I was at my friend Hasmiks’ house in New York, having lunch with her when her husband Joe Buzzetta drove in in this spectacular car! I am not a “car specialist” but always had a deep fascination with beautiful car/bike designs.
So this car instantly caught my eye and as Joe explained it was a special car, the original Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Eleanor 1967, that was featured in the film Gone in 60Seconds…
What an amazing design! Sleek ergonomic shapes, deep blue color, white straps going across.. I had to have my picture taken with the car…could not resist!
Hasmik told me that this is only one of “his toys” he has an entire garage filled with them.
Hasmik and Joe graciously offered to go there if I am interested….and was I interested?!
Apparently this was not a garage but a Ducati heaven !
I don’t know much about cars besides whether they look well designed or poorly designed…all these bikes were superbly designed and I wanted to learn a bit more about the story behind them…
Joe explained that Ducati is a motorcycle company founded in Italy in 1926, currently owned by Audi through its subsidiary, Lamborghini company.
One of the most important milestones in the company history was the 1972 race in the Imola 200 that Paul Smart won riding Ducati. It established the company as one of the most prominent leaders in the four-stroke motorcycle world.
Collectors dream!..The signed model!
Like a “kid in the candy store,” I could not wait to start taking some pictures with these bikes!
(Although I don’t have any memories of any candy stores from my childhood…chocolate in my childhood was found either on the table on special occasions or when my brother and I would get a hold of the key from the bar’s closet where liqueur, cigars and chocolate were kept…but I guess it might be a bit unorthodox to say “like a kid at the bar…”
WHO doesn’t love the Circus? …especially combined with a Birthday Party?!
I have to say…well maybe clowns do creep me out a bit, but the circus is such a multidimensional medium that I was always able to find an act that I liked when my parents would take me to see a circus. …
After I finished my meetings in Manhattan, I rushed back to Long Island for my best friend’s and her daughter’s birthday party. My friend Hasmik, owner of the Flair fashion boutique in Stony Brook, NY, always had a keen eye for party planning. Even when we were 16-year-old fashion students she would always find time to initiate some great parties with specific themes: like a Godfather inspired Italian party or Geisha inspired Japanese party…years later it is a “Vintage Circus” party!… Too exciting to miss!
As the saying goes, “The theater starts from the coat check.” In the same fashion we could say, “The Circus party starts with the Candy!”
…and of course a Fabulous cake!
…and the cutest birthday girl!
and my Fabulous birthday girl – friend Hasmik (performing a very dangerous Circus act 🙂 !
…and the Circe de Soleil aerialists effortlessly flying in the air..
It is now definitely on my To Do List to learn and do some magic tricks in the air!
Little Joe was very concerned about the acrobats’ safety!..”Is she going to make it back to the Earth safely?”…
Hasmik and her husband, Joe were more curious than concerned…”Is she going to make it back safely?”…