The Simple Sophisticate - Intelligent Living Paired with Signature Style
Looking ahead to the new year, Shannon shares seven topics of focus for TSLL blog. From introducing TSLL daily planner templates that offer readers/listeners a specific approach to living simply luxuriously, to participating fulling each and every day. Sharing the books she is currently reading to books that have provided inspiration for the upcoming posts in the new year, tune in to discover how to make the new year simply luxurious and uniquely tailored to your talents and passions.
 
This week’s Petit Plaisir is the annual TSLL Holiday Playlist hand-picked by Shannon. This year it’s all about jazz. Discover 16 favorite jazz tracks to set the mood for the holidays.
Direct download: 752016year.mp3
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What is the purpose of the first date in the first place? Contrary to what we may lead ourselves to believe, it is not to impress but rather to go on a fact-finding mission of sorts. A pursuit of compatibility. Now if who we are authentically impresses the other, splendid! But if it does not, we have not lost but an evening of our time. In today's episode Shannon shares 8 simple tasks to tend to and be aware of when it comes to preparing and partaking in a first date.

In this week's Petit Plaisir, a new holiday film to enjoy - Love the Coopers.

Direct download: 74firstdate.mp3
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Inspired after reading Ernest Hemingway's iconic portrayal of the City of Light in his memoir A Moveable Feast, Shannon shares a learned lesson from the reading. Discussing the courage to let go and how to move forward when what we love is taken away from us, she speaks about how to ensure tomorrow will be brighter and far better than yesterday.

In this week's Petit Plaisir, Shannon reviews and enthusiastically recommends Cairo Time, starring Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Siddig. Have a listen to the trailer and the soundtrack.

Direct download: 73Ernesthemingwaylesson.mp3
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