Last night Femme Fatale and I had dinner with the two most interesting men in the world: Ghassan Sader and Lou Coronado.
Below is a picture of Ghassan.
Below is a photo of Femme Fatale.
Ghassan’s (Gus’s) hobby is designing and making custom designed [one of the kind] “bags”, clutches, purses and brief cases out of animal skins — in a unique color chosen by a colorist (or the-owner-to-be) to match whatever outfit a man or woman will to choose to wear.
You will not see someone else carrying your one of a kind bag/clutch/purse or brief case designed by Gus.
Last night Gus brought a beautiful alligator “bag” he had designed for himself in which to carry his keys, money, credit cards and whatever else. He had a book and video he had brought to dinner to give me.
For dinner we shared ideas and dishes of:
and for dessert we enjoyed:
Pot De Crème, and
and I had a couple of cups of coffee to accompany my portion of dessert.
Femme Fatale was thirsty when we arrived — Femme Fatale sipped a glass of Prosecco and chatted with Gus as we waited for Lou to arrive.
Gus chose a bottle of Selene for us to drink with our meal. an excellent choice.
Since age eight, Gus knew he wanted to be in the hospitality business.
Once upon a time, when Gus graduated from school in Switzerland, Gus had memorized the smells and details of 75 different wines and could blindly identify each one of them by smell alone.
Today, Gus’s day job includes managing hotels and resorts in eleven different countries.
At dinner, Gus told us that 47% of business travelers today are women traveling alone.
In hotels that Gus’s Firm (Sader Hospitality International) manages special rooms are set aside for business women traveling alone.
In each of those rooms are such things as a mannequin on which she may put/hang her business suit.
While selecting dessert for us, Femme Fatale asked if it would be okay to order a Pot De Crème and a Chocolate Torta for desert.
Femme Fatale asked because of my concern about my sugar intake.
I replied, “It’s okay, Cedars Sinai Hospital is across the street.”
As the night progressed, I asked the hostess, Why are scientists at JPL (California Institute of Technology Laboratory) trying to land a man on Mars — when they can eat (have a meal) at A.O.L.? She agreed.
One of A Kind Custom Designed Crocodile Bags
By the way, I am going to post a picture of at least one of Gus’ custom made crocodile bags.
Gus can custom make a one of a kind bag/purse/clutch/briefcase within 20 days after matching the color to whatever a person will wear.
Level of Creativity
In my imagination/estimation — my friends can produce one or more products superior to whatever unique gift Neiman Marcus comes up with in the Neiman Marcus annual Christmas gift catalogue. This morning I challenged five of my friends to do so.
Helping Lou Overcome Shyness
During dinner, Lou told Femme Fatale that Lou was glad Lou was born after Femme Fatale because if Lou had been born at the same time as Femme Fatale Lou would have had to kill himself when Femme Fatale denied Lou the privilege of being one of Femme Fatale’s active suitors.
Below is a self-portrait of Femme Fatale, painted by Femme Fatale when Femme Fatale was a young woman.
Lou also told Femme Fatale: Lou is sure there is a special grave yard occupied by men whose advances Femme Fatale has turned down.
One of my projects for the rest of this year, is to help Lou become out-going. Below is a photograph of Lou with some of Lou’s friends.
Dudes Guide to Women’s Shoes
Femme Fatale and Gus and Lou and I are the sole members of the Dudes Guide to Women’s Shoes Faculty, Instructors.
The dinner last night was the first formal meeting of the Shoe Faculty of the Dudes Guide to Women’s Shoes Internet based venture Lou and I launched last week at http://www.dudesguidetowomensshoes.com.
We held our first Dudes Guide to Women’s Shoes’ Shoe Faculty meeting [dined] at A.O.C. located at 8700 W Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048, which is across the street from the world famous Cedars Sinai Hospital and Medical Center.
By the way, the hostess at A.O.C. and her assistant were taken aback by the dress Femme Fatale wore; they remarked that the dress Femme Fatale wore was stunning.
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The Geography of a Woman
Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa. Half discovered, half wild and naturally Beautiful!
Between 23 and 30, a woman is like Europe. Well developed and open to trade, especially for someone of real value.
Between 31 and 35, a woman is like Spain, very hot, relaxed and convinced of her own beauty.
Between 36 and 40, a woman is like Greece, gently aging but still a warm and desirable place to visit.
Between 41 and 50, a woman is like Great Britain , with a glorious and all conquering past.
Between 51 and 60, a woman is like Israel, has been through war, doesn’t make the same mistakes twice, takes care of business.
Between 61 and 70, a woman is like Canada, self-preserving, but open to meeting new people.
After 70, she becomes Tibet. Wildly beautiful, with a mysterious past and the wisdom of the ages.
An adventurous spirit and a thirst for spiritual knowledge.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF A MAN
Between about 18 and 90, a man is like North Korea, ruled by a pair of nuts.
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