the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: March 2016

Wine Muse: Muscadet

Wine Muse: Muscadet

I drove 40 miles to buy this wine. But it was a sunny day and I have a fabulous BMW, so it was a good excuse to venture forth. If you have been following Libations, you will soon get a sense of the type of wine […]

Hand Repair

Hand Repair

If the truth is not in the face, then where is it? In the hands! In the hands. ― Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces This quote has stuck with me in the twenty (gasp) years since I first read this haunting and beautiful novel. Afterwards, I […]

Life 101: How To Wash Your Face

Life 101: How To Wash Your Face

You do it every day, but are you washing right?  If you are blasting your skin every morning in the shower or scrubbing up a storm, read on to save your face. THE PLACE Leaning over the sink and cupping water into your hands should be […]

Glow Getter

Glow Getter

The Fountain Of Youth is the age-old quest for eternal youth, beauty, and longevity. Cast as myth, legend, and metaphor, it is a fantasy that has inspired seekers and story-tellers for centuries. In the modern world, our definition and ideals of beauty have shifted to […]

Linklovin’

Linklovin’

WHAT SOPHIE WORE (Link) AND THE WINNER IS: WHAT MICHELLE WORE (Link) THE BEAUTY ADDICT’S QUIZ (Link) ANGELA HEWITT AT 57, DOING IT HER WAY (Link) INTERVIEW WITH ANTI-AGING SKIN GURU ON HER NEW BOOK (Link) SHOP THE SHOW: THE MAKE-UP USED FOR THE CHANEL FALL/WINTER 2016 COLLECTION […]

Front Row Accessories

Front Row Accessories

The Chanel Front Row Only fashion show yesterday featured not only fabulous clothes, but also photo- and note-worthy accessories. Opening with pink for autumn/winter grabs our attention right away by marking a satorial departure from the usual Fall colour spectrum, and makes for a very pretty collection. Many variations […]

Front Row Hair

Front Row Hair

It’s hard to top croissant hair (see my post here); and today’s Chanel Front Row Only Fall / Winter 2016 fashion show didn’t even try to outdo the do. In fact, the hair styling was as laid back as the eye make-up was precise (see my Chanel make-up post here). Sam […]

Front Row Beauty

Front Row Beauty

What to wear with your Chanel suit and quilted Boy Bag? Quilted eyeshadow, of course. Make-up lovers all over the world have a new technique to perfect courtesy of the Chanel Autumn/Winter 2016 show this morning (see here): the quilted smoky eye. Leave it to Chanel to compose […]

Front Row Chanel

Front Row Chanel

On the heels on my Parisian Charm post about couturier Coco Chanel (here), today Karl Lagerfeld’s Front Row Only prêt-à-porter AW 2016 fashion show was reminiscent of the founder’s showings at the atelier at 31 Rue Cambon. There was no airport, no casino, no brasserie, no green grass, nothing at […]

Libations: Italian White

Libations: Italian White

  Three good things: a (very) good white wine; the Vogue Spring issue; and the week-end. Ah. THE WINE  Casal di Serra Verdicchio 2014  100% Verdicchio (vair-DEE-kee-oh). Wine Scores gives it 91 points and says, This Verdicchio hails from the specific Castelli di Jesi DOC in Marche on the Adriatic side […]