22/02/2012 § 2 Comments
The Quite Continental Charm School
A modern guide to creating a charmed life
Taken at Fort Myers in 1940 by David Scherman for Life Magazine.
Even the US Army understands how important chocolate is.
Editor’s Note: I’m very pleased to introduce our next guest speaker! Sarah Seilbach Brasher is the amazingly talented designer behind Edelweiss by Sarah, a line she started in Brooklyn in the summer of 2008 after spending time at Vena Cava, Maggie Norris Couture and Elise Overland. I can’t remember how I first found Sarah, but immediately after seeing her collection, which is heavily influenced by the styles and silhouettes of the 1930s and 1940s, I demanded an invitation to her atelier (you can view my post on our afternoon here). It was then that I was able to discover how delightful a person she is, as well!
After you peruse her shop, you’ll quickly notice how remarkably well she incorporates an air of nostalgia into her completely wearable and feminine designs. My love of Edelweiss by Sarah is a complete no-brainer. If ever you are in need of the perfect party dress, Sarah’s your girl. If you are not yet familiar with Sarah, or Edelweiss by Sarah, it is my pleasure to introduce you.
Without any further ado, Sarah’s tip for a charmed life.
Day 22: Eat Chocolate
To me nothing is more mysterious and intriguing than eating chocolate. Chocolate was said to have come from the Amazon some 4,000 years ago but it was the Maya and Aztec people who really brought cacao to us. Using the cacao bean as money as well as using if for offerings to their Gods, they would make spicy chocolate drink during their most sacred ceremonies. It symbolized life and fertility.
I own and run a small fashion business. I find that work can get stressful and overwhelming to which I find myself looking for a little outlet. Chocolate. I believe that a woman taking the time to really enjoy a piece of chocolate is not only fabulous but also captivating. That afternoon chocolate will give me a burst of energy that will get me through the rest of the day.
Find what chocolate excites you. To be honest most of the time I only have the Lindor dark chocolate truffles on hand. They are still delicious but if I could, I would keep a box of Voges Chocolate Truffles in my desk. I would either go with an exotic assortment or a box of their Aztec Truffles. I would eat one a day and take the time to step away from my work and enjoy that piece of chocolate.
We all need to take a little time to enjoy the beauty and mystery of chocolate.
by Sarah, of Edelweiss by Sarah.