the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: January 2016

You Can Make It Yourself: Pesto

You Can Make It Yourself: Pesto

Pesto, or known properly as pesto alla genovese, is a classic Italian sauce originating in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Northern Italy. If you have always bought pesto at the store, here is a recipe that will change your mind, nay your life. Bursting with fresh flavours […]

Ageing Gracefully

Ageing Gracefully

Dame Helen Mirren sparkled on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The star wore a glamorous silver and gold Jenny Packham gown, a Rauwolf bag, Harry Winston jewels, and Stuart Weitzman shoes, looking every inch the screen siren. Mirren was up for two motion […]

In The Limelight

In The Limelight

What do you wear with a 20-carat marquise diamond engagement ring? Tough call. When it’s the world’s first glimpse of the rock, you don’t want to upstage the bling with mere fashion. Jerry Hall got it just right with an elegant and beautifully understated black sweater and […]

Link Lov’in

Link Lov’in

A Computer Screen Just Can’t Compete With Beautiful Stationery https://riflepaperco.com/collections/garance-dore/    Illustrator: http://www.garancedore.fr/en/ http://www.fromroses.co.uk/blog/the-luxury-stationery-lovers-guide   Which Handbag Is A Smart Investment? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3409092/Expert-reveals-10-timeless-designer-totes-splash-looking-MAKE-money.html Martha’s Amazing Laundry Room: http://www.themarthablog.com/2011/12/my-laundry-room-at-skylands.html Chanel Couture Eco-Consciousness Collection http://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/fashion-show-review/chanel-goes-eco 21 Recipes To Make With A Can of Chickpeas http://sheerluxe.com/2016/01/28/21-recipes-make-can-chickpeas?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Read&utm_campaign=Couture%20Week%20%2829%20January%202016%29&utm_term=Daily  

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

When was the last time you bought flowers? Chances are, they were for someone else, not you. Why don’t we think of buying a bouquet for ourselves, for no reason or ocassion whatsoever? Well, it’s time to stop walking past those brilliant floral bunches and […]

Ageing Gracefully

Ageing Gracefully

Catherine Zeta-Jones — Hollywood star, wife of Michael Douglas, and mother of Dylan, 15, and 12-year old Carys— is on a promotional tour for her new movie, Dad’s Army. In a webchat, the 46-year old Oscar-winner talked about ageism in the movie industry, her greatest […]

Hunting & Gathering

Hunting & Gathering

A church sale (Wednesdays, 11:00-2:00) gets my hunting & gathering adrenaline going. Here are my finds: Hand Work I so admire the skill, time, and patience that went into this charming piece. Fabric I just love this blue-grey print. It has a bit of stretch. Perfect for a […]

The New Face of Jazz

The New Face of Jazz

Classical music plays all day around here. Until cocktail hour, that is. Then it’s Jazz. It’s the auditory backdrop to candlelight, hors d’oeuvres and a libation of some sort that signals end of day. A musical bridge into evening, it’s sound that doesn’t vie for attention until […]

The New Face Of Opera

The New Face Of Opera

Opera has an image problem. Even lovers of music avoid it. Why? Because it is nothing short of  intimidating—the outlandish sets and elaborate costumes, the intricate plots that defy both rhyme and reason, and the hours and hours of upper-octave singing in a foreign language. Sure you finally get to […]

Skincare Update: Cleanser

Skincare Update: Cleanser

A nifty new cleanser to tell you about. The Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel is a unique, non-foaming cleanser that is more than just an ordinary face wash. It is a gel that acts like a balm in the way in which it melts into an oil when massaged into the skin and then turns into […]