entertainment

The Mona Lisa Curse

I would imagine most of you are familiar with Robert Hughes. The Australian art critic wrote for TIME magazine for over 30 years, has made dozens of TV documentaries, published many books and won countless awards, too numerous to list here.…
Posted in art, art history, entertainment | Tagged , , | 8 Comments  

Excellence at the Emmys

So, I actually watched some of the Emmys last night. I’m not a big awards show person, but I have a soft spot for Jimmy Fallon (shown here with wife, producer Nancy Juvonen), so I tuned in for a bit. I think he is adorable – cute, funny, can sing and dance – what’s not to like?…
Posted in entertainment, fashion | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment  

All That and Nice Too?

When I am reading the Sunday NY Times, I invariably pick up the Styles section first – or what my brother-in-law refers to as the girls’ sports pages. And as I am finishing, I always quickly peruse the wedding/celebrations section in the back.…
Posted in entertainment, learning | Tagged , , | Leave a comment  

Wish list

I have decided to start a wish list here. It will be recurring and perhaps at some point I will assign it a particular day of the week. But for now, I will enter randomly. Besides the intangibles that everyone wishes for such as good health and our children’s happiness and success, this list will include wishes ranging from the now obtainable to the someday obtainable and in another life obtainable.…
Posted in architecture, film, interior design, kitchens, wish list | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments  

Enchanted Cottage

I am so excited to tell you that one of my favorite old movies is finally out on DVD. I have been anxiously awaiting its arrival for years. (It was evidently released at the end of last year but I didn’t realize until recently). …
Posted in film | Tagged , , | Leave a comment  

Tabletop Tips

I’ll admit it – I have a slight obsession with tabletop. I love it all – placemats, napkins, china, flatware, stemware. But with four kids, it didn’t make sense over the years to be using my nice mats every day. Unfortunately even the reasonably sturdy woven Deborah Rhodes mats that I love didn’t stand up to their abuse.…
Posted in children, entertainment, food and drink, interior design | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment  

Best of Cheap Week

All this week, WWD has been running a fun series of articles called Cheap Week. Let’s face it, “Never before has it been so chic to be cheap.” The high low combination is on everyone’s fashion plate. The big question of course is whether the nature of shopping in America has changed for good or whether this is just a temporary blip due to current economic pressures.…
Posted in beauty, entertainment, fashion, food and drink | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment  

Mindbender of a weekend

shutter island inception So my husband and I saw both Shutter Island (on DVD) and Inception (in the theater) this past weekend. My head was spinning. Poor Leonardo DiCaprio – what a year. Can you imagine preparing for two psychological roles like that so close together?…
Posted in entertainment, film | Tagged , , | Leave a comment  

A Little New Year’s Reminder

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! My first resolution is to remind you all to check out the quintessence facebook page. It’s a perfect time to peruse the tantalizing tidbits not included on the blog. From Riviera real estate and fun fashion finds to tasty treats and art awareness, you’re sure to find something to easily entertain you every day!…
Posted in entertainment, technology | Tagged , | Leave a comment