23 September 2014

Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History

Very quickly she turned from courtesan into something almost unheard-of for the era: a self-supporting businesswoman. At the same time, he was collaborating with her on an even more surprising venture: the birth of the couturière-celebrity, a fashion designer whose life as well as work would be accepted into society. Continue reading HERE

18 September 2014

Open daily for Lunch

What I especially love about food is the way it affects each and every one of us in a uniquely different way. Our tastebuds are so finely tuned: for example, I love coriander but only in soups, my sister on the other hand, prefers her coriander in couscous. You get the idea? We all prefer a good meal to one which is poorly executed regardless of our sensibilities.

Now, have you been to the Le Canon in Nice? I heard a rumour that it's the latest hot-spot on the French Riviera. Better to avoid or be open for a new culinary enrichment? One ought to take time to have time especially when dining.



17 September 2014

Fashion memories

We were at the black-tie cocktail at The Plaza, New York, celebrating Harper's Bazaar's September "Icons" issue with the fanciful fashion and art set, and what an evening it was too. Since we are camera shy, here are some of the fancy offerings from that evening. Jeff Koons and Klaus Biesenbach, model, Alek Wek, Allegra Versace, Lady Gaga, and Donatella Versace. Imgaes via BFAnyc.

16 September 2014

The image as Burden at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Painting: Naomi by the South African artist Marlene Dumas. Year 1995.
Barbara von Enger and I were invited to the opening of the exhibition; "The image as burden" by South African painter Marlene Dumas in Amsetrdam earlier this month.
It is the first major solo exhibit of the artist in the Netherlands for at least twenty years. Were were especially drawn to the picture below: "Naomi" by the painter. Other favourites include "The image as burden" also pictured below.