This wasn’t the opening of any new bar, but the UK’s first prosecco house, and if anything will inspire us to leave the warmth of our homes on a cold February nights, it’s the thought of being in the same room as a jeroboam of the fizzy stuff.
Collectively, the nation guzzled a third of the world’s prosecco last year, when more than 410 million bottles were produced. We sipped, slurped and sloshed more of the Italian bubbles than any other country and woke up feeling flat the next day, saying we’d never do it again. Then we did. Again and again.
Now, proseccoheads can drink more than 20 different types in one bar, as long as they can stay upright. Prosecco House is serving extra brut, extra dry, millesimato, cuvée, rose and even sugar-free bottles ranging from £30 to £70 (with cheaper takeaway options, too). Just don’t ask for a flute; it’s all served in wine glasses – “properly” – with lumps of Parmesan instead of crisps.
Following the trend for one dish restaurants serving only hotdogs, say, or burgers (and lobster), one drink bars are now cropping up everywhere. For the first time we’re choosing what we want to drink before we even choose the bar, then working out where we need to go. Gin palaces might have started the trend, but now there are bars serving only whisky, Japanese whisky, sherry, tequila and rum.
Article from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/style/gin-palaces-prosecco-houses-one-drink-bar-rise/
New this New Year is a great premiering show on BBC4, which fuses biography, art and the history of fashion. Fashion historian Amber Butchart explores the lives of historical figures through the clothes they wore.
I didn’t know that, but he did! He lived in Trieste for about 10 years and taught English at Berlitz. I mean, can you imagine?
These principals all came together in The Man Who Knew Too Much.
They created movie magic at its finest. Time travel back to 1956. American surgeon, Dr. McKenna (Jimmie Stewart) takes his wife (Doris Day) and young son to visit Morocco, for he had been there, serving in North Africa during WWII. They literally stumble into all kinds of espionage and trouble in Marrakesh, and their son is kidnapped in the process.
Alfred Hitchcock directed this classic film and Edith Head made this sketch of a beautiful suit for Doris Day to wear in the critical parts of the movie.
The suit seen above, without the stole, was realized in gray silk and Miss Day wears the suit throughout the second half of the film, during which she is seen in Albert Hall in London, as well as in the Embassy of some unspecified but critical country. Her kidnapped son had been taken to London and she and Mr. Stewart are there to find him.
I loved the movie and highly recommend it. Here are the lead actors and the director:
And here is the poster advertising the film.
And his name is George.
My royal heartthrob has clearly stolen other hearts as well. Sleep well, little prince!
Little Prince George, you are the absolute royal bomb!
H0nestly, could he be any cuter?!!
The monarchy is in good hands, so it would seem!