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Qulture.com Goes Live .... And It's Smart & Stunning!!!

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QULTURE.COM

the premier online guide to Arts, Style, Living,

& Sports in the Middle East,

went live last night!!!

 

Available in English or Arabic,

"QULTURE'S mission is to become

the premier guide to Qatar

& the region’s changing cultural landscape,

& to create a global dialogue

about the importance of

art & culture in Qatar & the Middle East."

 

This beautifully designed go-to website

is a "must" for everyone

living, traveling, or doing business

in the region!!!

 

And the ACCESSORATOR is a contributor ......

a real design must-see!!

 

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Alain Ducasse Restaurant Designed by Philippe Starck!

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The news addition the Doha's 
is Alain Ducasse's stunning restaurant

Designed by Philippe Starck,
it is spectacular .....
sumptuous white leather 
with silver calligraphy, 
an incredible amount of Baccarat crystal,
glorious graphic rugs,
& divine dinnerware,  
plus a view to-die-for ....
this is the most stunning restaurant 
in the world!!!

And don't forget the Ducasse cuisine ....
a total WOW!!!
 
Pictures are scarce .... 
so enjoy this special "secret view"!!!

PS, IDAM means generosity in Arabic!!!

From Couture Clothes to Couture Cakes @ Barneys!!!

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Barneys NYC seems to be on my mind this week!!!

I'm wild about The Fashion Chef & apparently so is Barneys!!!

Charlotte Neuville has taken her creative genius 
from clothes to cakes
Barneys is the place to find these 
gorgeous "2012 Electric Holiday" goodies!!!

Take a look at my Huffington Post piece & read
about Charlotte's "next act"!!!!
(just hit the link!!!)

And remember ...
we all have at least one more "act" in us!!!

Lanvin + Ladurée = A Divinely Decadent Accessoration!

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Lanvin's delightful designer Alber Elbaz's collaboration
with the sublime French patisserie Ladurée
is the "tastiest accessoration"
of 2012!!!!

Whimsical sketches of "French Femmes" by Alber
cover a white Ladurée box,
tied with bright red grosgrain ribbon,
plus eight pink bubble-gum flavored macarons ....
make this the chicest hostess gift yet!!! 

Thanks to fashion's fabulous duo MK & WR
for this yummie treasure ....
You're welcome back anytime!!!

Milan's Tastiest "Accessoration" ... Edible Furniture!!!

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Sapore del Mobili (furniture tasting)
is the result of a chance meeting in Milan of two young designers,
Ryosuke Fukusada (Japan) & Rui Pereira (Portugal).

The project is a statement about the size of the contemporary
furniture industry & the "consumer's inability to digest" 
the amount of product that is launched every year 
at Milan's Salone del Mobile.

The designers created these "furniture pans" to bake 
small Japanese cakes "baby castella" with 
Portugese egg based pastry "ovos moles."

Creating your own "edible furniture" ...
chairs, tables, lamps, cabinets, vases, etc ...
& decorating the pieces with a choice of toppings ...
makes "digestion" of new furniture easier!!!

And when you get tired of these pieces ...
you can "eat'em up" and start again!!!

This blend of my two favorite "accessorations" is sublime ...
& a very, very thought provoking idea!!!

Yummie too!!!