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My heart skipped a beat or two when I stepped into my home for the night here in Burgundy, France. 👀

Hôtel le Cep is in the heart of historic Beaune. It is made up of a union of many old homes built between the 14th and the 18th centuries. 🏰

All of the rooms and suites are totally unique. Not only that but each room is furnished with antiques and are named for famous Burgundy wines.

🍷🍷🍷

Rogier van der Weyden (Tournai 1399/1400 - Brussels 1464); Beaune Altarpiece (or The Last Judgement polyptych), c. 1445-1450. Oil on oak, 548 x 220 cm, Hospices de Beaune.

Central panel, (upper register), Christ seated on a rainbow in judgement, His feet resting on a golden globe

Central panel, (lower register), the Archangel Michael holds scales as He weighs souls

La Samanna Resort - St Martin 

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. 

Breakfast view currently at Hôtel Le Cep in Burgundy, France

💕🍴🍞

France is the only place where I eat and drink my weight in cheese, bread, pastries, and wine and still manage to lose weight. 👀

Fresh air?

Clean and exceptional food production?

I walk around 5 miles a day in NYC so I am walking about the same here…

Mysterious!!!

But not complaining. ❤️

2009 Bouchard Père et Fils “Beaune du Château” Beaune Premier Cru

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!

4/5 bones

$$$

Pinot Noir

13.5% abv

Beaune (Burgundy), FRANCE

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UFO’s depicted in centuries old works of art.

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.

Xavier Forneret

In Which I Learn A Thing, and Wiki Is Weird

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!

Legacy

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 –

Members of the Bouzingo

Okay YES those are all right, and even roughly in chronological joining order!  Who else –

YESSSS O’NEDDY also Mac/c/Keat YEAH
and Bouchardy and

…Xavier Forneret?

Who the heck is Xavier Forneret?

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War and Insurrection (37) - The End
Of course, Bazille never returned to Paris. In one of his last letters to his parents, he wrote:

“We are going to leave in four minutes. Apparently the enemy is nearby. I have just a few minutes to grab something to eat. I feel great. I may finally get to see a Prussian.” (November 10, 1870)

Bazille was killed on November 28 in the battle of Beaune-La-Rolande.

Frédéric Bazille, Autoportrait (Self-portrait), 1865-66. Oil on canvas, 108.9 x 71.1 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago