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The Simple Sophisticate - Intelligent Living Paired with Signature Style

By Shannon Ables

The simple sophisticate is someone who prefers quality over quantity, sensible living over mindless consumption, personal style instead of trendy fashions, has an insatiable curiosity for life’s endless questions and a desire to live a truly fulfilling life rather than being led around by the nose. Inspired by her lifestyle blog The Simply Luxurious Life, Shannon Ables (the original Simple Sophisticate) shares with listeners tips on how to live a refined life on an everyday income. From achieving your goals, preparing a memorable meal, creating a capsule wardrobe, traveling the world (Francophiles tune in as Paris is a favorite destination), and living life to the fullest without breaking the bank, living well is really quite simple.

  1. 1.
    213: The Art of Savoring: How to Invite the Skill of Savoring Into Our Lives18 June 2018
    27:31
  2. 2.
    212: The Six Pillars of Good Health11 June 2018
    25:43
  3. 3.
    211: How to Stay Relevant in Our Ever-Changing World & Embrace Each Year More than the Last4 June 2018
    32:32
  4. 4.
    210: 10 Simple Things We Unnecessarily Complicate28 May 2018
    27:47
  5. 5.
    209: Adding French Touches to Your Life and Space at Home21 May 2018
    32:04
  6. 6.
    208: How to Create an All-Around Healthy Life14 May 2018
    36:05
  7. 7.
    207: Welcoming the Gifts of a Garden & Yard When the Yard is Small or the Time is Short7 May 2018
    35:01
  8. 8.
    206: Simple LifeHacks to Get Back on Track30 April 2018
    28:07
  1. 9.
    205: What to Do When You Don't Know How the Future Will Unfold23 April 2018
    28:47
  2. 10.
    204: How to Build a Life Network to Optimize Your Professional and Personal Life16 April 2018
    30:24
  3. 11.
    203: M.L. Longworth's New Provençal Mystery and Life in Provence9 April 2018
    48:50
  4. 12.
    202: Stylist Tiffani Rogers on the Spring Trends of 20182 April 2018
    33:09
  5. 13.
    201: Design an At-Home Strength Training Program That Works26 March 2018
    38:12
  6. 14.
    200: Spring Cleaning to Welcome Mother Nature's New Year! 22 Ways to Start Fresh19 March 2018
    32:36
  7. 15.
    199: 9 Reasons to Savor Being in the "Choosing Seat": The Gift of Being Single in Your 30s, 40s, 50s and Beyond12 March 2018
    35:46
  8. 16.
    198: The Love Gap: My Interview with Author Jenna Birch5 March 2018
    44:24
  9. 17.
    197: The Many Benefits of Listening to Classical Music26 February 2018
    26:13
  10. 18.
    196: Top 10 Style & Beauty Lessons Learned from the French19 February 2018
    26:26
  11. 19.
    195: How to Make Your Dream Come True: 5 "Bills" to Expect12 February 2018
    26:44
  12. 20.
    194: The Road to Success is Paved with Happiness5 February 2018
    22:07
  13. 21.
    193: 7 Ways to Become Who You Were Truly Meant to Be29 January 2018
    22:31
  14. 22.
    192: Susan Hermann Loomis Talks France, Food & Julia Child22 January 2018
    32:53
  15. 23.
    191: Ask Shannon: Paris Travel Attire, Savvy Investment Shopping, Simple, Weekday Dinner Ideas & Totes15 January 2018
    39:14
  16. 24.
    190: To Get & Stay Fit: Keep it Simple8 January 2018
    23:19
  17. 25.
    189: Jamie Cat Callan's Parisian Charm School - Love, Life & Savoring it All1 January 2018
    41:42
  18. 26.
    Top Episodes of 2017: The Simple Sophisticate25 December 2017
    6:19
  19. 27.
    188: 18 Secrets & Lessons from the French Culture to Begin 201818 December 2017
    35:49
  20. 28.
    187: How to Create a Healthy Approach to Staying Abreast of the News11 December 2017
    36:33
  21. 29.
    186: How to Let Go of Self-Imposed Limitations4 December 2017
    24:36
  22. 30.
    185: Give Yourself Permission to be Awkward27 November 2017
    24:51
  23. 31.
    184: 16 Ways to Simplify & Make the Holiday Season Pleasurable20 November 2017
    31:18
  24. 32.
    183: International Travel Prep List13 November 2017
    33:24
  25. 33.
    182: David Lebovitz Talks About Making Paris His Home6 November 2017
    36:00
  26. 34.
    181: The Importance of Finding Contentment30 October 2017
    26:04
  27. 35.
    180: 10 Tips for Smart Wardrobe Shopping23 October 2017
    29:16
  28. 36.
    179: Choosing a Partner — Part Deux: The Importance of Knowing Yourself & The Crucial Must-Have16 October 2017
    33:34
  29. 37.
    178: Your Unique Journey — How to Navigate It Successfully9 October 2017
    19:49
  30. 38.
    177: How to Ensure a Bountiful Harvest (in Life)2 October 2017
    28:33
  31. 39.
    176: Be the Hero of Your Own Story: Why & How25 September 2017
    24:50
  32. 40.
    175: 14 Ways to Eat Like the French — Savor Good Food, Don't Fear It18 September 2017
    34:16
  33. 41.
    174: 12 Benefits of Seeking Out Quality11 September 2017
    37:17
  34. 42.
    173: The Benefits of Having a Mission Statement & How to Create Your Own4 September 2017
    21:42
  35. 43.
    172: How to Refine Your Style: In Your Wardrobe & Life28 August 2017
    22:51
  36. 44.
    171: The Secret Lives of Introverts: My Interview with Jenn Granneman21 August 2017
    41:29
  37. 45.
    170: Being Single is Luxurious Living14 August 2017
    33:39
  38. 46.
    169: Understanding the French Culture: My Interview with Géraldine Lepere of Comme une Française12 August 2017
    40:06
  39. 47.
    168: French Everyday Living with Author & Blogger Sharon Santoni9 August 2017
    34:24
  40. 48.
    167: My Good Life in France: Author Janine Marsh7 August 2017
    39:21
  41. 49.
    166: Love & Self-Discovery: How to Be One Half of a Healthy Relationship31 July 2017
    33:34
  42. 50.
    165: How to Enjoy Eating Every Day and Love the Results24 July 2017
    29:10
  43. 51.
    164: The Importance of a Daily Routine & How to Create One You Love17 July 2017
    33:12
  44. 52.
    163: Learn How to Truly Savor Everyday Moments & Watch It Elevate Your Life10 July 2017
    26:14
  45. 53.
    162: From Seeking Happiness to Cultivating Contentment: A Shift in Pursuit3 July 2017
    27:26
  46. 54.
    161: Ask Shannon Episode26 June 2017
    1:17:45
  47. 55.
    160: The Butterfly Moment in Life: Don't Wait, Just Live Well19 June 2017
    22:58
  48. 56.
    159: 18 Ways to Define Your Classic Style in Life and within your Closet12 June 2017
    30:46
  49. 57.
    158: France in Pictures and Illustrations: My Interview with author & artist Rae Dunn5 June 2017
    26:17
  50. 58.
    157: Passion Projects, Jazz, Being French at Heart & Living in the Moment: Elizabeth Bougerol of The Hot Sardines29 May 2017
    52:13
  51. 59.
    156: Self-Awareness, Relationships, Style & the Met Gala: My Interview with Stylist Tiffani Rogers22 May 2017
    52:39
  52. 60.
    155: 6 Life Lessons for Living Well from Julia Child15 May 2017
    28:47
  53. 61.
    154: How to Build a Life for Ladybugs: Choosing Hope over Fear8 May 2017
    25:17
  54. 62.
    153: 24 Ways to Live Beyond Labels1 May 2017
    36:47
  55. 63.
    152: Dream First, Then Plan24 April 2017
    16:17
  56. 64.
    151: 10 Style Tips to Embrace the French Woman's Approach to Effortless Chic17 April 2017
    24:05
  57. 65.
    150: Give It Time: Discovering What Is Worth the Wait17 April 2017
    28:35
  58. 66.
    149: How to Cultivate Your True Style All Year Long3 April 2017
    28:20
  59. 67.
    148: The Hygge Phenomenon and Living Simply Luxuriously27 March 2017
    23:37
  60. 68.
    147: 10 Truths About The Independent Woman & Love20 March 2017
    19:23
  61. 69.
    146: 11 Worthwhile Life Skills That Are Easier Than They Appear13 March 2017
    25:22
  62. 70.
    145: Responding vs. Reacting: The Difference6 March 2017
    21:57
  63. 71.
    144: 20 Ways to Incorporate Your Love for the French Culture into Your Everyday27 February 2017
    25:24
  64. 72.
    143: Examining the Benefits of Self-Awareness20 February 2017
    26:57
  65. 73.
    142: 9 Reasons Owning Your Style Will Change Your Life13 February 2017
    33:05
  66. 74.
    141: Taking a Risk In Order to Have It All: Author Isabelle LaFleche6 February 2017
    39:15
  67. 75.
    140: Emotional Intelligence: A Crucial Tool for Enhanced Quality in Work and Life30 January 2017
    37:32
  68. 76.
    139: An Everyday Necessity: Deliberate Rest23 January 2017
    36:40
  69. 77.
    138: Money: How to Know If You Have Enough16 January 2017
    23:48
  70. 78.
    137: Welcoming the Quality in 2017, One Month at a Time9 January 2017
    22:33
  71. 79.
    136: Learn How to Love2 January 2017
    54:54
  72. 80.
    Learn How to Love: 26 Ways to Love Fully28 December 2016
    54:54
  73. 81.
    135: 10 Life Lessons 2016 Taught Me19 December 2016
    27:45
  74. 82.
    134: Stop Looking for Love and Start Learning How to Love12 December 2016
    14:45
  75. 83.
    133: 8 Things to Accomplish Before Stepping Into a Relationship5 December 2016
    23:12
  76. 84.
    132: How to Finish the Year Strong28 November 2016
    18:15
  77. 85.
    131: 38 Invaluable Lessons About Attaining Happiness21 November 2016
    51:39
  78. 86.
    130: Comfort Begets Confidence14 November 2016
    22:08
  79. 87.
    129: Talking Style, New York City & Sales with Stylist Tiffani Rogers7 November 2016
    46:02
  80. 88.
    The Quest for a Soulmate: The Myth Hindering an Amazing Love Life31 October 2016
    26:59
  81. 89.
    127: 20 Ways to Live Like a Parisienne24 October 2016
    22:38
  82. 90.
    126: A Powerful Couple: Boundaries & Vulnerability17 October 2016
    32:02
  83. 91.
    125: The Importance of Good Service10 October 2016
    24:02
  84. 92.
    124: Why Not . . . Have a Plan?3 October 2016
    17:54
  85. 93.
    123: How to Make Fall a Luxurious Season26 September 2016
    26:25
  86. 94.
    122: 7 Benefits of Having Self-Compassion19 September 2016
    22:18
  87. 95.
    121: 14 Ways to Get Back to Calm12 September 2016
    31:15
  88. 96.
    120: The Wonderful Truth About Health, Happiness & Aging5 September 2016
    26:12
  89. 97.
    119: Why Never Giving Up Is A Very Good Idea29 August 2016
    26:12
  90. 98.
    118: Paris, Relationships & Our Truest Selves27 August 2016
    24:19
  91. 99.
    117: How to Be Chic with Fiona Ferris22 August 2016
    43:51
  92. 100.
    116: Make Your Own Life Rules15 August 2016
    29:16

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