"Fine," Niccolo said. "The Citadel's yours, and all inside it, I wash my hands of the matter." His mind was already spinning, trying to find a way to compensate for the fact that he'd just lost his last gamble. (Electrum Children, Autumn Laisse Hathel)
Coco! The Chanel look has endured for decades for the same reason French women pretty much always look good: it’s simple, classic and chic. OK, so Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld is a fan of an ostentatious gold logo or ten, but at the heart of Chanel style is elegance. After all, as Ms Chanel herself said, ‘Fashion fades, only style remains the same’!
Please and Thank You they are the magic words. I once got reprimanded on the job for using these words too much. I was told they were a waste of time and kept me from answering more calls. Thankfully they fired me a week later when my I chose to stay in the emergency room with my child instead of coming back to work. Sometimes hard times work out for the better.