Destination: Venice, Italy I

Post 3 - Destination Venice“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson.  Without them, I’m fat and 60.” – Jack Nicholson

Destination: London, England II

Post 2 - Destination London

“The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Indeed, why settle for reproductions when you are original yourself?”- Nader Zadi

Stefano Bemer – Proper Shoe Shine


It takes an average of 7 – 10 minutes to apply the essentials of shoe care.  For expert procedures and maintenance, Stefano Bemer offers step by step instructions here

Fortunately, eyeglasses require much less time and your eyes will appreciate the crystal clear view when you use a simple technique used in the optical trade.  To learn more, contact your eyewear specialist, or inquire at

Stefano Bemer – Fine Italian Shoes

Stefano3At the New York showroom Tommaso Melani attentively adds a chocolate shine to a pair of Stefano Bemer bespoke shoes.  The founder and CEO explained that the the Italian brand specializes in bespoke, made to order, and ready to wear leather shoes that represent “a certain relaxed elegance and a lifestyle that is balanced and emanates understated nobility.”  A client who rotates 12 pairs in his wardrobe shared that the shoes are “comfortable, stylish, and sharp but not flashy”, and the experience is “all about service and trust.”

For an appointment in New York, contact Tommaso Malani at +1 646 590 4254, or +39 055 046 0476 in Firenze, Italy.

Sole to Soul – Stefano Bemer


The sole is the foundation on which the shoe is built.  Few craftsmen know about the anatomy of a foot and how to accommodate a precise fit that is leathered around the feet with luxury, comfort, and style.  To learn more, visit the experts at Stefano Bemer,  In like manner, ensure your eyes are given equal consideration;


Retail Bliss

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She was indecisive on which sunglasses to buy so she bought all 3, each in a different color.

With a wonderful shopping trip completed there was no doubt all 3 sunglasses would come in handy.

*  Image on right (sunglasses) from Nader Zadi Eyewear:

Cesare Attolini VIII


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Some formalities are amenable, such as these rimless eyeglasses with a flex-bridge design and black-tie by Cesare Attolini.  In this case the eyewear is optional, the bow tie is not!


*Image on left sourced from Cesare Attolini’s website:

*Image on right (glasses) from Nader Zadi Eyewear: