Category Archives: Arts

Charming Gentleman: Cary Grant

For my 100th post, I thought I’d honor Cary Grant on his birthday! Thank you for reading Oh Lovely Lolo! Interviewer: “Everybody would like to be Cary Grant.” Cary Grant: “So would I.” Archibald Alexander Leach (1904-1986) was born on … Continue reading

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Little Luxuries: Latte Art

Ever wonder how your local barista gets those lovely little designs in the foam of your latte? Every time I see a pretty heart or rosetta in my drink, it instantly puts a smile on my face. This is called … Continue reading

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Charming Gentleman: Sir Patrick Stewart

“It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else… begin to march us steadily backward.” ~Sir Patrick Stewart Patrick Hewes Stewart (1940- ) was born on July 13, … Continue reading

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Amazing Arts: The San Francisco Opera

“An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I’ve left the opera house.” … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fashion: Cashmere and Pashminas

“Cashmere is a great fabric because it glides over problem areas, can be dressed up or down and makes you feel good and luxurious.” ~ Anne Hankey Every spring and summer, Himalayan farmers climb the mountains of Mongolia and Xinjiang in … Continue reading

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Lovely Lady: Frida Kahlo

“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”  ~Frida Kahlo Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón (1907-1954) was born on July 6, 1907  in Coyoacán, Mexico to a Hungarian-Jewish father and a … Continue reading

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Creepy Culture: The Phantom of the Opera

Lot 666 then, ladies and gentlemen: a chandelier, in pieces. Some of you may recall the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera, a mystery never fully explained. Our workshops have repaired it and wired parts for the new … Continue reading

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