In the real dark night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day.

Scott Fitzgerald

I wonder what your idea of heaven would be - A beautiful vacuum filled with wealthy monogamists, all powerful and members of the best families, all drinking themselves to death…

Hemingway on Fitzgerald

"They stood on the pavement and heard the door of the ‘Crown’ closed and locked behind them - a bolt grind into place; they felt as if they were shut out from an Eden of ignorance. On this side there was nothing to look forward to but experience." - Graham Greene

{ Image: George Barbier, L’Automne; courtesy of Vintage Blog }


"All we ever wanted, was everything."

"All we ever wanted, was everything."

Quotes from Jem…

  • " ‘Where are you going?!’

      ’Back to Europe, where I can avoid conflicts.’ “

  • "Yes this room is worthy of my perfection."

My new favorite film, The Insider

Stills courtesy of EVANERICHARDS.COM

With this sense of the splendor of our experience and of its awful brevity, gathering all we are into one desperate effort to see and touch, we shall hardly have time to make theories about the things we see and touch.

Walter Pater

Must figure out how to make my backyard look like this… 

{Photos taken at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman}

Folie des Prés…. 
Only from Van Cleef & Arpels. Mauve Sapphire.
{Image courtesy of Sybarites}

Folie des Prés…. 

Only from Van Cleef & Arpels. Mauve Sapphire.

{Image courtesy of Sybarites}

You were not grateful for an acquaintance of so long a standing; you took favours and gave favours and talked a little of the weather, not indignant at a caress or embittered by an indifference; and if you saw him in the stalls, you smiled once or twice as you danced, because something had to be done with your face which was a plain one, and a man liked to be recognized from the stage.

Graham Greene, Orient Express