15 mai 2015

Rich Red Spessartite Garnet, Mogok, Burma

Rich Red Spessartite Garnet, Mogok, Burma. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 4,000 (€2,600 - 3,500). Photo Bonhams.  Vivid red in color, this attractive oval-cut gem displays checkerboard faceting to both the top and the pavillion. Weighing approximately 13.05 carats and measuring 13.0 x 10.5 x 9.0 mm Bonhams. LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART, GEMSTONES AND MINERALS INCLUDING GOLD, 19 May 2015 10:00 PDT - LOS ANGELES
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15 mai 2015

Merelani Mint Grossular Garnet, Tanzania

Merelani Mint Grossular Garnet, Tanzania. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 80,000 (€61,000 - 70,000). Photo Bonhams. A cousin to the deep green tsavorite is a young gemstone with a very long geological history--the Mint Grossular Garnet. Its home is the East-African bushland along the border between Kenya and Tanzania. The few mines lie in a uniquely beautiful landscape of arid grassland with bare, dry hills. No other occurrences of gem material have been discovered. Such stones rarely surface on the market-The color of this... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2014

Le cocktail du jour: Cherry Mint Margaritas

Ingredients:Lime wedge, sugar and salt (equal amounts combined) for rimming glass1/4 cup fresh bing cherries, pittedHalf a dozen mint leavesSugar, to sprinkle2 Tbsp agave nectar (or simple syrup)2 Tbsp fresh lime juice4-6 Tbsp Tequila, silver or blanco (clear)2 Tbsp cherry liqueur, or to tasteClub soda, chilledMint leaves and Cherries with stems, to garnish Preparation:Using a cut lime wedge, rub the lime around the outer edge of two chilled glasses; dip the glasses in the combination of salt and sugar. Fill the glass with ice.Put... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2014

Le cocktail du jour: Lemon Basil Margarita

Ingredients:1 1/2 oz Blanco Tequila1 oz Cointreau1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice1/2 oz simple syrup3 Basil Leaves For Garnish:Sugar/salt combination for the rimLemon sliceBasil leaf Preparation:Rim the glass with a combination of sugar and salt or if using the Fresh Origins botanicals a combination of half sugar/salt mixture and half botanicals.Tear the basil and combine it in a shaker with the rest of the ingredients. Add ice; shake well and then pour into an ice filled rocks glass over a strainer. Garnish with... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2014

Le cocktail du jour: The Paloma Cocktail

Ingredients:2 oz Blanco tequila1 oz lime juice2 oz pink grapefruit juice1 oz agave nectarChilled Squirt Preparation:Rub lime over side of highball glass; dip in salt. Mix all other ingredients except soda in shaker filled with ice and shake until cold.Pour into ice filled glass; top off with soda and garnish with pink grapefruit slice.
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21 juillet 2014

Le cocktail du jour: The Midnight Sun Featuring Reyka Vodka

Ingredients: 1.5 oz Thyme infused Reyka Vodka1 oz Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur1 oz fresh lemon juice1/4 oz Rothman and Winter Creme de Violette3 drops of Rhubarb Bitters (I used Fee Brothers)Garnish with (blood) orange slice dusted in sparkling sugarPreparation: Chill cocktail glass.Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice.Shake hard and double strain over a large ice cube in an old fashioned glass.Garnish with sugared orange slice (source: Creative Culinary)
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19 octobre 2009

Haute Couture Cupcakes

photographer Therese Aldgard - styled by Lisa Edsal
06 octobre 2009

Gregory, vainqueur de la finale "Un dîner vraiment parfait"

Gregory, c'était mon préféré et il a gagné le finale ! Toutes mes félicitations ! un Chef vraiment parfait !
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31 mars 2009

Gold Pills

Gold Pills Yes, 24k gold pills.  If your indulgence can’t keep up with the availability of luxury products, then you might want to ingest your wealth with gold pills from Citzen Citizen.  Each pill contains 24k Gold leag in capsules that are also dipped in gold.  The design comes from Tobiias Wong, who is known for “transforming every day objects into objects of desire”. The quote on the product page helps describe the motivation for purchase: “Like an addict, all I want is more.”  Price: $275 (source... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2009

Ingestible Silver Pills

Ingestible Silver Pills Now you can ingest silver pills. Does the world need twenty fours hours of sparkly poo in a pill? I don’t know, but this product sounds like it would be a blast if someone you knew was already three sheets to the wind and still looking for a little more “party”. Then when they’re totally corked and in need of your washroom, the screaming you will hear from the silver poo pill mind-freak you just gave your guest will have you rolling in the hallway. * The contents of the pill are pure silver and pass... [Lire la suite]
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