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September 2011

Clytie :: Evelyn De Morgan

Clytie and oil painting by Evelyn Pickering De Morgan of an nude aubuin long-haired woman in a surrounded by sunflowers

painting Clytie by Evelyn De Morgan (1886-1887) oil on canvas in the permanent collection of the De Morgan Centre, London, England

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Red Harvest :: Vincent van Gogh

Red Vineyards near Arles, by Vincent van Gogh in 1888. Painted oil on burlap it is the only known painting sold during Van Gogh's short lifetime. It now resides in the permanent collection at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia.

Red Vineyards near Arles, by Vincent van Gogh. (1888) Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia.

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Falling Whistles

Falling Whistles Be A Whistle Blower for Peace necklace on a Elsa Peretti for Tiffany open heart key ring - photo credit Eaton Alive 2010

 “I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but I still can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. “ – Helen Keller “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” –Edmund […]

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Cooper Vineyards Viognier 2010

photograph of Cooper Vineyards from Louisa Virginia bottle of 2010 Vionger - the bottle is nestled among the rocks and the aloe vera plants with a glass of the golden white wine to the left of the bottle

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” — John Muir The days are getting shorter, the nights […]

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Take the $5 Challenge :: September 17th :: Slow Food USA

Graphic image for the Slow Food USA Take the Five Dollar Challenge September 17 2011 a blue bordered rectangle with blue and red lettering

Slow Food USA, the United States chapter of the Slow Food International is challenging you to take back your dinner from the “value meals” of the fast-food chains and create meals on September 17th that cost less than $5 USD per person. Get your friends and family together and share a slow home-cooked meal. If […]

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Water Cooler Wine Harlots-Style

photograph of Moet and Chandon Water Cooler Champagne Sparkling Wine Dispenser a Green glass water bottle on a water cooler with the Moet & Chandon logo

“Say anything that you like about me except that I drink water.” – W.C. Fields Wine Harlots are all about water-cooler gossip – if we get to huddle around the Moët & Chandon “sparking water” cooler! The Tyranny of the Day Job isn’t so bad if this is one of the perks. We’ll definitely make sure […]

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Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: 25th Anniversary Edition :: Kevin Zraly

photo of the cover of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course 25th Anniversary Edition by Kevin Zraly with four wines glasses filled with burgundy pinot noir

  Windows on the World opened in 1972 in Tower One of the World Trade Center with Kevin Zraly as wine director. Four year later Zraly began the Windows on the World Wine Course. This year, as America’s preeminent wine educator, he was honored by James Beard Foundation with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Although the […]

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Hahn Winery Central Coast GSM Red Wine Blend 2009

Hahn Winery GSM Red Wine Blend Central Coast 2009

“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.” — Thomas Aquinas  Wine Harlots can attest to the restorative power of sleep and a shower. Our position on wine is abundantly clear. Alleviate any sorrow you might be experiencing with a bottle of Hahn Winery GSM Red Wine Blend Central Coast […]

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photograph of four bottles of Entwine wine, a joint venture between Wente Vineyards and the Food Network. The image has the four bottles with white labels and entwine in script

“i am with the roots of flowers entwined, entombed sending up my passionate blossoms as a flight of rockets and argument; wine churls my throat, above me feet walk upon my brain, monkies fall from the sky clutching photographs of the planets, but i seek only music and the leisure of my pain” Charles Bukowski […]

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Carruth Cellars Surfing Madonna Save the Ocean North Coast Cuvee

photograph of the mosaic stained glass art piece Surfing Madonna by Encinitas artist Mark Patterson Carruth Cellars Surfing Madonna Save the Ocean North Coast Cuvee the image is the image of the Blessed Virgin Guadalupe in a long robe or habit on a surfboard surfing on an azure coblat blue sea with the worlds

“Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.” – Oscar Wilde “Why shouldn’t things be largely absurd, futile, and transitory? They are so, and we are so, and they and we go very well together.” […]

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