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.
    314: Dive Deep into Life Instead of Paddling on the Surface
    38:16
  2. 2.
    313: The Importance of Finding Meaning in Life: 9 Lessons taught by Viktor E. Frankl
    58:53
  3. 3.
    312: The New Hello, my conversation with The Confidence Project founder Tracy Hooper
    55:08
  4. 4.
    311: How Accepting Your Mortality Sets You Free to Live More Deeply
    58:19
  5. 5.
    Season 8 Schedule of the Podcast Announced
    12:24
  6. 6.
    310: Murder in Provence, M.L. Longworth Talks about Her Series Coming to BritBox
    27:16
  7. 7.
    309: Let's Travel to Paris! My Discussion with Paris Perfect Vacation Rentals' Founder Madelyn Byrne
    41:33
  8. 8.
    308: 15 Ideas for Welcoming Provence Style into Your Home & Garden
    44:58
  1. 9.
    307: How to Step into your Fullest True Self — The Way of Integrity, as taught by Martha Beck
    1:01:22
  2. 10.
    306: 25 British Petit Plaisirs (and a new category for all of TSLL's Simple Pleasures)
    36:38
  3. 11.
    305: 36 Bedtime Daily Rituals and Essential Details to Ensure A Restful Slumber
    40:52
  4. 12.
    304: Artists in Residence writer and illustrator Melissa Wyse and Kate Lewis
    38:48
  5. 13.
    303: 33 Ways to Live Your Fullest Life, as taught by Norma Kamali
    51:29
  6. 14.
    302: 21 Lessons Learned in my 42nd Year
    26:54
  7. 15.
    301: The Courage to Live Fully & Deeply: 7 Ideas to Put into Practice for a Life of True Contentment
    49:45
  8. 16.
    300: Plat du Jour - French Dinners Made Easy w/Susan Herrmann Loomis
    36:42
  9. 17.
    299: How to Live a Life with Less Stress & Why It's Vital for Good Health
    35:23
  10. 18.
    298: 28 Ways to Simplify Your Entire Life
    48:31
  11. 19.
    297: 10 Ideas for Making the Most of "Between the Years"
    38:33
  12. 20.
    296: The Necessity of Personal Privacy: A Delicate & Important Dance
    35:25
  13. 21.
    295: The Gift of Discontentment (yep, that's no typo)
    45:25
  14. 22.
    294: How to be the Director of Your Life: 6 Key Components
    31:57
  15. 23.
    293: Choose a Life You Love Living Each Day (yes, it is possible)
    24:43
  16. 24.
    292: 7 Truths About Experiencing Happiness
    33:47
  17. 25.
    291: 6 Ways To Dance with Life (and Have An Amazing Experience)
    35:21
  18. 26.
    290: 10 Life Choices to Simplify & Welcome a Calm & Contented Everyday Life
    26:40
  19. 27.
    289: Anne Willan Talks About Women in the Kitchen
    43:26
  20. 28.
    288: Cultivating a New Normal
    24:17
  21. 29.
    287: 5 Things to Do to Build Healthy Relationships and 4 Things to Let Go
    39:42
  22. 30.
    286: How to Let Go of Comparison? Heal Thyself
    47:39
  23. 31.
    Season 7 Schedule Announced!
    9:58
  24. 32.
    285: The New Parisienne author Lindsey Tramuta
    1:04:10
  25. 33.
    224: How to Welcome Simplicity Into Your Life: Live Differently for One Month (top episode from season 5)
    43:25
  26. 34.
    142: 9 Reasons Owning Your Style Will Change Your Life
    35:59
  27. 35.
    15: 7 Components to Building Your Signature Style (a top episode from Season 1)
    37:08
  28. 36.
    284: 5 Steps for Finding Financial Peace of Mind
    29:09
  29. 37.
    283: 7 Ideas for Improving Your Approach to Working and thus Your Experience and the Outcome
    32:46
  30. 38.
    282: Author of Paris On Air and Podcaster, Oliver Gee
    48:16
  31. 39.
    10 Ways to Set Your Home Like a Luxury Travel Accommodation
    36:11
  32. 40.
    281: 18 Ways to Welcome English Country Decor Ideas into Your Home
    38:06
  33. 41.
    232: 28 Life & Style Tips from a Parisian Woman (top episode of Season 5)
    36:07
  34. 42.
    148: The Hygge Phenomenon & Living Simply Luxuriously (the 5th most-downloaded episode of all-time)
    27:28
  35. 43.
    4 Simple Ways to Spring Forward
    34:37
  36. 44.
    280: The Importance of Daily and Weekly Rituals & Routines You Love (12 Ideas to Incorporate Now)
    34:49
  37. 45.
    279: 15 Life Lessons Learned during my First Year into my 40s
    40:09
  38. 46.
    278: 14 Ways to Create a Happy Home
    43:19
  39. 47.
    277: Winter in Paris — The 15 Essentials for Timeless Seasonal Style
    28:04
  40. 48.
    276: The Art of Mise en Place
    39:55
  41. 49.
    275: 34 Ways to Attain Emotional Freedom and Cultivate More Joy of Living
    48:11
  42. 50.
    274: Quality Friendships = Quality Life
    28:59

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