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Elegant Life

* “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love and love cannot be killed or swept aside” * — Lin Manuel Miranda (2016 Tony Awards) * Château de Lucé A bit of fabulous detail on the custom velvet-covered gold gilt settee in the Grand Salon — a pillow […]

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“I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.”   – John Steinbeck   via:zsazsabellagio Marchesa The Age of Innocence, 1993 via:zsazsabellagio “I’m still a bit of a romantic and an idealist and hopelessly naive.”   – Brit Marling     Model is wearing a Creation […]

Elegant Life

“I suppose all great happiness is a little sad. Beauty means the scent of roses and then the death of roses–”   — F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise     via:zsazsabellagio via:zsazsabellagio Chanel Spring 2018 Couture “A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world’s torrent.”   — Johann Wolfgang von […]

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“She was incomprehensible, for, in her, soul and spirit were one – the beauty of her body was the essence of her soul.    She was that unity sought for by philosophers through many centuries.    In this outdoor waiting room of winds and stars she had been sitting for a hundred years, at peace […]

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.”   — Marcel Proust  David by Michelangelo Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, Italy Ashi Studio  Spring/Summer 2018 Couture PARIS, FRANCE via:chanelbags   via:thesundaychapter.com Rami Kadi Spring/Summer 2019 Couture via:zsazsabellagio Korean National Ballet  yoon6photo via:fabandlu Ashi Studio  Spring/Summer 2018 Couture Water Lilies, […]

Elegant Life

…To seek out, to study, to immerse oneself in, surround oneself with, beauty; to be conscious of one’s dependence upon those who create it or, like the performing musician, re-create it.    Very little matters apart from this.     — Joyce Carol Oates, from a journal entry    Lake Como, Italy: @ktmerry Comtesse Consuelo Crespi by […]

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“Listen.  Can you hear it?  The music.  I can hear it everywhere.  In the wind… in the air… in the light.  It’s all around us.  All you have to do is open yourself up.  All you have to do… is listen.”   August Rush      via:zsazsabellagio via:zsazsabellagio Paris in the 1920s. Études sur Paris […]

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  “I cried over beautiful things, knowing no beautiful thing lasts.”   — Carl Sandburg     via:zsazsabellagio Ralph Lauren A/W 1988, The Sunday Times Magazine, Carrie Branovan via:zsazsabellagio via:zsazsabellagio “They dined on mince, and slices of quince Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, […]