Welcome to the errant aesthete’s first salon.
A forum if you will, but ever so much more fun than if you were slumming on another blog of diminished style and sensibility. William Wordsworth once remarked that you should “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart,” and I hope you’ll feel these salons the perfect place to do that. In lieu of paper — so passé mon cherie — I offer you the limitless outreaches of cyberspace.
With the end of the year fast approaching (note to self: send underling for case of bubbly, tin of beluga and a few Cuban Cohibas), a time when we normally think on beginnings and endings, we might ponder the brightest and darkest moments of the last year.
For me, personally, creating the errant aesthete has been an enormously fulfilling venture, a nearly unimagined creation that somehow found its way into being. I’ve sampled some thrilling new cocktails that are as intoxicating to look at as they are to drink, traveled endless miles to new exotic destinations through the unimagined power of a click and savored a world so vast, rich and diverse, it humbles and inspires. As for losses or closures … that’s for the next salon.
As you leave 2007 behind, what will you remember as the high and low points for the year? What will you consider gained and/or lost? Introduce yourself. Let us and the world know you’re here and post for all to see. (A toast to new friends!)