Susan Lapene

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A Tender Portrait of Tissot’s Love

December 6th, 2011

There are but a few artists that can accurately render feelings. The emotion depicted in this painting by Tissot, is that of undying love. James Jacques Joseph Tissot’s painting entitled “A Winter’s Walk” is of his beautiful Irish muse and later lover, Kathleen Newton – known as “Kate” to her friends and family. Kate was born […]

Masterful Mind – An Important Work by Vincent van Gogh

October 26th, 2011

If someone were to make a list of the most important artists who ever lived, without a doubt, at the very top would be Vincent van Gogh. There were other, talented and influential artists that lived and worked alongside him, so why has van Gogh risen to the top as the quintessential master of the […]

Breaking out of the Ordinary

August 19th, 2011

This year I had the great fortune of being invited to the Kentucky Derby. To say that it is the most exciting 2 minutes in one’s life, is an understatement. Not only was I there to witness all of the amazing hats, unbelievable outfits – both incredible and outlandish – but I also had the […]

The Royal Treatment

April 13th, 2011

How would you really like to astonish your friends at your next dinner party? It’s easier than you think. All you have to do is to serve dinner or brunch using your best sterling silver flatware. That’s right, no plastic, not even stainless steel…..but your finest sterling silver flatware. You know, the one that was left […]

Vintage Vuitton

August 2nd, 2010

There is nothing quite like the workmanship, look or feel of anything Louis Vuitton. They are pure indulgence.  Even his vintage pieces are phenomenal.  They are from an era when craftsmen would exceed your expectations, when price was not a consideration and the great houses of Asprey, Hermes and Louis Vuitton were establishing their reputations. […]

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