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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, […]

The Elegant Life

“Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful.” Country home with a courtyard via: zsazsabellagio via: zsazsabellagio Cannes by 527photo Nicoletta Manni and La Scala dancers Swan Lake   via: zsazsabellagio via: zsazsabellagio Evening gown sketch by Madame Gres for Bergdorf Goodman, 1950s. Pantheon, Roma, 2016 Questioning Pictures | Stefano Graziani  via: zsazsabellagio Vogue Oscars 2018 The […]

The Elegance Guide: Part II

 Vogue Paris April 2019 “The Elegance Guide” PART II COVER Model: Raquel Zimmermann, Andreea Diaconu, Edita Vilkeviciute, Erika Linder, Adut Akech, Anja Rubik, Saffron Vader Photographer: Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matador Fashion Editor: Emmanuelle Alt Make Up: Fulvia Farolfi Visit:  ArtPassionZsaZsaBellagio

The Elegant Home

 Balthasar van der Ast (1593 – 1657) Still life of flowers 19th Wide Brass Four Poster Bed With Bird Castings, Ornamental Motifs and Crown Tasteful Atlanta Living Room This Atlanta townhouse features an antique French settee wrapped in a Great Plains fabric. The antique Swedish armchair is in a Dedar fabric, the bench is designed […]

Elegant Life

“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic – the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.”   — Charles de Lint     John Singer Sargent Comtesse Consuelo […]

Elegant Life

* “My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”   — Langston Hughes   * Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Roma. * Paolo Sebastian | Autumn/Winter 2016 * Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: the car show of car shows Photography: Ann Street Studio, New York * Giambattista Valli S/S 2019 Couture Phantom Thread (2017) Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson * […]