The Simply Luxurious Life®: This & That: No. 44  

February 5, 2013

This & That: No. 44

A bit of decor, accessory shopping for spring and a tour in Paris you won’t want to miss . . .

~Blog

~Becoming Minimalist

Last week I had the chance opportunity to come across Joshua Becker’s blog Becoming Minimalist, and I must say it was refreshing. Beginning in 2008, he and his family consciously made the decision to live with less. Featured on NPR, CBS Evening News and other national news programs, Joshua Becker shares insightful reminders on how life doesn’t need more to become richer.

~Book

~The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets for Every Body and Every Budget

If you are looking for a book to help you sort through the unnecessary fluff that the fashion world presents and discover what will work with your body type and your lifestyle, I suggest you take a look at Jacqui Stafford’s book The Wow Factor which is released today. Upon reviewing it over the weekend I was impressed with how she breaks down what we see in magazines, interviews, and runways and explains what it really takes to create the images that are used to sell products. With detailed descriptions on different body types, shape faces and colors, she reveals through many visual images what to focus on and what to ignore.

~Shopping

~Ray-Ban Mirrored original aviator sunglasses

A quality pair of aviators is a pair of sunglasses I’ve been wanting to add to my list of accessories. Attractive on nearly all face shapes, Ray-Ban’s original mirrored glasses work with both casual and more sophisticated ensembles. So long as they will last for many seasons to come and continue to remain in style, it is worth the investment.

~Target Brompton Tufted Wing back Headboard

There is just something about a tufted headboard that has always enticed me, so when I discovered that Target sells a handful of different styles, I quickly pinned it to make sure I didn’t lose track of it. With prices beginning at $180 (the Juliette Tufted Headboard), sizes as small as a twin extending up to a California King, and an extensive list of colors to choose from, if you’re in the market for a bedroom make-over, be sure to take a look at Target.

~J.Crew Tweed Crew Jacket in Navy

A simple tweed jacket looks wonderful with a pair of dark denim jeans or a well-tailored pencil skirt. J.Crew’s navy tweed jacket caught my eye as a wonderful addition to a spring wardrobe that is transitioning from winter to far fairer weather.

~Travel

~Paris by Mouth

Many of you have written to me to share that you are traveling to Paris in the near future, so I am excited to share with you a tour you should certainly check out. Paris by Mouth offers food tours throughout the City of Light, and for $128 a tour, you can join a small group of fellow foodie enthusiasts to tour the wine shops, bakeries, chocolatiers, restaurants, ice cream shops and so much more. With consultants such as Patricia Wells, John Talbott, Bruno Verjos and many others who are well respected for their culinary expertise, what a wonderful way to be shown Paris either in the late morning or early afternoon. Bon appétit!

5 Comments:

At February 5, 2013 at 3:03 AM , Blogger Gam said...

Good morning Shannon, if you have not checked out zero waste home blog you might enjoy it. Their life style is not for everyone but there are some excellent ideas.

Have a great day!

 
At February 5, 2013 at 6:39 AM , Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I will be sure to check it out!

 
At February 5, 2013 at 6:54 AM , Anonymous Stephanie Hensley said...

Great recommendation of becomingminimalist.com! I am a fan of ZenHabits.com as well.

Thanks!

 
At February 5, 2013 at 6:31 PM , Anonymous Stephanie said...

The Paris tour sounds interesting...I will be stopping in Paris for 2 days in August at the end of my Europe trip this summer...I might be able to squeeze this in!

 
At February 6, 2013 at 4:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to you I always discover great blogs...so Thank You, Shannon ! I really enjoy the ''becoming minimalist'' one. I always had a small problem with bringing home yet another Tshirt/statement necklace/classic flats - all very ''well justified'' purchases : ''it's timeless, sales, limited edition :)'' well...not anymore - I really try to become a minimalist in a few areas of my life :))
S from Montreal

 

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