The Belmond La Samanna is located on the half-french, half-dutch island of St Martin in the West Indies. The resort looks onto the Baie Longue beach, the largest beach on the island. The resort is known for its extensive wine collection, and even has its own wine label,
Hospices de Beaune La Samanna.
The resort has attracted many famous guests, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Barbara Walters, and Robert Redford.
I love my red Burgundies. They never treat me wrong. Beautiful balance between fruit and funk on the nose - small red berries, fresh mushrooms, leather, and horse. Strawberries, small cherries, and forest berries on the palate with a touch of horse, leather, and button mushrooms. Cheers!
1) 1100’s. Images from the 12th century manuscript “Annales Laurissens”
2) 1485. “The Madonna with Saint Giovannino” by Domenico Ghirlandaio
3) 1710. “Baptism Of Christ” By Aert De Gelder
4) 1486. “Annunciation with St. Emidius” by Carlo Crivelli
5) 1350. “Crucifixion” at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta, Georgia
6) 1500’s. Tapestry located in the collegiate church of Beaune, France
7) 1400’s. Crucifixion, a fresco in the Visoki Decani Monastery in Kosovo
8) 1566. A woodcut by Hans Glaser describing a mass UFO sighting/battle over the town of Nuremberg, Germany on April 4th, 1561. Gazette of the town of Nuremberg stated there were balls “approximately 3 in the length, from time to time, four in a square, much remained insulated, and between these balls, one saw a number of crosses with the color of blood. Then one saw two large pipes, in which small and large pipes, were 3 balls, also four or more. All these elements started to fight one against the other.”
9)1566. Woodcut by Samuel Coccius, depicting a UFO sighting/battle over the town of Basel, Switzerland on August 7th, 1566. Coccius wrote in the local paper that the spheres appeared at sunrise, “Many became red and fiery, ending by being consumed and vanishing”
10)1538. “Summer’s Triumph” a tapestry created in the town of Bruges, Belgium.
Googling “Bouzingo” at midnight, like I do checking to see how wrong Wiki is lately
The Bouzingo were a group of eccentric poets, novelists, and artists in France during the 1830s that practiced an extreme form of romanticism whose influence helped determine the course of culture in the 20th century
Oh hey, flattering!
The stories the Bouzingo wrote about themselves were full of intentional exaggerations. The stories were meant to frighten the middle and upper class. They believed that people from the middle and upper class would be offended by the idea of poets and artists acting like barbarians and primitives. This was the aim of the Bouzingo and for a time they spawned major controversies. The actual truth is now nearly impossible to find out. These artists were not well documented with any kind of journalistic objectivity during their prime.
Okay well that’s all true and also hilarious
Who are we snubbing in this write up, there’s always someone –