curl up with your favorite chocolate & a good book.

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as you can probably tell from the built-in bookcases i added to my living room, i’m a bit of reader. well, more than a bit — reading is my favorite escape, and i inherited that from my mother who always used to read to me. i also inherited her indulgence of reading with a nice glass of wine, paired with some good, dark chocolate — the ultimate treat. so,... 
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simple matters.

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as erin boyle’s blog title might suggest, Reading My Tea Leaves is a lovely lifestyle blog celebrating a practical and purposeful approach to a simple, sustainable life. and now erin has written her first book, Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More — a beautiful and thoughtful message of simplicity, paring down, and living with what you love.... 
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a personal chat with garance doré.

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today, we’re in for something rather special — SFGirlByBay contributor, and founder of Vérité Published Michaela d’artois relays her recent chat with the very enchanting Garance Doré. Garance Doré on Being a Broke Illustrator, French Girls, and Her New Book! She’s insanely down-to-earth — so much so that greeting her feels like coming upon an... 
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good reads: Chic Boutiquers at Home.

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author ellie tennant has a brand new book out, entitled Chic Boutiquers at Home — and it’s quite a clever concept. featuring twelve online store owners, the concept only makes perfect sense me — if you’re truly fond of a shop’s look it’s only natural you may love the look of their homes, too. ellie takes a look at these shop owners’... 
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a pinboard in particular: a book by its cover.

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this is my latest pinboard in particular — i call it a book by its cover and it’s a collection of vintage book covers that i fell in love with. like so many things, they very often don’t design ’em like they used to. always exceptions to this rule, but i love the graphics and typefaces i found in these book covers. bol.com and the accidental optimist. george... 
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