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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Braun Winter 2010 With Thiago Santos

Kudos to Braun for this Winter ad!

Classic Style. The Congolese Sape

Sape is French slang for "dressing with class". From Hector Mediavilla: "Congolese sapeurs are not only concerned about elegance, but also with good manners, politeness and morality. Generally, they only dress up on weekends and special occasions. Designer brands of suits and accessories are a big deal to Sapeurs. Complete attire can cost up to 1500 euros, although ironically, many of them don have a job. To get the whole outfit that can get them the sought-after prestige can take several years. Most of them start up with suits borrowed from established sapeurs that initiate them in the secrets of the Sape.The Congolese Sape, except for very rare exceptions, is a man thing, which sometimes is inherited whereas most of the times is acquired by choice."

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Nick Knight. A Tribute to Alexander McQueen With Music By Bjork

Intense, haunting and stunning are a few adjectives that come to mind.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Notes. About Life

It's how we LIVE that matters most. Surround yourself with people who love you and let them know you love THEM, don't wait. Create fun / good times whenever you can, they will make great memories. Weed out BS and BS people who don't mean you well. Time on earth is precious, value it. "Tomorrow's life is too late, live today"... - make it count!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Notes. From My Kitchen With Love

After kneading, place dough in buttered bowl.

Cover. Keep in warm spot for 2 hours for dough to rise.

Remove cover.  If things went well - smile!

Roll and form to size.  I use a  floured shot glass so they're tiny.


1 1/4 ounce package of dry active yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
1 egg, beaten well until smooth
3/4 cup of sugar
A pinch of salt
1 cup of milk, scalded
1 cup of butter, melted
1 cup melted butter (save for end process)

Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Whisk lightly. Add egg, blend lightly. Add sugar, warm milk, melted butter, a lot of love and blend. Knead in flour until the dough isn't sticky, then place on floured board. Butter large bowl and placed kneaded dough inside. Cover with towel, keep in warm area of kitchen for two hours or one hour if using rapid rise active yeast. When doubled in bulk, smile because it means your dough did indeed rise! Knead lightly on floured board and lightly roll out - do not flatten. Use floured shot glass (for miniatures) or other circle shape cutter. Use melted butter, fold placing on cookie sheet (buttered of course). Let rise until fluffy (approx. another hour). Before baking, lightly brush tops with milk (or half and half - which gives a bit of shine) melted butter and a pinch of sugar - add more love.

Bake in preheated oven at 375, pay attention, keep the love flowing and don't lose track of time while these treats are in the oven. Remove when golden .. enjoy!

Holiday Windows. Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc by Marc Jacobs. Los Angeles