Sunday, March 28, 2021

Raviania Festival Concerts Will Return This Summer 2021!

 I hope they bring back Pianist, Yuja Wang!!

 Dear Ravinia Patron,

It gives me great pleasure to share with all of you the news that Ravinia plans to reopen in July! While our detailed programming schedule will not be announced until late April, we wanted to share with you a little about our plans today.

The health of audiences, artists, community, and staff are very important to us.  We are taking our guidance from Northwestern Medicine, state and local government, and industry standards for outdoor activity to bring shared live-music experiences back to Ravinia this summer. All concerts at Ravinia this summer will take place outside in the open-air Pavilion, have a reduced audience capacity, and be offered only with reserved-in-advance distanced seating in the Pavilion and on the Lawn. The number of artists on stage will also be reduced, in order to allow for proper distancing between performers.
We are thrilled that the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will return to Ravinia, its summer home, and that Marin Alsop will lead seven concerts with the orchestra in her first season as Ravinia’s Chief Conductor and Curator.
While we know that this summer will look a little different, we look forward to sharing magical summer nights with you once again. Our website will be up to date with the most current details about programming and guidelines for attendance. Thank you all for your steadfast dedication to Ravinia, for your support, and for your understanding over the past year as we continue to navigate a most unusual time.


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Jeffrey P. Haydon
President & CEO

 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God
 in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Lux Brand Zimmermann & Australia on My Radar

The country of Australia has been on my mind as of the writing of this post for the following 3 reasons:

A.  Gucci

I so wanted a Gucci nail polish called "Melinda Green"

Modeled  below in a youTube video (begin @18 seconds and a few seconds will suffice). My search took me to Australia and they sent me the email below. 

 B. Zimmermann 

Zimmermann | Fall Winter 2021/2022 

One of my favorite  silk dresses that I own  is by Zimmermann

pc: Anthropologie

C.  Louis Vuitton

I am awaiting an eBay purchase similar to the item  below  from an Australian Seller (I am not endorsing this IG account. The picture is what caught my attention).  Hoping it does not disappoint!!

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh,  it is a tree of life.  Proverbs 13:12


Thursday, February 11, 2021


Popular! A very desirable, multi-use bag.  To see it in real life did not disappoint my high expectations. It's beautiful in the monogram reverse combo 😍

Metis in  Monogram Reverse, foreground;
Navy/Red Monogram Empreinte , background

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (Isaiah 55)