting beliefs, but most of us would be amazed and delighted to know that we do have something special — our distinctive passions and talents — to offer.

Living simply luxuriously is a choice: to think critically, to live courageously, and to savor the everydays as much as the grand occasions. As you learn to live well in your everydays, you will elevate your experience and recognize what is working for you and what is not. With this knowledge, you let go of the unnecessary, thus simplifying your life and removing the complexity. Choices become easier, life has more flavor, and you begin to feel deeply satisfying true contentment. The cultivation of a unique simply luxurious life is an extraordinary daily journey that each of us can master, leading us to our fullest potential.
With this book you will learn how to:
  • Recognize your innate strengths
  • Acquire the skills needed to nurture your best self
  • Identify and navigate past societal limitations often placed upon women
  • Strengthen your brand both personally and professionally
  • Build a supportive and healthy community
  • Cultivate effortless style
  • Enhance your everyday meals with seasonal fare
  • Live with less, so that you can live more fully
  • Understand how to make a successful fresh start
  • Establish and mastermind your financial security
  • Experience great pleasure and joy in relationships
  • Always strive for quality over quantity in every arena of your life

Available Now

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Purchase A Signed Copy At:

Studio Vero / Bend, Oregon
Roundabout Books / Bend, Oregon
The Bookloft / Enterprise, Oregon

If you would like your local bookstore or boutique to sell signed copies and be added to the list above, contact
Shannon at shannon@thesimplyluxuriouslife.com

For press and publicity inquiries, please contact Smith Publicity, Inc., at Shannon.Donaghy@SmithPublicity.com