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Fleur-de-lis

There are so many symbols that surrounds us- no wonder we overlook some of them or never notice them...  The English translation of "fleur-de-lis" is "flower of the lily." This symbol, depicting a stylized lily or lotus flower, has many meanings. Traditionally, it has been used to represent French royalty, and in that sense it is said to signify perfection, light, and life. While the fleur-de-lis has appeared on countless European coats of arms and flags over the centuries, it is particularly associated with the French monarchy in a historical context, and continues to appear in the arms of the King if Spain. It remains an enduring symbol of France that appears on French postage stamps. It is said the petals represent the medieval social...

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Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.

This time of year we have so much to be grateful  for and as we count our blessings you are on the top of the list.   Sending you best wishes with gratitude and appreciation!  ~Happy Thanksgiving~  Quotes to Remember on Thanksgiving "Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life:  Each year has grown better than the last."  - Lawrence Welk   "Nothing is more honorable then a grateful heart" - Seneca   "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." - Oprah Winfrey    "Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities...

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Dudamels Incredible Performance with LA Phil Conducting Tchaikovsky

Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall is an internationally recognized architectural landmark and one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world. It's external stainless steel curves and the state-of-the-art acoustics of the hardwood-paneled main auditorium are simply impressive.  Walt Disney Concert Hall is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, presenting the best in classical music, contemporary music, world music and jazz. The Los Angeles Philharmonic, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, is recognized as one of the world’s outstanding orchestras.  It was such a special evening and a treat to see Dudamels incredible performance with LA Phil conducting Tchaikovsky this weekend. My work is inspired by history, nature, architecture, fine...

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Pantone Revealed Top 10 Colors of Spring 2017

A mixture of bright and vivid to soft and calm… Following the runway collections at New York Fashion Week for the spring/summer 2017 season, color-expert company Pantone revealed its new selection of top 10 colors for next spring.  "One of the things that we saw this year, was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional," said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.  Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling. From the warmth of sunny days with PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with PANTONE 18-0107...

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