Well Savoir Faires, I hope that all had a wonderful Christmas! We will be incommunicado for a week or so as we are headed for some R&R in sunny Puerta Vallarta in Mexico! First time so looking forward to it immensely! I hope that all have a wonderful New Year and we will see you in 2011!
A very good friend of mine here in Toronto, knows all my weaknesses. Having just returned from Paris, she gave me for Christmas a little tin of Fauchon Pralines. I have an incredible weakness for chocolate and Fauchon!
With fabulous window displays and food it is one of my first stops whenever going to Paris. Here I am sealing Christmas with lots of kisses from Fauchon! These lips are fabulous, and I love the creative force behind them. The signature shocking pink is one of my favourite colours!
Have a wonderful Christmas all, and a big thank you to all my followers. May the season bring to you all that is dear to your heart!
There has been a lot of press lately on the extravagance of the Christmas tree erected in the lobby of the Emirates Palace Hotel in Dubai. Valued at just over 11 million dollars it is being touted as the “most expensive Christmas tree ever”.
The 13-metre (40-foot) faux evergreen, located in the gold leaf-bedecked rotunda of the hotel, is decorated with silver and gold bows, ball-shaped ornaments and small white lights. However it is the necklaces, earrings and other jewellery draped around the tree's branches are what give it a record value.
However our Christmas trees do not have to be such extravagant affairs to have a bit of savoir faire. I like the ones below, which are a bit cheaper, being vintage ads. Hung collectively in the shape of a Christmas tree on a wall would be a great idea! (and cheaper).
I just love old Vogue covers! During the 1920’s right through to the 1950’s and early 1960’s, they showcased the work of some of the leading artist’s and photographers of the day. They were full of wit and humour and Christmas issues were no exception. Nowadays I find the covers somewhat lacking in imagination and somewhat bland.
Here are some covers from Christmas’ past that really get me in the mood. They were exotic and full of colour and heavily stylised, symbolising the lavish aspect of the season with loads of savoir faire!
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