Wednesday, November 27, 2013

On This Day Let Us Give Thanks.




It is my sincerest hope that everyone is able to spend this holiday with those they love to be with, in an environment they love to be in and at a table they love to be at.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Brion

Friday, November 22, 2013

"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on." - JFK.



The 22nd of November, 1963 at 12:30 p.m. on a cool afternoon our 35th president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated by a snipers bullet in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Today marks the 50th anniversary of that day.

I have always had an odd obsession with JFK, not so much with the legacy or the myth or even the president but with the man himself. Every book of worth written about him sits in my library, I've seen every bit of footage ever shown about him and I have saved in a folder on my computer hundreds of images of the man. I even have a Pinterest board with some of those images called "Camelot."

As there are many many sites and probably blog posts coming out today with all sorts of facts and stories and theories I won't get into my thoughts on the man. Allow me to simply share some of my favourite images of the life and presidency of John F. Kennedy.

Watching the America’s Cup Race. Mrs. Kennedy, President Kennedy, others. Off Newport, RI, aboard the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.

John and Jacqueline Kennedy, 1957. Photo by Yousuf Karsh.

JFK at Princeton.

John F. Kennedy, Dexter Academy Football, 1926.

President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and others watch the lift-off of the FIRST American in Space, Astronaut Alan Shepard. -from the JFK Library.

I have always loved this photograph of John F Kennedy. "The Loneliest Job" by George Tames.


Long live Camelot,
Brion

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Art of Antiquing.



I am very pleased to announce that I have been asked to be a panelist for a discussion about antiques, one of my absolute favourite topics. I will be joined by four other very impressive panelists who will all be bringing their own unique insights on the topic. I am quite excited to be a part of this group and to be able to share my love of and experience with antiques as part of our discussion.

Please find the full invite HERE to get some information on my fellow panelists. Should you find yourself in Chicago on the 19th and have an interest in antiques by all means RSVP and join us. If you know anyone who might be interested please pass this along to them, the more the merrier.

If you do join us make sure to bring all your questions about antiques and please be sure to give me a quick hello after the discussion.

Happy Antiquing,
Brion

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