If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!!! xxoo ttfn, Mrs. Jones
I have not done a movie review in a while but here is one I want to pass on since we are in the celebratory season of food and wine. It is called A Year in Burgundy. It is available on DVD, Netflix, iTunes and probably Amazon Prime. I am drawn to any movie about food and wine so this is right up my alley.
The movie is basically a documentary. It covers the travails of several domaines during the 2011 growing season and harvest
As the majority of the country heads into cooler temperatures of late fall/early winter, November’s OTHER birthstone, citrine, provides a much needed burst of sunshine. The warm, sunny color of this popular gemstone inspired its name, derived from the French word “citron,” meaning “lemon”. If you missed my post on topaz, the other November birthstone, read about it here.
Whew….what a busy, busy week….have a wonderful weekend!
After a successful Important Jewels sale in New York, Christie’s heads to Geneva for its Magnificent Jewels sale on November 11th. With 391 lots, the sale is stacked with truly magnificent jewels. Here’s one that I think is just exceptional.
Topaz is one of the birthstones for November. The other is citrine quartz. In today’s post we are going to talk about topaz, we will save citrine for another day!
Most authorities agree that the name topaz comes from Topazios, the old Greek name for a small island in the Red Sea, now called Zabargad. (The island never produced topaz, but it was once a source of peridot, which was confused with topaz before the development of modern mineralogy). Some scholars trace the origin back to Sanskrit (an ancient language of India) and the word topas or tapaz, meaning “fire”.