The Simple Sophisticate - Intelligent Living Paired with Signature Style

A podcast by Shannon Ables - Wednesdays


398 Episodes

  1. 376: Wise Investments: Understand the Difference between a Good Value and a Good Deal

    Published: 3/6/2024
  2. 375: How to Become a More Skilled Participant in the Living of Our Life

    Published: 2/21/2024
  3. 374: What I Have Learned in French Class, So Far - part sept (7)

    Published: 2/7/2024
  4. 373: How to Nourish Your Creative Being: Cultivate An Artistic Hearth & Home

    Published: 1/17/2024
  5. 372: Simple Rituals to Enhance the Everyday and the 5 Characteristics of Simply Luxurious Rituals

    Published: 1/3/2024
  6. 371: Savoring A Quiet Christmas — Simple, Yet Significant

    Published: 12/20/2023
  7. 370: Savoring the Many Benefits of Being Single at Heart, my talk with author Dr. Bella DePaulo

    Published: 12/6/2023
  8. 369: How to Make Your Everyday Taste Better (11 Ideas)

    Published: 11/15/2023
  9. 368: What is a Simple Sophisticate? The 14 Characteristics

    Published: 11/1/2023
  10. 367: How to Create Décor that Welcomes & Comforts: How to Embrace the Ethos of Slow Decorating

    Published: 10/18/2023
  11. 366: My First-Hand Travel Tips for Flying Internationally to and Arriving in Britain with Ease and Comfort

    Published: 10/4/2023
  12. 365: How to Have Good Taste when it Comes to Décor, inspired by interior designer Heidi Caillier's Memories of Home

    Published: 9/20/2023
  13. 364: Energy Management for Quality Everydays: 6 Daily Habits to Include

    Published: 9/6/2023
  14. 363: Elizabeth Bougerol talks about The Hot Sardines' new jazz album C'est La Vie

    Published: 8/16/2023
  15. 362: The Fundamental Ingredient in a Well-Lived (and long) Life: Honor What Makes Your Heart Sing, 13 life lessons from Dr. Gladys McGarey

    Published: 8/2/2023
  16. 361: 33 Decorating & Construction Lessons I Learned Customizing Le Papillon (a 3-year journey)

    Published: 7/19/2023
  17. 360: How to Find Love: Be Love Instead of Look for Love, as taught by Jay Shetty

    Published: 6/21/2023
  18. 359: Author and Philosopher Alexandra Stoddard on Living Well, Sharing Her Wisdom of 81 years

    Published: 6/7/2023
  19. 358: Anna Murphy Talks About Finding Your Way to the Best You Yet as Each Year Passes in her New Book, Destination Fabulous

    Published: 5/24/2023
  20. 357: The Gift of Being HSP, author Jenn Granneman talks about her New Book Sensitive

    Published: 5/17/2023

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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, a life of true contentment. Founded on the principle of the art of living a life of quality over quantity, episodes explore topics ranging from creating an everyday life you love living, strengthening mindfulness practices, preparing seasonally delicious meals, building a capsule wardrobe, traveling the world (Francophiles and Anglophiles tune in as Paris as well as the English countryside are favorite destinations), and living life to the fullest without breaking the bank because living well is really quite simple. *illustration by artist Sarah Löcker exclusively commissioned for the show