Loving November

November is an extremely social time of year and marks the beginning of the winter holiday season. We focus on family, friends, and food along with reaching out to those in need. There is much to be thankful for this month starting with Stylish turning nine. I so enjoy creating blog post, sharing ideas and communicating with fellow bloggers. Here are a few other items I’m currently loving!

There’s a new French restaurant called Bistro du Jour on the Wharf in DC that I cannot wait to review. It’s just opened and feels positively Parisienne, I can’t wait to taste the Coq au Vin!!!

Robert Therrien’s objects are quite ordinary and familiar. The usual household items such as — tables, chairs, plates, and pitchers are transported in scale and media to create his art. This table is nearly ten feet tall and has an incredible presence due to its height. I felt like Alice in Wonderland being able to literally stand under a table.
Under the Table” by Robert Therrien c. 1994 at The Broad in Los Angeles.

I curled up the other night to watch for the very first time the 1950 film- “All About Eve”. Margo Channing [Bette Davis] is one of the biggest starts on Broadway and has just turned forty, she’s worried about what her advancing age will mean for her acting career. Eve Harrington [Anne Baxter] is the besotted fan of Margo’s and begins to manipulate her way into Margo’s life and career. The movie is based on the 1946 short-story “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr.

ALL ABOUT EVE, Fox, 1950. Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck. Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Starring Bette Davis. Left to right: Garry Merrill, Bette Davis as Carol Channing, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlow

Profiteroles from Mon Ami Gabi in the Reston Town Center are cream puffs filled with a French choux pastry, but these were filled with ice cream and topped with chocolate sauce!!!

Sunsets at Heath are always spectacular at this time of year. The sky is filled with glorious fall colors such as; oranges, pinks, coppers and gorgeous browns. You feel as if you can watch the sky all night, but it changes rapidly to dark.

Thank you all for nine great years and look forward to another ninety. November is the time to spend indoors getting cozy, watching movies with family, and indulging in the occasional treat.

Remember to give when asked to assist those in need during these trying times. The holidays are upon us, and the weather is getting colder. We can all give a little something to make others more comfortable.

Stay stylish,

007’s London

FullSizeRender(10) copy 4I watched the James Bond thriller Moonraker the other night and began to wonder… what does 007’s London look like? The movies themselves are extremely glamorous, risqué and yes, sensationally dangerous! Imagine dining in that Mayfair restaurant with an elegant interior and delicious menu that serves very cold, very strong martinis, which are shaken, not stirred!!
IMG_2033 FullSizeRender(10) copy 9 FullSizeRender(10) copy 6{The Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger-1964 and the Lotus Esprit S1 submersible from one of my favorite movies The Spy Who Loved Me-1977, along with personal effects from the Bond films}

Well our reporters stopped by the Bond in Motion exhibit in Covent Garden to view and photograph the high performance machinery and memorabilia from these infamous movies.

IMG_2061{“Little Nellie” from You Only Live Twice-1967 starring Sean Connery}

These action vehicles and items are crucial to the movies, their designs are usually creatively well thought out not to mention state of the art for the time period. There are no replicas of these items and each original displayed is on loan from EON Productions. Listed are a few pieces from my favorites movies.