Archive for May, 2008

A macaron is not a macaroon and a macaroon is not be confused with a macaron:  they are completely different species.  For some reason, however, there is quite a bit of confusion between the two wildly different yet equally delightful treats.  Even the Ladurée English website mistakenly refers to their world-famous macarons as macaroons.  Quelle horreur.    

The Art Newspaper revealed that two of the star lots in the blue-chip New York auctions were purchased by London-based Roman Abramovich.  He was the successful bidder on Francis Bacon’s much hyped Triptych, 1976 (above), at Sotheby’s, paying $86.3 million.  He also acquired Lucien Freud’s Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, 1995, at Christie’s for $33.6 million.  Abramovich […]

A legal dispute between John Hobbs, high-end antiques dealer, and his longtime furniture restorer, Dennis Buggins, has grown into a major scandal that has collectors and decorators feeling more than a little bit uneasy.  Mr. Buggins claims that many of the more than 1,875 pieces of furniture that he has worked on for Mr. Hobbs […]

Lance Armstrong, Valentino and other A-listers were on hand for Tom Sach’s Bronze Collection party for Lever House.