Elegant Life

“…There are days when everything about us is
ethereal, scarcely outlined in the luminous atmosphere and yet distinct.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, tr. by John Linton, from a journal enrty featured in “The Journal of my Other Self,”

Champagne anyone?


Vincent Van Gogh , Vase with Roses

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. 
The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
Maud Hart Lovelace, “Betsy-Tacy and Tib”


Versailles Royal Opera, Versailles, France.

Vincent Van Gogh ‘Vase mit Rosen’ 
 Saint-Rémy, May 1890



The New Ritz Paris

The Exalted Queens by Sallon Frida

Chanel S/S 1994, Paris 1993

Valeria Leaking
“To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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