Miscellaneous Tidbits 5771-JG43

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a remodeled sitting room at Villa Goldstein-Kfar Shmaryahu

VIP bedroom for guests at Villa Goldstein...the VVIP bedrooms are only for the Goldsteins(smiles)

Princippessa Ebraica
Tiffany Goldstein a Toni & Guy a Milano.... Tiffany Goldstein at Toni & Guy in Milan

This blog has given me more than expected: a feeling of connection between me and lots of different people and cultures all around the world. I do thank all of you.

A very VVIP is expected soon in Villa Goldstein....alas yes!!!!..and other visitors coming too!!!!

Here go my Tidbits:

Most Wanted: The Penny Loafer
BB in an all fashion horsebit penny loafer from Gucci....the shoes are still in style!!!

les palourdes oreganata-clams oreganata one of my favorites

This is a toughie, narrowing down Israel’s top attractions to a top ten “must do” list. But, here it is, my attempt at bringing you the best of the Holy Land in one ultimate checklist - these are things that you really should do, no matter if you’re here for a long weekend or a month.
In no particular order…

The Western Wall of the Temple Mount.

?????? Mafioso!!!

Jean Shrimpton em seu hotel
Dizem que o café da manhã é a refeição mais importante do dia..They say that the morning coffee(breakfast) is the most important reflection of the day!!!

Cookies, frutas silvestres, tortas, capuccinos...Cookies, fruits , pancakes and cappuccinos

Elvis no bandejão, Steve McQueen no donuts, Jude Law no expresso italiano e Marilyn na cama..Elvis in Cafeteria....Steve McQueen eating donuts...Jude Law with italian expresso...and Marilyn in bed.

Gwyneth Paltrow e Matt Damon no litoral italiano, Audrey Hepburn comendo seu croissant + café em frente à Tiffany’s, Brigitte Bardot só no cigarrinho e Alain Delon se acabando no ovo cozido...Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow in Italian Amalfi Coast(The Talented Mr Ripley)..Audrey Hepburn eating her croissant+coffee in front of Tiffany's,Bridget Bardot having her morning cigarette during breakfast....and Alain Delon eating a hard boiled egg!!!

This is an older video but very entertaining ...and the Italian spoken here is so CHIC!!!!
molto chic........

Retrato de Tokyo....picture of Tokyo

Fresh and simple. Femenine and chic. Fabulous.

I was reading a blog that I like from a very famous person and I was a bit surprised to read the following: ¿Qué blogs sigues?Soy fiel seguidora de muchos blogs, en especial de aquellos que empezaron cuando yo inicié el mío y que siguen al pie del cañón (ellos ya saben quiénes son). Me gustan los blogs que me aportan información, imágenes interesantes, exclusivas… No sigo los egoblogs, me aburren profundamente y sigo sin entender su éxito, pero uno que me fascina es, Miscellaneous Tidbits 5771 es sin par uno de los mejores.What blogs do you follow.... I am a faithful follower of many blogs , in special those who started at the same time I did. I like blogs that give me information, interesting images and exclusives. I do not follow the egoblogs, they bore me profoundly and I still do not understand their success. There is one that fascinates me, Miscellaneous Tidbits 5771, is without doubt one of the best!!!......gracias...thank you.

The description reads: "An album for thoughts and confessions. Originally created by Proust, inside there are a number of the questionnaires filled out by famous people and then several more for you and your infamous friends. "///you should take it and ask your friends, only than will you know!!!!

Always an elixir to start the day!!!!and a cold shower is not bad either!!!

Jaded Reese- she is mad at Hollywood and mad at herself for making the wrong choices

"Shopping from your desktop? That's like so ten years ago!"
Luxury:Welcome to the future of shopping
I know what you're thinking. The title  sounds just a tad hyperbolic. It isn't. I began testing Net-A-Porter's new iPad applications just over one week ago and I can honestly say I feel like I've been given a little porthole from which I can peer into the future of shopping. In case you were wondering, the future is fast, fun and more than a little addictive and it's already here for a handful of tech-savvy followers of luxury fashion.

My Parting Shots:

La elegancia es, obviamente, una actitud con la que se nace y que no se adquiere con el dinero ni con la ropa de marca por mucho que te empeñes. He llegado a la conclusión que el mayor enemigo de la elegancia es la silicona. Elegance is obviously an attitude that one  is born with.....and it is not acquired with money or clothing brands as much as many insist... I have come to the conclusion that the greatest enemy of elegance is silicone...specially exaggerated silicone.

creme brulee

On television modern histories of Rome lead one to think that Romans were rather well off, enjoyed a lot of free time, and commanded the largest and most powerful Empire in the history of the world. That is, until the Americans came along. America's post WWII strategic and military dominance combined with affluence inspired comparisons to ancient Rome at its most powerful. The vision of America as a new Rome resonates. And the person most responsible for this precipitous fall is the dear leader, Barack Hussein Obama.

My Take on Japan:

Although the Japanese generally are very polite and considerate, there are times when foreigners like me might consider what they do to be rude. First of all, the Japanese love to read over a person's shoulder, and if you're typing something in Japanese on a laptop or iPad2, well, don't be surprised if a crowd gathers to read what all the interesting things this gaijin is typing -- it's just not considered rude by them. My mother taught me not to reach over people's plates when eating dinner together, but to ask for someone to pass the item to me; apparently the Japanese didn't get that memo, as it's common here to reach across the table to get what you need while eating.

One of the cuter -- or possibly nicer -- things that Japanese girls do is refer to themselves in the third person.  Usually, female children will use their own names in place of a first-person pronoun at a young age, then when they start school and begin interacting with other girls will switch to atashi, a feminine version of watashi, the most common word for "I" in Japanese, or possibly the slightly masculine-sounding boku if she's the tomboy type...but even older girls cannot get away from referring themselves in the third person.

The epitome of the male aesthete was Oscar Wilde. During his speaking tour of America, he liked to wear a velvet jacket, a flowing tie, and a wide-awake hat.

The aesthetic movement is considered to have ended with the trial of Oscar Wilde and the appearance of Art Nouveau.

"We are all in the gutter but some are looking at the stars" Oscar Wilde.

A few days ago I got and advanced copy of this film...thanks Brett Ratner you are the BEST

devils double
Dominic Cooper in The Devils Double, 2011., Lionsgate

Concentration in Hebrew is often called "hon v'shilton", which means "fortune and governance", but refers more to the close relationship between the two.
($1=3.47 shekels)

Happy Belated birthday to Mugdha Godse- a real and loyal friend!!!!

"A flaw, a mistake. That's what makes the poetry, gives it the painterly quality". Miroslav Tichý.

Yesterday my private Doctor gave me a complete physical and as
she examined my heart!!!
"I took a deep breath
and listened to the old bray of my heart.
"I am.
I am.
I am."
a JEW, of course
and the pretty Dr pronounced me 100 percent healthy and fabulous, any better would be a sin!!!!!

Those who are in USA , please support the Jewish Film Festivals!!!!

"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun."

Read. Read everything you can to understand more and more.

Accept that someone believes differently, thank them for their thoughts and roll your eyes only when you have walked away.

Best wishes to all and once again thanks to my followers....they are a continuing to add up.....Shalom

Sun, July 31, 2011 Tammuz 29, 5771

The native name of Israel is Yisra'el

I am ...Israel is Israel...this blog is the truth as the world and life is........

Copyright5771..all rights reserved to GoldsteinBJoseph!!!!



Miscellaneous Tidbits 5771-JG42

More images of Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv dance

Tel Aviv's mini Tower of Babel


A remodeled bathroom for my niece Tiffany

 remodeled guest room in Villa Goldstein-Kfar Shmaryahu

טיפאני גולדשטיין - יהודית הנסיכהTiffany Goldstein

Another pic of my niece Tiffany Goldstein at the Apple Store in Singapore....Tiffany
has decided to have her Bat Mitzvah at 12 years old....so now the countdown starts...11-11 is
just around the corner!!!!

Thanks again to all that follow my blog, anonymously or by adding yourself to my followers, now over 1500 and so many page views that it means you like the content and format.

Here are my Tidbits:

The Player
Israeli tycoon Arnon Milchan is the billionaire Hollywood producer behind Pretty Woman. He was also a secret agent who helped Israel and South Africa broker deals trading nuclear material for propaganda assistance.

Today I received an advanced copy of this fabulous book....from Geffen publications...it will be out at the end of July  for the rest of the world.I could not put it down and finished it right away...and it was ....WOW!!!

My favorite table at my favorite Italian restaurant.....!!!a place for Mafiosi ...Yakusa and VVIP

The indomitable Shirley Temple turns 83 today. In honor of America’s original sweetheart,she was great...still is.....

"passion is talking and it won't last" the quote from the movie....(JG's quote.....one percent it does..ninety nine percent not...pay heed)...great line from the movie " Music from another room"...Jude Law does a great acting job....this was in 1998 when he still had nice hair(smiles)

Hints of Pomegranate to Perk Up Chicken
Pomegranate molasses adds a sweet-tart complexity to grilled chicken.
Middle Eastern staple, it is made from pomegranate juice simmered until nearly as thick and dark as espresso, but with even more punch. Both pickle-sour and syrupy sweet, it’s as pungent as chile paste but with the vivid bristle of tart red fruit instead of capsicum heat....one of my favorite...so Middle Eastern!!!!!!!!

Kinokuniya Book Store

As much as we love our iPads and Kindles, there’s nothing like finding a great book at a beautiful bookstore. Here, 14 standouts around the world.
Book Kinokuniya-Roppingi Hills
Beijing, China—Poplar Kid’s Republic
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania—Moravian Book Shop
Boston, Massachusetts—Brattle Book Shop
Buenos Aires, Argentina—El Ateneo Grand Splendid
Los Angeles, California—Book Soup
Lyon, France—Le Bal des Ardents
Maastricht, Netherlands—Selexyz Dominicanen
New Orleans, Louisiana—Faulkner House Books
New York, New York—Crawford Doyle
Porto, Portugal—Livraria Lello
Barnes and Noble-Coral Gables(Miami Florida)
Border's Books-Whellock Place in Singapore
News Cafe-South Beach(Miami Beach)


News Cafe - Miami Beach-Ocean Drive(South Beach)-sometimes I miss it!!!!

Besides bookstores I love newstands....this is one of my favorite ones in Milano
This very elegant gentleman is the
news stand guy,
no... I am not kidding you!
That is why Milanese Style is so chic.
Have you ever seen a dandier news stand guy?
This is where I buy my international Vogues, my Cotè Sud etc...
Largo Augusto, in front of Via Durini.

However for magazines and periodicals, none better than the News Cafe and Al's Newstand in Beverly Hills...I do miss these newstands....but never understimate the kiosks in Tel Aviv, Paris, Milano , Madrid and other chic cities around the world...magazines and books are what really sends me!!!!

Some Questions and Answers to enlighten and challenge you:..my answers ,,,what are yours???

Gstaad or Gold Coast?
Gold Coast.

Levi's or Lagerfeld?

Mikimoto or De Beers?
De Beers(big diamonds)

Kumomotos or Kobe beef?
Kobe Beef.

Full Metal Jacket or Pretty in Pink?
Pretty in Pink.

"I Touch Myself" or "Can't Touch This"? 

Late nights or early mornings?
Early mornings.

Raccoon eyes or red lips?
Red Lips

Black magic or white lies? 
Black magic...the one Frank Sinatra
sings as in //"That Old Black Magic!!!

Royalty girl or Beautiful and no class?
Royalty of course but Beautiful too!!!!

Richard Gere looks great...and he was asked by the grandma if he had made a pact with the devil for he looks great....and he wears black clothes most of the pic....he looks more classy than when he did American Gigolo......I rest my case!!!!!..but he should lose the laugh, not kosher!!!!

I JUST HAVE to show you this product that I got the other day,,it is great to restore your hair...try it and you will love it......

“I’m feeling nostalgic for old-fashioned layer cakes this summer. They’re perfect for parties because people see one, and they instantly think of their childhood—and they know it’s going to taste extraordinary. On a hot summer day, I’d want a light and fruity cake. That said, if I see a chocolate layer cake that looks like my late French grandmother made it, I’m not going to pass it by.”

JAWS at the drive-in theater
Popcorn and our all-time favorite blockbusters — the perfect Friday night.
Here are some movies that attract:
  1. American Graffiti
  2. Casino Royale (or any Bond movie)
  3. The Philadelphia Story
  4. For a Fistful of Dollars
  5. To Catch a Thief
  6. Ben Hur
  7. Wall Street
  8. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  9. The Godfather I and II
  10. JAWS
  11. High Society
  12. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Some Americans seem to equate Italian music with O Sole Mio and Funiculi Funicula.Meaning no disrespect to these great songs, Italy has a popular music tradition that provides strong competition to popular and rock music from other countries such as the United States and England..and I am a fan of Italian music.
I would divide Italian popular music into four different categories (that overlap to some extent)
  • Melodic music

  • Italian Rock

  • Singer-songwriters (Known as "cantautori" )

  • Their own styles

  • My Take on Japan:

    What is "Romantic" to the Japanese?
    The Japanese consider two people walking under an umbrella together to be quite a romantic image
    A man carrying a woman in his arms might be romantic in any culture, but I like the Japanese name for it: hime-sama dakko, or carrying a woman "princess-style." Some other popular romantic images include a man eating a bento lunch his wife prepared for him (aisai bento, or "loving wife" lunch) and the simple act of a woman standing on her toes to kiss her husband (called senobi kiss).

    Japan's stunning win over the U.S. in the FIFA Women's World Cup. The impromptu nickname for Japan's victorious soccer team is Nadeshiko Japan, nadeshiko being the classical word for a pure and beautiful Japanese woman. it certainly is a ray of happiness for a country who's had a rough time of things so far this year.
    Congratulations to "Nadeshiko Japan"!

    A few French expressions you should learn:

    bête noire "black beast"
    Similar to a pet peeve: something that is particularly distasteful or difficult and to be avoided.

    carte blanche "blank card"
    Free hand, ability to do whatever you want/need

    comme il faut "as it must"
    The proper way, as it should be

    demimonde "half world"
    In French, it's hyphenated: demi-monde. In English, there are two meanings:
    1. A marginal or disrespectful group
    2. Prostitutes and/or kept women

    embarras de richesse, richesses "embarrassement of wealth/richness"
    Such an overwhelming amount of good fortune that it's embarrassing or confusing (it means, fabulous,any better would be a sin)

    Voilà ! "There it is!"
    Nearly every time I see this in English, it is misspelled as "voilá" or "violà."

    And if you were a cheap rapper, it could mean..." Whoop that is"(smiles)

    Myth or Truth?

    ¿Quién no ha oído alguna vez, justo después de haber hecho una actividad física importante, la archiconocida frase "No bebas agua fría, que es malo" o la variante "No bebas agua fría, que hubo un rey que se murió por eso"?Who has never ever heard, just after having a high physical activity, the well-known phrase "Do not drink cold water, which is bad" or variant "Do not drink cold water, there was a king who died from it" ?

    Miuccia Prada's collection for Miu Miu(eyewear) ...so so much talent and imagination....Signora Prada continues to amaze!!!


    And by the way thanks to the Prada group for sending me an advanced copy of their second short film, 'Muta' directed by Lucrecia Martel.

    All gracious hosts know how to light a room to make the guests look beautiful....!!!!

    -Marion Cotillard

    "La femme française ne s'intéresse pas qu'à la mode. Elle s'intéresse aussi à la peinture, la lecture, le cinéma et l'art."
    "The French woman is not just interested in fashion. She is interested in painting, reading, movies and art."

    Buñuelos Mexicanos (Mexican Buñuelos)

    My Parting Shots:

    I received a few emails from readers trying to decipher what I posted two blogs ago in reference of what Gordon Gekko stated in the film Wall Street and I should have written in the caption " Liquid, rich enough to have your own jet....fifty a hundred million dollars...a player" ....and it was obvious from what I posted that I made the point quite eloquently about JG....sorry if it was misunderstood....

    Valentino’s house is magnificent. There is no other word

    simpatico (sɪmˈpɑːtɪˌkəʊ, -ˈpæt-)
    1. pleasant or congenial
    2. of similar mind or temperament; compatible
    [Italian: from simpatia sympathy ]

    Anyone who loves fashions owns a copy of D.V., Diana Vreeland’s autobiography. In the 80s, though, the legendary editor of Vogue penned Allure. It’s full of Vreeland’s signature quips and stunning photography by such fashion greats as Horst, Avedon and Beaton. The must-read has been reissued,
    featuring a foreward by Marc Jacobs....it will set you back around 400 US Dollars!!!

     Rupert and Wendi Murdoch

     The trait I admire the most is Loyalty.....and I got an example of it while watching the hearings being held in London about the scandal of News of the World, which is owned by the elder Rupert Murdoch......Mr Murdoch a Billionaire many times over. IS married to  a Chinese woman(Wendi Deng.....Mòduōkè Dèng Wéndí..默多克·邓文迪)..an intelligent woman much younger than him. But I stand corrected, that not only was she standing by him at the hearings but when a heckler tried to attack Mr Murdoch she leaped to his defense and physically attacked the heckler...this is loyalty and much more!!!!!

    To the Best friend in her upcoming anniversary ....to an Athlete dying young....Roberta....you were the best....you are still....not forgotten, not ever.....Italia misses you  and we all do, even after so many years/////
    la memoria è ancora presente ... Io non ti dimenticherò mai

    Kfar Shmaryahu-Tel Aviv..........Sat, July 23, 2011 Tammuz 21, 5771

    The native name of Israel is Yisra'el

    I am ...Israel is Israel...this blog is the truth as the world and life is........

    Copyright5771..all rights reserved to GoldsteinBJoseph!!!!