|Money, money, money. From Tatty Divine .|
My "News & Views" notebook is filled with news bytes which means organization is the rule of the day. As I always say, a headline is better than an awkward transition sentence. Surely you agree? Furthermore, clever transitions are not that easy to write particularly if the goal is a smooth move from subject to subject. Enough of that.
Let's get to it then.
Would You Wear A Snake?
OK, not literally, but still. . . The dress from Miu Miu has a serpent coiling up the body. As I write this I'm getting twitchy. Yes it's a "motif" in a silk pattern, but I don't get it.
A Little Bit Salty, A Little Bit Spicy
Lindt is on to something. Wrapped up in its new -- to me -- chocolate bars are recipes that satisfy one's craving for sweet and salty. No longer are we obliged to sprinkle our chocolate with salt.
For those who like sweet, you have the chocolate, for those who like salty, you have grains of sea salt in your chocolate. As for the chili, I don't know what to say. I'm aware of the fact many chi-chi chocolatiers have invented such concoctions, but it doesn't do anything for me.
The salted chocolate however, now we're talking.
Everything Must Go
Some months ago, I told you about one of my favorite boutiques in Paris, Compagnie Française de L'Orient et de La Chine (C.F.O.C.). To my great regret, they are closing their doors forever. Everything from the china, antique furniture, jewelry, baskets to the clothes, the extraordinary clothes is marked down 75 percent. No sliding scale of percentages. When the doors opened for the sale May 7th every pricetag showed 75 percent off.
I cannot even tell you how many pairs of their trousers I own, plus a couple of jackets, silk shells, two tunics, and some simple and simply lovely jade pendants. They are the perfect go-to pieces, all in crepe de chine, satin, raw silk or linen. Often I would pass by merely to look at the gorgeous offerings, visit the manager who has become a friend, gossip with her and leave. No purchase.
I do recommend for those of you who live in or near Paris or will be visiting soon, rush in to see if you can find something before it's too late. We all have, theoretically, until the end of June.
A Collar of Dollars. . .
I'll keep this simple. We have here a necklace dripping with "$50 bills" made from perspex. If it weren't so expensive, 537 Euros, it could be a "fun?" gift. Maybe. It's from Tatty Divine -- perfect name don't you think?