Friday, December 21, 2018

Fine Jewels Offered by Houston Jewelers - Beautiful and Different

Diamond and Sapphire Ring. Nazar's and Co. 

Fine Jewels Offered by Houston Jewelers - Beautiful and Different

My infatuation with fine jewels is somewhat similar to my deep interest in French châteaux or Italian Palazzi. The fact that I’m unable to buy them in no way diminishes my desire to closely inspect,and in most cases, try to learn about their design and materials. In my opinion it's incredibly exciting to come across exquisitely crafted, achingly beautiful jewels.Hitching my love of jewelry design to the Santa season, I decided it would be fun to create a post showing readers memorable jewels being sold by establishments located in Houston. The ones I chose are gorgeous, I believe, yet different. 

Diamond and Cultured Pearl Necklace. Tenenbaum 

Victor Velyan 18K yellow Gold and white Gold ring
 with black opal and Diamonds. Lewis Jewelers.
Etho Maria Sharp collection 18K yellow Gold
 and Green Sapphire Drop Earrings. Saks Fifth Avenue
Houston, The Galleria.

Sutra 18K White Gold bracelet with pave set
round brilliant diamonds. Zadok Jewelers.

Brooch with rubies, emeralds and sapphires set in
18K gold. Tiffany, The Galleria.

(Selected Articles on BOUDINANDBOURBON.COM)

Eating Oysters at Topwater Grill in San Leon at Galveston Bay

A Tribute to Jim Bob Moffett - An Edgy Wildcatter

A Talk with Food Guru George Graham about - Graham’s New Cookbook “Fresh From Louisiana: The Soul of Cajun and Creole Home Cooking” - Interview
Breathtaking Jewels - Elizabeth Taylor

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tudors to Windsors British Royal Portraits - Background - Essay

Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of Henry VIII,
1540, oil on wood, Palazzo Barberini, Rome

"..It’s easy to imagine Henry glittering in the torch light at Whitehall Palace..."

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Choosing Red Wine at Sorrento Restaurant - Sergio Vazquez Interview - Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese grapes in Montalcino region are used for Brunello di Montalcino

"'s quite common for customers to want to see vintage years, and he is happy to accommodate them" (Sergio Vazquez Sorrento Restaurant)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Irene’s Cuisine - A Closer Look at 529 Bienville Street, New Orleans

"Began the evening with a drink at one of my favorite dive bars, Chart Room..."

Friday, August 31, 2018

Fernando Casas - Interior with Disappearing Mirror - After Velázquez - A Closer Look - Essay

Fernando Casas, "Interior with Disappearing Mirror -
After Velazquez," 2018, Oil on canvas, 68” x 87”

"Fernando Casas would be residing with the shades at this moment if the tree branch had fallen on his head instead of his arm..."

Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Closer Look - Christy Karll’s Painting “Swerve” - Interview

Christy Karll, Swerve2018, Oil on archive paper,
17 x 16 1/4 inches (framed), from Barbara Davis gallery

“...You bitch,” I replied.  Surrounded by inspiring architecture.  I on the other hand was in Houston..."

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Beef Empanadas with Olives - Seco’s Latin Cuisine - A Closer Look - Essay

Seco’s Latin Cuisine - Parrilla Seco with Margarita and Malbec

" olives that juice-up Seco’s beef empanadas yanked my mind back to the time I was lost in an olive grove in Spain.."

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Giacomo Restaurant’s Teroldego, Foradori, Rotaliano, Trentino 2015 - A Closer Look - Essay

Teroldego, Foradori, Rotaliano, Trentino, 2015

Jose, the waiter at Giacomo, listened politely while I reminisced about “the old days.”

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Michelangelo and Pope Paul III Background Story - Michelangelo and the Vatican Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples - Essay

Tiziano Vecello, called Titian, Portrait of Pope Paul III
1543, oil on canvas, 
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte,
Naples. Courtesy of MFA,H.

"...his unwavering belief that Michelangelo was as much saint as genius, 'infused with divine grace,' can be tiresome..."

Friday, May 25, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Notes on Lynda Frese’s Batwoman - Hilliard Museum - Essay

Lynda Frese, "La Femme Chauve-Souris (Batwoman)," 2013, 11x14” pigment prints,
found postcards, egg tempera, metal foil on gesso board

"... perhaps it was too early in the day for two old broads to be “drankin” at T-Boy’s Lounge..."