Finery

“Ancient simplicity is gone… The people of today are satisfied with nothing but finery.” — Ihara Saikaku “Do not buy finery or jewels, because books are worth more than they are. Adorn your understanding with their precious ideas, because there is no luxury that dazzles like the luxury of science.” — Luisa Capetillo *   *   … More Finery

Elegance

“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.” — Chanel “Don’t get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity.” — Mark Hyman *   *   * Peacock photos by Jan Logozzo © 2016

Simplicity

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Coco Chanel The high altar and ceiling frescoes in Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria, combine to create a symphony of form and color, adding to the church’s reputation as one of the most significant structures of the Baroque era. Yet it is one of its simplistic … More Simplicity