[12 Jan 2009 | 88 Comments | ]
“A man dies too young if he leaves any wine in his cellar”

“Food without wine is a corpse; wine without food is a ghost; united and well matched they are body and soul, living partners.”
André Simon, a name that enthusiasms the love of wine and food alone, and needless to say one to take great notice of. He was “the charismatic leader of the English wine trade for almost all of the first half of the 20th century, and the grand old man of literate connoisseurship for a further 20 years.”
He believed “a man dies too young if he leaves any wine …

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[12 Jan 2009 | 88 Comments | ]
“A man dies too young if he leaves any wine in his cellar”

“Food without wine is a corpse; wine without food is a ghost; united and well matched they are body and soul, living partners.”
André Simon, a name that enthusiasms the love of wine and food alone, and needless to say one to take great notice of. He was “the charismatic leader of the English wine trade for almost all of the first half of the 20th century, and the grand old man of literate connoisseurship for a further 20 years.”
He believed “a man dies too young if he leaves any wine …

Featured, Gastronomy, Headline, Mario Batali »

[9 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]
“There’s a battle between what the cook thinks is high art and what the customer just wants to eat.”

“You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook’s year. I get more excited by that than anything else. ”
“I travel around and instead of my showing someone how to cook, I walk in with a completely hands-off approach, and they show me their dishes.”
Mario Batali, his bright orange crocs stand out from out far and you cannot miss him on the streets of New York. A great chef …

Alexander McQueen, Fashion Designers, Featured, Headline »

[5 Jan 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
“The pink sheep of the family”

“If you ask any lady they want to be taller, they want to be slimmer, you know, and they want a waist. I’m not here to make people look like a sack of potatoes.”

With his newly announced participation in the International line at Target, I cannot help but also indulge in some words from the man as well- Alexander McQueen. His designs are fantastic and heavenly- simply gorgeous and I am quite anxious so see what he is creating next.

“I kind of like it the way it is right now, …

Brillat-Savarin, Featured, Gastronomy, Headline »

[3 Jan 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
“The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.”

“The destiny of nations depends on the manner in which they are fed.“
Some more luxurious quotes from Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.
“Those persons who suffer from indigestion, or who become drunk, are utterly ignorant of the true principles of eating and drinking.”
“To say that we should not change our drinks is a heresy; the tongue becomes saturated, and after the third glass yields but an obtuse sensation.”
“Gourmandise is an act of our judgment, in obedience to which, we grant a preference to things which are agreeable, over those which nave not that …

Christian Dior, Fashion Designers, Featured, Headline »

[1 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
“A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.”

“It is unforgiveable to do what one doesn’t love especially if one succeeds.”
Christian Dior, a designer I greatly admire and hold much respect to. With his designs he says more than necessary and with great appreciation. When words of fashion and genius are spoken, be certain Christian Dior’s name will be mentioned time and time again.
“Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.”

“Women will be good for you and bring about your success,”
“My dream is to save women from nature”

“I think that …

Fashion Designers, Featured, Headline, Vivienne Westwood »

[31 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]
“Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well. “

“I am attracted to people who make this effort in knowing what suits them - they are individual and stylish. “
Some words from designer Vivienne Westwood to reflect upon and get the thinking active.
“Feminists wish women to seem like men. They’re not men. ”
“I think feminists are unaware of the tremendous extent of the role of women in history. ”
“I think it’s important to vote.”
“I think dress, hairstyle and make-up are the crucial factors in projecting an attractive persona and give one the chance to enhance one’s best physical features. …

Fashion Designers, Featured, Headline, Oscar De La Renta »

[29 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]
“I’m a very restless person. I’m always doing something. The creative process never stops.”

“I wanted this, I wanted to do this, but my work is me, and it has to be right. ”
“If you want to establish an international presence you can’t do so from New York. You need the consecration of Paris. “
Oscar De La Renta creates beautiful and classic designs that amaze and inspire all. Originally from the Dominican Republic, he moved to Spain at age 18 and soon after acquired an apprenticeship with Spain’s most renowned couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga (another fashion name icon of admiration). Oscar De La Renta’s name …

Fashion Designers, Featured, Headline, John Galliano »

[27 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]
“Dressing up. People just don’t do it anymore. We have to change that.”

“I’m an accomplice to helping women get what they want. “
John Galliano, a designer of great beauty, unique decadent style, and some delightful words as well. He is quite the character himself- transfered into his designs, that you can see in his creations and hear in his words. Someone who stands out with such bold statements as him is worth recognizing if not for curiosity alone.
I think his designs are not only gorgeous but incredibly inspiring. I admire his talents and boldness. Also, you can tell he is having fun …

Fashion Designers, Featured, Headline, Karl Lagerfeld »

[26 Dec 2008 | 4 Comments | ]
“Personality begins where comparison ends.”

“But if I have a lot of imagination, I could tell myself whatever I wanted, you know. I handle myself quite well. I’m kind of fascist with myself, you know. There’s no discussion. There is an order. You follow it. “
I always find it interesting to hear what a designer has to say in words since they say so much in their designs. Karl Lagerfeld is no exception; and I will leave you here with some words from the man himself.
“I like today and perhaps a little future still, but …

Featured, Headline, On Prosperity, Ronald Reagan »

[25 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. “
A man who has made an incredible impact in my life and continues to do so through his remembered acts and words is our fortieth President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. What an incredible man; his words continue to inspire me no matter how often I see them.

“Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible …

Benjamin Franklin, Featured, Headline, On Prosperity »

[23 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
“Well done is better than well said.”

More great words from Benjamin Franklin.
“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
“Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.”
“Drive thy business or it will drive thee.”

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”