Culture and Arts
When you glimpse the production ledger, page recording the stages of manufacture of Breguet no. 160, the grand complication watch known as the “Marie-Antoinette”, the prices these collectible watches can command become understandable. more »
A pair of suede, instep strap sandals from circa 1939 sport red, white, green, and blue color sections, four tiny bows are sequenced delicately down the vamp while a narrow ankle buckle strap, oval toe, and triangular heel maintain the shoe’s elegant silhouette. more »
A blonde's dark secret: How a seductive beauty changed into a demure lady, 300 years after she was painted.
The painting that was revealed was hardly a likely portrait of an artist’s daughter. (It might even be a courtesan.) Nor does the painting look much like a work by Palma Vecchio. It is now attributed to an unknown Italian artist. more »
Between innings there was a mini-car race, a BBQ apron give-away, tee shirts catapulted into the crowd and tossed from a truck that circled the field, a chicken dance dance-off, kids running the bases, and more kids racing the Spinners’ three mascots, the Canaligators. Meanwhile, in between all these shenanigans, an actual ball game was played. Or so they tell me. I was having too much fun to notice. more »