26.3.11

Miscellaneous Tidbits5771-JG25







More of my favorites images of Tel Aviv, our promenade has nothing to envy from those around the world, including the one in Ipanema and Leblon!!!!



 I want to thank all those who follow my blog, and my blog is fast approaching 700 followers and garnering attention from around the world . Most recently i received an email from Le Figaro, one of the most respected publications in France, asking JG if he would write a blog for them.
I am writing from an undisclosed location - for secrecy is part of the business world at times!!! this is to avoid copycats or those who wish to get a free ride...no, no free rides!!!
And from emails, you did miss me!!!(smiles)


Here go my tidbits:



I am reading again, all five of these Biographies......I recommend all five.. but I loved Fellini, and of course BB is one my muses..and what can I say about Coco Chanel,,she was ahead of her time!!!!






Designer, director, actor, photographer: is there anything that Lagerfeld can't do?








The IPO(Initial Public Offering) the Prada deal, the company will be able to sell its shares for a higher price in Hong Kong than it could achieve in Milan or London, because Asian investors “get” the story of rapidly-growing consumption of luxury goods in the region. “People out here can see the growth. They can walk out of their offices and see the tai-tais dropping thousands in the shopping malls,” this is in reference to the free-spending wives of wealthy Hong Kong men.
Even so, the omens for simply getting a deal done are good. L’Occitane, the French cosmetics and perfumery company, which like Prada has a strong brand presence in Asia, raised $700m in a Hong Kong listing last May. Its shares attracted strong demand from investors and have since surged in value.





TAI TAI
noun    1.  A term used in Chinese circles for  supreme wife (implying situation where a man is  wealthy enough to have several "wives')  but no longer strictly interpreted.  Term now applies to citizens of the world with an Asian viewpoint  who have bounds of time and money.   A Tai Tai is a privileged lady of means.   2.   Supreme of the Supreme is its literal translation.  The term  implies respect.  >> more

To qualify as a Tai Tai, one has to have lots of leisure time, lots of money to spend and lots of gossip to exchange.  A Tai Tai would win if Shopping were an Olympic event




As soon as they can afford it, Asians go out and buy that Bensee (Mercedes-Benz) or Boe-Mah (BMW), that (mini) McMansion, and the latest designer wardrobe (many seem to like Prada and LV). I’m not kidding! Country club membership and a prep school education for the kids are also part of the picture.






Shiksa (Yiddish: שיקסע, Polish: siksa) or shikse, is a Yiddish and Polish word that has moved into English usage, mostly in North American Jewish culture, as a term for a non-Jewish woman, initially pejorative but now often used satirically. Shiksa usually refers to an attractive gentile woman or girl who might be a temptation to Jewish men or boys, e.g., for dating, intermarriage, etc. Among orthodox Jews, the term may be used to describe young Jewish women who fail to follow orthodox religious precepts. The equivalent term for a non-Jewish male is shegetz.
In South America (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay), the term "shiksa" is used by both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews to indicate a housekeeper or maid and not simply a non-Jewish femal





Hamantaschen are a treat traditionally served for the Jewish holiday of Purim, which started Saturday(Sat, March 19, 2011 Adar II 13, 5771). Their triangular shape is meant to represent the ear, or hat, of Hamman, the minister to the Persian king whose defeat the holiday commemorates. Typical fillings include prunes, apricot jam, and poppy seeds. Our recipe is for a lighter, buttery version of the cookie, with a homemade prune filling. And by the way, if you find yourself at Tel Aviv’s Lehamim Bakery , marzipan, halvah, pistachio, or marshmallows (!), let’s be clear about one thing: You’re only eating hamantaschen if it is filled with poppy seeds...and we are!!!


While on the subject of Purim the custom is to dress up in a costume or dress as a character. And this year(5771) Goldstein went as a Mafia Don, thus the fancy diamond rings(smiles)..and notice my Elvis smirk(smiles)....it could mean I know something you do not(smiles)..and yes I do!!!!




There are few places in the world like Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills!!!! IT totally smells like old money and
nouveau riche money
And while in the subject of nouveau riche. here is the definition: (French for "new rich"), or new money, refers to a person who has acquired considerable wealth within his or her generation. ...they are usually quite gaudy!!!..a friend that I respect sent me this pic...well taken....Toda Rabah!!!!







U.S. former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, meanwhile, was in Israel for what she called a private visit, and she arrived at the Western Wall tunnels in the Old City of Jerusalem wearing a prominent Star of David necklace.( I like her and respect her)



"Je veux être une œuvre d'art vivante"- I want to be a living work of art(Marchesa Casati)"
This book is wonderful, BUY IT !!!!








A Czech model friend sent me a new video of the Black Eyed Peas, , "I just can't get enough" Fergies voice sounds great but the ending was not so great!!!







KOSHER


 

 Etymology

French jeunesse dorée (gilded youth)

 Noun

jeunesse dorée (uncountable)
  1. Young people who are dazzlingly rich, elegant, etc.; the youthful part of fashionable society



J'aime ce film, je l'ai vu cinq fois- I love this film , I have seen it five times!!!!-
Pour Sacha (English: For Sasha) is a French film by Alexandre Arcady, released in 1991. It stars Sophie Marceau, Richard Berry, Gérard Darmon, Yael Abecassis and Ayelet Zurer. It takes place during the Six-Day War in 1967.





This design is by the Kaiser himself ...Karl Lagerfeld.. they are so elegant!!!


Ever wondered what men really think about your clothes?



And I do not want to rain in any young girls parade, but here is what Dr Fred Brandt, the Guru of Botox and as he likes to be called," a Prada Junkie"...here is his quote " at 22 a girl's face is changing , and at 30 is already dropping" dropping as in Isaac Newton theory of what goes up must come down (Gravity)...and I subscribe to his theory.







When this movie came out, Princess Sofia arrived late and missed this scene where Ric Ocasek sings in the background one of my favorite songs,,,so here it is again!!!!






Giostelanne





The Olsens are reading the right book!!!!! And I liked reading this book, of course.








How Much Money Does It Take To Be Rich?..according to Gordon Gekko, Liquid " rich enough to have you own JET(and he meant a big JET, no a puny one)...50 a 100 million dollars, a player...keep in mind this movie was made in 1985 so 50-100 million would translate in today's money to 250-300 Million Dollars..point well taken Mr Gekko.

 

 

 

I do not dream much, but this could have been a dream, or a real occassion, here is my take: I was at a party at one of the fanciest Villas in the world, even though I do not drink , I did know that the 5,000 Euro Champagne bottles that were flowing like water, were the "The real McCoy", the best seafood and caviar was flown in(no imagination all rich parties are that way).. but the party was terribly grand. Lots of incredibly skinny Russian ladies(this Russian girls are everywhere) in floor-lenght dresses. Lots of diamanté on the dresses. And lots and lots of big diamond solitaires in all the colors. There were lots of people, very international- the sort of party where languages kept switching all the time. But the ending is all the same, fat , ugly ,bald and old guys whisking this girls away!!!! now , that brought me to reality and realised it was not a dream but again that phrase "  "The real McCoy". I rest my case!!! Like the real good movies from the past, I leave it up to your take!!!!




 I will close this post by asking all of you to buy these album "Songs for Japan" as the proceeds go to help those unfortunate people that  lost dear ones and lost all their possessions because ot the tsunami and earthquake....G-d will love you but even than do it from the heart!!!

 Till the next one, you all come back!!!!

 

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